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Seville - The city of Sevillanas dance and bullfights

Seville, Spain, Plaza de Espana overview

The most Spanish city in Spain, located in Andalusia, is a great cultural experience. In this city of flamenco discover strolling through streets and alleys, beautiful gardens and numerous plazas and patios in the Moorish style. The Gothic cathedral and the royal residences in Alcazares are a must for every visitor.

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is the political, business and cultural center of southern Spain. The city lies on either side of the busy Guadalquivir, which can be navigated from the Atlantic coast to Seville. Seville is a great city where your eyes too short. In the narrow streets to one another from the balconies almost touch and feel of a flamboyant Spanish lifestyle here is very noticeable. Take a walk along the river for rare calm and relaxing views of the city. Seville also has enough parks in the summer heat just to catch his breath.

Not to be missed is the Semana Santa, although it is more difficult to find a hotel here. During a holy week of Easter, there are many picturesque processions, porters with black and white pointed hats and high priests walk past huge statues of saints, an impressive sight, both something serious in it as something lighthearted. Do you like museums? Beautiful is the Museum of Fine Arts, in an old monastery. Here you will find an important collection of paintings and the collection after the Prado museum from Madrid is the most important in Spain.

In Seville, the Roman period are also well represented and get anywhere from Moorish influences, such as the Giralda minaret, a tower converted into a bell after the Moors were expelled. The 15-century cathedral of Seville balanced by the Moorish Alcazar is unforgettable highlights. What you should expect to remember is going to attend a flamenco show and of course tapas dinner. Seville is the birthplace of the real Spanish flamenco and the city was featured in operas such as Bizet's Carmen and Rossini's Barber of Seville. Seville is an unforgettable city!

With Moorish palaces and gardens you will find the Alcázar located in the Plaza de Triunfo alongside the cathedral. The gardens of the Alcázar are the ideal place to relax and where you can enjoy the concert flute of many little dove-houses here.

Nice neighborhood next to the Alcázar is Barrio de Santa Cruz. This Jewish quarter has the most important monuments of the city. There are nice white houses with porches full of flowers.

Hotel Alfonso XIII is the most famous hotel in Seville. The hotel is named after King Alfonso XIII and was built between 1916 and 1928 in the framework of the Ibero-American exhibition.

La Giralda is a must for the eye because is the symbol of Seville. The bell tower is of Moorish origin. It was manufactured in 1198 and Hernán Ruiz in 1568 finally completed the Giralda. A visit to this great cathedral, including the climb up the Giralda is worth.

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza; many say this is the best arena of Spain. This arena dates back to 1761 and accommodates 12,500 visitors. You can feel the atmosphere or a closer look at the small museum where the history of bullfighting is described.