The best of Seville in one day
Best of Seville, “According to legend Seville 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. The high point in its history was following the discovery of America in 1492. For all its important monuments and fascinating history, it is universally famous for being a joyous town.” ~ Andalucia.com
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The streets and squares in the historic precinct are animated. The town treasures many erections that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture!
Museums, cathedrals and art centres, plus theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options on offer. Without forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns, bars and their culinary delights. Discover southern Spain’s most flamboyant city and its top sights with an expert guide on hand.
The best of Seville highlights:
Plaza de España
It was built as the main building of the Latin American Exhibition in 1929 and its banks represent all regions of Spain, as well as famous Spaniards.
Palace of San Telmo
This was built in 1682 to house the Seminary College of the University of Merchants. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city! It is rectangular with four towers, and a large central courtyard, highlighting its eighteenth century cover.
Torre del Oro
It was given its name (“gold tower”) because it was originally covered in golden tiles. It forms part of the city walls, and stands on the banks of the river. It dates from the year 1220 and houses the Naval Museum, containing models, navigation charts, compasses and ancient documents.
Royal Alcazar Palace
The Real Alcazar is one of the oldest palaces in use in the world. A palace that has lived through different stages in time! From the late eleventh century to present, its walls have seen the influence of the different cultures that have passed through this city.
Seville’s cathedral, Santa Maria de la Sede, is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world, and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage. The cathedral’s construction lasted over a century, from 1401 to 1506.
Best of Seville Cultural Highlights:
Bullring of the Royal Maestranza
The Real Maestranza bullring is one of the most emblematic buildings found here. The bullring also has a museum where visitors can learn more about the world of bullfighting through an exhibition of costumes, photographs and paintings.
This is the first neighbourhood tourists head for, and with good reason. It is the most picturesque and delightful part of the city. With its narrow winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, one can relax outside a bar, enjoy some tapas and watch the world go by. Or wander through centuries-old gardens and relax on beautiful tiled benches.
A neighbourhood where the coexistence between Moors and Gypsies, and permanent immigration and emigration of seafarers, eventually set up a personality. Discover the history around its streets, its parishes, and its most important characters.
Isabel II Bridge
Its official name is Isabel II Bridge, due to it being built under her reign. But everybody knows it as the Triana Bridge. It connects the Alfarero neighborhood with the old quarter of the city. This bridge was declared a national historic heritage.
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