Seville - information about the city

Seville (  /səˈvɪl/, Spanish: Sevilla, [seˈβiʎa]; see also different names ) is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas ) or hispalenses, following the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. The population of the city of Seville was 704,198 as of 2010 ( INE ), ranking as the fourth largest city of Spain. The population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,508,605 as of 2010 (INE).

Seville - tourist attractions

markerA Seville Cathedral The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede), better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville (Andalusia, Spain). It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. After its completion in the early 16th century, S... Seville Cathedral - photo
markerB Giralda The Giralda (La Giralda) is a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville in Seville. The tower is 104.5 m (343 ft) in height and it was one of the most important symbols in the medieval city. The tower was begun under the architect Ahmad Ben Baso in 1184. After Be... Giralda - photo
markerC Alcázar of Seville The Alcázar of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. The Almohades were the first to build a palace, which was called Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar archite... Alcázar of Seville - photo
markerD General Archive of the Indies The Archivo General de Indias ("General Archive of the Indies"), housed in the ancient merchants' exchange of Seville, Spain, the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, is the repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. T... General Archive of the Indies - photo
markerE Palace of San Telmo The Palace of San Telmo (Palacio de San Telmo) is a historical edifice in Seville, southern Spain, now the seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Autonomous Government. Construction of the building began in 1682 outside the walls of the city, on property belonging to the Tribunal of the Holy Offic... Palace of San Telmo - photo
markerF Plaza de España in Seville The Plaza de España ("Spain Square") is a plaza located in the Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park), in Seville, Spain built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture. In 1929 Seville hosted the Ibero-Ame... Plaza de España in Seville - photo
markerG Bullring in Seville The Bullring in Seville (Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla) is the oldest bullring in Spain. It is the site of the annual Feria de Abril in Seville, one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. The ring itself is considered one of the city's most enjoya... Bullring in Seville - photo
markerH Metropol Parasol Metropol Parasol is a wooden building placed in La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann and completed in April 2011. It has dimensions of 150 by 70 metres (490 by 230 ft) and an approximate height of 26 metres (85 ft) ... Metropol Parasol - photo
markerI Isla Mágica Isla Mágica (Magic Island) is a theme park in Seville, Spain. The park was constructed on the former grounds of the Expo '92 World's Fair in Seville and opened in 1997. It features a large lake and many other attractions including roller coasters and various other types of rides as well as both live... Isla Mágica - photo
markerJ Barqueta Bridge The Puente de la Barqueta (literally "bridge of the boatship", in reference to the formerly present " Barqueta Gate"), officially named Puente Mapfre, is a bridge in the city of Seville (Andalusia, Spain), which spans the Alfonso XII channel of the Guadalquivir river. It constituted one of the main... Barqueta Bridge - photo

Relevant data

Geographical coordinates: 37.3772, -5.9869
Approximate population: 704,198

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