Vibrant, proud and joyful, Seville is a city you fall in love with at first sight. Of great architectural and cultural richness, it is also the expression of a sunny and warm way of life, like the whole of Andalusia.
What should you visit in Seville? Everything. The list is as long as the city is rich with the majestic Guadalquivir river, a Moorish architectural heritage, splendid gardens and parks including the María Luisa Park, palaces, medieval streets and Sevillian and flamenco shows of powerful beauty.
On foot or by bike, the city is flat and there are many cycle paths. Discovering Seville is a fascinating journey through time with the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, built between the 15th and 16th centuries. Then there is the Alcazar site which offers an extraordinary mixture of Arab and Christian art, and also the arenas dating from the 16th century.
To live like an authentic Sevillian, you have to be outside, taking a walk, strolling in one of the many squares or sitting on a terrace drinking a cold beer served in a caña – a glass that is not too large, so that the drink does not heat up too quickly. And what should you eat with it? Tapas, of course, croquettes, spinach with chickpeas, prawns, cod fritters… A world of authentic flavours.
The Triana district, on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, offers a lively, bohemian atmosphere. It is in this former gypsy neighborhood that flamenco was born. It is a sheer pleasure to walk among the small artisan shops, along narrow streets, past typical patios and hear the flamenco music that emanates from the dance schools.
From Seville, there are many excursions that offer varied and magnificent scenery, for example, a trip to Cordoba, the Montilla-Moriles wine route or the great Doñana Natural Park, a European protected natural site.
Take Off magazine, article by Odile Habel
Bathed in sunlight year-round, Seville has a charismatic and upbeat vibe. The mix of Roman, Moorish and Colonial influences have sculpted Seville's reputation as a cultural cornucopia. Tangled alley ways, labyrinths, exquisite cathedrals and animated tapas bars line the Guadalquivir river which winds its way through the Andalusian capital.
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