Seville, the Andalusian capital
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Seville city guide
Seville, the Andalusian capital
Seville is the capital of Andalusia, in Spain. The city is located in southern Spain on the plain of River Guadalquivir. People in Seville are very out-going and friendly. The Old Town of Seville is one of the Europe’s largest, and it is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Alcazar palace, the Cathedral and the General Archives of the Indies. Founded by the Roman, the city was also under Islamic Rule in 712. The 2,200 year old city of Seville has a distinct and rich heritage due to the passage of the various civilisations. Although it has a strong mediaeval, renaissance and baroque heritage, the city was greatly influenced by Arabic culture. Its well-preserved historical centre is a good testimony of those eras.
In Seville there are many interesting things to visit, like the Cathedral, the Giralda and the Alcazar. The Cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista. The interior is the longest nave in Spain, and is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident.
The Giralda, originally a minaret, was converted into a bell tower. It is topped with a statue, known locally as El Giraldillo, representing Faith. The tower’s interior was built with ramps rather than stairs, to allow the Muezzin and others to ride on horseback to the top.
The Alcazar’s gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions. The Barrio de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Quarter). It is one of the most delightful parts of the city, with narrow streets and whitewashed houses, where you can sit outside a bar, enjoy some tapas, or wander through old gardens.
Head to El Rinconcillio for a unique tapas experience. Some say it is the oldest tapas bar in Seville. It certainly feels like little has changed in many years, with its flagstone floors and ancient bottles of wine lining the walls.
To find the best places to shop in Seville, head to Calle Sierpes, running from the Campana up to Plaza Salvador, and Calles Tetuan and Cuna, which run parallel on either side of Sierpes. The Plaza Nueva, a traffic free zone, is the place where you will find chic boutiques.
Seville Tourist Office
Plaza del Triunfo 1-3, 41004 Seville
Tel: +34 954210005
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Seville.
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- "Train Spain" Michael f. 03/11/2013
Excellent service. Train on time and clean.Good access in train station. We were so pleased that we cancelled our automobile rental and did the rest of our travelling by train.
- "Good experience, good staff" Megan h. 21/10/2013
Was impressed at how the staff dealt with a woman who died while on the train. They were responsive, quick and helpful, even though I'm sure it was emotional and difficult for them.
- "Granada to Sevilla Santa Justa" Benoit v. 12/10/2013
Even if the train arrived 1 hour late, the convinience of the location of the train station, the easiness to find your train are outsatnding. The train is very clean, very, very comfortable with leg room, and it is so relaxing versus driving.
- "Speed, convience " Nurul Hidayah a. 27/09/2013
The information kiosk at the local office was helpful. The purchase of tickets online was easy and straightforward. It was convenient that we didnt hv to queue locally to get the boarding pass/bus ticket. All in all, was very satisfied with eurorail service.
- "Sevilla experience" Cormac f. 20/09/2013
The trip on this intermediate train was excellent. Clean, comfortable, efficient, and on time. Online booking could not have been easier and seat allocation was guaranteed. The two and three quarter hour journey could not have been more pleasant. To arrive 30 minutes earlier on the fast train would not have justified double the fare. (The cleanliness of the train was in stark contrast to a recent journey on Eurostar from London to Brussels.) I would consider the AVE (faster) train for a longer journey - say Malaga to Madrid. RENFE should be proud of their quality both in rolling stock and stations.
- "Suggestions" Diana w. 19/09/2013
We were very happy with the experience of travelling from Seville to Madrid and back however when booking the tickets I would have liked to be able to reserve seats rather than have them allocated. My husband does not like travelling in a seat going backwards so we would have liked to have a table for four people. Otherwise everything else was very good.
- "a very pleasant trip" Barbara f. 17/09/2013
We travelled on the AVE train from Madrid to Seville recently and we had a really good experience. The comfort, cleanliness , space was of a very high standard. It only took 2 hours and 20 minutes and it passes so quickly. We love the television screens and were able to watch a movie. . I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.
- "Travel comfort and convenience" Pamella d. 15/09/2013
I recently made the journey from Glasgow Scotland to Seville Spain. Because there is no direct flight between the two Cities, I decided to try making the journey Glasgow - Malaga - Seville using flights and trains, This was an excellent way to go and I will always use this mode of travel in the future. Rail Europe was superb in comfort and above all punctuality. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the trains were clean and roomy and a very enjoyable journey was had. I will certainly recommend this mode of travel to my friends. I did mymbookingnon line and this, too, was very efficient and easy. Thank you.
- "excellent " . 11/08/2013
booked on line very easy to understand was given clear instructions regarding the carriage and seat number train very clean and comfortable-would use rail-europe again and recommended to family and friends
- "Wonderful trip" Jorge d. 12/07/2013
We had an excellent experience, the train was on time, the seats very comfortable and our reservation according. The time we saved from Sevilla to Madrid in the Ave was worth the cost. I highly recomend it. We made the reservations via internet and had no problem.
- "excellent" . 08/07/2013
the trip was wonderful. the only comment is about not having lockers in the station in Madrid where one can leave luggage for couple of hours without carriying it all over the station . thanks.
- "Travel via Hi Speed train " . 25/06/2013
We have a pleasant experience with the recent travel (13 June 2013) from Seville to Madrid on Spanish Hi Speed Train. It is punctual, clean and comfortable except the price is on the High side. More space for big luggage should be provided if feasible. Sk, from Spore
- "Travel from Malaga to Seville " Alan l. 14/06/2013
Superb service. I initially booked for the wrong day and as the refund section on the web site didn't work I reluctantly phoned India and it was sorted out extremely efficiently within less than a minute and the refund came back within a couple of days. Having used British trains it was wonderful to have a reserfed seat as a matter of course. The train ran on time, was clean and although not particularly cheap, was still good value for money. Only slight problem was that the ticket just said "Malaga". We travelled from the airport by train and we assumed it would be Malaga Central but it was the stop before, Malaga M Z. It would have been helpful to have this on the confirmation as we had to go back a stop to get the Seville train.
- "Bilbao - Leon" Wing Ying w. 31/05/2013
The journey is not too long but it takes almost 5 hours as the train type is not very modern.
- "Enjoyed the train" Brian p. 27/05/2013
The train was comfortable, affordable, and convenient.