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Exploring Jewels of Seville in Spain

17 March 2011 One Comment

The notable city in Europe, Seville or Sevilla is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 meters above sea level. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos or hispalenses, following the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. The population of the city of Seville was 704,198 as of 2010, ranking as the fourth largest city of Spain. Have no idea on where to go during your stay in Seville? Here are ten popular places you should consider.

The Mudejar style, a symbiosis of techniques and ways of understanding architecture resulting from Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures living side by side, emerged as an architectural style in the 12th century on the Iberian peninsula. (Photo Credit: Jose)

The Plaza de Espana is one of Seville’s most easily recognised buildings and the epitome of the Moorish Revival in Spanish architecture (Photo Credit: SantiMB)

The modest train station in Seville (Photo Credit: Raba)

Built in 1785, the Plaza de Toros found in Ronda, Andalusia is one of the oldest operational bullrings in Spain. (Photo Credit: Maria)

Giant mushrooms in Plaza Encarnacion where one of the most modern bits of architecture is going up in Seville city center. (Photo Credit: Lanpernas)

Triana is a neighborhood in the city of Seville, Spain, across the river Guadalquivir from the center, and in fact the majority, of the city. (Photo Credit: Eloy)

A horse carriage ride includes a visit around the Cathedral and out to the Parque Maria Luisa where you can visit the Plaza de Espana. (Photo Credit: Pilar)

The beginnings of Alcala de Guadaira, can be seen in the hillside which is crowned by its Mediaeval Castle, from the final quarter of the 13th century in the events which followed the conquest of the fort by Christian troops led by King Fernando III. (Photo Credit: Manuel)

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville (Andalusia, Spain). It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. (Photo Credit: John)

Located north of Seville, Sierra Norte de Sevilla has been chosen as being one of UNESCO biosphere reserves that attract lots of Europe tourists who love green environment (Photo Credit: Ricardo)

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  • Katie said:

    Great selection of photographs! I visited Seville in October and the new piece of architecture, ‘the giant mushrooms’, is now complete with bars and cafes surrounding it. Seville is a beautiful city, I loved the combination of Spanish and North African architecture – it’s a great luxury honeymoons destination.