Seville is probably one of the most famous cities in the world and it’s definitely one of the most beautiful. The capital city of Andalusia, it’s a must-see if you’re visiting the area, with its beautiful architecture, history and bustling atmosphere.
To come to Andalusia and not visit Seville would be to miss out on so much of the history of the region, from Flamenco to tapas to the Moorish Kings.
You won’t be short of things to see & do in Seville!
The Cathedral’s one of the most spectacular cathedrals you will ever see and is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the third largest cathedral of any category in the world.
You’ll be amazed by the sheer size and beauty of this cathedral, which houses 80 chapels!
While you’re there, don’t miss out on the adjoining Giralda tower, the bell tower for the cathedral which has ramps all the way up to the top and a beautiful view.
The Real Alcázar
The Real Alcázar or the royal palace dates back from the 14th century and is one of the oldest palaces still in use in the world. You can take a guided tour of the palace or wander through the gardens at your leisure. Entrance is by ticket only.
Plaza de Andalucia
The stunning Plaza de Andalucia is home to the council administrative offices, something you’d never guess when you look at the incredible construction and beautiful design.
Walk round the Plaza, cross over the little bridges and admire the fountain in the middle. This place has an atmosphere all of its own and is well worth visiting.
And while you’re in the area, don’t forget to take a stroll through the wonderful Maria Luisa Park which is just next to the Plaza de Andalucia!
The Triana District
On the opposite side of the river bank from the main central area you’ll come across the Triana district, an area rich in culture, formally the gypsy quarters and famous for it mosaic tiling.
Here you’ll find loads of quirky little tapas bars as you wander through the narrow streets and plazas soaking up the atmosphere.
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Santa Cruz is another area of Seville not to be missed. This is the area where the Jewish people were banished to by King Ferdinand 111 back in 1248 and the previously exclusively Jewish quarter is wonderful to walk through with its narrow streets, small squares plenty of tapas bars and feel for flamenco, including being home to the flamenco museum.
In the heart of Santa Cruz is the 15-16th century mansion called Casa de Pilatos.
Also in Seville is the largest wooden monument in the world, known as Las Setas (The Mushrooms), which was built over the space of several years. Once the building had started it was discovered that there were Roman Ruins below. Now you can see the Roman ruins from the lower level of Las Setas and the view over Seville from the top.
Famous Festivals in Seville
Seville’s famous for having the largest celebration in Spain for Semana Santa (Easter), where the streets are taken over by impressive processions. The 60 processions line the streets in the week building up to Easter Sunday.
Not to be beaten by any other city, Seville also boasts the most famous spring feria, a fiesta that turns seville into one big party for the duration of a week. The feria normally takes place two weeks after the easter ceremonies.
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