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Seville: One of the Best Destinations in Spain

Seville is a Spanish city whose Gothic cathedral and other historical monuments extensively whip mystique atmosphere for the tourists all across the planet. Roughly 2,200 years old Sevilla is known not only for the gothic cathedral but there are magnificent Mudéjar palaces, zigzagging medieval roads and baroque churches that keep the traditional feel alive. Sitting on the shoreline of Guadalquivir River, Seville boasts of rich Moorish cultural heritage.  Seville is one prosperous port that continued trading with America and eventually accumulated enough riches. The city holds a number of tourist attractions like art centers, theatres and clubs, museums and art centers. The early celebrations such as Easter Week and Feria de Abril entice tourists all across the nation. The inns and cafes, clubs and bars are best places to practice the well-appreciated tradition such “Going out for tapas”. There is ample scope for horse riding, outdoor sports and cycling routes.

General information about Seville

Population-The metropolitan population of the city is around 1.5 million whereas the municipal population is roughly around 703,000. However, population density is seen declining since the year 2014 and by 2018 presumably, it would be more or less 694, 859. There are a number of contributing factors that have been triggering this decline.

Yearly tourist numbers– in the year 2016, more or less 10.6 million international tourists stopped off to relish Seville. This is actually great as compare to the year 2012 and 13 as with every passing year this number is increasing. 2010, however, was the year when lesser number of tourists came but with every passing year such increase is quite noticeable.

History-Certainly Seville is a city that boasts of its charming and fascinating history. Seville used to be an important and most essential harbor on Río Guadalquivir and one of the most powerful oftaifas. In the 12 century, Almohads made Sevilla the capital and great mosques were built during that period. But gradually Almohad power disintegrated. Soon Sevilleturnedinto one of the most important Castilian cities and due to extensive trading it became one of the well known, biggest and richest cities of Andalusia.

Where is Seville

This city is situated in Andalusia, Spain. 16 meters above sea level the city is positioned, the city has a population more or less 703,206 which make the city bigger in Andalusia. The city has its position in South Spain and it occupies the Guadalquivir river valley. Wonderfully famous all around for its tradition, culture and historical background, today Seville is admired for life and potential possibilities.

Best Things to do in Seville

Museums– Seville has preserved time in shape of figurines existing in museums, to name some there are Real Alcazar, Casa de la Guitarra, Centro de InterpretacionJuderia de Sevilla, Museo del Baile Flamenco, Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, Las Duenas, Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, Archivo General de Indias and more.

Historical Buildings: there are some historically significant buildings such as Seville Cathedral, General Archive of the Indies, Costurero de la Reina, Archbishop’s Palace, Hospital de losVenerables, The Alcázar, Hotel Alfonso XIII, Palace of San Telmo and more. These buildings and monuments narrate the glorious stories of past.

Seville tourist attractions– As similar to all other renowned cities, Seville also has some must-see attractions, and the mystique blending ofMudéjar, RenaissanceGothic, and Contemporary architecture captivate more attention. Here are few top tourist attractions that make Seville worth visiting, Parque de María Luisa,Torre del Oro, Seville Cathedral,Metropol Parasol, Barrio Santa Cruz, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Casa de Pilatos, Plaza de España and more.

Shopping in Seville

There is none to detest shopping and Seville has so much to offer to the local as well as the foreign travelers.

Biggest Malls:Centro Comercial Los Arcos, Seville Fashion Outlet, Zona Este Centro de Ocio and more some of the well-known malls and shopping centers situated in Seville.

Local Markets- as it is said, that Seville is bargain hunter’s paradise, there are smart local street shops. Whether antique items or craft varieties are sought out or regular food items or special gourmet, these local markets would certainly serve the purpose. JUEVES, Arenal Market, Encarnación Market, Feria Market, Triana Market and more. Here all the local gourmet as well as clothing accessories can be found.

Nightlife in Seville

Nightlife is relatively blazing here, as from bars to clubs, live music to leisure clubs are open for fun loving hearts. Cervecerias are the local bars that along with beers varying other beverages offer. Irish and Scottish bars and pubs are also quite available. Among the well-known pubs and bars, there are El Tremendo, Bar Jota, La Bodeguita Antigua and Los Soportales, La Plazoleta and more.

There are few international bars for foreign friends, such as Cervecería Internaciónal, La Fábrica, Cerveceria Europa, German Beer place and more.

When energy winds up dancing is all one seeks for and Seville has plenty of dancing destinations such as Boss, Antique, Santuario, Notre Dame, Weekend House Club and more. Among the Scottish bars few notables are Merchant’s Malt House, Pub Madigan’s.

Those who love live music, there are El Cafetal, El PerroAndaluz, Azucar de Cuba, La Buena Estrella and more are waiting

Practical Info

Temperature: The Seville climate is Mediterranean but during the summer months Seville turns similar to any North African city, and summer turns out little bit unbearable sometimes. July is hotter than any other months and the temperature rises to 28°C (82°F) but January turns out colder as temperatures drops to 11°C (52°F). However, rain showers most in March where the average rain is 90mm. However, swimming can be enjoyed most in the month of August. While talking about raining, yearly it rains approximately550 millimetres and this is quite regular if Mediterranean climates are interpreted. During summer there is no rain and if it rains by any chance, well it is a sheer accident. The sea remains totally cool without any aggressive waves. However, microclimate is caused by the sea along the coastline which is certainly enjoyable. Cool breeze along the seashore sooths mind in summer months.