Great Plague

February 22, 2018

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Seville, Spain, are considered the artistic, cultural and financial capital of the south of Spain. The people who inhabit this beautiful and historical city are called Sevillians (men) or Sevillan (women). Although Seville is located far from the coast, only continues being 20 feet on the level of the sea. Sometimes it was an important seaport. In fact, explorer Hernando de Magallanes has the boats who used to give the return to the world from Seville.

Also it was the receiver of much of the silver brought from the New World. Due to the brought wealth of America, Seville attracted a quite great population in centuries 16 and 17, making it the biggest city of Spain until around 1649 when the Great Plague of Seville struck. Although the city fell in importance in terms of population and economy, continues being valued like an artistic center of the baroque one. Seville is today the home of many places of tourist interest. Its cathedral was constructed between years 1401 and 1519. It is greater gothic and medieval cathedral in the world, elaboradamente decorated and with a little gold. It is crowned by the most famous statue of the city, the Giraldilla, symbol of the faith. Located in front of the cathedral it is the Palace, an old palace morisco that took more than 500 years to be constructed.

Their lands include beautiful gardens in a mixture of styles Moors, Andalusians and Christians. In the river this the Tower of Gold, a watchtower constructed by the Almohade dynasty. A defensive barrier in the river was used as to chain a heavy chain of its base through river to stop boats that traveled that way. With so many wonderful things that to see, it is no wonder Seville is a magnet for the tourist activity. Luckyly, there are many options of lodging for the tourists of Seville, including the inns, hotels and apartments.