Seville’s touristic offer is based on its monumental heritage, culture and gastronomy. Seville shows itself to the world as a singular territory able to provide unforgettable experiences. Centuries of History have left one of the world most remarkable cultural legacies. Seville is a huge living museum where all the styles converge. Out of the endless list of monuments of Seville, are worth mentioned: The Cathedral and the Giralda, Real Alcázar (Royal Alcazar), the Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies), all of them declared World Heritage Sites; Barrio de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Old Town), the Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), the Town Hall, the Maestranza Bullfighting Bullring, the Plaza de España, the Archaeological Museum, the Arts and Popular Costumes Museum, and, of course, the Museo de Bellas Artes (Spain’s second art gallery). Moreover, the visitor may enjoy the great value heritage kept inside many churches and convents in the city
New attractions are available to the new coming visitor: the Pabellón de la Navegación (Navigation Pavilion), built for the Universal Exposition of 1992, meeting point with History, where the visitor will find out about the experiences of men and women who crossed the Oceans looking for a better future. Also, the San Jorge Castle, the Inquisition old site in Seville, which has been restored into a place of reflection on tolerance. Metropol Parasol, designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer, an important piece of modern art; Antiquarium, a museum where the archaeological remains found during the construction of the Metropol Parasol are shown, specially, of Roman times. Sevilla has a powerful cultural life. Every two years in fall the Bienal de Flamenco takes place. It is the world’s most important festival of this kind. For more than a month, this festival fills with the best flamenco every corner and stage of Seville, which is cradle of this art.
Regarding the gastronomy, this sector had an important launch over the last years, both on the traditional cooking and the cutting edge cooking, this last one always based on the main local products in our province, such as rice, olive oil, cheese, mushrooms, sweets, and, of course, fine wines. Other representative aspect of our province is a long trading tradition, developed and maintained for centuries. Not in vain, the city has a continuously expanding and appealing conference and conventions centers (hotels, conference venue, palace-houses, cortijos, country houses, ranches…) In addition to this entire offer, there is a complete infrastructure and communication network and high quality tourist services that make this city a competitive and modern destination.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville (Andalusia, Spain). It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. At the time of its completion in the 16th century, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world.
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. The Almohades were the first to build a palace, which was called Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture. Subsequent monarchs have added their own additions to the Alcázar.
An amazing island within the heart of the city, a world of magic, excitement and fun guaranteed. Seven theme areas recreate the historic adventure of the Age of Discovery by breathtaking attractions, shows, audio-visual features, joyful street bands and plays, game areas and catering services for everybody.
Baños de la Reina Mora (The Baths of the Moorish Queen)
The “Baños de la Reina Mora”, a former Muslim Hammann from the 12th century, is one of the heirs of the Muslim architecture of our city.
The baths are among the largest and best preserved of the ancient Al Andalus. They were built at the time of the Almohads; at that time, Seville expanded to the north with the construction of a new city wall.
After a turbulent history, in which the baths were even completely forgotten, the city council of Seville renovated the baths and made it possible to recover the galleries and light wells.
The “Plaza de América” of Seville is a place of great beauty on the southern edge of the Parque de María Luisa. It consists of wonderful gardens, roundles and buildings built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition. The “Miguel de Cervantes” and “Rodríguez Marín” roundels are the most representative.
The Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba, a noble Renaissance palatial residence of high architectural value (15th Century), is considered one of the best examples of civil Mudejar art in the city of Seville. The palace boasts an impressive Mudejar-Gothic facade which has been preserved to this day.
The Shrimpers’ Dock, in Calle Betis, on the Triana side of the river, was recently recovered as a new green area from which to see Seville.
This new boulevard, between the Calle Betis dock and the free space south of Quiosco de las Flores and the National Police Station, has now been restaured and is now the home to a variety of vegetation, including eucalyptus, silver oak, brachychiton, hibiscus, camellias and peppercorn trees.
There used to be plenty of fishing activity in this area, as along the entire right bank of the Guadalquivir harbour, as shown on a tile on one of the houses in Calle Betis: “Opposite here there was the old Shrimpers’ Dock: an emblematic part of Triana and the residence of fishermen”.
The Shrimpers’ Dock has been recovered for use of the city and its visitors, and is now a pleasant area with insight to the city’s history and a view of Seville from the other side of the river, by the river itself, in a unique setting in Triana.
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