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
Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville
The former Royal Tobacco Factory is now the seat of the University of Seville. The 18th century building is enormous, and was protected by sentries, moats and drawbridges.
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.
Murallas, Seville
In the 12th century Seville was considered Europe's best fortified city thanks to a 6km long wall that encircled the whole of Seville. A 400 meter long section of this historic wall survived.
Metropol Parasol, Seville
Seville's iconic modern Metropol Parasol was built between 2005 and 2011. The structure, with its large wooden canopy, is home to an archaeological museum, a market hall, an elevated plaza and a viewing platform.




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