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A plague of golden rats has invaded Sevilla! This unusual street art is part of the promotion for a MoviStar television series set in Sevilla during the second half of the 16th century, when the city was in the grips of the Black Plague.

La Ruta Dorada de la Peste (the Golden Route of the Plague) is an interactive tour that takes you to eleven locations throughout Sevilla that have some relationship with the series and its characters, a mix of fact and fiction. The places to find the rats are the Royal Prison (shown here), Calle Pureza in Triana, Plaza Molviedro, the Cathedral, the Cromberger printing house in Calle Pajaritos, La Casa de la Moneda, the Alameda de Hércules, the Hospital of the Five Wounds, Castillo de San Jorge, Plaza del Cabildo and Casa Monardes in Calle Sierpes. Next to the sculptures you can find a QR code that you can scan with your mobile phone that will take you to an audio guide and a brief explanation about the history of each location.

La Ruta will continue until the end of February and I intend on visiting all the locations. Watch this space…