Sevilla Travel Guide - Introduction
Get to know the heart of folkloric Spain where you can revel in the scent of orange trees, the clacking of flamenco shoes, the beautiful women in traditional costumes and the heat of the Andalusian sun!
Although Sevilla is Spain's fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia, it has all the warmth and coziness of a small town. It would be an understatement to say that Sevilla has a rich history; the city has the glorious past of the Roman Empire, the sumptuous Muslim culture and the reconquest of Spain by Fernando and Isabel. The re-taking of Sevilla sparked the construction of one of the largest, most awe-inspiring cathedrals in the whole world.
Visit the Torre de Oro, where the riches of the New World were stored. Explore the Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter with its cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings, and peruse the magnificent Muslim-inspired AlcÃ¡zar palace. Deep-rooted traditions, such as the famous processions of Holy Week and the Feria de Abril, create awonderful place to get to know and love the Spanish and Andalusian culture. Yet with all of these, it's also a modern, forward-looking city with something for all ages and tastes.
With all of this and more, it's a wonderful place to learn Spanish!