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Seville, known as the birthplace of flamenco, is the most temperamental city in Spain. The sun-drenched capital of Andalusia is famous for its cathedral (one of the biggest in the world), record-breaking temperatures and laid back people. Just like all the other Andalusian cities, Seville had been ruled by Arabs for centuries, which means there’s no shortage of exciting Arab heritage here.

Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and home to around 700,000 people - or twice that if the suburbs were to be included.

Old quarter of Seville
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Old quarter of Seville

During the Age of Discovery, Seville, built by Romans and ruled by an Arab caliphate for hundreds of years, finally entered its golden age - became an important economic, trade and cultural centre.

We recommend you visit Seville in April, at the time of the week-long April Fair – the biggest of its kind in the whole of Andalusia. At this time, the air is not too hot, the streets are filled with the sweet aroma of orange blossoms, girls in traditional garb and men riding horseback.

Dancing on the Seville Fair
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Dancing on the Seville Fair

Since temperatures can climb towards 45 degrees during the summer, city streets and squares here are full of fountains and various other sources of water. People sitting in outside terraces of bars and cafés get sprayed with cool water, while many locals have rooftop pools.

The Cathedral of Seville makes it a truly great city – it’s the largest Gothic and third-largest cathedral of all in the world. Its tower has been the highest point of Seville since time immemorial as the city government has banned the building of taller structures.

Once in Seville, just like in other places in Andalusia, you absolutely have to try its traditional snacks (snails, olives, sardines, green pepper, cheese and ham), wine and many types of sea food. Truth be told, food in the old town is quite expensive, so we advise you wander round the smaller streets away from the city centre, where you’re bound to find some diners without signboards or fancy menus, but with traditional, high quality Andalusian food on offer.

Lunch. Andalusian style
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Lunch. Andalusian style

Seville is famous for its nightlife – whenever it’s hot outside, it seems as though people just take a nap in the afternoon and then party all night. Watch a game of football, if you get the chance, just don’t be surprised if people will start heading towards water fountains after their team has won – it’s how the Andalusians celebrate victories. During the night, it’s easy to find a bar with live music and flamenco dancing, where anyone interested can learn some moves.

One of the most beautiful places in Seville is the Royal Alcázar Gardens, where kings used to go for strolls and rest. You’ll need a whole day to see all the palm trees, exotic plants, flowers, fountains and roaming peacocks.

„Metropol Parasol”
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  „Metropol Parasol”

Recently, Seville has been graced with some new architecture – several giant 'mushrooms' forming one big viewpoint. Some controversy surrounds this structure – on one hand, the flowing, modern, transparent structures are impressive, but on the other, however, they don’t fit very well in the general panorama of the old town.

Another famous place is Spain Square, where every larger city of the country is commemorated with a tile mosaic. The square is located in a park, which is also worth a visit – here you’re sure to find some exotic birds, differently sized fountains, waterfalls and unusual plants.

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