Andalucia’s capital city has an impressive monumental heritage, a rich and varied festive calendar and a disarming, unforgettable character.
The best way to get to Sevilla is by hiring a car. If you are on holiday with a company then speak to Golf Service or your holiday representative, who will arrange car hire for you or will suggest a coach tour if you do not want to drive yourself.
Once in Sevilla
Find ‘Parque De María Luisa’. The park is so large, that you will always be able to find a parking space around it, no matter what time of year. You are also on a main road, which makes getting home easier!
María Luisa Park is a great starting point. It is beautiful. You can hire bikes or take a horse and cart ride to enjoy the full extent of the park. I suggest that you head to ‘Plaza De América’ where you will find three amazing buildings: Museo de Artes y Costumbres populares, Museo Arqueológico and Pabellón Real.
Make your way from the square, through the park to the ‘Plaza De España’, a sight not to be missed. If you have children with you they will enjoy the rowing boats that are available on the waters that surround this landmark.
If you head in the opposite direction you will come to the ‘Rio Guadalquivir’ which is the river that runs through Sevilla.
Also worth a visit are the Expo ’92 site and ‘Isla Mágica’ theme park, both of which are on the other side of the river.
Other ways of seeing the sights!
Walking tours; information is available from the tourist information office.
The Cathedral and Giralda.
The Cathedral was built in 1401 on the old Almohad mosque. The general design was by Alonso Martínez although other architects participated in its construction. It is easy to get lost among its five naves and numerous chapels. Especially worth mentioning are the chapels of Virgen de la Antigua, San Hermenegildo, San José, San Antonio or San Pedro where you can find valuable masterpieces by famous painters. The most important of all is the royal chapel ‘Capilla Real’.
The minaret of the former mosque is today one of Sevilla’s landmarks. In 1184, the Arabs began the construction of the 93 metre tower, which was already reformed in 1356 under Christian rule and finally finished in 1558, with its extraordinary bell-tower. The tower is crowned by a weather vane (in Spanish – Giraldillo), after which it was named Giralda.
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