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What to visit in Seville

Ten must-see points on the pearl of the Guadalquivir River

There is much to see in this city that lived its peak in the sixteenth century, when ships sailed along the Guadalquivir River until they reached the Atlantic Ocean and crossed it to bring gold, silver, tobacco, from America. spices!
Enjoy these ten things that you can not miss in Seville.

The golden tower

Abu-l-Ula, the last governor of the Almohads, was built in the thirteenth century during the period of Muslim Seville. His presence on the river bank had a purely defensive purpose, even at that time, a section of wall connected the Torre del Oro to the Torre de la Plata, Sevilla forming walls that protected the Real Alcázar.

Everything you need to know about the Torre del Oro

Bullring of the Maestranza

With a capacity for 14,000 spectators, the Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza is not the largest, but perhaps the most splendid in Spain. Like the Torre del Oro, it is located on the Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.
The bullfighting season runs from Easter Sunday to Hispanic Day (October 12), and the peak of the party is during the April Fair and the San Miguel Fair.

Everything you need to know about the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Seville Cathedral

After St. Peter's Cathedral (Vatican) and St. Paul's Cathedral (London), the Cathedral of Seville is the largest in the world.
In 1401, during the Reconquest, and on a 12th-century Almohad mosque, this huge monument was built. The 120 years that its construction took, explains the Christian commitment to show their dominion over the Muslim world.

Everything you need to know about the Cathedral of Seville

The Real Alcazar

While the Alhambra, in Granada, was built by the Arabs during his reign; the Real Alcazar, on the other hand, is a monument made by Arabs already under Christian rule.
This maze of courtyards, gardens, and corridors decorated with tiles, marble, and plaster is an exquisite sample of Mudejar art, that is, of the Arabs who remained in Spain after the Christian Reconquest.
The Real Alcazar and the cathedral are next to each other and are the most important monuments of Seville.

Spain Square

This monumental square is not only famous for the scenes of the Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia that were filmed in it but because it was one of the buildings built on the occasion of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. King Alfonso XIII inaugurated it as part of this event, whose justification was to promote tourism and urban reform; as well as, improve trade relations with American countries.

San Telmo Palace

However, the figure of San Telmo, patron of navigators, is evidence of the purpose of this construction of 1682, which housed the University of Mareantes, a name that received the first official school of high-ranking navigators.

Triana neighborhood

Possibly the origin of his name comes from Trajan, the former Roman emperor who was born in Italica, a Roman city in Andalusia.
Although several centuries have passed, Triana is still a working-class area where famous bullfighters and dancers have emerged.
I advise you to start the walk across the Guadalquivir river through the Isabel II bridge. You will arrive at Altozano Square, adorned with glazed wrought iron viewpoints, and you will descend through Rodrigo de Triana Street, that sailor who first spotted American lands.
Among its streets, you will find good tapas places.
Dinner at one of the restaurants that border the Guadalquivir River is another incentive to stay in the neighborhood.

Santa Cruz neighborhood

I must admit that this ancient Jewish quarter was the most pleasant surprise in the city. If you have the opportunity to stay in one of the hotels in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, do not hesitate, do it!
You will have very close to the great monuments (Real Alcazar, the cathedral, the Giralda, the Archivo de Indias), but, above all, you will live that Seville of narrow streets, wrought-iron balconies adorned with flowers, interior patios covered with tiles and squares hidden that seem to keep the secrets of the voices that go out in the corners. I don't know if the poetic went away, but it's like that.

Flamenco tablao

While it is true that today, most of the tables are designed for tourists, this does not mean that you will see a show in a row. On the contrary, and believe me, watching a live flamenco show is one of the best artistic experiences that you will be able to live in Spain.
The guitar, the voice, the palms, the mixture of strength and elegance are some of the elements that you can see in an art, which, like jazz, improvises on stage.

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