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15 top-rated things to do in Seville Center of Andalusian civilization

Seville… Center of Andalusian civilization. Imagine yourself standing on Guadalquivir river watching Muslims who forced to leave whereas Mudejar, after Ruling of Andalusia for more than 700 years.

Seville… Capital of Andalusia for about 780 years. It is said that it was founded by Hercules, But according to some historians, Its area prospered during the Tharsis reign. The Phoenicians and Greeks preserved commercial relations with Tharsis.

In the 8th century BC, their Grandsons created a city on the coasts of the Guadalquivir and named it “Ispal”.

In 712 started the control of the Arabs over Sevilla, when they called at that time “Isbiliah”. this name is the origin of the current name of it in Arabic. Under the Arab ruling, Seville entered into another age of magnificence.

When the Almohades arrived in 1147, they transferred the center of the power to it and made it their capital.

From this last period of the Arab-Andalusian domination remain the Giralda, the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar (later rebuilt by the Christian kings) and the Macarena wall (Muralla de la Macarena).

Under the Arab ruling, Seville entered into another age of magnificence. When the Almohades arrived in 1147, they transferred the center of the power to Seville and made it their capital.

From this last period of the Arab-Andalusian domination remain the Giralda, the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar (later rebuilt by the Christian kings) and the Macarena wall (Muralla de la Macarena).

Seville in 5 minutes

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About the current Seville

Seville is the town, located in the south of Spain, where you can find great churches and palaces.

It is the town of the old Moorish buildings where you can enjoy flamenco dancing and many other nice things.

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Therefore, you will not feel bored wherever you walk in this city of Andalusia.

So, we recommend you try the following things:

1Visit the Barrio Santa Cruz

Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville – Flickr

This district is considered the most beautiful one among all neighborhoods of Spain.

It is the home of Seville Cathedral, the Real Alcázar and many other cities.

You should make use of being here to visit tapas bars and see the different shops of ceramics and handicrafts.

2Visit the Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral in Seville – Flickr

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Sea or the Seville Cathedral is one of the landmarks, in Seville, that many people love to visit is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world.

It contains the Alcázar palace with amazing gardens that you can visit every day. Time is open to visit the cathedral, especially in the summer.

3Climb the Giralda Tower

Giralda Tower in Seville

The Giralda Tower is the same minaret of a mosque in the Seville Cathedral, which stands on the same site in the city.

You can come to this tower and enjoy the wonderful views that can be seen from the tower.

It also shows architectural styles including Moorish, Spanish and Roman influences that make it different from any other ones in the world.

It is easy to visit the tower because admission is included in the ticket for the visit.

4Visit the Alcazar

Visit the Alcazar, Seville Flickr

Maybe, you have not seen a real historical place before, but now you can do that by visiting the royal palace, the Real Alcázar de Sevilla.

This palace was built for a Christian king called Alcázar, the Peter of Castile.

It was built on a place of one of the Muslims fortresses and it has the modern design with the unique cultures.

You have a full chance to visit the Alcázar because is open all days of the week while it is closed on Christmas and some other holidays.

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5A Day Trip to Cadiz

Cadiz seville, Spain

You can enjoy a trip from Seville for about two hours taking a train. It is a trip to a city in southwestern Spain, Cadiz, the ancient port city.

It is a trip to a city in southwestern Spain, Cadiz, the ancient port city. Once, Cadiz was an active port in the area for trade and exploration.

6See a Flamenco Show

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – Flickr

One of the things that Seville is well-known for is music of flamenco with various styles that will make you happy and comfortable with the end of the night.

Flamenco, especially Casa del Flamenco is very popular in Seville.

It is better for you to go to Los Gallos to enjoy a performance with some food and drinks which are not available in other areas.

7Have Tapas at Restaurante Enrique Becerra

Delicious fruit tart from Sevill’s Bakery, North Finchley – Flickr

One of the best tapas bars in Seville is Restaurante Enrique Becerra.

There, you can find various kinds of food, including classic Andalusian one in addition to new meals. Of course, there are kinds of wines such as sherries.

8Bullfighting

Bullfighting in Spain

If you are interested in bullfighting and love it, you can see that easily by visiting the bullfighting museum which is available at the bullring.

You can see photographs, costumes, and paintings in Real Maestranza, the oldest bullring all over the world.

Bullfighting is still one of the historic traditions in the world despite, there are many different opinions about it.

9Relax at the Plaza de España

Plaza de España in Seville

Of course, a tourist needs time to relax, so Plaza de España in Seville is considered a suitable place for this purpose.

It is an amazing spot for people from different countries because it contains Renaissance and architecture styles to offer leisure for everyone.

11Templo Omnium

Templo Omnium in Seville, Spain Flickr

Many travelers prefer to watch at Templo Omnium in Seville. It is an old church which belongs to the 13th century.

People come to this church, Iglesia de Omnium Sanctorum, and walk on the streets to take some time enjoying the afternoon. There are a nice market and many bars for families.

12See Fine Art at the Museo de Bellas Artes

Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilbao, 16-11-2013) – Flickr

Seville is also famous for fine arts. Therefore, there must be someplace here to include works of the great masters like Goya and Murillo.

You can find old and new artworks at the Museo de Bellas Artes, the famous museum in Seville.

13See the Murallas de Sevilla

Murallas de Sevilla (Andalucía/España) Flickr

Seville is surrounded by a series of walls which, belong to the Roman period. The walls are built for defense and they are repaired many times.

They are one of the most famous sights that you can see in Seville.

14Take the Kids to Isla Magica

Isla Magica, Seville Flickr

Seville doesn’t forget the kids who come with their parents for a visit. Kids can also enjoy being in it by visiting the wonderful theme park, Isla Magica.

In 1997 the park was opened to include various kinds of entertainment.

15Drink Sherry in Jerez

Sherry in Jerez, Seville – Flickr

Many cities in Spain are well-known for great drinks.

Jerez, one of the Spanish cities, is the place where you can find the best kind of Spanish drinks like sherry and fortified wines which are the most popular ones in Spain. In addition to wine, you can get snacks on a tour of the art gallery in Bodegas Tradicion.


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See also: Seville Travel Guide