Seville

About Seville

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.
Alcázar of Seville

Royal Alcázars of Seville, historically known as al-Qasr al-Muriq and commonly known as the Alcázar of Seville, is a royal palace in Seville built for the Christian king Peter of Castile and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is a preeminent example of Mudéjar architecture in the Iberian Peninsula but features Gothic, Renaissance, and Romanesque design elements from previous stages of construction. The upper storeys of the Alcázar are still occupied by the royal family when they are in Seville.
Plaza de España

Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival, and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture. Toward the end of the park, the grandest mansions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The most distant museum contains the city's archaeology collections. The main exhibits are Roman mosaics and artifacts from nearby Italica.
Giralda

Giralda is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville. It was built as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville in al-Andalus, Moorish Spain, during the reign of the Almohad dynasty, with a Renaissance-style top and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the Giralda stands as one of the largest churches in the world and an example of the Gothic and Baroque architectural styles.
Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the fourth-largest church in the world as well as the largest Gothic church. The interior has the longest nave of any cathedral in Spain.
Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville. It was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river. Today, a maritime museum is located on the top floor of the Torre del Oro. The Museo Naval is a small museum and displays antique shipping instruments, scale models, and sea maps.
Maria Luisa Park

Parque de María Luisa is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville. The centre of it is Parque de María Luisa, a 'Moorish paradisical style' with a half-mile of tiled fountains, pavilions, walls, ponds, benches, and exhedras. There are lush plantings of palms, orange trees, Mediterranean pines, and stylized flower beds with bowers hidden by vines.
Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms whose design is inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville and the ficus trees in the nearby Plaza de Cristo de Burgos.
Maestranza

Maestranza or Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a 12,000 capacity bullring in Seville. During the annual Seville Fair in Seville, it is the site of one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. The ring itself is considered one of the city's most enjoyable tourist attractions and is certainly one of the most visited.
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville or Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is a museum in Seville. The collection features mainly Spanish visual arts from the medieval period to the early 20th century including a choice selection of works by artists and from the golden age of Sevillian painting during the 17th century, such as Murillo, Zurbarán, Francisco de Herrera the younger, and Valdés Leal.
Casa de Pilatos

La Casa de Pilatos is an Andalusian palace in Seville which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli. It is an example of an Italian Renaissance building with Mudéjar elements and decorations. It is considered the prototype of the Andalusian palace. The Casa de Pilatos has around 150 different azulejo tile designs made by the brothers Diego and Juan Pulido, one of the largest azulejo collections in the world.
Best Time To Visit Seville

The best time to visit Seville is from March to May when the weather is mild.

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