SEVILLA – Capital of Andalusia

Seville, the capital of the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, is most famous for being the ” birthplace of the flamenco “. Among the most important landmarks are the magnificent Alcázar Palace, built under the Mauryan Almohad dynasty, and the bullring Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, built in the 18th century. Inside the Seville’s Gothic cathedral houses you will find the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Giralda, a minaret converted into a bell tower.

 

·           Alcázar Palace – Middle Ages Royal Palace

The history of this complex goes way back to the Mauryan period. The Spanish royal family still uses this palace, so therefore only part of it, together with the famous gardens, is open for visitors.

·           Plaza de Toros de Sevilla – Bullring

This arena being the largest and most important arena for bullfights in Spain. Every year in April, it hosts the largest bullfighting festival in the world. The oval arena is located in the port district of El Arenal, offers space for 13,000 spectators. Plaza de Toros has a unique baroque facade dating far back between 1762-1881.

·           Plaza de España – national monument

The four bridges symbolize the four ancient Spanish kingdoms and the 48 marble benches with Spanish azulejos (square images made of special weatherproof tiles) are representing the provinces.

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