LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Sept. 19, 2010) – Set in picturesque southern Spain, the capital of Andalusia is the perfect travel destination as the UK becomes colder. Seville is situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. This southern gem is ranked the fourth largest city in Spain, with a population of 1.5 million. The city is more than 2,000 years old and has played a pivotal role in the shaping of modern day Spain. Before leaving for Seville, however, travellers are encouraged to obtain sufficient travel insurance to provide cover for the duration of their trip.
With a heritage steeped in medieval, renaissance and baroque cultures, Seville was also heavily influenced by Arabic culture. The city offers visitors a host of notable attractions, including:
The Cathedral of Seville – Under construction from 1401 to 1519, this cathedral is one of the biggest religious monuments in Europe, both in terms of volume and area. Lavish decorations, including gilded details, adorn this prime example of Gothic and Baroque architecture. It is must-see for all architectural enthusiasts and is open daily, with free entrance on Sundays.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville – Established in 1835, this museum houses masterpieces from some of the most significant artists of the ‘Sevillian School’. Visitors will find works by Murillo, Pacheco, Zurbarán, and Valdés Leal, amongst others, on display in this fantastic building.
Seville also boasts a vibrant nightlife, including activities such as botelloning, where large groups of people gather at specific meetings points across the city to share a drink as an alternative to bars or restaurants. Two of the most popular botelloning venues in the city are the banks of the Guadalquivir River and the Plaza San Salvador.
Seville is often overlooked for other major cities in Spain, but with so much to see and do, it is a must see for all travellers.
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