5/15/2009

Exciting Seville in Spain - A City Founded by Hercules

sevilleArtistic and charming are the first impression when you have time to visit Seville in Spain. According to the ancient legend, the city of Seville was built by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilization. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Its high point in its history was following the discovery of America. Seville certainly is one of the most beloved places by visitors to Spain. Although today Moorish influence is architectonically most evident - Andalusia was occupied by Moors for about 800 years - it has been a cultural center long before. The fertility of this land and its favorised climate with mild winters and about 3000 hours of sun per year (if you ever have visited it in August, where temperatures can arrive to some 47°C, perhaps you will deny to call it favorised) made Phoenicians and Carthaginians settle here. Later came Romans, like almost to any place in Europe, and two of their emperors, Trajan and Hadrian, in fact were born here. Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.

For honeymooners, Seville is a romantic city in fact from this city is came the legendary name of "Don Juan". If you decide to go to Seville for your honeymoon, you will find many interesting spots in this city. Start from museum, cathedrals, and monasteries. The night life is also exciting and entertaining.
Seville has many fine museums that have great arts like Plaza del Museo, Visits Tue-Sun 9a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon and Holidays closed.
One of the most important picture-collections in Spain, with great works of Murillo, Ribera, El Greco, Pacheco, Roelas, Herrera, Murillo, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, among others.
Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de America. Visits Tue-Sun 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Mon and Holidays closed.
Ethnological museum with interesting objects from all Andalusia


seville cathedralCathedral in Seville is one of the most largest cathedral in Europe, The Cathedral of Seville (Catedral de Sevilla) is an expression in stone of post-Reconquest confidence and wealth. Built on the site of a mosque, it is the third largest church in Europe and the largest Gothic building in Europe. It also boasts the largest altarpiece in the world.The cathedral was built on the large rectangular base-plan of the mosque it replaced, but the Christian architects added the extra dimension of height. The central nave rises to 42 meters and even the side chapels seem large enough to contain an ordinary church.
The total area covers 11,520 square meters. If measured by area, Seville Cathedral is the third largest in Europe after after St. Paul's in London and St. Peter's in Rome, but if measured by volume, it surpasses them both. Its nave is the longest in Spain.


If you looking for place to dine and stay Seville has many fine restaurants and hotels that are not so expensive as you thing. There are many quite less expensive hotel in the city.
In Seville, several hotels are restored as well-maintained town houses or mansions arranged around a typical, Andalucian courtyard. This is an experience not to be missed by honeymooners as they are available in all price ranges. For your culinary satisfaction you have to try Seville tapas and the cold soup like Gazpacho made of tomato, cucumber, paprika, garlic, olive-oil, vinegar and bread.
The city is credited with their invention and has more than a thousand bars where the choice of food, is virtually unlimited, from seafood to ham and sausage, from vegetable to cheese. The Sevillians actually make a meal of them, moving from bar to bar and trying one dish at a time.

Because it lies near the mediteranian sea, the weather is warm and has mediteranian's weather and it's very exotic and charming. Your honeymoon will not be the same. Seville also has many gorgeous parks and gardens like Parque de los Príncipes, Parque del Alamillo, Parque Amate, and Parque Metropolitano de la Cartuja and many more. Spend your precious time with your spouse on the most exquisite parks is unforgettable. Have a nice trip.



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