The capital of Andalusia, Spain, Seville – also known as Sevilla – is a place worth visiting for its many sights and sounds. It has something for every kind of traveler, from the art and history lovers to shoppers and gourmets as well.
The best time to visit is during autumn and spring; stay away from this capital in summer as the heat is very intense. The highest temperature recorded is 52Ëš C! Why bother going at all when you’ll be forced indoors to avoid the heat?
Third largest wonder
The Cathedral is Seville is the third largest in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in England. Some people find it boring to visit churches and cathedrals on their travels, but this one is worth a visit.
The Cathedral offers a golden view inside and a glimpse of Renaissance architecture on the outside. Works by famous artist and sculptors adorn the interiors of the Cathedral.
Flamencos and bulls
The origins of flamenco are disputed but their best forms are certainly found in Andalusia. This genre has many variations and modern blends. Visit the Museo del Baile Flamenco in Seville to learn more about this colorful dance form.
Bull fighting is probably not among the best sports and many consider it a cruel practice. The fact, nevertheless, remains that it is popular in Seville. The major season for this sport is from April to September. Visit the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza to witness a bullfight, and the museum, to learn about the bullfighters of the past.
Eat and be merry
You can’t go to Seville and leave without enjoying their fabulous cuisine. A wide range of appetizers called tapas is the most famous delicacy. Sit down for dinner at a tapas bar like Bar Giralda or Casa Roman and take in the local scene.
Walk, shop, talk
Take a walking tour along the north of La Giralda: you’ll find the best shopping street, the Ayuntamiento (City Hall) and Seville’s second largest church El Salvador, built in the style of baroque architecture.
Have fun in Seville!