Seville is the capital of the region of Andalusia, in the south of Spain and it was awarded the World Heritage for its great architectural and artistic heritage.
The city of Seville is famous worldwide for its culture, monuments, traditions and artistic heritage. This is the birthplace of Flamenco and one of the most charming cities of Spain where you can smell the perfume of orange blossoms on every corner.
Seville was also the city where the Spanish conquest of the American continent was planned and its river, Guadalquivir, hosted one of the most important harbors in that time.
Therefore, Seville’s rich history has left the city stuffed with innumerable monuments like the awesome Cathedral from the fifteenth century, one of the biggest churches in the world and also its bell tower ,the Giralda tower, a large and beautiful minaret tower and a symbol of Seville.
One of the other icons on the city is the Real Alcazar, a beautiful palace in Moorish style, built in the XIV Century by Pedro I the Cruel. With its myriad rooms, extravagant architecture, lavish gardens with many courtyards, ponds and secrets to be explored, it is a fascinating place to visit. Be sure to check out the room where Christopher Columbus's journey to the Americas were planned.
Seville is also the place for you to take a look at the Santa Cruz quarter, with cramped streets, flowered balconies, richly decorated facades, hidden patios... Other sights not to be missed are, in the old city, the Casa de Pilatos, a large sixteenth-century mansion where multiple styles blend harmoniously amidst exuberant patios and gardens and, crossing the Triana bridge over the large Guadalquívir River, the lively popular quarter of Triana with charming narrow streets and traditional ceramic factories.