In a square kilometer of Seville

There are many good arguments can be made to support this notion. While, Seville embodies much of the history of Spain and his roots. Plus it's 2000 years of history, this city was once called "Hispalis" by the Romans, was occupied by the Vandals and Visigoths from the north, was taken and occupied by the Moors, and later conquered by the new Christians. In addition, the location of Seville in the history of the world was created when it became the focal point and the controller of all trade with the Spanish territories in the Americas.

Seville is a great city - both in its population and area. It is Spain's fourth largest city, home to over three quarters of a million citizens, and spread across more than 2500 square kilometers of the Andalusian landscape. In any other city, this whole story and this vast area would be to intimidate the visitors. It seems like just too much. But in Seville, large pieces of Spanish history, and a large sample of the culture of the city, can be found in less than one square kilometer of distance for almost any visitor.

beginning at the town hall, town hall, located on the east side of the Plaza Nueva, and less than one square kilometer of this place, here are some samples of what you see:

The Cathedral of Seville: A spectacular cathedral, rebuilt in 1401 was one of the largest in all Europe. The Capilla Mayor, the main altar in carved and gilded wood, and the art of providing chalices Sacristia los Goya are two of the main attractions.

La Giralda: This tower has become an icon of Seville. Named after the weather vane on top (El Giraldillo), the tower offers a spectacular view over the city. It is easier to install than you might think: it was designed with gentle ramps to allow horses to climb the tower.

Museo de Bellas Artes: One of the finest collections of Spanish art is here. It has collections of Zurbaran, Cano, Murillo, El Greco, and Valdes Leal, among others.

Casa de Pilatos: At some point, this was alleged to have been based on the design of the house of Pontius Pilate. Although this is not accurate, the house is nevertheless one of the finest amalgams of Seville Muslims, Christians, Gothic and Renaissance.

Torre del Oro Torre del Plata: The two towers of the 13th century were originally part of the defenses of Seville.

The Reales Alcazares: The resort was built by a succession of caliphs Moor from 913, and then developed by the Christian kings in the 14th century. It has a bright dome, stucco developed, and patios and fascinating gardens.

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza: This features the oldest bullring in Spain and still houses the most famous bullfighting festival around the world.

Jardines de Murillo gardens and orchards: that were once the domain of the Alcazar. The monument to Christopher Columbus is particularly noteworthy.

The craft market (Plaza del Duque de la Victoria): A great place to inspect samples of local crafts, handiwork, and folk art. The market is open Thursday to Saturday.

Patio San Eloy: In Japan, there is sushi. In Seville, there are tapas. Tapas are the Spanish variation mixing gastronomy with art. A perfect example of the social sector, Seville fine and tapas will be available here.

There is more to Seville, of course. But this sampling of Seville is just a bit of what visitors can find in one square kilometer. However, imagine what the city could do with all of its 2500 square kilometers!


Anonymous said...

In any other city, this whole story and this vast area would be to intimidate the visitors.

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