Andalusia celebrates its festivals with passion and abandonment. Seville, as the region’s capital, hosts some of the most important events.
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The tremendous variety of Sevillian cuisine is based around home cooking. The most famous dishes are Flamenco Eggs, Sautéed Kidneys with Sherry, stuffed artichokes and fried fish (the true specialty of the cities of Cádiz, Seville and Málaga).
The Alfalfa neighborhood, especially around the Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro Street and adjacent streets, contains a large number of antique shops and galleries which exhibit and sell contemporary art. The rest of the city’s antique shops are located in the shopping district. In these streets the traveler can find a large number of stores [...]
Seville is a city of orange trees which fill the streets with the smell of orange blossoms every spring. As a result of the city’s Moorish heritage, the gardens of Seville are, for the most part, peaceful and hidden away. The most emblematic of Sevillian gardens is that which belongs to the Alcázar, of Moorish [...]
Set up in the old Convent of la Merced, built in the 18th century by Juan de Oviedo, it is arranged around three patios. Here the visitor can admire works by El Greco, Velázquez, Zurbarán and Valdés Leal. Especially interesting is the Murillo collection located in the convent’s church.
Located in the Mudejar Pavilion, a regionalist building designed by Anibal González in 1914, it contains an interesting collection of old suits, winches, flour mills, as well as popular furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries.
This journey begins at the Puerta de Jerez (Jerez gate), an area which was developed in the mid-19th century when the wall’s door was demolished and the Tagarete rivulet dried up. A garden was planted and the spot was transformed into a square in 1929.
Some believe that the name of this neighborhood comes from “tri” (three) and “ana” (rivers) since three rivers meet at this location. Others contend that the name comes from “Trajan”, because it was founded by Trajan, the Roman emperor. It is the birthplace of bullfighters, folklore singers and historic personalities such as Rodrigo de Triana, [...]
The bullfighter’s neighborhood par-excellence is the location of the Maestranza Bullring. It was previously a large open space between the Triana Door and the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower). The Paseo del Arenal, where Lope de Vega set the exploits of his picaresque heroes, was created in the 16th century.
These two neighborhoods, looking out over the Guadalquivir, opposite the Island of La Cartuja, were established in the Middle Ages and experienced their greatest periods of growth during the Renaissance and Baroque years, periods of great monumental richness.
This is an area of lively pedestrian streets, lined with shops, many of them hundreds of years old. A walk through this area begins at the Jesuit Temple of La Anunciación, Renaissance construction by Hernán Ruiz with paintings by Roelas and sculptures by Montañés. Continuing along Martín Villa the traveler arrives at La Campana, the [...]
This area is made up of a group of different neighborhoods with authentic Sevillian flavor. In by-gone days it was a neighbourhood renowned for its strong typical flavor. It is a popular part of town – we might call it a village inside the city. Its streets, such as the Calle de la Feria, where [...]