seville
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
Population
City: 696 676 (2014)
Metro: 1 416 933 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Seville
closeSeville, the capital of the Spanish community of Andalusia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its architecture is a reflection of its tumultuous history with long spells of occupation by the Romans and later the Moors.
In the 16th century, after the reconquista by the Christians the city reached its Golden Age thanks to a monopoly on trade with the New World. Many of the city's magnificent landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Royal Alcazar and Golden Tower were built earlier, in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Random Seville Highlights
Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Seville
The 18th century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is one of the oldest and most famous of all bullrings in Spain. Inside the graceful structure is the Museum of the History of Bullfights.
Golden Tower, Seville
The Torre del Oro or Tower of Gold was built in the early 13th century as a watchtower by the Almohades, who at the time ruled the region. The tower is now home to a naval museum.
Cathedral, Seville
Seville's magnificent cathedral, built in the 15th century, is one of the largest in the world. The gothic interior of the church is magnificent, and the huge gilded altarpiece is simply breathtaking.
Parliament of Andalusia, Seville
A former hospital complex, built in the 16th century, now serves as the seat of the Parliament of Andalusia. A baroque portal leads to the largest of an impressive number of eight courtyards.




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