The history of Seville is the Andalusian city of Seville, one of the most important in the history of Spain from antiquity in the first nucleus arises identified Tartessian culture and, after its destruction attributed to the Carthaginians, gave step to the Roman city of Hispalis. During the Visigothic kingdom Stayed court sometimes.

In Al Andalus (Muslim Spain) was the first seat of Cora and later capital of a Taifa kingdom, which was incorporated into the Christian Crown of Castile under Ferdinand III, first to be buried in the cathedral.




Here are 10 essential visits in Seville


  • Alcazar. Impressive palace complex that can remind the Alhambra in Granada for its famous Mudejar style courtyard. The Alcazar are ideal for admiring the beauty of Arabic art, but not only that, because here we find a blending of styles that takes us from the Islamic art of the first owners to Baroque of the last major reforms. Essential travel through the history of Sevilla. View rates and schedules. They are a World Heritage Site.
  • Giralda and Seville Cathedral. La Giralda, a former minaret of the mosque of the city, is today one of the most prominent symbols of Andalusia. The lower two-thirds belong to the Almohad period, while the upper part was built in the Christian era to house the bell tower of Seville Cathedral (Cathedral Gothic Christian world's largest). As a curiosity, here lie the remains of supposedly Christopher Columbus, whose funeral was held at least 5 times. The set is a World Heritage Site. View rates and schedules.
  •  Torre del Oro Although many argue that the name of this watchtower is due to its golden reflections on the water, the truth is that it is more likely that its origin is relevant to use as part of a fortification by the sailors carrying large amounts of gold to the Alcázar. Today it houses a naval museum that collects important fragments of the history of the city. View rates and schedules.
  •  Triana. This popular neighborhood of Seville could be considered a city in itself, with its own identity and traditions. In fact, the Triana Bridge, which crosses the Guadalquivir, Sevilla physically separates. Here were born one / as bullfighters, singers, comedians and even tonadilleras most famous of Spain.
  • Archive of the Indies. History at its best. Created in 1785 by order of Carlos III, the Archivo General de Indias served to gather all available documentation on the Spanish colonies in a city that had been one of the main ports of the world. Today is an important center of research and can be visited on request, in groups. It is a World Heritage Site.
  •   Plaza of Spain. Probably one of the most recognizable places in the world. Built in 1929 for the Latin American Exhibition, this gigantic square known for its famous banks with 48 Spanish provinces, the two baroque towers flanking the semicircle at its ends, the central source and the channel that runs alongside it. He starred in Lawrence of Arabia and The Wars.
  •  Santa Cruz. This upmarket district of Seville, known as the Jewish quarter of Seville for hosting the old Jewish quarter, is named for the Parish of the Holy Cross, originally located in the central Square. Noted for its traditional network of narrow streets and famous places such as the Hospital de los Venerables and Casa-Museo de Murillo.
  •  Maria Luisa Park. Assigned to the city by Maria Luisa of Bourbon in 1893, these former private gardens took center stage in 1929 when they were based at Expo Iberoamericana. Although not the only park in the city, and the largest, is still regarded as the Parque de Sevilla. Ideal for walking and enjoying with family.
  •  Isla de la Cartuja. More than 300 acres, surrounded by the Guadalquivir, were used in 1992 to host the Expo '92 in Seville. Today is a new district, of which we highlight some of the bridges that link the city (Alamillo and Barqueta), ancient pavilions (some abandoned and others converted) Magic Island (an amusement park) and Technological Park Cartuja '93.
  •  Traditions. Seville is known worldwide for some of its most colorful folkloric expressions. A Seville told me to joke that some tourists are disappointed to not find on every corner a bullfighter, a dancer or a Nazarene. Beyond the stereotypes, the truth is that if you are minimally informed will not be difficult to witness a bullfight in The Maestranza, watch a procession during Holy Week or fun with flamenco dancing in the April Fair. What you can do all year, and cheaply, is to enjoy the incredible tapas bars of Seville

Directions from 'Los Castillarejos' to Seville

Plaza de las Cruces
Archivo de Indias
Plaza de Sta Marta