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Seville, the capital of the province and of Andalusia, is a universal city located on the Bajo Guadalquivir, at the furthest navigable point of the river. Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christians have settled on its lands over the centuries, and the richness of its heritage is therefore equalled only by its great size. 

Seville represents the purest essence of Andalusia. Its culture and its monuments make it one of the most beautiful and unique cities to behold, where visitors will be transported back to the glory of past times with every corner they turn. Seville's gastronomy is a further reflection of its history, whose highlights include specialities such as giblets, Seville-style veal, spinach with chickpeas, or desserts like tortas de aceite (crisp olive-oil biscuits).


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  • Alcázar of Seville

    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.

  • Gold's Tower

    It is a watchtower located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river, in the city of Seville, next to the bullring of the Real Maestranza. It is 36 metres tall. It closed the passage to the Arenal with a section of wall that united it with the Torre de la Plata, which formed part of the walls of Seville that defended the Alcazar

  • Seville Cathedral

    It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the third Christian temple after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. Since the conquest of the city, on November 23, 1248, the building of the aljama, or the Almohad Mosque, was converted into the cathedral of the archdiocese of the Kingdom of Seville.

  • Maria Luisa's Gardens

    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.

  • Isabel II Bridge

    The Romans rejected the idea of joining the two banks by building a stable bridge. The Arabs opted for a non-permanent bridge, and so in 1171, under the government of the Almohad caliph Abu Yacoub Yusuf, the so-called Bridge of the Boats was built, consisting of thirteen boats moored with chains supporting strong wooden planks. Its location was the current site of the bridge of Isabel II, El Castillo, on the Triana side, and at the height of the door in the wall, on the city side.

  • Archive of The Indies

    The General Archive of the Indies of Seville was created in 1785 at the request of King Carlos III, in order to centralize in one place all documentation referring to the administration of the Spanish colonies which, until then, had been dispersed in various archives: Simancas, Cádiz, and Seville.

  • España Square

    The Plaza de España is a spectacle of light and majesty. Framed in the María Luisa Park, this plaza was designed by the great Seville architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. The result was a plaza-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 plazas in Spain.

  • Metropol Parasol

    The Metropol Parasol, popularly known as the Mushrooms of the Incarnation, is a wooden structure with 2 concrete columns that hold the access elevators to the viewpoint and is located in the central Plaza de la Encarnación in the city of Seville. It measures 150 x 70 metres and is approximately 26 metres high.

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