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The capital of Spain's Andalusia region, Seville's rich history is instantly recognisable by the stunning and diverse architecture which gives clues to it's past. The Giralda points to the Moors rule of the city whilst the Cathedral of Seville is it's centerpiece of Gothic architecture and the Metropol Parasol it's modern masterpiece. Seville's unique culture is also on display via it's world famous Flamenco and seafood tapas which are quintessential experiences for any tourist. See below for some of the exciting things you can see & do in Seville.


Cathedral of Seville

Seville

The Cathedral of Seville was built on the Almohad mosque. In 1401, the Cabildo decided "to build another church so good that there is no other like it and that it considers and attends to the greatness and authority of Seville and its Church as the reason dictates." It is the third largest in the world, after St. Peter of the Vatican and St. Paul in London.

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Plaza De Espana

Plaza de Espana

The Plaza de España, one of Aníbal González’s masterpieces, is the symbol for excellence of the regionalist architectural movement and is now one of the most popular, representative and typical symbols of the city of Seville. It was built between 1914 and 1928 and is a free interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque styles, with references to other Spanish monuments, and executed in traditional Sevillian architectural materials: brick, wood and ceramics.

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Real Alcazar

Real Alcazar

Declared a World Heritage Site, the Alcázar (fortified palace) is the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use.Its historic background and the spectacular beauty of its buildings and gardens make it one of the most striking and seductive Spanish monuments. In 913, during the Muslim period, Abd-al-Rahman III built a fortified palace whose remains stand in the oldest parts of the Alcázar.

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PLAZA DE AMÉRICA

Plaza de America

Aníbal González, in Plaza de América, combined a beautiful set of ponds, fountains and gardens with brick, tile, iron and water. In each one of the pavilions that integrate it, he recreated a historical style;in the background is the Royal Pavilion with Gothic traces and, on its sides, the Renaissance Archaeological Museum and the Mudéjar Pavilion. In the latter, completed in 1914, Aníbal González ideally recreated Mudejar art. With the use of brick and a precious drawing on the facade, he made a great scene of suggestive beauty. In 1972, it was instituted as a museum dedicated to the dissemination of the ethnographic and anthropological heritage of Andalusia.

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Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located in the old quarter of Seville, Spain, that has become the modern symbol of Seville. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. It is 150 by 70 metres large and about 26 metres high and it claims to be the largest wooden self-sustaining structure in the world. The building is popularly known as "The Mushrooms". Be sure to visit the observation walkway along the top of Metropol Parasol which gives visitors stunning 360 degree views of the city.

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Museums  

The Museum of Fine Arts - Considered the second pinacoteca of Spain after the Prado.
Archaeological Museum of Seville - The Archaeological Museum of Seville, houses one of the best archaeological collections in Spain. The collection features the treasure of Carambolo.
Museum of Arts and Traditions - Contains the Diaz Velázquez Embroidery and Lace Collection, one of the most complete in Europe, interesting reconstructions of traditional houses.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Contains works from Luis Gordillo, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Pablo Palazuelo, Zobel, Joseph Kosuth and Louise Bourgeois


Maria Luisa Park

Maria-Luisa-Park

The Maria Luisa Park is the most famous park in Seville and provides visitors with a tranquil and peaceful setting away from the large crowds around the city's many monuments. The park was formerly the private gardens of the San Telmo Palace and boasts a number of fountains, detailed benches and natural shade, making it the perfect place to relax. 

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Flamenco Dance Museum

Flamenco

The Flamenco Dance Museum gives visitors a unique experience of the world of flamenco. The influence of southern Spain's famous art form can be seen through the exhibitions of photography, painting and sculptures housed in the Museum. 

The museum also holds live flamenco shows every day at the following times: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm and 10:15 pm. You can buy tickets to the museum and shows here.


Roman city of Itálica

The Roman City of Itálica is just 9 kilometers outside of Seville and is a must-see. The birthplace of Emperors Trajan and Adriano, Itálica was founded in 206 B.C and many of the cities ruins have been well preserved. One such structure is the amphitheatre which had a capacity of 25,000 spectators making it one of the largest in the Roman Empire. Visitors can also see mansions of elite families and the temple of the Emperor Trajan. This site was also used to film the television series Game of Thrones during 2017.

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