Seville - the pearl in the crown

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Let's go to a city that smells of orange and incense. Let's visit places where gothic has reigned for centuries. Let's move to Seville, the capital of Andalusian flamenco, combining styles and cultures.

Seville is the capital of Andalusia, the most populous autonomous community of Spain. It is the fourth largest city in the country and is located in its southern part. It owes its charm to the fact that many people call it a pearl in the Spanish crown. It shows the diversity of cultures and styles at every step - Seville remembers both half a thousand years of Muslim rule and its glory under the European banner.

The gothic beauty of Seville

According to legends, the city was founded by the son of Zeus and Alkmena. In the past, it was one of the cultural and economic centers of Europe. Numerous monuments have survived to this day, including buildings that are unique in their beauty. The Catedral de Santa María de la Sede , one of the most impressive Gothic-style churches ever built, ranks first.

The cathedral was founded as a challenge posed by virtually no one knows why. Maybe heaven? Maybe human possibilities? Apparently, the architects wanted to create a temple so magnificent that they were considered madmen. The building is stunning with all the power and splendor of the Gothic style, spacious interiors, soaring towers and - despite its size - the slenderness of the structure. There are 117 stalls made of fir and oak in the presbytery, and the whole thing is covered with an intricately carved canopy. In the royal chapel, the image of the Immaculate Virgin, richly adorned with jewels, catches the eye. Inside the main altar, which is the largest of its kind in Spain, there are 45 wooden figures, and in Capilla de San Andrés you can admire the 17th-century crucifix, one of the most valuable works of art in the temple. There is hardly a person who would not be impressed by the splendor and splendor of the interior of the cathedral.

Tourists are also admired by the Alcázar palace complex with the fairy-tale Patio de las Doncellas , where you can feel really tiny. During the day, the palace gardens delight with lively, juicy and lush greenery, and after dark, they intrigue with a mysterious atmosphere. It is worth taking the opportunity to take part in an organized night trip - we will move to an absolutely magical world.

Attractions of the city of flamenco

Seville is known as the capital of the Andalusian flamenco folklore. As for a city associated with vigorous, passionate dance, around noon it becomes exceptionally quiet. However, it is fully understandable, considering the king of the streets - over 40-degree scorching heat. Even a workaholic will understand the need for a siesta. Despite the heat and heat, the city is full of greenery. Numerous fountains spill joyfully in the parks, and the eyes of tourists are delighted by the sea of flowers. Plants are carefully cared for, which can be seen, for example, by the amount of water spray.

Seville has an intense orange scent, especially in April and May, when the trees are blooming. At this time, Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place, celebrated here exceptionally lavishly. The aroma of orange mixes in the air with the scent of incense, creating a composition that can cause headaches and even migraines in the more sensitive people.

In the evening, you can go for a long walk along Calle Betis (Triana district). It stretches along the river bank, and after dark it fills up with people and bustle. It is dotted with dozens of restaurants and pubs.

Overnight in Seville

People wishing to stay overnight as close to the city as possible will be pleased - they can park their camper van in the 24-hour guarded parking lot, Area de Autocaravanas . The city center can be reached on foot in approx. 15 minutes. For a day of stay of 2 people who came with a motorhome, you have to pay 12 euros. Access to electricity costs 3 euros, while Wi-Fi is free.

Seville is the heart of Andalusia, beating to the rhythm of flamenco. Hot, noisy and lazy at the same time. You have to spend at least a few days here in order not to leave feeling unsatisfied.

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A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)

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