Sevilla City Information

History: The history of Sevilla dates back to the Tartessian civilization 207 BC. later being occupied by the Romans and the Moors. The port of Sevilla played an important role in the discovery of America and later in the trade between the continents.

Today Sevilla is a modern and dynamic city and the economic center of southern Spain. It has lately hosted important international events such as the Expo in 1992 and the world championship in athletics in 1999 and is also one of the candidates to host the Olympic Games in 2012.

Seville photo monument Attractions: In Sevilla you can discover the Mohammedan minaret of Giralda (a tower which originally was a mosque), the gothic cathedral (the 3rd largest in the world) or the Alcazar Palace (a palace from the 10th century). Sevilla is also know for having the largest medieval city center in Europe with a labyrinth of small streets, inviting squares and mixted architectural styles including Mudejar,Gothic and Baroque.

Every year, Sevilla celebrates two important events. Its first during Semana Santa (Holy Week) when a religious festival with processions carrying images of the Virgin Mary or Christ takes place. Two weeks afterwards, Sevilla celebrates 'La Feria de Abril' (April Fair), a week-long town celebration in the open square with music, dancing, concerts, eating and drinking.

Sevilla Semana SantaGoing Out: The city center of Sevilla has a pulsing nightlife where you can go out until the early morning to the bars and discotheques, or enjoy a tapa in one of the many small tapa bars (small bars where you can go for a snack or a drink). Sevilla is also rich in cultural activities from theatres and operas to flamenco dancing and concerts.

For more information about Sevilla, see the following Sevilla Guide.