THE CITY OF
Few Spanish cities can presume to have so
many history, monuments of interest and
corners with delight as Seville, the
Andalusian city crossed by the Guadalquivir.
The importance of the city
Spain Square: located in Maria Luisa Park
was built for the 1929 Ibero-American
Exposition. It is one of the most emblematic
places of Seville
Cathedral and Giralda: the Cathedral of Seville, the fifteenth century, is a
World Heritage Site and is built on the remains of the old mosque.
It is one of the largest Christian churches in Spain and we can find from
masterpieces of Murillo and Zurbarán to the tomb of Christopher
Golden Tower: This tower along the river seems to take its name from the
golden glow that its tiles reflected in the river Guadalquivir. It was built as
part of the defensive system of the city and later was used as a chapel
and a prison.
Alcazar: It was built in the Middle Ages and has been a place of
accommodation of Kings and Queens. It is the oldest royal palace still in use
in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
, along with the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
Archive of the Indies: This file, also named World Heritage by UNESCO, was
created by King Carlos III in 1785 to archive all documentation relating to the
The archives are rich with autograph
material from the first of the
Conquistadores to the end of the 19th
century. Here are Miguel de Cervantes'
request for an official post, the Bull of
Demarcation Inter caetera
Pope Alexander VI that divided the
world between Spain and Portugal, the
journal of Christopher Columbus, maps
and plans of the colonial American
cities, in addition to the ordinary
archives that reveal the month-tomonth workings of the whole vast
colonial machinery, which have been
mined by every Spanish historian in the
last two centuries.
The Metropol Parasol: It is known popularly as the Mushrooms of Seville
and is an ultramodern structure that houses inside or Antiquarium
archaeological museum, with remnants Romans and Arabs.
It is world famous for its Semana Santa and Feria de
The most important are the Easter processions and
their steps, they are true works of art.
The April Fair is closely linked to the bullfighting
season coinciding with this date you can see major
bullfightings in the Real Maestranza.
Historically the Guadalquivir has played in the stretch of the estuary
functions freight by sea. The Port of Seville is located 80 kilometers
from the mouth of the Guadalquivir and is the only commercial river
port of Spain,
Gastronomy of the province of
The gastronomy of the province of Seville is
the set of dishes and culinary traditions of the
province of Seville (Spain). It is characterized
by the abundance of culinary resources of their
environment, whether in: the groves, vineyards,
orange groves, almond trees. But also to
livestock grazing in the pastures. As the city of
Seville the capital of Andalusia, it benefits from
all famous specialties of the Andalusian
provinces, as well as culinary preparations:
fried pickles, salted, boiled, etc.