Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is heir to a rich Arab legacy, and to the condition of being a prosperous trading port with the Americas.
Every street and square that makes up the historic quarter of the Andalusia capital bursts with joy and bustle. This area has an interesting collection of historic buildings, many of which have been declared World Heritage Sites, and also contains colorful districts with great popular flavor, such as Triana and La Macarena.
Due to its long and rich history, Seville has an important monumental and artistic heritage whose buildings can be classified in various categories: Civilian architecture, which includes palaces, government buildings, private palaces, hospitals, universities, etc. Amongst religious architecture, Seville is one the cities with the largest number of churches and convents.
Seville is a remarkable southern business and service centre; having many hotel beds distributed all over the city allowing the visitor to discover the many attractions the city holds. Museums, arts centers, theme parks, cinemas, theatres, and banquet halls are only a few of the endless possibilities that a great city like Seville affords. And the numerous terraces, pubs and bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of the city is carried out: the tapeo.
Another good excuse to come to the hispalense capital are the festivals. The celebrations of Easter Week and Feria de Abril (the April Fair), which have been declared of National Tourist Interest, reflect the devotion and folklore of the people of Seville, always open and friendly to visitors. But Seville's appeal does not end there, as the city is also the starting point for the many cultural routes the province offers, such as the Roman Betica Route.
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. There's so much to visit and to do in Seville. Seville is more than 2,000 years old. The passage of the various civilizations, instrumental in its growth, has left the city a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre.
The Cathedral, the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar, the Plaza de España are only some of the interesting places and buildings to visit in Seville. You can plan your trip to Seville and enjoy its Semana Santa or Seville's Fair which are the main Seville's Festivals. If you like flamenco, this is surely your destination. Besides, you will love its gastronomy: the tapas scene is one of the main cultural attractions of the city. And of course do not forget we are in Spain and Seville's nightlife, like in all other parts of Spain, is very intense.
Situated deep in Andalusian Autonomous Region, Cordoba is a compendium of history and modernity. This ancient city, which has been declared World Heritage Site, is a living legacy of the diverse cultures that settled in it throughout history.
Very few places in the world can boast of having been the capital of Hispania Ulterior under the Roman Empire, and the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. Such splendor is palpable in the intellectual wealth of this centre of wisdom and knowledge that has seen the birth of figures like Seneca, Averroes and Maimonides.
To take a stroll through the historic quarter of Cordoba is to discover a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city during medieval times and which is a real symbol of the capital.
Without disregarding its splendid past, Cordoba is definitely a modern city that has been able to adapt to the present day, offering the most modern infrastructures and services, as well as a large network of hotels.
Cordoba is also synonymous with art, culture and leisure, thanks to a myriad of cultural events that are organized here throughout the year: Flamenco festivals, concerts, ballet and other activities that are complemented by a number of museums and an exciting nightlife.
Meanwhile, is home to important buildings of the Andalusian heritage, whose highest expression is the Medina Azahara, located on the outskirts of the city.
Cordoba is located between Seville and Granada. Not a very populated city but at one point, back in history, Cordoba was the biggest and most important city of Spain. Its Mezquita (mosque) is one of the largest in Europe. Cordoba was originally used as a landing spot in Spain for the invading Muslim forces from North Africa and from this point forth Cordoba gradually grew in importance in Spain and Europe. Although Cordoba has never since regained its glory, there are some remains of the great city of Cordoba during the era of Muslim Spain which can still be seen today. In May you can enjoy the Cruces de Mayo Festival, the Patio Festival, both of which feature the city splendidly decorated. The Cordoba festival is also amazing. Come and visit Cordoba: Nice people, nice city, nice trip!