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Sevilla Spain

INTRODUCTION

Sevilla is an artistic and cultural haven located in Andalucia in the south of Spain. Several festivities, historical monuments, and the dance of Flamenco draw visitors from all over the world. Attractions like bull fighting, the Fine Arts Museum, and several beautiful bridges make Sevilla a wonderful place to visit. It is place that will stay in your memory forever.

HISTORY

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ATTRACTIONS La Giralda, the cathedral bell tower, is pretty much the emblem of the city. Dating from 1292, it is one of the oldest Almohad minarets in the world. It was once part of a mosque which was razed in 1492 when the Moors were expelled from Spain. The minaret was converted into a bell tower when the new cathedral was built. You can climb up to the top for an amazing view of Seville.

The Alcazar was begun in 1181 by the Moors and mostly built in the Mudejar style. It's full of room after room decorated with ornate Arabic curlicues. Behind it you can wander through the beautiful palace gardens.

Barrio de Santa Cruz if the old Jewish quarter next to the Alcazar. This area is a jumble of narrowly winding cobble-stoned streets. It's a great place to stop for an afternoon tapas and enjoy the view.

Parque Maria Luisa is a cool respite in the middle of the City. Built for the 1929 World's Fair (that never happened because of the stock market crash that year), it has picuturesque pavilions and romantic rose gardens. You can rent a Fred Flintstone-style pedal powered surrey and explore!

Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place the week before Easter. The entire city shuts down. At nightime, religious floats and parades take over the streets. Feria, the biggest party of the year, happens a few weeks after Easter. It lasts about a week.

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