Because of its diversity and cultureSpain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life and with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dances and traditions. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, watered by the Atlantic sea.
Or its Mediterranean coast and islands, fresh and green, where the sea breeze will give you an unforgettable stay. Without forgetting the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration artists like Hemingway.
Spain, an enchanting country whose inspiration is truly intoxicating.
Description of the area
Seville is a magical city and capital of Andalusia. As the song goes “Seville has a special colour…”
The city's architecture is a mixture of Christian and Arabic, its streets seem enchanted with Andalusian duende. In this city you can enjoy the parties, tapas, bullfights and flamenco.
Seville is a cultural city, where you can enjoy its art found in its romantic, passionate and extravagant streets. The city offers so many attractions that it is a place you can always come back to and discover something new.
Visit La Giralda and the Maria Luisa Park to feel the Andalusian enchantment. Or go to the Plaza de la Alfalfa and the Calle Betis and enjoy the "salero" (grace) of the Sevillian people.
Twice a year Seville can be seen in all its splendour. The first is during Holy Week, which is one of Spain's most important events and very heartfelt in the city. The second is "La Feria de Abril" (April Fair), where you can experience Seville at its very best.
You can enjoy Sevillian tapas which are considered by some to be the very best, or small fried fish with a good beer and a tapa de jamón (ham tapa), or a tasty gazpacho and some good "pincho morunos" (spicy pork skewers). For something more substantial, ask for some eggs "a la flamenca" or an Andalusian stew.
And amongst the most popular deserts of Sevillian cuisine, try the Yemas de San Leandro (San Leandro egg yolks) or the Torrijas (French toast), typical during Holy Week.
Seville and its cuisine go hand in hand, like a horse and carriage.
Santa Cruz district. It was the former Jewish medieval neighbourhood where you can visit the city's most famous monuments and see the Arabic influence. Amongst the sights is the Seville Cathedral, the third largest in the world. Also, there is the Giralda, minaret de la antigua mezquita (old mosque) over which the Cathedral, the city's main landmark, was built. Furthermore, you can visit los Reales Alcázares, a blend of great architectural beauty, boasting a variety of construction styles. Or visit the Casa de la Lonja a Renaissance building dating back to the 16th century.
Tower of Gold An Octagonal tower built in the Muslim controlled era, it acted as a watchtower for the protection of the Andalusian capital.
María Luisa Park. This spectacular park's flowers spread colour throughout the whole the area from río Guadalquivir (Guadalquivir river) to Seville's historical centre.
Plaza de España An impressive and modern square, situated in the María Luisa Park, it is surrounded by an artificial lake and boasts two spectacular towers,
Triana Bridge. A fine example of 19th century iron architecture, it leads you to the heart of the popular Triana neighbourhood.
The Real Maestraenza Bullring. A bullring built in the 18th century and one of the most emblematic of Sevillian buildings.
"La Casa Pilatos" (Pilatos´ house) A stunning Muslim-Arabic palace built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The Plaza Alfalfa and Calle Betis are the best places in the city for entertainment.
In the Plaza de la Magdalena and Plaza del Duque from 10.00 to 21.00, Thursday to Sunday.
The main shopping area is found on Sierpes street and its adjoining streets Tetuán and Velázquez