Sevilla – Spain’s Vibrant City of Flamenco and Historic Wonders

Sevilla is a Spanish city with about 700,000 inhabitants, making it the fourth biggest city in Spain. It is considered the capital of Andalusia. The city has a long and rich history, having various Islamic influences.

Sevilla city center

The city center of Sevilla is beautiful. Simply walk around and feel the charm of this city, with beautiful buildings surrounded by orange trees everywhere. But do not try to eat these oranges, these are bitter oranges also called “Naranjo’s”.

Sevilla Cathedral & Giralda Tower

In the city center you will find the Cathedral de Santa Maria de la Sede. It is one of the largest Cathedrals in the world. The Giralda Tower was once part of a mosque.

Alcazar in Sevilla

Close to the Cathedral is the Royal Palace Alcazar Real de Sevilla. It is an Islamic castle and was build during Muslim rule between the 8th and 15th century. It is recommended to get tickets online in advance.

Plaza de Espana & Park Maria Luisa

A 10-minute walk from the Alcazar will bring you to the Plaza de España, passing by the University of Sevilla. This place was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929 to symbolize peace with former colonies. The 52 benches with Andalusian tiles represent the different Spanish provinces. The entry is still free (2024) and it is a must-see in Sevilla! The place is absolutely beautiful with its special architecture and the river running through it! You can also rent a boat and ride around Plaza de España on the water. In the different buildings, various artists play music or dance Flamenco. It is an absolute fun place to visit!

Next to Plaza de España is the Parque de María Luisa. It is a big park with a lot of green spaces and many seating opportunities. It is a calm spot in an otherwise busy city.

One day,

in this beautiful city is not enough. It would be best to spend a few days there to experience the full charm of Sevilla!

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