Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the gorgeous city is one of the largest historical centers in Europe. The southern Spanish capital is well known for its historic churches, lush green gardens, and Moorish palaces. Ideal for travelers who appreciate the glare of history between strolls along narrow streets and relaxing meals at chill-out cafes. Popular destinations include Royal Alcázar of Seville, Setas de Sevilla and iconic Plaza de España.
The Cathedral, which was built in Gothic and Renaissance styles and encompasses seven centuries of history, was founded in 1403 on the site of a medieval mosque. It is the world’s fourth biggest church and the world’s largest Gothic church. Seville Cathedral surpassed Hagia Sophia as the world’s biggest cathedral after its completion in the early 16th century, a distinction the Byzantine church had held for almost a thousand years.
The Alameda de Hércules is an oval-shaped garden square or mall in Seville, located in Spain. The 480 m long and 80 m wide square is filled with multiple rows of white poplar trees, fountains, benches, lamp posts, and pergolas. It is situated in the northern half of the city’s historic district between the Guadalquivir River and the Macarena neighborhood. At one end there are Roman columns with statues of Hercules and Julius Caesar while on the other end there are columns surmounted by statues of lions. It has been renovated and remodeled between 2006 to 2008 and in 2009 is was open to the public.
Designed by the renowned German architect Jürgen Mayer, it is one of the most iconic attractions in Seville. Comprised of six large, mushroom-shaped parasols, this remarkable structure is truly one-of-a-kind and an architectural marvel worth visiting.
The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballera de Sevilla is a bullring in Seville, Spain, with a capacity of 12,000 spectators. One of the most well-known bullfighting events in the world takes place during the annual Seville Fair in Seville. The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballera de Sevilla is a bullring in Seville, Spain, with a capacity of 12,000 spectators. One of the most well-known bullfighting events in the world takes place during the annual Seville Fair in Seville.
The first Church was erected on the remnants of a temple to the Roman deity Mercury during the pre-Arab period. The monarchs of León founded a convent of Benedictine women on the site in the 10th century. The church was rededicated to Saint Isidore of Seville in 1063. Isidore was the archbishop of Seville and the most distinguished intellectual and theologian of Visigothic Spain before to the Arab invasions.
This baroque cathedral, which overlooks Plaza del Salvador, was erected between 1674 and 1712 on the site of Muslim Ishbiliya’s main mosque. Its Mannerist red-brick front conceals a vast, light-filled interior topped by a towering dome and brimming with lavish gold altarpieces.
Maria Luisa Park, located in Seville, offers a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors would surely feel at ease since the park features a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Towering orange trees and palms surround the park and numerous flower beds could be seen. Truly the Maria Luisa Park is the perfect place for visitors to just unwind and relax.
Perfect for those who want to learn more about history, the Palace of the Countess of Lebrija is the perfect place to be. It is an old palace built in the 16th centuries and was remodeled over the years. It features an extensive collection of art pieces with major historical significance. Visitors would surely feel as if they are back in the past as the museum features interior designs prevalent in the past.
The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral in Seville, Spain. Many centuries ago, it is a minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. It was used to sing and call people for prayers. It was built in Almohad style by architects Ibn Basso and Ali de Gomara. Standing 104.1 m in height it is one of the tallest towers in the world and an iconic symbol of the city as it has been since the Middle Ages. Previously there were four bronze spheres crowed on the tower resembling a unique structure of a mosque, but later they were destroyed. Church bells were placed in the location of the spheres. The tower is a visual image of the past that Catholics overpowered Muslims in Seville.
Housed within the Alcázar of Seville, one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the world, the Alcazar Gardens are a visual delight. Featuring several varieties of fragrant flowers and garden orchards with fruit trees, these gardens are so beautiful that they have been featured in several popular movies and TV shows.
The Metropol Parasol is a wooden building located in the old city of Seville, Spain, in La Encarnación plaza. Jürgen Mayer, a German architect, designed it, and it was finished in April 2011. The structure is known as Las Setas de la Encarnación. The four-story urban parasol has become a new landmark in Seville.
General Archive of the Indies, located in the ancient merchants’ exchange of Seville, Spain, is perfect for those who want to learn more about the history of Spanish empire. This is because it is the repository the country which contains thousands of documents. The place also boasts a captivating architecture that guests would surely love.
Built in 1928, this breathtaking structure exemplifies Regionalism Architecture (which includes a fusion of elements of the Renaissance Revival, Moorish Revival (Neo-Mudéjar) and the Baroque Revival styles). It is located in the scenic María Luisa Park and draws several thousand visitors each year.
The Plaza de America, located in the Parque de María Luisa, is flanked by the Museum of Popular Arts to the north, the Archaeological Museum to the south, and the Royal Pavilion to the east. It is a nice, green park and suitable for just about anyone wishing to take a break from the noise and pedestrian traffic of busier places, such as the neighboring Plaza de Espana There are some attractive buildings around this area. It was very lovely with the various ponds and fountains. The flowers and shrubs were nice to look at too, as were the buildings surrounding the plaza. It is largely unshaded so whilst perfect for some January sunshine, may be too hot to linger at in the summer