Seville is a peculiar, colourful and beautiful city with the breathtaking corrida and passionate flamenco. This city fully reflects all the features of the national Spanish character. Being a centre of Andalusia, Seville is a place of the numerous festivals and celebrations.
Attractions in Seville
The historical quarter is one of the largest in Europe. The local Museum of Art is the most visited in Andalusia. However, all the tourists begin their excursions with the visiting Seville Cathedral. This is the third largest cathedral in the Catholic world. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Giralda is the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral and a symbol of Seville. The tower is 104.1 m in height and remains one of the most important symbols of the city, as it has been since medieval times. Giralda was also registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Alcázar of Seville is the next must-see place. This is a royal palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. And it also belongs to UNESCO World Heritage.
You should also visit Torre del Oro or Tower of Gold. This is a dodecagonal military watchtower constructed in the first third of the 13th century. The tower served as a prison during the Middle Ages.
Plaza de España is a square and a landmark in Maria Luisa Park. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture.
Palace of San Telmo is also worth for visiting. This is a historical edifice in Seville, now the seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Autonomous Government. The palace is one of the emblematic buildings of Sevillian Baroque architecture.
If you want to see real flamenco, go to Triana. This is a cultural district in the city. Most residents of Triana are creative people. This neighbourhood has a traditional pottery and tile industry, a vibrant flamenco culture, and its own festivals; it has played an important role in the development of Sevillan culture and tradition.
Holiday weather in Seville
Spring is the best time for visiting Seville. Exactly at this time Holy Week and Seville Fair take place here. The spring weather is perfect in Seville. The average daily temperature is +17 °C. The rainy period has already finished.
Autumn is also a good time for the visiting this charming city. There is no heat, so you can fully enjoy the whole beauty of Seville.
During summer months the weather is very hot and there are too many tourists in the city.
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