Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It's famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret-turned bell tower, the Giralda.
Most of Seville's major monuments lie within the walkable old city. The medieval Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz features a winding, cobbled alleys lined with orange trees. The Arenal district is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases painting masterpieces by El Greco and Velázquez. Southwestern Los Remedios hosts the Seville April Fair, a festival of eating, sherry drinking, and flamenco dancing, set in colorful casetas beside the River Guadalquivir. Tapas bars often offer the city’s famous gazpacho soup.