Situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir, it is the capital and the largest city of Spain’s southern province Andalusia. It was founded as the roman city of Hispalis. Seville is known as a “Doorway to the past”. Home to several Cathedrals, Monuments, Museums and Parks
of the ancient time, it is known to allure you, seduce you and then win you over slowly unlike
other cities. Seville’s Flamenco clubs is known to keep the antiquity alive.
Plaza de Espana is a principal building built on the Maria Luisa Park to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits. Prime Niches of the monument are Roman Mosaics and Artefacts from Italica. It is an amalgamation of Renaissance and Moorish revival of Spanish Architecture. It showcases the tradition and relics of the Renaissance period. A Dive into one of the greatest period of Europe,” Renaissance” gives you a sneak peek of the period when
greats like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Angelo lived.
The Alcazar of Seville is one of the most beautiful places in Spain. A number of movies have been shot at this royal place namely Kingdom of Heaven, The Conquest of Arabia (Including scenes of Columbus and Queen Isabella. Are you a “Game of Thrones” fan? If you are one, Seville’s Alcazar is a must visit. A few scenes of one of the most popular TV series “Game of Thrones” was shot here.
Seville Cathedral: Also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the see, it is the largest gothic church in the world. Is there a scarcity of peace and harmony in life, few hours in this holy place can tame the worst of demons within you. The Baptism ceremony of many greats has taken place in the same place.
The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral. It was originally built as a minaret in the Moorish period later it was supplemented as a Bell Tower after the Reconquista. Hernan Ruiz the younger, the statue built on the top of the tower signifies the triumph of Christian faith.
General Archive of the Indies: It is housed in the ancient Merchant exchange of Seville. The Casa longa de Mercarades is home to extremely valuable ancient documents of Spanish Empire. Contemporarily Archivo General de Indies is home to 9 kilometre of shelving, 43000 volumes and some 80 million pages. It’s a dream come true for a bibliophile and bet me if it doesn’t feel of seven heavens. In the picture itself, it seems like a gateway to the ancient world. Time travelling is a hypothesis but walking into the archives we get a glimpse of time travel.
Maestranza: A Bullfighting ring having a capacity of 12000 people is venue for Seville’s annual fair Bullfighting. Going with the thought “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” by Augustine of Hippo, the chapter of Seville is not over until you witness the craziness and adventure in a Bullfight.
Are you Narcoleptic? Take a break from this invariable and plan a voyage to Seville. It is ranked as the best city to visit for the year 2018 by the travel experts of Lonely Planet so there is no best time then now. Some cities take you by storm but Seville will allure you, seduce you and then win you over. Book your returns first else you would fall into the charm of Seville and decide to stay. Put on your best shoes and gears to dive into the past, Seville, Spain.
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