If you want to enjoy your stay in Seville, all you have to do is entrust yourself to a taxi service from Seville airport. It is the fourth largest city in Spain when it comes to size and is situated in the south western part of the Iberian Peninsula. With its 750,000 inhabitants, to all intents and purposes, the city is considered to be the capital of Andalucía as it fully represents the region’s art, culture and economy. Seville’s importance is also due to the fact that its historic centre is amongst the most significant in the whole of Europe. You just need to remember that its main attractions, (la Giralda, the Cathedral and the Alcázar), were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1987.
WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE
If we focus on the specifics, La Giralda is now the actual bell-tower of Seville’s Cathedral despite having been originally constructed as aminaret in the Almohad style and was subsequently used as the template for the imperial Moroccancities of Rabat and Marrakesh. Composed of 35 gently sloping ramps, la Giralda was used by the Moors for calling the faithful to prayer as well as being used as an observatory. The city’s cathedral is a veritable treasure trove. In addition to being the largest cathedral in Spain, it is also the third largest in the world in terms of size.
Its architecture demonstrates both Gothic and Renaissance elements. Inside, it is possible to visit the tomb of the famous Italian, Christopher Columbus. The Alcázar is the former residence of the Moorish sovereigns. Of particular interest and beauty are the gardens of the Reales Alcázares in which visitors are mesmerized by the magnificent water displays. Because the queues for buying tickets tend to be quite long, it is advisable to book a guided tour on-line at the official website.