As the capital and most important city in Andalucia, Seville is the focus of culture and money in the region. It lies on the banks of the river Guadalquivir and has several points of cultural interest mostly within walking distance of the city centre, and tourists can keep themselves occupied year round
It is said to be one of the largest historic centres in Europe, bursting with Mooring buildings, churches, convents and monuments, not to mention the Alcázar palace and the Giralda, a fine example of Europe’s Gothic cathedrals, and the largest place of worship in Spain.
Culture aside, the Sevillanos are known for being open and friendly, and always showing enthusiasm for their many festivals and events, two of the most famous being the Fería de Abril, where fiestas and dancing fill the streets day and night and the religious festival, Semana Santa, (Holy Week), one of the most impressive in Spain.
Spending a day wandering through the winding narrow streets of Seville is a perfect way to discover all it has to offer, and if that isn’t enough, head out of the city to discover other gems in Andalucia in the surrounding countryside, mountains or beaches.
The magical city of Seville is a main focal point for people visiting Andalucia. On the banks of the Guadalquivir river it is the largest town in Southern Spain and the Sevillians are known for their warmth and enthusiasm for life. On the cultural side, there is an extensive list of things to do and see, highlights including the Minaret of La Giralda, and the cathedral in the heart of the city, and the Alcazar Palace, which you can find by winding up some of the beautiful little streets or wide avenues. Additionally it is well known for its festivals and holidays, the two most notable being Semana Santa (Holy Week), where you can witness processions throughout the streets, and the Fería de Abril, a week long celebration with music and dance. Another attracting factor about this city is that most sights are within walking distance of the city centre. Not only in the city itself, but around, you cannot help to be drawn into the Andalucian charm. Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga are all in easy visiting distance.