Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. It is considered as the historic, financial, artistic and cultural capital of southern Spain. It is also the capital of the province of Seville and of the Autonomous community of Andalusia. It is located on the Plain of the Guadalquivir River. The City of Seville has around 750,000 inhabitants since 2010, so it is the fourth largest city in all Spain, and its metropolitan area has around 1,500,000 inhabitants since 2010. The inhabitants of Seville are known as Sevillanos (Sevillanas to women), or Hispalences due to Romans called the city as Hispalis.
Seville has a fascinating history, because this city played an important role in commerce between the Americas and Spain in the past and it is more than 2,000 years old. Seville has gone through many stages, Moorish Era, Castilian Rule, the Golden Age and Civil War. The greatest time was during the discovery and conquest of America, and it had a period of artistic splendor in the 17th century. Sculptors such as Martinez Montañes, and painters such as Murillo, Valdes Leal and Velazquez were born in Seville.
Seville has several important and attractive buildings, monuments and parks, such as the Cathedral, the Alcazar, the University, the Torre de Oro, the Plaza de España, the Town Hall, the Metropol Parasol, the Palace of San Telmo, the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, the Museum of Arts and Traditions, the Archaeological Museum, Naval Museum, Carriages Museum, Parque de Maria Luisa, the Gardens of Murillo and the Gardens of Catalina de Ribera.
Despite all monuments, museums and beautiful places, Seville is famous for being a joyous town. Seville itself is striking for its vitality and Sevillians are known for their sparkle and wit. Sevillan people has many important holidays such as the famous Semana Santa that is one of the most traditional holidays in all Spain, it boasts a large number of people in processions that consists of reenact scenes from the Christ's Passion; and the annual Feria de Abril, a long party-week of dance, drink and food, you can see beautiful and fine horses, and women dancing with brightly colored dresses.
If you are thinking to travel to Seville, you shouldn’t forget to taste the Tapas, one of the most famous dishes of Spain, and it is considered as one of its main cultural attractions. This city is a gastronomic center; its cuisine is based on olive oil, sea food, and sherry. You can find several typical sweet cakes such as tortas de aceite, pestiños, torrijas, roscos fritos, yemas de San Leandro, and mantecados. There are a large number of bars where you can find all kinds of dishes and cakes
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