In addition to being the capital city of Andalusia, Seville is also one of the largest cities in Spain. Filled to the core with historical attractions, the city is a must visit for history enthusiasts. If you are visiting Southern Spain, make it a point to visit the city and its numerous attractions, including the ones given here.
Plaza de Espana
Deemed to be one of the most squares in all of Spain, the Plaza de Espana dates back to 1928 and is filled with beautiful bridges, small towers and a striking central towel. It also has its own artificial lake where you can rent rowing boats. The square has also featured as a prominent backdrop in many movies like The Dictator, Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Alcazar of Seville
The royal palace in Seville is still the official residence for the royal family. Considered to be the oldest royal palace in all of Europe, the Alcazar of Seville has a rich history dating back to the 10th century when it started its journey as a fort and then underwent major changes in the following centuries to become the World Heritage Site palace it is today.
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Seville, the Seville Cathedral dates back to 1528 and is also called as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also the third largest church on earth. Some of the more interesting artifacts housed in the cathedral include the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the Giralda (bell tower) and over 1000 gold leaf covered figures that depict the life of Jesus Christ.
Barrio Santa Cruz
This old Jewish quarter is one of the most historical sites in Seville. The old town neighborhood comes complete with narrow streets and alleys which are too narrow for vehicles. The quintessential middle age charm is left intact with the numerous road side restaurants, tapas, cafes and bars. Santa Cruz also houses the world famous Cathedral of Seville as well as the Giralda we just spoke about.
Real Maestranza Bull Ring
Considered to be one of the biggest bull rings in Spain, the Real Maestranza Bull Ring can easily accommodate 14000 spectators. Dating back to 1761, the bull ring features Baroque style architecture, complete with a unique an oval shaped ring and arcaded seating. The Bullfighting Museum is located within the bullring and houses several related artifacts like photographs, paintings and traditional costumes used in bullfighting.
Seville is one of the most historically significant cities in Spain. Located in Southern Spain, it is a must visit destination if you love history and everything to do with it.