Hot summers and mild winters, the largest historical centre of Europe and the birthplace of the passionate dance style flamenco. But above all, Seville is a vibrant city where life is never fleeting but lived with passion.
Seville is the capital of the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is a city with an illustrious past. In colonial times, Seville had one of the most important ports in the world, and it controlled European trade with America for a long time. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the mausoleum of Columbus, discoverer of America, was built here.
Those who visit the city cannot ignore it: with 104.5 metres the Giralda towers above Seville. It is the bell tower of the world famous Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic church in the world! This is not to say that it is the most impressive building of the city, because the Alcázar (the Royal Palace) also renders visitors quiet and humble.
It is not the overwhelming variety of cultural treasures that makes Seville so special. It is the love of life that Sevillians radiate. You will notice it in their eyes, in their way of speaking and in the way they celebrate; nowhere does it happen as passionately as here. Seville is a city you must simply experience: let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the city, dance the flamenco and then sit down in one of the many cosy bars for a few tapas. A Sevillian would articulate it as follows: ‘Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla’, or ‘He who hasn’t seen Seville, has missed a miracle’.
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