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Seville, Spectacular City Of Color And Romance

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Keith Simmons

Capital of Andalucia and largest southern city of Spain, this dashing and romantic place is packed full of life, culture and history.

Nature lovers will also find plenty on offer in the Doñana Nature Reserve and the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve.

Kids will delight in the Isla Mágica Theme Park, Aquópolis Seville Guadalpark Water Park, and neighboring Mundo Park.

Seville is, of course, steeped in history with vibrant districts like Triana and La Macarena, also magical monuments and buildings dating from the Moorish Conquest.

Lots of them are available at the Old Quarter.

In the heart of the Old Quarter is the Cathedral of Seville.

Originally built as a mosque by the Almohads in the late 12th century, it became the largest Gothic cathedral in the world.

Attached to the Cathedral is La Giralda, tallest tower in Spain. Historical minaret of the Islamic Mosque and erected in 1184, its bases use stones from Roman monuments.

Alongside the River and near the bullring is the Torre del Oro or Golden Tower. Constructed between 1221 and 1222, it formed a part of the last wall of defence from the Alcázar into the River and now houses the Naval Museum.

The Alcázar or Royal Mudéjar Palace that was started in 931 has glorious gardens to enjoy. The Casa de Pilatos or House of Pilate is a 16th century mansion and a beautiful blend of Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance styles.

Close to the Barrio Santa Cruz is the magnificent Plaza de España, a"must" for many visitors.

Seville is also famous for both significant fiestas which take place in Spring. During Semana Santa or Easter Week, is a religious festival and there's also the Feria de Abríl.