An unforgettable trip to Seville
The capital of Andalusia is a city where you will find as many as three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Seville is Spain’s fourth-largest city, which impresses not only with its exceptional monuments, but also with its great weather and unique atmosphere. If you are dreaming of a trip to southern Spain, be sure to visit Seville! In our article you can check out the attractions Seville has to offer and what to see during a trip to Andalusia.
Seville – what attractions does the city have to offer?
Three sites located in Seville have so far been inscribed on the already mentioned UNESCO World Heritage List. The first is the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary – the largest Gothic church in the world. It was built between 1402 and 1506 on the site where a mosque formerly stood – the remnant of which is the Giralda, which once served as a minaret and is now the Cathedral’s bell tower. Next to it is the Royal Alkazar, a palace dating back to the 11th century, which has been extended and rebuilt several times over the centuries. It was here that representatives of the Caliphate of Cordoba resided, and much later Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon received Christopher Columbus returning from America. The third UNESCO-listed building is the Main Archive of the Indies, dating from 1785, which was built to bring together in one place all the documentation on the Spanish colonies.
What else is worth seeing in Seville? Popular attractions in Seville include the Torre del Oro, or Golden Tower, dating back to the 13th century, which was one of 166 towers in the Moorish defence system of the city. It got its name from the fact that gold looted in the colonies was stored there. Also worth a visit is Pilate’s House, a 15th century palace that was built on the model of the house inhabited by the Roman prefect of Judea. Seville is also home to Spain’s oldest bullfighting arena, where you can visit the Corrida Museum. Besides all we mentioned before, be sure to visit the Spanish Square, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. It features a canal that allows you to circumnavigate the square. It is interesting to note that it was here that some of the scenes of the film “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” were filmed.
Free walking tour – explore Seville with a local guide!
Planning to visit Seville and looking for an experienced local guide to show you the city? Join us for an unforgettable free walking tour! If you’re wondering how much a free walking tour of Seville with Walkative! costs, we have good news – there is no predetermined price, you decide how much you pay for your guide’s commitment and expertise! The free walking tour of Seville is aimed at small groups of friends, couples, families and individual tourists. We provide plenty of activities and interesting facts that you can’t find in guidebooks. Take a walking tour with us, and if you like it, remember that with Walkative guides! you can also visit other Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Córdoba or Madrid.