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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