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Sevilla, Spain's fourth-largest city, chief town of its province and capital of Andalusia, the see of an archbishop and a university town, lies in a fertile plain on the left bank of the Río Guadalquivir. Here the Guadalquivir emerges into the Andalusian lowlands, and at high tide -the effect of which is felt for more than 100km/60mi up the river - it is possible for seagoing vessels of some size to reach the river port of Seville, 87km/54mi from the sea, using a channel which bypasses the last bend on the river before the town. In 1948-49 the main channel of the Guadalquivir was diverted to the west side of the town; the port installations, however, are still on the old river-bed. Seville is also an important industrial town (foodstuffs, textiles, metal-processing). With the abundance of art and architecture which it has inherited from many centuries of history and the lively and bustling activity of a southern Mediterranean town which is also a port, Seville fully justifies the old saying, "Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla" ("If you have not seen Seville you have missed a marvel"). Seville was the birthplace of two famous painters, Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82). Many commemorative tablets in the streets of the town recall scenes from the works of Cervantes. Seville is also famous as the setting of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and "Marriage of Figaro" and of Bizet's "Carmen"; and a number of streets claim the honor of having Figaro's barber shop in Rossini's "Barber of Seville".


How to Reach

By Air

Seville Airport is located a mere four kilometres from the centre of the city and is a modern facility offering daily scheduled flights to and from a large number of Spanish, EU and international destinations. Bus services, operating at 30-minute intervals run between the airport and Puerta de Jerez calling at Palos de la Frontera street and Santa Justa Station. Meanwhile, taxis are on hand, as are car hire companies. The airport offers good passenger facilities including ATMs, bureaux de change and information desks.

By Bus

Seville is served by two significant bus stations: the Estacion de Autobuses Plaza de Armas and the Estacion de Autobuses Prado de San Sebastian. Bus services from a number of European cities are provided by Eurolines, while local companies such as Alsa, Casal, Damas and La Bética provide connections from Spanish cities which include Alicante, Barcelona, Huelva, Madrid and Mérida.

By Rail

Seville's Santa Justa Station serves the city and provides connections to and from major Andalucian destinations as well as from significant cities beyond. From Madrid, the journey can be made by train in three hours, while from Barcelona it takes nine hours.

By Car

Road access to the city of Seville is straightforward, with Spain’s well developed motorway network serving the city from most major destinations. If travelling from Madrid and Córdoba, take the A-4 motorway; from Mérida, Badajoz and Cáceres, take the A-66; from Málaga, take the A-92; from Cádiz, take the A-4; and finally from Huelva, take the A-49.

Key places to visit
Museum of Fine Art, Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower, Mara Luisa Park, Alcázar, Barrio de Santa Cruz


Places to Visit

Museum of Fine Art

In the western part of the old town of Seville, reached from the Plaza del Duque by way of Calle de Alfonso XII, is the 17th century Convento de la Merced, now occupied by the Museum of Art, which has the finest collection of pictures in Spain after the Prado in Madrid, particularly of the works by 17th century Spanish painters. The museum is currently undergoing a thorough reorganization, with the result that only two rooms are at present open where the most important paintings of the collection are on show. In the smaller room Spanish masters of the 18th to 20th centuries are represented; in the fine main room are works of the 15th to 17th centuries.

Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower

The Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower is Europe’s third-largest church and the largest Gothic building in the world. The cathedral claims to house the remains of Christopher Columbus and features an ornate tomb mounted on four statues. The church is filled with fine works of art and architectural features including its magnificent 15th century stained glass windows and elaborate 15th century choir stalls. Meanwhile, the treasury is home to works by Goya, Murillo and Zurbarán.

Mara Luisa Park

Among Seville’s largest parks, María Luisa covers a massive 400,000 square metres and was built originally as gardens for the San Telmo Palace at the time of the 1929 Latin American Exhibitions. The park offers plenty of opportunity to relax either in the sun or under one of its many shady trees. Alternatively, you can take a pleasant walk or pursue some outdoor sporting activity.


On the southeast side of the Plaza del Triunfo in Seville stands the Alcázar, the stronghold of the Moorish and later of the Christian kings. The present structure, still with the aspect of a medieval fortress, was built by Moorish architects in the second half of the 14th century, in the reign of Pedro the Cruel. The entrance leads into the Patio de las Banderas, planted with orange-trees, and through the Jardín del Crucero into the Patio de la Montería, the Court of the Royal Bodyguard, on the south side of which is the richly articulated main front of the Alcázar proper.

Barrio de Santa Cruz

To the east of the Alcázar lies the picturesque Barrio de Santa Cruz, which in Arab times was the Jewish quarter (Judería). It is now a district of flower-decked squares and streets, with many attractive patios.

Right Time to Visit

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January - February -> 6(°C) - Winter
July - August -> 36(°C) - Summer


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