OUR GUIDE TO SEVILLE CITY

Seville city is one of the largest tourist attractions nationwide. Its spectacular heritage, the result of the passage of all civilisations that have left their mark on the city, is one of its main attractions. Its cuisine, festivities and people make this city a unique place to visit. In this Seville Travel Guide you’ll find all the activities and the best recommendations for your visit.

The origins of the city were on an island located on the Guadalquivir River, in the current area of ​​La Alfalfa. The original name of the settlement was Hisbaal, alluding to Baal, one of the most important gods of the pantheon of the Phoenician civilisation.

Later settled by Carthaginians, it was occupied in the third century BC. by the Romans, who founded initially the nearby Itálica (in Santiponce) and later the city of Hispalis, which at that time had a wall, a forum and a growing port activity.

During the Visigothic period, the court of the kingdom stayed there sometimes. In al-Andalus, after the Muslim invasion, it was first headquarters of a cora (an Islamic region) and later the capital of a Taifa kingdom, until it became the capital of the Almohad al-Andalus. A large part of the historical heritage and cultural wealth that has reached our time corresponds to that period.

One of the greatest moments of splendour in the city happened after the discovery of America (1492). During what is known as the Golden Age (sixteenth century), the city became the economic capital of the Spanish Empire, housing the most important institutions that regulated the trade with America, such as the House of Trade, and suffered an important cultural, industrial and urbanistic transformation.

After a period of decline during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the arrival of the railway was an important boost to the city, culminating a century later (twentieth century) with the celebration of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the Universal Exhibition of 1992 and becoming the capital of the Andalusian Autonomous Region.

The civilisations that have inhabited the city have left proof of it in the Sevilian architecture, with a very important monumental wealth, both in religious and civil buildings, with influences from Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, European movements, rationalism, modernism and Andalusian historicist regionalism. In the historic-artistic heritage of the city you can see several styles such as Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism or Romanticism.

During your stay, there are several places you shouldn’t miss: the Seville Cathedral, one of the most important ones in Spain, and La Giralda. The Royal Alcazars, the Plaza de España, the Torre del Oro and don’t forget to take a walk along the Guadalquivir river. Lose yourself in the narrow streets and small squares that you can find in such popular neighbourhoods as Santa Cruz, Triana or downtown Seville. You have to walk Seville. You have to enjoy Seville.

Holy Week and the April Fair, declared International Tourist Interest, are the most important festivities in the city. Corpus Christi and “”Velá de Santa Ana”” are other important celebrations in Seville.

Without a doubt, Seville is an exciting city for any traveller and it won’t disappoint you.

Main Activities: Cuisine, history, shopping.

Content source: TUDESTINO.

OUR GUIDE TO SEVILLE CITY

Seville city is one of the largest tourist attractions nationwide. Its spectacular heritage, the result of the passage of all civilisations that have left their mark on the city, is one of its main attractions. Its cuisine, festivities and people make this city a unique place to visit. In this Seville Travel Guide you’ll find all the activities and the best recommendations for your visit.

The origins of the city were on an island located on the Guadalquivir River, in the current area of ​​La Alfalfa. The original name of the settlement was Hisbaal, alluding to Baal, one of the most important gods of the pantheon of the Phoenician civilisation.

Later settled by Carthaginians, it was occupied in the third century BC. by the Romans, who founded initially the nearby Itálica (in Santiponce) and later the city of Hispalis, which at that time had a wall, a forum and a growing port activity.

During the Visigothic period, the court of the kingdom stayed there sometimes. In al-Andalus, after the Muslim invasion, it was first headquarters of a cora (an Islamic region) and later the capital of a Taifa kingdom, until it became the capital of the Almohad al-Andalus. A large part of the historical heritage and cultural wealth that has reached our time corresponds to that period.

One of the greatest moments of splendour in the city happened after the discovery of America (1492). During what is known as the Golden Age (sixteenth century), the city became the economic capital of the Spanish Empire, housing the most important institutions that regulated the trade with America, such as the House of Trade, and suffered an important cultural, industrial and urbanistic transformation.

After a period of decline during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the arrival of the railway was an important boost to the city, culminating a century later (twentieth century) with the celebration of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the Universal Exhibition of 1992 and becoming the capital of the Andalusian Autonomous Region.

The civilisations that have inhabited the city have left proof of it in the Sevilian architecture, with a very important monumental wealth, both in religious and civil buildings, with influences from Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, European movements, rationalism, modernism and Andalusian historicist regionalism. In the historic-artistic heritage of the city you can see several styles such as Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism or Romanticism.

During your stay, there are several places you shouldn’t miss: the Seville Cathedral, one of the most important ones in Spain, and La Giralda. The Royal Alcazars, the Plaza de España, the Torre del Oro and don’t forget to take a walk along the Guadalquivir river. Lose yourself in the narrow streets and small squares that you can find in such popular neighbourhoods as Santa Cruz, Triana or downtown Seville. You have to walk Seville. You have to enjoy Seville.

Holy Week and the April Fair, declared International Tourist Interest, are the most important festivities in the city. Corpus Christi and “”Velá de Santa Ana”” are other important celebrations in Seville.

Without a doubt, Seville is an exciting city for any traveller and it won’t disappoint you.

Main Activities: Cuisine, history, shopping.

Content source: TUDESTINO.

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Puente de Triana

Puente de Triana

The Triana Bridge (Puente de Triana), also known as Elizabeth II Bridge (Puente de Isabel II), was built in Seville between 1845 and 1852. This bridge replaced the Puente de Barcas (literally,...
The Triana Bridge (Puente de Triana), also known as Elizabeth II Bridge (Puente de Isabel II), was built in...
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Puente de Triana


Puente de Isabel II, 30, 41010 Sevilla, España
The Triana Bridge (Puente de Triana), also known as Elizabeth II Bridge (Puente de Isabel II), was built in Seville between 1845 and 1852. This bridge replaced the Puente de Barcas (literally, “Boats Bridge”), which for centuries linked the Arenal and the Triana districts, near the ancient Castle of St. George. Puente de Triana is...
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Plaza de Doña Elvira

Plaza de Doña Elvira

Plaza de Doña Elvira (“Doña Elvira Square”) is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz district in Seville. As the story goes, here was Mr. Gonzalo de Ulloa’s house, father of...
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Plaza de Doña Elvira


Plaza de Doña Elvira, Sevilla, España
Plaza de Doña Elvira (“Doña Elvira Square”) is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz district in Seville. As the story goes, here was Mr. Gonzalo de Ulloa’s house, father of “Don Juan Tenorio’s” Mrs. Elvira. It is not very big in size, but in charm. You can reach it from several streets, but getting there...
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Capilla de los Marineros

Capilla de los Marineros

The Capilla de los Marineros (literally, “Chapel of the Sailors”) is a Catholic church located in the neighbourhood of Triana, in Seville, Spain. It is just two minutes walk from the...
The Capilla de los Marineros (literally, “Chapel of the Sailors”) is a Catholic church located in...
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Capilla de los Marineros


Capilla de los Marineros, Calle Pureza, Sevilla, España
The Capilla de los Marineros (literally, “Chapel of the Sailors”) is a Catholic church located in the neighbourhood of Triana, in Seville, Spain. It is just two minutes walk from the Church of Santa Ana. This is the Holy See of the Brotherhood of Esperanza de Triana. The image of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza...
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Teatro de la Maestranza

Teatro de la Maestranza

Teatro de la Maestranza is located very close to the Torre del Oro and just 500 metres away from the Real Maestranza Bullring. Once you are here, you only have to cross the Paseo de Cristóbal Colón...
Teatro de la Maestranza is located very close to the Torre del Oro and just 500 metres away from the Real...
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Teatro de la Maestranza


Teatro de la Maestranza, Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, Sevilla, España
Teatro de la Maestranza is located very close to the Torre del Oro and just 500 metres away from the Real Maestranza Bullring. Once you are here, you only have to cross the Paseo de Cristóbal Colón to enjoy the Guadalquivir river. Thanks to architects Luis Marín and Aurelio del Pozo, the Teatro de la...
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Hospital de los Venerables

Hospital de los Venerables

The Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes (“Venerable Priests Hospital”), known as the Hospital de los Venerables, was built in the seventeenth century in the Santa Cruz district. It...
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Hospital de los Venerables


Hospice des Vénérables de Séville, Plaza Venerables, Sevilla, España
The Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes (“Venerable Priests Hospital”), known as the Hospital de los Venerables, was built in the seventeenth century in the Santa Cruz district. It served as home to the priests until its usurpation during the French occupation. Today it is the headquarters of Centro Velázquez, in honour of the famous Sevillian...
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Muelle de Nueva York

Muelle de Nueva York

Muelle de Nueva York (“New York Dock”) is located on Paseo de las Delicias, in Seville, on the east bank of the Guadalquivir river. It passes by more than 700 metres from the San Telmo...
Muelle de Nueva York (“New York Dock”) is located on Paseo de las Delicias, in Seville, on the...
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Muelle de Nueva York


Muelle New York, Paseo de las Delicias, Sevilla, España
Muelle de Nueva York (“New York Dock”) is located on Paseo de las Delicias, in Seville, on the east bank of the Guadalquivir river. It passes by more than 700 metres from the San Telmo bridge to Los Remedios’. Muelle de Nueva York was built in 1905. It was called like that because the ships...
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Plaza de Toros de Sevilla

Plaza de Toros de Sevilla

The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Bullring in Seville is probably one of the main tourist attractions in Spain for lovers of bullfighting. It is located in the Sevilian district of El Arenal....
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Plaza de Toros de Sevilla


Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, Sevilla, España
The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Bullring in Seville is probably one of the main tourist attractions in Spain for lovers of bullfighting. It is located in the Sevilian district of El Arenal. Inside the Plaza de Toros you will also find the Bullfighting Museum (“Museo Taurino”), which opened in 1989 and in 2008...
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Monasterio de la Cartuja

Monasterio de la Cartuja

The Monasterio de la Cartuja (“Carthusian Monastery”) or Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas is located in the relatively new Sevilian district of Isla de la Cartuja. It was created...
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Monasterio de la Cartuja


Monasterio de Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Calle Américo Vespucio, Sevilla, España
The Monasterio de la Cartuja (“Carthusian Monastery”) or Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas is located in the relatively new Sevilian district of Isla de la Cartuja. It was created for the Expo ’92. History is in the air here. The Almohad (confessors of the Unity of God) used this area in the twelfth...
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Plaza de la Encarnación

Plaza de la Encarnación

Plaza de la Encarnación, in Seville, is located in the heart of the city. It is called after the Convento de la Encarnación (“Convent of the Incarnation”), which occupied much of the...
Plaza de la Encarnación, in Seville, is located in the heart of the city. It is called after the Convento de...
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Plaza de la Encarnación


Plaza de la Encarnación, Sevilla, España
Plaza de la Encarnación, in Seville, is located in the heart of the city. It is called after the Convento de la Encarnación (“Convent of the Incarnation”), which occupied much of the space of the square. After its demolition, the old Mercado de la Encarnación was set. However, due to landslides, the leaving of customers...
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Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral

The Seville Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, is considered one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Only the St. Peter’s Basilica and the St. Paul’s Outside...
The Seville Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, is considered one of the largest Gothic...
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Seville Cathedral


Catedral de Sevilla, Avenida de la Constitución, Sevilla, España
The Seville Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, is considered one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Only the St. Peter’s Basilica and the St. Paul’s Outside the Walls are larger. Its area covers more than 11,500 sqm. The cathedral length is 115 metres, the width is more than...
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