Located in Andalusia, Seville is Spain's fourth-largest city by population and the most populated municipality in the European Union, as well as the seat of government for the autonomous community. It is located on the Guadalquivir River in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, near the city of Seville. The Alcazar Palace Complex, Seville Cathedral, and General Archives of the Indies are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The only river port in Spain is Seville, which is located around 80 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean.
Hercules ,Seville | Click by Santi Villamarín from Flickr
Hispalis, a Roman settlement, was the first city to be established in what is now the province of Seville. After the Islamic conquest in the year 711, it became known as Ishbiliyah. In the 16th century, Seville became one of the major towns in Western Europe because of its role as the gateway to the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Empire. Hercules is credited with founding the city in local legend. Festivities and festivals are big in Seville. Semana Santa or Holy Week, the seven days preceding Easter, is one of the most well-known of these. Processions of floats representing religious motifs are a highlight of the celebration.
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Torre del Oro
The Torre del Oro, or 'Tower of the Gold' is a tower from the 12th century located on the Guadalquivir river. At the time, it was part of the Moorish city wall of Seville and once served as a storage place for gold and as a prison. It now houses a small maritime museum.
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The district of 'Santa Cruz' is the old Jewish quarter. This historic city center includes important sights such as the Alcazar Palace and the Cathedral. Here, you can wander through a maze of narrow streets, terraces, and numerous restaurants. Despite the many tourists, the historic center is a must-do during your city trip to Seville.
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Plaza de Toros
'Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza' is the largest bullfighting arena in Spain. Located in the impressive 18th-century bullfighting arena Plaza de Toros de Sevilla is the 'Museo Taurino', a museum on the history of bullfighting in Seville.
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Plaza de España - Spain square in Seville
The most famous square in Seville is located in Maria Luisa Park. The 'Plaza de España' was created for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929 to symbolize peace with the former colonies. A highlight of this 'Spanish square' is the 52 benches with Andalusian tiles that represent all Spanish provinces.
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The 'Catedral de Santa María De La Sede' is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was built over the remnants of a Moorish mosque. The Giralda tower was once part of this mosque. Once in the cathedral, you can admire a treasure trove, the Tomb of Columbus, and the Royal Chapel. You can also climb the Giralda Tower for a beautiful panorama of the city.
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Alcázar Real de Sevilla'
It is the Royal Palace of Seville. This Moorish palace complex is by far the most famous Seville attraction. The Alcazar palace should not be missed during your city trip. The palace is still in use today by the Spanish King.