The city of Seville is the artistic,
cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, crossed by the river
Guadalquivir. Seville is the southern-most of the three biggest Andalusian
cities of Spain. The city is recognized for more than a thousand bars where
the choice of food, is virtually unlimited, from seafood to ham and sausage
and from vegetable to cheese. The Sevillians actually make a meal of. them,
moving from bar to bar and trying one dish at a time.
Sevilla represents all that is Andalucian: flamenco, the horses, el rocio.
Once a port this is now one of the most important cultural centres of Spain.
It is connected to Madrid by an excellent high speed train link as well as
by its own airport and a good road system.
The 1992 World Expo has left the city with a good infrastructure while
preserving the beautiful buildings and streets and quiet alleys of the old
town. Seville was the choice of the first royal wedding of the current
generation of Spanish royal family. This beautiful city is known for the
beautiful architecture of which Gridala cathedral is a unique example.
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It has a Mediterranean climate, with an average maximum
temperature of 35 C in summer and an average minimum of 13 C in winter. In
the month of June temperatures in Sevilla are high, with an average of 23.5
C, with maximum and minimum temperatures of about 30.8 C and 16.1 C
Official Currency :
Euro; 1 Euro = 52.443 Indian Rupee = 1.2047 US $
= 0.678141 GBP(subject to change)
Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir river and is one of the
largest historical centres in Europe. It is Located in the south-west of the
Iberian Peninsula and is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Andalusia
By Air :
Seville airport is located about 10 Kilometres north east
of the city, on the NIV motorway to Cordoba and Madrid. There are regular
national flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Arrecife, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran
Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela and Tenerife. There are
also regular International flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf,
Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich and Rome.
By Train :
Santa Justa Railway Station makes the city
accessible from the rest of the country and also the rest of the Europe.
By Road :
Buses, hired cars and taxis are the various ways to get
around the city.
The city of Seville has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for
the tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
5 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Casa Imperial
Hotel Don Paco
4 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia
Hotel silken Al Andalus palace
Hotel Catalonia Emperador Trajano
3 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Melia Sevilla
Major Tourist attractions
this is the 14th century Mudéjar Palace built after the
fashion of the Alhambra in Granada.
The Archivo General de Indias :
has a record of all the documents
related to the Spanish colonization of America, some of which are on public
this is built within the site of an old mosque and is one
of the largest churches in the world which Houses the tomb of Christopher
Giralda Tower :
this tower is the landmark of Seville and a belfry
was added atop the existing minaret for an old mosque, in order to convert
it into a bell tower.
Plaza de Toros Real Maestraza :
One of the oldest bullrings in Spain
is also a museum featuring posters and photos related to bullfighting.
Museo de Bellas Artes :
has a huge collection of Spanish art ranking
second only to Madrids Prado.
Torre del Oro :
this is a 13th century edifice built as part of the
city fortifications, and is named as the Tower of Gold for its