Sevilla Spain

February 15, 2013

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Seville, Spain, is considered the artistic, cultural and financial capital of southern Spain. People who live in this beautiful and historic city are called Sevillians (men) or Sevillanas (women). Although Seville is located away from the coast, still only 20 feet above sea level. Once was an important maritime port. In fact, Explorer Hernando de Magallanes has boats that used to go around the world from Seville. He was also the recipient of a lot of silver brought from the new world. Because of the brought riches of America, Sevilla attracted a population big enough in the 16 and 17 centuries, making the largest city in Spain until around 1649 when the great plague of Seville struck.

Although the town fell in importance in terms of population and economy, it is still being valued as an artistic centre of the Baroque. Seville is today home to many places of tourist interest. Its cathedral was built between 1401 and 1519. It is the largest Cathedral Gothic and medieval in the world, elaborately decorated and with a bit of gold. It is crowned by the most famous statue in the city, La Giraldilla, symbol of the faith.

Located opposite the Cathedral is the Alcazar, a former Moorish palace that took more than 500 years to be built. Its grounds include beautiful gardens in a mixture of styles Moors, Andalusians and Christians. In the River is the Torre del Oro, a watchtower built by the Almohad dynasty. It was used as a defensive barrier in the river by stringing a heavy chain from its base across the River to stop boats travelling through there. With so many wonderful things to see, it is not surprising that Seville is a magnet for tourism. Fortunately, there are many choices of accommodation for tourists in Seville, including hostels, hotels and apartments. Hostels in SEVILLA examples of hostels in Seville: hostel networks: this guest house is situated within walking distance of many of the most important attractions of Seville, including cathedrals and the Museum of fine arts.