Seville

What to see

Catedral de SevillaThe Cathedral of Seville was built from 1401-1519. It is amongst the largest of all gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The interior is is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident. The Cathedral reused some columns and elements from the mosque it was before christians took the city, and, most famously, the Giralda originally a minaret, was converted into a bell tower. It is topped with a statue, known locally as El Giraldillo, representing Faith. This is the most repressentative building of Seville.

The Alcazar, facing the cathedral, has developed from the city's old Moorish Palace; construction was begun in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in mudéjar style, but also in reisennance. Its gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions.

The semicircular square of the Plaza de España, with 50000 m2, was design by the Spanish architect Aníbal González for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It has an artificial lake in its center and is flanked by two towers. Its style is a mix of moorish and gothic.








Sevilla itself

Feria de abril

Sevilla is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalucía and of the province of Sevilla. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, following the Roman name of the city, Hispalis.

Semana Santa and "La Feria de Sevilla" (also Feria de Abril, "April Fair") are the two most well-known of Seville's festivals. Seville is internationally renowned for the solemn but beautiful processions during Semana Santa and the colourful and lively fair held two weeks after. During Feria, families, businesses and organizations set up casetas, marquees, in which they spend the week dancing, drinking, and socializing. Traditionally, women wear elaborate flamenco dresses and men dress in their best suits. The marquees are set up on a permanent fairground in which each street is named after a famous bullfighter.

Tapas de Sevilla

Tapas are one of the most Spanish dishes you can try. They are served in small plates (that sometimes they are not that small at all) and possibilities are infinites with tapas. You can make tapas with whatever thing, from meatballs to potatoes. You usually eat them while you drink beer or wine.


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We would like you visit this websites

  1. Sevilla111
  2. Tourism in Sevilla

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