What to see and visit in the Province of Seville?
Seville It is located in the center of Andalusia and in the south of Spain. It is a very well communicated city. It is the only inland Spanish city with a first-class port, both for pleasure cruises and for regular freight lines.
San Pablo International Airport, built by Rafael Moneo, is only 10 km away. From the capital. The Santa Justa train station, built by the architects Cruz and Ortiz, is considered one of the best in Spain, with national and international connections, and its AVE line, high-speed train, places it at 2:30 hours. from Madrid.
In Seville It is very hot in summer, we speak of temperatures from 40º to 45º, so we advise you to visit it whenever you want, except in the middle of summer. Spring, perhaps because of its pleasant warmth, because of its smell of orange blossom and flowers, is the best time. In winter the temperature is very mild.
Seville, like the other Andalusian towns, it is a mixture of cultures and styles that coexist without any problem. On the contrary, this mixture of styles is considered a peculiarity and a richness. In Seville the Roman and especially Arab remains coexist more naturally with the Renaissance style, which arrived after the Reconquest.
The Guadalquivir river is the hallmark of this city split endos, which has returned to be navigable and regain its commercial activity, after Expo 92.
Province of Seville: The province of Seville is very varied and is marked by the diversity of its landscapes: the countryside, the mountains, the cities. Each of them offers the possibility of seeing the province under a very different prism.
The field offers the possibility of getting to know the culture of the bull, the horse, the quiet and ancestral life of the field. Around it, a lot of activities have been developed that can be carried out in it. There are stud farms that can be visited, bullfighting schools, visits to bull ranches, riding schools, horseback riding and a lot of more conventional sports ...
Its monumental and historical wealth offers us a large number of populations with archaeological remains of ancient civilizations, museums, historical monuments.
As for the mountains or mountain places, there are about twenty Natural Parks or Reserves, where, as everywhere, activities related to mountain sports are developed, such as: hiking, climbing, caving, adventure sports ...
Around each of these spaces we find their crafts, their dances and their flamenco music.
First Seville suffered the settlements of the Phoenician peoples, Greeks and Carthaginians, then in 205 BC. J.C. The Romans conquered these lands and drove out the Carthaginians, proclaiming this city as a province of Baetica. The Romans called it Hispalis. It was at that time when buildings such as: the Torre del Oro, the Giralda were built in the year 712 AD. J.C., Hispalis was conquered and occupied by the Muslims and they came to call it Isbiliya. During the period of Muslim occupation there was a great cultural and economic expansion and they depended on the Caliphate of Córdoba.
In the 11th century the Almoravids (Muslims from North Africa, from the Berber family) arrived. It was a very rich period for the economy, for culture and architecture.
In 1248, King Ferdinand III of Castile defeated the Muslims, reclaiming the city for Christianity and settling in it.
In 1504 the Catholic Monarchs founded it Hiring House, to control the wealth, which came from the newly discovered America. In the sixteenth century buildings so significant were built for the city such as: the Cathedral and the Giralda, the Casa de Pilates, the Casa de las Dueñas, the Colegiata del Salvador, the Casa of Contracting (nowadays General Archive of India).
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were centuries of decline and the nineteenth passed unnoticed. It was in the twentieth century and with the Universal Exhibition of 1929, when Seville once again shone and soared. From then on, Seville became the economic and political center of Andalusia.
Walk around Seville
Seville It has 4 important neighborhoods, but above all two stand out above the others, such as Los Arenales and Santa Cruz, which are where all its historical monuments are concentrated:
Arenales neighborhood: it is the neighborhood of the old port of Seville and the shipyards. One fact deeply marked him, and that is that in the 17th century, the river became silted and it remained without navigation until the 20th century, irremediably conditioning the neighborhood, then, before Expo 92, they cleaned it up and made it navigable again, returning the port activity to the neighborhood. It is also the neighborhood where the Maestranza Bullring is located, which fills its streets with atmosphere during the bullfighting season; the Torre del Oro, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, current headquarters of the Maritime Museum and located on the banks of the Guadalquivir; the Teatro de la Maestranza, La Iglesia de la Magdalena, the Hospital de la Caridad, the Maestranza de Artillería, Avenida Cristóbal Colón ...
Santa Cruz neighborhood: This neighborhood was built on an old Jewish neighborhood. It is the romantic and beautiful neighborhood of Seville. Narrow streets with beautiful houses, quiet patios full of flowers, make this neighborhood the ideal place to walk and breathe in those aromas of orange blossom and flowers so characteristic of this city. In this neighborhood are located: the Cathedral and the Giralda, the Plaza del Triunfo, the Reales Alcázares, the City Hall, the Archivo de Indias, the Casa Pilatos, Hospital de Venerables, El Callejón del Agua, the streets of La Pimienta, the street of Las Sierpes (the most famous street in Seville), Calle de la Cuna, Tetuán, Jovellanos, Pedro Caravaca….
Triana neighborhood: It is the old quarter of the city. It is located south of the center. It is a typical neighborhood with narrow streets and cobblestone floors, where crafts are sold and history is breathed. There are good tapas bars and restaurants where you can eat a good fried fish. CristóbalColón lived there in the 15th century, in the Cartuja Monastery. In it is the Monasteriocartujo de Santa María de las Cuevas, on Isla de la Cartuja,
Macarena neighborhood: it is located north of the city. It is a neighborhood full of Mudejar and Baroque churches and convents, old bars, the old Hospital de la Cinco, today the seat of the Parliament of Andalusia.
Shopping in SevilleIn Seville You can buy all kinds of accessories related to the horse world: Andalusian hats, riding boots and jackets, saddlery items for horses, Andalusian sausages and cheeses; wines; flamenco dresses; hats; fans, Manila shawls; sweets from the land; crafts (in the Triana neighborhood), painting (on Sundays in the Plaza del Museo de Bellas Artes, they sell their work for new artists); stamps and coins, in the Plaza del Cabildo; Carmona oil; Sevillan olives; Colored butter; Mantecados from Estepa.
Seville restaurant guide: The Halberdier Tavern, c / Zaragoza, 20. (Tel .: 954 502 721), regional cuisine, traditional and innovative at the same time, very good; La Montería-CasaJoaquín Márquez, c / Felipe II, 8 (Tel .: 954 241 229), traditional Andalusian cuisine; TideGrande, c / Diego Angulo Iñiguez, 16, Very good raw material, Andalusian cuisine with a touch of innovation; Calf, c / Recadero, 9, (Tel .: 954 412 057), good traditional Andalusian cuisine; The Breakwater I, c / Bogotá, 1, (Tel.:954 239 256), excellent seafood restaurant and fish restaurant and seafood dishes, good meat.
Tips on Seville restaurants: El Tapeo is very important in Sevillian cuisine, as it is in all of Spain, and the most important thing is the fried fish, which do not fry fish, Iberian ham, sals, smoked meats and Iberian meats. These are refined and very small tapas. Perhaps the best bar in Seville is that of Enrique Becerra, c / Gamazo, 2. Anyway, all of Seville is full of tapas bars and restaurant bars. Perhaps where there is more concentration is in the neighborhoods of Triana, Los Remedios and La Macarena, which stand out: fried fish, grilled prawns, squid a la romana, bienmesabe, pavia soldiers, casseroles of stews, salted and smoked, Iberian ham ...
The best restaurants in the province of Seville: The Farmhouse, c / virgen de las Nieves, s / n, (Tel.:955 703 344), extraordinary Sevillian and Andalusian ancestral cuisine, with a masterful totally innovative signature cuisine, Excellent !; The Mosaics: in Santiponce (tel .: 955 998 101) traditional cuisine and Andalusian cuisine; Hotel El Manantial de Roya: Pºde la Roya, s / n, in Estepa (Tel .: 955 915 718), traditional and regional cuisine of La Estepa, restaurant open to the public; Leandra House:Av. Libertad, 19, in Mairene del Aljarafe (Tel .: 954 188 282) traditional cuisinelandaluza; Bernardo's Corner: c / Silos, 39, in Alcaláde Guadaira (Tel .: 955 680 691) tapas bar and restaurant with traditional cuisine --landaluza; Pitcher and Stove: c / Sevilla, 96 in Montellano (Tel.:955 831 046) international cuisine, but especially traditional Andalusian cuisine.
Sevillian cuisine: This cuisine has a great wealth and gastronomic variety thanks to its geographic diversity. It has many agricultural products from the fields and mountains. Thanks to its agricultural wealth, it has good raw materials such as: olive oils, vegetables, legumes, cereals, game birds, essential ingredients for the well-known Mediterranean diet. A type of cuisine is made similar to the rest of Spanish provinces, only with some variations, They make: gazpacho, salmorejo, stews, stews, stews, rice dishes, alboronías, vegetables, soups. Their desserts and artisan sweets from the nuns or those from confectioneries and bakeries like polvorones, mostachones and mantecados, among others, have Arab reminiscences.
The dishes most outstanding of the sevillian cuisine They are: gazpacho, salmorejo, cocidoandaluz (chickpeas and vegetables), oxtail, flamenco eggs, Seville-style beef, Sevillian bundles, Seville-style duck, tripe, prawn salad, loin in butter, Stew broth, Iberian secret, seasoned potatoes, kidneys with sherry, free-range lunch, partridges with chocolate, ...