Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River,
Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port
carried out trade with the Americas. The streets and squares in the
historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. They
treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation,
and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La
Seville is a prominent business and service centre in the south of Spain and has many hotels distributed all over the city which enable visitors to discover endless attractions. Museums and art centres, theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options that a great city like Seville holds. Without forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can practise one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: "Going out for tapas".
Another good excuse to come to the Sevillian capital are
the festivals. The celebrations of Easter Week and Feria de Abril
(the April Fair), which have been declared of National Tourist
Interest, reflect the devotion and folklore of the people of Seville,
always open and friendly to visitors. But Seville's appeal does not end
there, as the city is also the starting point for the many cultural
routes the province offers, such as the Roman Bética Route or the
Washington Irving route.
The visitor will also discover the immense natural wealth of this
region, which sits halfway between two continents, in natural treasures
such as the Doñana Nature Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site and
Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve.
They will be the ideal setting for practising outdoor sports, including hiking, horse riding, and cycling routes. If, on the other hand, golf is your sport of choice, then you will be glad to know that Seville has four excellent golf courses in its vicinity.
From the sun-kissed Mediterranean to sophisticated cities, Europe's diversity is without equal. Its converted castles, restored monasteries, refurbished palaces and rolling landscapes are all testimony to its fascinating history, whilst the gourmet cuisine, vintage wines and glamorous nightlife reflect the continent's irrepressible joie de vivre.