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Sevilla Andalucia

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According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Its high point in its history was following the discovery of America. Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe, it has the minaret of La Giralda, the cathedral (one of the largest in Christendom), and the Alcázar Palace. Part of its treasure include Casa de Pilatos, Torre del Oro, the Town Hall, Archive of the Indies (where the historical records of the American continent are kept), the Fine Arts Museum (the second largest picture gallery in Spain), plus convents, parish churches and palaces.

Quick information of Sevilla:

700.000 residents

Schools

Antequera 170km Malaga 215km Granada 260km

215km to Malaga

Health Clinic, Hospital

Municipal pool

Beach 1h

260km to Granada

Large supermarkets, Commercial centers, Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Golf nearby

Bus and train service

5km to Sevilla

Sevilla Location

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Alcala de Real Coat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

Calle Inca Gracilazo, Edificio Expo 41092 Sevilla, Sevilla Telephone: 954-467-830

http://www.sevilla.org/

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It has hosted two international exhibitions (1929 and 1992) and is the administrative capital of Andalucia. The quarter of Triana on the other side of the river, La Macarena, Santa Cruz and San Bartolomé, the street of Las Sierpes, plus La Maestranza bullring, María Luisa park and the riverside walks are all representative images of Sevilla. For all its important monuments and fascinating history, Sevilla is universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillanos are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking for its vitality. It is the largest town in Southern Spain, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.

The Constitution Square is a reflection of everyday life. Encouraged, where women go to buy, contemplate about dynamic trade, etc.

Sevilla Andalucia plaza de España

Benameji currently known for its urban design, which comes from the mid sixteenth century, parallel and perpendicular streets, characteristic of both Renaissance urban populations as new creation. This monument stands the Main Plaza, a large square space that once was chaired by the palace of the Marquis of Benameji. Where after simple facade hid a grandiose Renaissance courtyard with arches or columns of jasper discount on colorado, several rooms with coffered ceilings and a staircase in which there was a coffered dome style Hernán Ruiz. The site of the palace is occupied by the Town Hall to retain shields in front of the palace.

Immediately before that is Holy Week, Semana Santa, a religious festival where hooded penitents march in long processions followed by huge baroque floats on which sit Images of the Virgin or Christ, surrounded by cheerful crowds. Both spring events are well worth experiencing.

Sevilla Andalucia centre

Don't miss out on the Tapas! The city of 700,000 is credited with their invention and has more than a thousand bars where the choice of food is virtually unlimited; from seafood to ham and sausage, from vegetable to cheese. The Sevillanos actually make a meal of them, moving from bar to bar and trying one dish at a time!

Sevilla Andalucia cathedral

In Sevilla, you will want to visit the old city, with the Cathedral and the Giralda tower at its heart. (You can climb the steps inside the tower for a magnificent view of the City). Very close by are the royal Mudéjar palace known as the Alcazar with marvellous gardens and the Santa Cruz quarter, with cramped streets, flowered balconies, richly decorated facades, hidden patios... Other sights not to be missed are, in the old city, the Casa de Pilatos, a large sixteenth-century mansion where Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance styles blend harmoniously amidst exuberant patios and gardens and, crossing the Triana bridge over the large Guadalquívir River, the lively popular quarter of Triana with charming narrow streets around the church of Santa Ana and traditional ceramic factories.

Sevilla Andalucia bridge
Sevilla Andalucia  sunset
Sevilla Andalucia cathedral
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