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November 7, 2017 in News Tags:

Thanks to its rich history, Sevilla is full of important buildings and monuments. Also, as it is the cradle of bullfighting and flamenco, there are many activities related to these topics throughout the year. Inside, put Sevillian culture of tapas and ceramics, becoming an important component of the city. Sevilla this full of things to see and do, so it is important to consider what are the main tourist attractions in order to be sure to visit them. In the heart of the old city, would tourists visit the Cathedral and the Giralda tower. The huge Cathedral is located in the ground where a mosque was carried out in the 12th century. It covers an area of 11,520 square meters with a nave that rises 42 metres into the sky and side chapels as high as a common church with monuments of the successive centuries.

The decor is simple and there is a perfect balance between their parties. The Giralda tower is the Minaret of the previous Cathedral mosque, and as the Lonely Planet in his Spain guide accurately describes it: its proportions, its delicate decoration with bricks with drawings and colour that changes with the light, makes it perhaps the most perfect Islamic building in Spain. There are some additions made to the building by the Christians, and opinion is divided on whether it has improved or spoiled the tower. Another important sight is the Patio de los Naranjos, which was once the courtyard of the mosque and it is so called because it has a more than 60 orange trees plantation. Nearby is the Mudejar Royal Palace, known as the Alcazar and the Santa Cruz quarter.

In regards to the Alcazar, there are several versions of the history of this place. Some claim that the fortress was built by Muslim rulers in the 10th century and others say that it was the cruel King Pedro using worker Arabs. Anyway, it has been adapted and expanded many times depending on the monarchs. This beautiful place with its rooms, can surely not be lost halls, courtyards and gardens. On the other hand, the Santa Cruz neighbourhood was the medieval Jewish quarter of Seville. It’s a picturesque neighbourhood with narrow streets and whitewashed houses. The archive of the Indies, is also a very important place because it is the main file of conquest and colonization of America. It houses more than 40 million documents dating from 1492 until the end of the Empire in the 19th century. The Casa de Pilatos is also a very interesting place, the first Marquis of Tarifa tried to make it seem this building to the Palace of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem. Subsequent owners have contributed to the construction in the medium term which has proved a nice mix of different architectural styles. Finally, the walls and gates of the city, as well as the Maria Luisa Park are unmissable. Sevilla was formerly a fortified city. The walls were designed not only to defend the city, but to prevent the flooding of the river Guadalquivir. Since the original of 166 towers of surveillance and 9 gates, only 3 of every one of them they remain. In terms of doors: door de Cordoba, Macarena door and Postigo del Aceite; and torres: La Torre de Oro, silver tower and white tower. The Park is a paradise within the city, is full of Palm trees and orange trees, ELMS and Mediterranean pines combined with ponds and pavilions.

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