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About Seville

Seville, capital of Andalusia, Roman, Arabic, Renaissance, Baroque, Latin American, Marian, flamenco, modern, festive, bright, perfumed, sea-faring, traditional, hospitable, gracious, cosmopolitan, religious... All of these adjectives, and many more can be applied to this city, which not only typifies all that is "Spanish" and "Andalusian", but also contains such innumerous artistic, cultural, leisure, social and tourist attractions, that is has also become one of the most universal, best-known and most-visited cities in the world, birthplace and inspiration of writers, painters and artists in general.

Impossible to find another urban centre which boasts such varied and unusual monuments and places of such beauty as the Giralda, the Cathedral, Reales Alcázares (Arabic Palace), the Torre del Oro, the Patio de los Naranjos, the Maestranza (bull-ring), the Casa de Pilatos, the Plaza de España, the Marí­a Luisa Park, the Saint Telmo Palace, the Archivo de las Indias (Indian Archives), the Barrio de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz district in the city centre), the Fábrica de Tabacos (Tabacco Factory), the Macarena Basilica, the Contemporary Art museum, the Alameda de Hércules, the Barrio de Triana (Triana district), the bridges over the Guadalquivir, the Cartuja and monastery and the site of Expo 92, the buildings from the Universal exhibition in 1929, the patios of its traditional houses, the balconies and railings, as well as an endless number of churches, convents and other details which convert the ancient city centre into an open-air museum.

If we add to this its taverns, its cuisine, its festivals, and the humour and hospitality of its people, we have formed a generous whole, full of colour, drama, light, music, joy, tradition and modernity which is difficult to match.

  • Places of interest


    Giralda of Seville is a tower of unparalleled size for a building of its era (from the 12th to the 6th century). In fact, for a long time, it was the tallest building in the world (101 metres counting the Giraldillo, the beautiful weathervane that crowns it and one of the symbols of the city). The Giralda is a perfect symbiosis of different architectural styles, different civilizations. It is a tower that begins by being a minaret and ends up being a bell tower. When you climb up to the top, you can see the whole city. At its feet, there is the Patio de los Naranjos and the largest existing Gothic Cathedral(the third largest cathedral in the world), which in1987 was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.


    Declared a historical-artistic monument in 1931, the Torre del Oro is a defensive tower that protected the city from invasions by the Guadalquivir River and whose name, "Golden Tower" is due to the golden reflections produced by the tiles that covered it in its time.
    The tower is located on the left side of the river, next to the bullring of the Real Maestranza. Its height is 36 meters and closed the passage to The Arenal by a stretch of wall that linked it with the Torre de la Plata, which was part of the walls of Seville that defended the Alcazar.


    the neighborhood of Santa Cruz is a network of streets, squares and passageways where you will feel as though time stops, and at the same time you will believe that you have been transported to another time.
    The neighbourhood of Santa Cruz extends out alongside the Reales Alcázares, in one of the oldest areas of the city, where the old Jewish quarter of Seville was settled and the neighbourhood was the scene of the impossible love of the mythical character of Don Juan Tenorio for Doña Inés.


    The first thing you’ll notice when you take your first steps through Triana is that it possesses a unique identity, the result of being a neighbourhood born on the other side of the river. Triana’s separation from Seville, marked by the Guadalquivir river, does not negate the fact that many of characteristics that are associated with Seville were contributed by Triana. Unmistakable Sevillian characteristics such as ceramic art and the flamenco dance are rooted in Triana — and it’s no coincidence that both are “art.”
    Triana is the birthplace of a great number of flamenco artists (famous guitarists, cantaores – flamenco singers, and tonadilla singers), celebrated bullfighters, distinguished potters, and historic sailors…Surely this neighbourhood will inspire you.


    Maria Luisa Park is the most famous park in Seville and one of its best sources of fresh air. Formerly the private gardens of the San Telmo Palace, the land was donated in 1893 by the Infanta Maria Luisa Fernanda de Borbón (the Duchess of Montpensier). The land was reformed by the French Engineer Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, conservator of the Boulogne forest in Paris, who gave it a romantic touch, inspired by the gardens of the Generalife, the Alhambra and the Alcázares of Seville. The María Luisa Park is home to one of its most hidden corners, the sculpture ‘Glorieta de Becquer’, a spectacular allegorical set of love that is displayed around a hundred-year-old tree.


    The Plaza de España is a spectacle of light and majesty. Framed in the María Luisa Park, this place was designed by the great Seville architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. The result was a palace unique in the world. Its proportions are lavish. It has a total area of 50,000 square metres, without a doubt one of the most imposing squares in Spain. Along the entire perimeter of the square, there is a canal of 515 metres in length, which you can travel by boat.
    Several film directors have fallen in love with the Plaza de España. This monument has been seen in famous films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” or Episode II of “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”.


    The Alcázar of Seville has always been used as lodging for kings and important personalities. It is made up of different buildings from different eras. The original fortification was built on an old Roman, later used by the Visogoths. Later is became a Paleochristian basilica (San Vicente Mártir), where San Isidro (Saint Isodore) was buried. The Real Alcázar of Seville began to take on its present appearance after the Arabs took over the city in the year 713. One of the palaces that surrounds two courtyards is of the same era as the Alhambra of Granada.
    Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Real Alcázar has also been the scene of several productions, such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alatriste or Game of Thrones.


    Casa de Pilatos is a combination of Italian Renaissance styles and the Spanish Mudejar style. It is considered a prototype Andalusian palace. Construction of the palace began in 1483, at the initiative and desire of Pedro Enríquez de Quiñones (IV Adelantado Mayor of Andalusia) and his second wife, Catherine de Ribera, the founders of the Casa de Alcalá.


    The Metropol Parasol, popularly known as “las setas", is the largest wooden structure in the world, with 2 concrete columns that house the elevators access to the viewpoint and which is located in the central Plaza de la Encarnación of the city of Seville.
    With a height of 29 meters it has 5 levels as a whole. The upper level houses a balcony and a panoramic route that on platforms travels most of the set. Inside the central sunshades, at 21 meters high, are located a tapas area and an event area. Under the parasols is an elevated, shady and diaphanous square, Plaza Mayor, designed to host events of different character. At ground level is the current Mercado de la Encarnación, along with commercial and catering facilities. Finally, the basement houses the Antiquarium museum, where the archaeological remains found on the site are displayed.

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