Sevilla City Guide


Sevilla, Spain is the financial, artistic, historical and cultural capital of southern Spain. It is located on the banks of Guadalquivir River. Because of its strategic location, it once served as a flourishing trading port of the Americans. As of 2009, it has a total population of more than 700,000 and the locals here are known as Sevillanos (or Sevillanas for women). Sevilla is indeed an ethnically and culturally diverse city. Sevilla is an old, enchanting, and charming city. It is more than 2,000 years old. According to local legend, it came from the Taressian Civilization, and the city itself was founded by Hercules. During the Ancient Roman Era, Sevilla was called 'Hispalis', and 'Isbiliya' with the Moors. There is evident Moorish influence in the city. The Gothic Cathedral was actually built on the site of a Moorish Mosque. Right across the Gothic Cathedral is the Alcazar, a Moorish palace with a blend of Mudelar and Renaissance styles. The palace also boasts beautiful gardens and architectural masterpieces. There are also some great museums in Seville, such as the Fine Arts Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Flamenco Art Museum and the Maritime Museum. Every street, corner and nook in Sevilla in the historic quarter of Andalusia is bursting with cheer and bustle. You can easily get lost in the city, and you should! It's a beautiful city, and all your senses will be bombarded with different flavors, exotic aromas and colorful sights. The best time to go to Sevilla is during festivals and celebrations. Andalusian festivals hold their celebrations with passion and abandonment! During April, Seville celebrates the Easter Season (Semana Santa) and the April Fair (Feria de Abril). Sevilla Climate and Weather Your travel plans will also largely depend on the month of the year you plan to visit Sevilla. It is sunny and hot almost every day from the months of June to September. It becomes even sunnier and hotter on months July and August, and virtually no rain. Better wear loose and light clothing at all times, even on evenings. Travel & Commuting in Sevilla By Taxi cabs Taxi stops are located on almost every street and square in Seville. They can be hailed as long as they show the 'Libre' (Free) Sign or displays a green light. By Bus You can take the Bus Station to go around Seville. There are four lines: C1, C2, C3 and C4. They follow circular routes basically, and all lines merge to the main bus stops are Plaza Nueva, La Barqueta, Prado de San Sebastian and Plaza de la Encarnacion By Train Seville travels to and fro Madrid fifteen times daily with stops to Ciudad Real and Cordoba. Seville boasts a high speed train (AVE) which arrives at Madrid Puerta de Atocha in 2 hours and 30 minutes. By Plane There are daily flights from Paris and London to San Pablo Airport, as well as Madrid, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Valencia and Alicante. San Pablo Airport is located about 12 kilometers north of Sevilla.

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