Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas.
The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are alive with comings and goings. They treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena. Museums and art centres, theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options that a great city like Seville boasts; not forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can enjoy one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: "Going out for tapas".
Many civilisations have come and gone in the city of Seville. The Tartessians founded Hispalis, and the Romans built the famous Itálica next to it in 207 BC.
Then, the long presence of the Moors, from 711 to 1248 AD, left permanent imprints on the city. The end of the Caliphate of Cordoba (11th century) brought about the splendour of the Taifa Kingdom of Seville, especially under the reign of al-Mutamid, the poet king.
The years of highest splendour in Seville happened after the discovery of America. During the 16th and 17th century its port was one of the most important in Spain, because it had the monopoly of the foreign trade by sea.
Thanks to the trade carried out during that period in Seville, many mansions, stately homes, churches and convents were built. The main monuments in town - the cathedral, the Reales Alcázares Palace and the General Archive of the Indies - have the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
Some of the Moorish elements still remain - the old minaret, which is the famous Giralda, and the Orange Tree Courtyard.
The entire province of Seville and a whole range of nature areas are within easy reach of Andalusia's capital city. A group of unique ecosystems can be found between the provinces of Huelva and Seville where the Guadalquivir river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Doñana National Park: Marshes, dunes and reserves are declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. This is a place to marvel at the ecological richness of the landscape, but also a place for hunting, climbing, fishing and water sports. To the north of the province you can find the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve, and its most emblematic town, Cazalla de la Sierra. The Dehesas de Sierra Morena, along the northern mountain ranges in the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cordoba, have been declared a Biosphere Reserve. Back in the city, the Guadalquivir river is the perfect setting for a range of water sports like sailing or kayaking. People in Seville are passionate about football.
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Seville is a high-spirited and lively city, which is why it connects so perfectly with young people.
Find traditional ethnic music, a spirit of solidarity and a wide range of multi-cultural activities. Throughout the year, some of the top national and international singers and bands appear on the city's most emblematic stages
If you want to sample Seville's nightlife, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Santa Cruz neighbourhood and the Calle Argote de Molina are the ideal places for enjoying the evening's first drink.
Young people will enjoy easy access to public transport by purchasing a Bonobús Joven, which provides discounts on city buses, or otherwise the Tarjeta Studio, good for suburban trains.