What to visit in Seville?
Seville is not a world centre, but it is good city to explore and to see how lively is it. Some of the sights of Seville that must be visited include the Cathedral, the Moorish castle of Alcazar, the former upper-class neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, the promenades along the Guadalquivir river, the rougher Macarena neighbourhood with its Baroque churches. Let's see some of the sights to visit:
- Cathedral and Giralda
: The cathedral of seville is the third largest cathedral in Europe, it was originally built as a mosque in the 12th century and its 95.5m height minaret is now the Giralda clock tower, which was one of the most important symbols in the medieval city. Christopher Columbus is buried inside the cathedral.
- Torre del Oro
: Placed next to the Gualdalquivir river, the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower in english) is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville, built by the Almohad dynasty in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river.
- Alcázar of Seville
: It was built in the 1360's for King Pedro the Cruel, and it was built by Moorish builders, that¡s why it is easy to mistake this for a Moorish palace. The upper levels of the Castle are still used by royal family.
- María Luisa Park and Plaza de España
: The Plaza de España was buit in built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, inside the María Luisa Park. It is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture.
Visit around Seville
There are several activities to do in the seville city and probably you will have enough. But if you plan to do something different, here are two proposals:
- Italica, ruins of roman city:
The city of Italica is located 9km NW of Seville and was founded in 206 BC by the Roman general Publius Cornelius. More info.
- Isla Magica:
Is a theme park located in the city of Seville. More info.
- "Feria de Abril":
Is the major fest of seville, celebrated in April. More info in Spanish
- Holy Week in Seville:
Is celebrated during Easter and is one of the most important traditional events of the city and also the most important Holy Week in Spain. Is one of the better known religious events within Spain. More info