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Seville, Andalusia, Spain

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.

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Seville Cathedral

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.

Seville Cathedral

Gastronomy in Seville

Gastronomy in Seville is as rich as diverse: old recipes that has been passing through generations, mixing traditional and modern cooking; delicious dishes can be found in every town of the province, in which outstanding wines are produced in their wineries.

Gastronomy in Seville

Alcázar of Seville

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.

Alcázar of Seville

Giralda

The Giralda is a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville in Seville. The tower is 104.5 m (343 ft) in height and it was one of the most important symbols in the medieval city. The tower was begun under the architect Ahmad Ben Baso in 1184.

Giralda Bell

Isla Mágica

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.

Isla Mágica

Sala Antiquarium

The Antiquarium is an underground space located in the emblematic Metropol Parasol square, popularly known as Las Setas (mushrooms, in Spanish). It is a place where the past goes hand in hand with the future, providing visitors with a unique meeting place in the Seville city centre.

Sala Antiquarium

Casino de la exposición

The Casino de la Exposición is one of the main cultural hubs in the city, it was originally built to host the Sevilla Pavilion for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929. It was designed by Valencian architect, Vicente Traver y Tomás in 1926, who replaced Aníbal González in this project.

Casino de la exposición

Torre de Don Fadrique

The wonderful Don Fadrique tower (known as the “enchanted tower”) is an example of early Gothic in Seville. It is located in the Santa Clara Convent, a unique place north of the city center, with a long history of tradition, culture, art and religiosity.

Torre de Don Fadrique

Costurero de la Reina

Costurero de la Reina (The Sewing Box of the Queen). The „Costurero de la Reina” is a beautiful building in the form of a small castle with round turrets, crowned by small pinnacles. The construction is in the immediate vicinity of Maria Luisa Park.

Costurero de la Reina

Baños de la Reina Mora

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.

Castillo de San Jorge

The Castillo de San Jorge castle dates from the Middle Ages and stands next to the Triana Bridge. It was the seat of the Inquisition for almost three centuries; Today, the castle houses an interpretation center of the ruins and religious oppression by the Spanish Inquisition.

Castillo de San Jorge

“Plaza de España”

The “Plaza de España” of Seville is one of the most famous and spectacular places of regional architecture. The square is the masterpiece of Aníbal González and the most important example of the Ibero-American Exhibition held in Seville in 1929.

“Plaza de España”

Plaza de América

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.

Plaza de América

Muelle de Nueva York

It is a beautiful walk on the banks of the old riverbed of the Guadalquivir. It was built in 1905; his name recalls that from here the ships sailed off course to the United States. The walk is located on the “Paseo de las Delicias” and accompanies him to about 700 meters in length.

Muelle de Nueva York

Puerta de Jerez Square

The Puerta de Jerez is one of the main pedestrian squares in Seville, gateway to the city’s sights. Its name comes from the old gate of Jerez which used to be on this site, one of the main accesses through the city walls, and leading to the road from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera.

Puerta de Jerez

Murillo Gardens

The Murillo Gardens located next to the Paseo de Catalina de Ribera, are made up of small arbours with fountains shaping the space, where bricks and ceramics are, together with the amazing and marvellous vegetation, the real attractions of this centrally-located Sevillian venue.

Murillo Gardens

Alameda de Hércules

The Alameda de Hércules is a boulevard in central Sevilla located inside the historic district. It was recently restored and transformed to fully integrate it into the city life, making it an unusual and attractive urban area combining leisure, culture and art.

Alameda de Hércules

Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba

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.

Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba

Monastery of San Jeronimo de Buenavista

The Monastery of San Jeronimo de Buenavista is a unique venue founded over 600 years ago by Friar Diego de Sevilla. It is located in the San Jeronimo district and it contains works by renowned sculptors and painters, such as Torrigiano, Valdes Leal, Murillo and Zurbaran.

Monastery of San Jeronimo de Buenavista

Shrimpers’ Dock

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.

Flamenco and Seville

Flamenco is the most pure expression of the Andalusian soul. Its origins, still unknown, are related to the gypsies’ arrival to Seville and Cadiz fields in the 15th century. Among other theories, it is believed that they came from a North Indian region called Sid

Flamenco in Seville

Festivals in Seville

Spring is part of the skin of this city. A flow of emotions sailing from the grief of the Holy Week to the typical joy of the Feria de Abril. During the Holy Week, the citizens of Seville walk the streets to revive the Passion of Christ.

Festivals in Seville

Christmas in Seville

This market which runs from mid-November until just before Christmas is filled mainly with Nativity figures – Belén, from which the market takes its name. These figures are taken very seriously in Spain and in many Spanish homes you will find beautiful ornate nativity scenes

Christmas in Seville

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