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Seville
Seville
(/səˈvɪl/; Spanish: Sevilla [seˈβiʎa], locally [seˈβi(ɟ)ʝa] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia
Andalusia
and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville
Seville
has a municipal population of about 703,000 as of 2011[update], and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain
Spain
and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville
Seville
harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville
Seville
is also the hottest major metropolitan area in the geographical Western Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F). Seville
Seville
was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis. It later became known as Ishbiliya (Arabic: إشبيلية‎)[2] after the Muslim conquest in 712. During the Muslim
Muslim
rule in Spain, Seville
Seville
came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba
Caliphate of Córdoba
before becoming the independent Taifa of Seville; later it was ruled by the Muslim Almoravids
Almoravids
and the Almohads until finally being incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile
Kingdom of Castile
under Ferdinand III in 1248.[3] After the discovery of the Americas, Seville
Seville
became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación
Casa de Contratación
(House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville
Seville
for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque
Baroque
period of European history, the 17th century in Seville
Seville
represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz. The 20th century in Seville
Seville
saw the tribulations of the Spanish Civil War, decisive cultural milestones such as the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and Expo '92, and the city's election as the capital of the Autonomous Community
Autonomous Community
of Andalusia.

Contents

1 Name

1.1 Etymology 1.2 Motto

2 History

2.1 Early periods 2.2 Moorish
Moorish
era 2.3 Castilian rule 2.4 The Golden Age 2.5 18th century 2.6 19th and 20th centuries 2.7 21st century

3 Geography

3.1 Position 3.2 Climate

4 Government

4.1 Status 4.2 Districts and neighbourhoods

5 Main sights

5.1 Landmarks 5.2 Museums 5.3 Parks and gardens

6 Culture

6.1 Festivals

6.1.1 Bienal de Flamenco 6.1.2 Velá de Santiago y Santa Ana 6.1.3 Holy Week
Holy Week
in Seville 6.1.4 The April Fair

6.2 Music

6.2.1 Flamenco

6.3 Gastronomy

7 Economy

7.1 Infrastructure 7.2 Research and development

8 Transport

8.1 Bus 8.2 Metro 8.3 Tram 8.4 Train 8.5 Bicycle 8.6 Airport 8.7 Port 8.8 Roads 8.9 Sevilla Public Transportation Statistics

9 Education 10 Famous natives 11 Sport 12 In fiction 13 In travel-writing 14 Gallery 15 Twin towns and sister cities

15.1 Partnerships

16 Titles 17 See also 18 References 19 External links

Name[edit] Etymology[edit] Spal is the oldest known name for Seville. It appears to have originated during the Phoenician colonisation of the Tartessian culture in south-western Iberia and, according to Manuel Pellicer Catalán, meant "lowland" in the Phoenician language
Phoenician language
(similar to the Hebrew Shfela).[4][5] During Roman rule, the name was Latinised as Hispalis. After the Umayyad invasion, this name was adapted into Arabic as Ishbiliyya (Arabic: إشبيلية‎) since p does not exist in Arabic, it was replaced by b, the Latin place-name suffix -is was replaced by its Arabic equivalent -iyya, and stressed a /æ/ turned into i /i/, due to the phonetic phenomenon called imāla.[6] Motto[edit] "NO8DO" is the official motto of Seville. It is popularly believed to be a rebus signifying the Spanish "No me ha dejado", meaning "It [Seville] has not abandoned me" but pronounced with synalepha as [no ma ðeˈxaðo] . The eight in the middle represents a madeja [maˈðexa], or skein of wool. Legend states that the title was given by King Alfonso X, who was resident in the city's Alcázar and supported by the citizens when his son, later Sancho IV of Castille, tried to usurp the throne from him. The emblem is present on the municipal flag and features on city property such as manhole covers, and Christopher Columbus's tomb in the Cathedral. History[edit] Main articles: History of Seville
History of Seville
and Timeline of Seville Seville
Seville
is approximately 2,200 years old. The passage of the various civilisations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre. Early periods[edit]

View of the Giralda
Giralda
from the Patio de Banderas (Courtyard of Flags), historic square with remains of Roman, Moorish
Moorish
and Castilian periods.

The mythological founder of the city is Hercules (Heracles), commonly identified with the Phoenician god Melqart, who the myth says sailed through the Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Gibraltar
to the Atlantic, and founded trading posts at the current sites of Cádiz
Cádiz
and of Seville.[7] The original core of the city, in the neighbourhood of the present-day street, Cuesta del Rosario, dates to the 8th century BC,[8] when Seville
Seville
was on an island in the Guadalquivir.[9] Archaeological excavations in 1999 found anthropic remains under the north wall of the Real Alcázar dating to the 8th–7th century BC.[10] The town was called Spal or Ispal by the Tartessians, the indigenous pre-Roman Iberian people of Tartessos, who controlled the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
Valley at the time. The city was known from Roman times as Hispalis. Hispalis developed into one of the great market and industrial centres of Hispania, while the nearby Roman city of Italica
Italica
(present-day Santiponce, birthplace of the Roman emperors Trajan
Trajan
and Hadrian)[11] remained a typically Roman residential city. Large-scale Roman archaeological remains can be seen there and at the nearby town of Carmona as well. Existing Roman features in Seville
Seville
itself include the remnants of an aqueduct, a temple in Mármoles Street, the columns of La Alameda de Hércules, the remains exposed in situ in the underground Antiquarium of the Metropol Parasol
Metropol Parasol
building and the remains in the Patio de Banderas square near the Seville
Seville
Cathedral. The walls surrounding the city were originally built during the rule of Julius Caesar, but their current course and design were the result of Moorish reconstructions.[12] Following Roman rule, there were successive conquests of the Roman province of Hispania Baetica
Hispania Baetica
by the Vandals, the Suebi
Suebi
and the Visigoths
Visigoths
during the 5th and 6th centuries. Moorish
Moorish
era[edit] Seville
Seville
was taken by the Moors, Muslims from Northern Africa, during the conquest of Hispalis in 712. It was the capital for the kings of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Almoravid dynasty
Almoravid dynasty
first and after the Almohad dynasty
Almohad dynasty
(from Arabic al-Muwahhidun, i.e., "the monotheists" or "the Unitarians"), from the 8th to 13th centuries. The Moorish
Moorish
urban influences continued and are present in contemporary Seville, for instance in the custom of decorating with herbaje and small fountains the courtyards of the houses. However, most buildings of the Moorish
Moorish
aesthetic actually belong to the Mudéjar
Mudéjar
style of Islamic art, developed under Christian rule and inspired by the Arabic style. Original Moorish
Moorish
buildings are the Patio del Yeso in the Alcázar, the city walls, and the main section of the Giralda, bell tower of the Seville
Seville
Cathedral.[13] Castilian rule[edit] See also: Siege of Seville In 1247, the Christian King Ferdinand III of Castile
Ferdinand III of Castile
and Leon began the conquest of Andalusia. After conquering Jaén and Córdoba, he seized the villages surrounding the city, Carmona Lora del Rio and Alcalá del Rio, and kept a standing army in the vicinity, the siege lasting for fifteen months. The decisive action took place in May 1248 when Ramon Bonifaz sailed up the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
and severed the Triana bridge that made the provisioning of the city from the farms of the Aljarafe possible. The city surrendered on 23 November 1248.[14] The city's development continued after the Castilian conquest in 1248. Public buildings were constructed including churches, many of which were built in the Mudéjar
Mudéjar
style, and the Seville
Seville
Cathedral, built during the 15th century with Gothic architecture.[15] The Moors' Palace
Palace
became the Castilian royal residence, and during Pedro I's rule it was replaced by the Alcázar (the upper levels are still used by the Royal Family as the official Seville
Seville
residence).

Cathedral of Saint Mary from Constitución Avenue

Courtyard of the Maidens in the Alcázar of Seville

After the 1391 Pogrom, believed to having been instigated by the Archdeacon Ferrant Martinez, all the synagogues in Seville
Seville
were converted to churches (renamed Santa María la Blanca, San Bartolome, Santa Cruz, and Convento Madre de Dios). The Jewish quarter's land and shops (sited in modern-day 'Barrio Santa Cruz') were appropriated by the church. Many were killed during the pogrom, although most were forced to convert. The first tribunal of the Spanish Inquisition
Inquisition
was instituted in Seville
Seville
in 1478. At first, the activity of the Inquisition
Inquisition
was limited to the dioceses of Seville
Seville
and Córdoba, where Alonso de Hojeda
Alonso de Hojeda
had detected converso activity. The first Auto de Fé took place in Seville
Seville
on 6 February 1481, when six people were burned alive. Alonso de Hojeda himself gave the sermon. The Inquisition
Inquisition
then grew rapidly. The Plaza de San Francisco was the site of the 'autos de fé'. By 1492, tribunals existed in eight Castilian cities: Ávila, Córdoba, Jaén, Medina del Campo, Segovia, Sigüenza, Toledo and Valladolid;[16] and by the Alhambra decree
Alhambra decree
all Jews were forced to convert to Catholicism or be ejected from Spain.[17] The Golden Age[edit]

Seville
Seville
in the 16th century

Following the 1492 Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
expedition to the New World (from the port of Palos de la Frontera), the results from his claiming territory and trade for the Crown of Castile
Crown of Castile
(incipient Spain) in the West Indies
West Indies
began to profit the city, as all goods imported from the New World
New World
had to pass through the Casa de Contratacion
Casa de Contratacion
before being distributed throughout the rest of Spain. Unlike other harbours, reaching the port of Seville
Seville
required sailing about 80 km up the river Guadalquivir. In addition, the river was heavily defended with fortifications since the Middle Ages. This made Seville
Seville
the best defended port to bring the riches from the Americas. A 'golden age of development' commenced in Seville, due to its being the only port awarded the royal monopoly for trade with the growing Spanish colonies in the Americas and the influx of riches from them. Since only sailing ships leaving from and returning to the inland port of Seville
Seville
could engage in trade with the Spanish Americas, merchants from Europe
Europe
and other trade centres needed to go to Seville
Seville
to acquire New World
New World
trade goods. The city's population grew to more than a hundred thousand people.[18] In the late 16th century the monopoly was broken, with the port of Cádiz
Cádiz
also authorised as a port of trade. The Great Plague of Seville in 1649 reduced the population by almost half, and it would not recover until the early 19th century.[19] By the 18th century its international importance was in decline. After the silting up of the harbour by the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
(river), upriver shipping ceased and the city went into relative economic decline. The writer Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes
lived primarily in Seville
Seville
between 1596 and 1600. Because of financial problems, Cervantes worked as a purveyor for the Spanish Armada, and later as a tax collector. In 1597, discrepancies in his accounts of the three years previous landed him in the Royal Prison of Seville
Seville
for a short time. Rinconete y Cortadillo, a popular comedy among his works, features two young vagabonds who come to Seville, attracted by the riches and disorder that the 16th-century commerce with the Americas had brought to that metropolis. 18th century[edit]

Royal Tobacco Factory, today rectorate of the University of Seville.

During the 18th century Charles III of Spain
Spain
promoted Seville's industries. Construction of the Real Fábrica de Tabacos (Royal Tobacco Factory) began in 1728, with additions to it over the next 30 years.[citation needed] It was the second largest building in Spain, after the royal residence El Escorial. Since the 1950s it has been the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville, together with the Schools of Law, Philology, Geography and History.[20] Up to 153 operas have been set in the city, including those by such composers as Beethoven
Beethoven
(Fidelio), Mozart
Mozart
( The Marriage of Figaro
The Marriage of Figaro
and Don Giovanni), Rossini
Rossini
(The Barber of Seville) and Bizet "(Carmen)".[21] Seville
Seville
became the dean of the Spanish provincial press in 1758 with the publication of its first newspaper, the Hebdomario útil de Seville, the first to be printed in Spain
Spain
outside Madrid. 19th and 20th centuries[edit]

The Isabel II bridge, better known as the Triana Bridge

Between 1825 and 1833, Melchor Cano acted as chief architect in Seville; most of the urban planning policy and architectural modifications of the city were made by him and his collaborator Jose Manuel Arjona y Cuba.[22] Industrial architecture surviving today from the first half of the 19th century includes the ceramics factory installed in the Carthusian monastery at La Cartuja
La Cartuja
in 1841 by the Pickman family, and now home to the El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC),[23] which manages the collections of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla.[24] It also houses the rectory of the UNIA.[25] In the years that Queen Isabel II ruled directly, about 1843–1868, the Sevillian bourgeoisie invested in a construction boom unmatched in the city's history. The Isabel II bridge, better known as the Triana bridge, dates from this period; street lighting was expanded in the municipality and most of the streets were paved during this time as well.[26] By the second half of the 19th century Seville
Seville
began an expansion supported by railway construction and the demolition of part of its ancient walls, allowing the urban space of the city to grow eastward and southward. The Sevillana
Sevillana
de Electricidad Company was created in 1894 to provide electric power throughout the municipality,[27] and in 1901 the Plaza de Armas railway station was inaugurated. The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla) opened in 1904.

The "Fountain of Hispalis (Roman Seville)" and the Alfonso XIII Hotel, built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, in Puerta de Jerez.

In 1929 the city hosted the Ibero-American Exposition, which accelerated the southern expansion of the city and created new public spaces such as the Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park. Not long before the opening, the Spanish government began a modernisation of the city in order to prepare for the expected crowds by erecting new hotels and widening the mediaeval streets to allow for the movement of automobiles.[28] Seville
Seville
fell very quickly at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
in 1936. General Queipo de Llano
Queipo de Llano
carried out a coup within the city, quickly capturing the city centre.[29] Radio Seville
Seville
opposed the uprising and called for the peasants to come to the city for arms, while workers' groups established barricades.[29] De Llano then moved to capture Radio Seville, which he used to broadcast propaganda on behalf of the Franquist forces.[29] After the initial takeover of the city, resistance continued among residents of the working-class neighbourhoods for some time, until a series of fierce reprisals took place.[30] Under Francisco Franco's rule Spain
Spain
was officially neutral in World War II (although it did collaborate with the Axis powers),[31][32][33] and like the rest of the country, Seville
Seville
remained largely economically and culturally isolated from the outside world. In 1953 the shipyard of Seville
Seville
was opened, eventually employing more than 2,000 workers in the 1970s. Before the existence of wetlands regulation in the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
basin, Seville
Seville
suffered regular heavy flooding; perhaps worst of all were the floods that occurred in November 1961 when the River Tamarguillo, a tributary of the Guadalquivir, overflowed as a result of a prodigious downpour of rain, and Seville
Seville
was consequently declared a disaster zone.[34] Trade unionism in Seville
Seville
began during the 1960s with the underground organisational activities of the Workers' Commissions or Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), in factories such as Hytasa, the Astilleros shipyards, Hispano Aviación, etc. Several of the movement's leaders were imprisoned in November 1973.[citation needed] On 3 April 1979 Spain held its first democratic municipal elections after the end of Franco's dictatorship; councillors representing four different political parties were elected in Seville. On 5 November 1982, Pope John Paul II arrived in Seville
Seville
to officiate at a Mass before more than half a million people at the fairgrounds. He visited the city again 13 June 1993, for the International Eucharistic Congress. In 1992, coinciding with the fifth centenary of the Discovery of the Americas, the Universal Exposition was held for six months in Seville, on the occasion of which the local communications network infrastructure was greatly improved: the SE-30 ring road around the city was completed and new highways were constructed; the new Santa Justa train station had opened in 1991, while the Spanish High Speed Rail system, the Alta Velocidad Española
Alta Velocidad Española
(AVE), began to operate between Madrid-Seville. The Seville
Seville
Airport, (Aeropuerto de Sevilla), was expanded with a new terminal building designed by the architect Rafael Moneo, and various other improvements were made. The monumental Puente del Alamillo
Puente del Alamillo
(Alamillo Bridge) over the Guadalquivir, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, was built to allow access to the island of La Cartuja, site of the massive exposition. Some of the installations remaining at the site after the exposition were converted into the Scientific and Technological Park Cartuja 93. 21st century[edit] In 2004 the Metropol Parasol
Metropol Parasol
project, commonly known as Las Setas (English: The Mushrooms - due to the appearance of the structure), was launched to revitalise the Plaza de la Encarnación, for years used as a car park and seen as a dead spot between more popular tourist destinations in the city. The Metropol Parasol
Metropol Parasol
was completed in March 2011,[35] costing just over €102 million in total, more than twice as much as originally planned.[36] Constructed from crossed wooden beams, Las Setas is said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the world.[37]

Metropol Parasol, locally also known as Las Setas, by the German architect Jürgen Mayer

Geography[edit] Seville
Seville
has an area of 140 km2 (54 sq mi), according to the National Topographic Map (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica, the country's civilian survey organisation (pages 984, 985 and 1002). The city is situated in the fertile valley of the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
River. The average height above sea level is 7 metres (23 feet). Most of the city is on the east side of the river, while Triana, La Cartuja
La Cartuja
and Los Remedios
Los Remedios
are on the west side. The Aljarafe region lies further west, and is considered part of the metropolitan area. The city has boundaries on the north with La Rinconada, La Algaba
La Algaba
and Santiponce; on the east with Alcalá de Guadaira; on the south with Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
and Gelves
Gelves
and on the west with San Juan de Aznalfarache, Tomares and Camas. Position[edit] Seville
Seville
is on the same parallel as United States
United States
west coast city San Jose in central California. In addition to that São Miguel, the main island of the Azores
Azores
archipelago lies on the same latitude. Further east from Seville
Seville
in the Mediterranean Basin, it is on the same latitude as Catania
Catania
of Sicily, Italy
Italy
and just south of Athens, the capital of Greece. Even further east, it is located on the same parallel as South Korean capital of Seoul. Seville
Seville
is located not many miles inland from the Andalusian coast, but still sees a much more continental climate than the nearest port cities Cádiz
Cádiz
and Huelva
Huelva
for example—although it is much too mild in winter to be described as a 'proper' continental area. It is at a relative distance from the three larger cities in the country, as well as Lisbon
Lisbon
in Portugal, making it by far the largest city in the south of the Iberian peninsula. Climate[edit]

Skyline of Seville
Seville
from the top of the Giralda

Seville
Seville
has a subtropical Mediterranean climate
Mediterranean climate
(Köppen climate classification Csa), featuring very hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. [38] Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville
Seville
has a drier summer and wet winter. The annual average temperature is 25.4 °C (78 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October, the latter in spite of the dwindling daylight and inland position. With an annual average of 19.2 °C (67 °F), Seville
Seville
is the warmest city in Europe. After the city of Córdoba (also in Andalusia), Seville
Seville
has the hottest summer in continental Europe
Europe
among all cities with a population over 100,000 people, with average daily highs in July of 36.0 °C (97 °F). Average daily lows in July are 20.3 °C (69 °F) and every year the temperature exceeds 40 °C (104 °F) on several occasions. The coldest temperature extreme of −5.5 °C (22 °F)[39] was registered by the weather station at Seville Airport
Seville Airport
on 12 February 1956. A historical record high (disputed) of 50.0 °C (122 °F) was recorded on 4 August 1881, according to the NOAA Satellite and Information Service.[40] There is an unaccredited record by the National Institute of Meteorology of 47.2 °C (117 °F) on 1 August during the 2003 heat wave, according to a weather station (83910 LEZL) located in the southern part of Seville Airport, near the abandoned military zone. This temperature would be one of the highest ever recorded in Spain. On the very same day Amareleja
Amareleja
in Portugal
Portugal
did reach an official maximum of 47.4 °C, the highest European temperature in several decades. Which shows that at the day, circumstances were right to reach these extreme values. The average sunshine hours in Seville
Seville
are approximately 3000 per year. Snowfall is virtually unknown, as the last snowfall happened more than 6 decades ago (1954). After 1954, not even light snowflakes have been registered ever in the city of Seville
Seville
or its airport. Since the year 1500, only 10 snowfalls have been recorded/reported in Seville. During the 20th century, Seville
Seville
registered just 2 snowfalls, being the last one in February 2, 1954.[41] [42]

Winters are mild: January is the coolest month, with average maximum temperatures of 16.0 °C (61 °F) and minimum of 5.7 °C (42 °F). Precipitation
Precipitation
varies from 400 to 650 mm (15.7 to 25.6 in) per year, with frequent torrential rain. December is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 99 millimetres (3.9 in). On average there are 50.5 days of rain.

Climate data for Seville Airport
Seville Airport
(1981-2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 25.3 (77.5) 28.0 (82.4) 32.9 (91.2) 35.4 (95.7) 41.0 (105.8) 45.2 (113.4) 46.6 (115.9) 47.2 (117) 44.8 (112.6) 36.6 (97.9) 31.2 (88.2) 26.1 (79) 47.2 (117)

Mean maximum °C (°F) 17.9 (64.2) 22.1 (71.8) 26.2 (79.2) 26.7 (80.1) 31.3 (88.3) 35.3 (95.5) 38.5 (101.3) 37.8 (100) 35.1 (95.2) 29.5 (85.1) 24.5 (76.1) 17.6 (63.7) 39.0 (102.2)

Average high °C (°F) 16.2 (61.2) 18.1 (64.6) 21.9 (71.4) 23.4 (74.1) 27.2 (81) 32.2 (90) 36.0 (96.8) 35.5 (95.9) 31.7 (89.1) 26.0 (78.8) 20.2 (68.4) 16.6 (61.9) 25.4 (77.7)

Daily mean °C (°F) 11.0 (51.8) 12.5 (54.5) 15.6 (60.1) 17.3 (63.1) 20.7 (69.3) 25.1 (77.2) 28.2 (82.8) 27.9 (82.2) 25.0 (77) 20.2 (68.4) 15.1 (59.2) 11.9 (53.4) 19.2 (66.6)

Average low °C (°F) 5.7 (42.3) 7.0 (44.6) 9.2 (48.6) 11.1 (52) 14.2 (57.6) 18.0 (64.4) 20.3 (68.5) 20.4 (68.7) 18.2 (64.8) 14.4 (57.9) 10.0 (50) 7.3 (45.1) 13.0 (55.4)

Mean minimum °C (°F) 2.1 (35.8) 3.3 (37.9) 6.4 (43.5) 7.1 (44.8) 10.2 (50.4) 15.0 (59) 17.3 (63.1) 17.7 (63.9) 15.7 (60.3) 11.6 (52.9) 7.5 (45.5) 4.0 (39.2) 2.1 (35.8)

Record low °C (°F) −4.4 (24.1) −3.2 (26.2) −2.0 (28.4) 2.4 (36.3) 6.8 (44.2) 8.4 (47.1) 14.2 (57.6) 14.0 (57.2) 10.0 (50) 6.0 (42.8) 0.5 (32.9) −2.6 (27.3) −4.4 (24.1)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 66 (2.6) 50 (1.97) 36 (1.42) 54 (2.13) 31 (1.22) 10 (0.39) 2 (0.08) 5 (0.2) 27 (1.06) 68 (2.68) 91 (3.58) 99 (3.9) 539 (21.22)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 6.1 5.8 4.3 6.1 3.7 1.3 0.2 0.5 2.4 6.1 6.4 7.5 50.5

Average snowy days 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Average relative humidity (%) 71 67 59 57 53 48 44 48 54 62 70 74 59

Mean monthly sunshine hours 183 189 220 238 293 317 354 328 244 217 181 154 2,918

Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[43]

Government[edit] Seville
Seville
is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. The historical edifice of the Palace of San Telmo
Palace of San Telmo
is now the seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Autonomous Government. The administrative headquarters are in Torre Triana, in La Cartuja. The Hospital de las Cinco Llagas (literally, "Hospital of the Five Holy Wounds") is the current seat of the Parliament of Andalusia. Since 2015 the government of the autonomous community is a coalition between the centre-left Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
or Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) and the centrist Ciudadanos; its president is Susana Díaz. Elections to the autonomous community are held every four years. Status[edit]

Palace
Palace
of San Telmo, seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Autonomous Government.

Seville
Seville
is the capital of the Autonomous Community
Autonomous Community
of Andalusia, according to Article 4 of the Statute of Autonomy of Andalucía of 2007, and is the capital of the Province of Seville
Province of Seville
as well. The Common Council of Seville
Seville
has 33 councillors and a mayor, with elections every four years. Since 2011, the government of the city has been by the conservative People's Party or Partido Popular (PP), and Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez has been mayor. The City Hall is on the Plaza Nueva, in the El Arenal neighbourhood. The administration of the City is decentralized into 11 districts. Districts and neighbourhoods[edit] Main article: Districts and neighbourhoods of Seville Seville
Seville
has 11 districts, further divided into 108 neighbourhoods.

Casco Antiguo Distrito Sur Triana Macarena Nervión Los Remedios Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca Cerro-Amate Bellavista-La Palmera San Pablo-Santa Justa

Main sights[edit] Main article: Sights and landmarks of Seville See also: Azulejo The Alcázar, the Cathedral, and the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies) are UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Sites. Landmarks[edit]

The Giralda
Giralda
and the Cathedral of Seville

The St. Mary of the See Cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista
Reconquista
on the former site of the city's mosque. It is among the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The interior is the longest nave in Spain, and is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident. La Giralda
Giralda
is a tower attached to the Cathedral that dates back to the twelfth century. It was originally built as part of a mosque when the Moors ruled in Spain
Spain
and was later added onto by the Christians. Tourists today can climb the tower by walking up a series of ramps that were previously used by officials who rode their horses to the top of the tower. La Giralda
Giralda
gets its name from the weathervane attached to the very top of it, as "gira" means "turning one" in the Spanish language. The Alcázar facing the cathedral was developed from a previous Moorish
Moorish
Palace. Construction was started in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in the Mudéjar
Mudéjar
style, but also in the Renaissance
Renaissance
style. The popular TV show Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
has shot many scenes at this location. The Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro
was built as a watchtower and defensive barrier on the river. A chain was strung through the water from the base of the tower to prevent boats from traveling into the river port. The City Hall was built in the 16th century in high Plateresque
Plateresque
style by master architect Diego de Riaño. The façade to Plaza Nueva was built in the 19th century in Neoclassical style. The Palace
Palace
of San Telmo, formerly the University of Sailors, and later the Seminary, is now the seat for the Andalusian Autonomous Government. It is one of the most emblematic buildings of baroque architecture, mainly to its world-renowned churrigueresque principal façade and the impressive chapel. The Royal Tobacco Factory
Royal Tobacco Factory
is housed on the original site of the first tobacco factory in Europe, a vast 18th century building in Baroque style and the purported inspiration for the opera Carmen. The Metropol Parasol, in La Encarnación square, is the world's largest wooden structure.[44] A monumental umbrella-like building designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer, finished in 2011. This modern architecture structure houses the central market and an underground archaeological complex. The terrace roof is a city viewpoint.[45] The General Archive of the Indies, is the repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The building itself, an unusually serene and Italianate example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, was designed by Juan de Herrera. The Plaza de España, in Maria Luisa Park
Maria Luisa Park
(Parque de Maria Luisa), was built by the architect Aníbal González for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana. It is an outstanding example of Regionalist Revival Architecture, a bizarre and loftily conceived mixture of diverse historic styles, such as Art Deco
Art Deco
and lavishly ornamented with typical glazed tiles.[46][47] The neighbourhood of Triana, situated on the west bank of the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
River, played an important role in the history of the city and constitutes by itself a folk, monumental and cultural center. On the other hand, La Macarena neighbourhood is located on the northern side of the city centre. It contains some important monuments and religious buildings, such as the Museum and Catholic Church of La Macarena or the Hospital de las Cinco Llagas.

Plaza de España, panoramic view.

Museums[edit]

Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

The most important art collection of Seville
Seville
is the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville. It was established in 1835 in the former Convent
Convent
of La Merced. It holds many masterworks by Murillo, Pacheco, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, and others masters of the Baroque
Baroque
Sevillian School, containing also Flemish paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Museum of Arts and Traditions

Other museums in Seville
Seville
are:

The Archaeological Museum, which contains collections from the Tartessian and Roman periods, located in América square at the María Luisa Park. The Museum of Arts and Traditions, also in América Square, in front of the Archaeological museum. The Andalusian Contemporary Art Center, situated in the neighbourhood of La Cartuja. The Naval Museum, housed in the golden Torre del Oro, next to the river Guadalquivir. The Carriages Museum, in the Los Remedios
Los Remedios
neighbourhood. The Flamenco
Flamenco
Art Museum The Bullfighting
Bullfighting
Museum, in the La Maestranza bullring The Palace
Palace
of the Countess of Lebrija, a private collection which contains many of the mosaic floors discovered in the nearby Roman town of Italica. The "Centro Velázquez" ( Velázquez
Velázquez
Centre) located at the Old Priests Hospital in the touristic Santa Cruz neighbourhood. The Antiquarium in Metropol Parasol, an underground museum which exhibits in situ Roman and Muslim
Muslim
remains. The Castillo de San Jorge (Castle of St. George) is situated near the Triana market, next to the Isabel II bridge. It was the last seat for the Spanish Inquisition. The Museum and Treasure of La Macarena, where the collection of the Macarena brotherhood is exhibited. This exhibition gives visitors an accurate impression of Seville's Seville
Seville
Holy Week. La Casa de la Ciencia de Sevilla - Science Museum, opposite the María Luisa Park. Museum of Pottery in Triana. Pabellon de la Navegación (Pavilion of Navigation).

Parks and gardens[edit]

The Parque de María Luisa
Parque de María Luisa
(María Luisa Park), is a monumental park built for the 1929 World's Fair
World's Fair
held in Seville, the Exposición Ibero-Americana. The so-called Jardines de las Delicias (literally, Delighting Gardens), closer to the river, are part of the Parque de María Luisa. The Alcázar Gardens, within the grounds of the Alcázar palace, consist of several sectors developed in different historical styles.

The Birth of a New Man statue of Christopher Columbus.

The Gardens of Murillo and the Gardens of Catalina de Ribera, both along and outside the South wall of the Alcázar, lie next to the Santa Cruz quarter. The Parque del Alamillo y San Jerónimo, the largest park in Andalusia, was originally built for Seville Expo '92
Seville Expo '92
to reproduce the Andalusian native flora. It lines both Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
shores around the San Jerónimo meander.

The impressive 32-metres-high bronze sculpture, The Birth of a New Man (popularly known as Columbus's Egg, el Huevo de Colón), by the Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli,[48] is located in its northwestern sector.

The American Garden, also completed for Expo '92, is in La Cartuja. It is a public botanical garden, with a representative collection of American plants donated by different countries on the occasion of the world exposition. Despite its extraordinary botanical value, it remains a mostly abandoned place.

The Alcázar Gardens

Culture[edit] Festivals[edit]

Jesus of the Great Power (Juan de Mesa, 1620), in the Holy Week Madrugá

Bienal de Flamenco[edit] Seville
Seville
is home to the bi-annual flamenco festival La Bienal, which claims to be “the biggest flamenco event worldwide” and lasts for nearly a month. [49] Velá de Santiago y Santa Ana[edit] In the district of Triana, the Velá de Santiago y Santa Ana is held every July and includes sporting events, performances and cultural activities as the city honors St. James and St. Ana. [50] Holy Week
Holy Week
in Seville[edit] Semana Santa is celebrated all over Spain
Spain
and Latin America, but the celebration in Seville
Seville
is large and well-known as a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest. Local brotherhoods, or “costaleros”, organize floats and processions throughout the week, reenacting the story of the Passion of Christ. There is traditional music and art incorporated into the processions, making Semana Santa an important source of both material and immaterial Sevillian cultural identity. [51] [52] [53] [54] The April Fair[edit] Seville
Seville
is internationally renowned for the solemn but decorative processions during Holy Week
Holy Week
and the colourful and lively fair held two weeks after. During the Feria, families, businesses and organisations set up casetas (marquees) in which they spend the week dancing, drinking, and socialising. Traditionally, women wear elaborate flamenco dresses and men dress in their best suits. The marquees are set up on a permanent fairground in the district of Los Remedios,[55] in which each street is named after a famous bullfighter. Music[edit]

Street in 'La Alfalfa', neighbourhood known for its important nightlife and its musical scene, beside Alameda, El Arenal and Triana

Seville
Seville
had a vibrant rock music scene in the 1970s and 1980s [56] with bands like Triana, Alameda and Smash, who fused Andalusia's traditional flamenco music with British-style progressive rock. The punk rock group Reincidentes
Reincidentes
and indie band Sr Chinarro, as well as singer Kiko Veneno, rose to prominence in the early 1990s. The city's music scene now features rap acts such as SFDK, Mala Rodríguez, Dareysteel, Tote King, Dogma Crew, Bisley DeMarra, Haze and Jesuly. Seville's diverse music scene is reflected in the variety of its club-centred nightlife. The city is also home to many theatres and performance spaces where classical music is performed, including Teatro Lope de Vega, Teatro La Maestranza, Teatro Central, the Real Alcazar Gardens and the Sala Joaquín Turina. Despite its name, the sevillana dance, commonly presented as flamenco, is not thought to be of Sevillan origin. However, the folksongs called sevillanas are authentically Sevillan, as is the four-part dance performed with them. Flamenco[edit] Main article: Flamenco The Triana district in Seville
Seville
is considered a birthplace of flamenco, where it found its beginning as an expression of the poor and marginalized. Seville’s Gypsy population, known as Flamencos, were instrumental in the development of the art form. While it began as and remains a representation of Andalusian culture, it has also become a national heritage symbol of Spain. [57] [58] [59] [60] There are more flamenco artists in Seville
Seville
than anywhere else in the country, supporting an entire industry surrounding it and drawing in a significant amount of tourism for the city. [61] Gastronomy[edit]

Andalusian Gazpacho

The tapas scene is one of the main cultural attractions of the city: people go from one bar to another, enjoying small dishes called tapas (literally "lids" or "covers" in Spanish, referring to their probable origin as snacks served on small plates used to cover drinks). Local specialities include fried and grilled seafood (including squid, choco (cuttlefish), swordfish, marinated dogfish, and ortiguillas), grilled and stewed meat, spinach with chickpeas, Jamón ibérico, lamb kidneys in sherry sauce, snails, caldo de puchero, and gazpacho. A sandwich known as a serranito is the typical and popular version of fast food. Typical desserts from Seville
Seville
include pestiños, a honey-coated sweet fritter; torrijas, fried slices of bread with honey; roscos fritos, deep-fried sugar-coated ring doughnuts; magdalenas or fairy cakes; yemas de San Leandro,[citation needed] which provide the city's convents with a source of revenue; and tortas de aceite, a thin sugar-coated cake made with olive oil. Polvorones and mantecados are traditional Christmas
Christmas
products, whereas pestiños and torrijas are typically consumed during the Holy Week. Bitter Seville
Seville
oranges grow on trees lining the city streets. Formerly, large quantities were collected and exported to Britain to be used in marmalade.[citation needed] Today the fruit is used predominantly as compost locally, rather than as a foodstuff. According to legend, the Arabs brought the bitter orange to Seville from East Asia via Iraq around the 10th century to beautify and perfume their patios and gardens, as well as to provide shade.[62] The flowers of the tree are a source of neroli oil, commonly used in perfumery and in skin lotions for massage. Economy[edit]

Avenida de la Constitución during Christmas

Seville
Seville
is the most populated city in southern Spain, and has the largest GDP (gross domestic product) of any in Andalusia,[63] accounting for one quarter of its total GDP.[63] All municipalities in the metropolitan area depend directly or indirectly on Seville's economy, while agriculture dominates the economy of the smaller villages, with some industrial activity localised in industrial parks. The Diputacion de Sevilla (Deputation of Seville), with provincial headquarters in the Antiguo Cuartel de Caballería (Old Cavalry Barracks) on Avenida Menendez Pelayo, provides public services to distant villages that they can not provide themselves.[64] The University of Seville
University of Seville
and the University Pablo de Olavide are important centres of learning in western Andalusia
Andalusia
as they offer a wide range of academic courses; consequently the city has a large number of students from Huelva
Huelva
and Cádiz. The economic activity of Seville
Seville
cannot be detached from the geographical and urban context of the city; the capital of Andalusia is the centre of a growing metropolitan area. Aside from traditional neighbourhoods such as Santa Cruz, Triana and others, those further away from the centre, such as Nervión, Sevilla Este, and El Porvenir have seen recent economic growth. Until the economic crisis of 2007, this urban area saw significant population growth and the development of new industrial and commercial parks.[65] During this period, availability of infrastructure in the city contributed to the growth of an economy dominated by the service sector,[66] but in which industry still holds a considerable place.[67] Infrastructure[edit]

Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
River, Schindler Tower and Sevilla Tower on the Isla de La Cartuja, designed by the architect César Pelli

The 1990s saw massive growth in investment in infrastructure in Seville, largely due to its hosting of the Universal Exposition of Seville
Seville
in 1992. This economic development of the city and its urban area is supported by good transportation links to other Spanish cities, including a high-speed AVE
AVE
railway connection to Madrid, and a new international airport. Seville
Seville
has the only inland port in Spain, located 80 km (50 mi) from the mouth of the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
River. This harbour complex offers access to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and allows trade in goods between the south of Spain
Spain
(Andalusia, Extremadura) and Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The port has undergone reorganisation. Annual tonnage rose to 5.3 million tonnes of goods in 2006.[68] Cartuja 93
Cartuja 93
is a research and development park.[69] employing 15,000 persons. The Cajasol Tower
Cajasol Tower
skyscraper is under construction in the park for the Spanish bank Cajasol's headquarters and offices. The tower was started in March 2008 and is expected to be finished in 2015. With a height of 180.5 metres (592 feet) and 40 floors, it will be the tallest building in Andalusia. Seville
Seville
has conference facilities, including the Congress Palace. Its Parque Tecnológico y Aeronáutico Aerópolis (Technological and Aeronautical Park) is focused on the aircraft industry. Outside of Seville
Seville
are nine PS20 solar power towers
PS20 solar power towers
which use the city's sunny weather to provide most of it with clean and renewable energy.

Heineken
Heineken
brewery in Seville

Research and development[edit] The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en Sevilla (CSIC) is based in the former Pavilion of Peru in the Maria Luisa Park. In April 2008 the city council of Seville
Seville
provided a grant to renovate the building to create the Casa de la Ciencia (Science Center) to encourage popular interest in science.[70] The internationally recognised company Neocodex has its headquarters in Seville; it maintains the first and largest DNA bank in Spain
Spain
and has made significant contributions to scientific research in genetics.[71] Seville
Seville
is also considered an important technological and research centre for renewable energy and the aeronautics industry.[72][73] The output of the research centres in Sevillan universities working in tandem with city government, and the numerous local technology companies, have made Seville
Seville
a leader among Spanish cities in technological research and development. The Parque Científico Tecnológico Cartuja 93
Cartuja 93
is a nexus of private and public investment in various fields of research.[74] Principal fields of innovation and research are: telecommunications, new technologies, biotechnology (with applications in local agricultural practices), environment and renewable energy. Transport[edit] Bus[edit] Seville
Seville
is served by the TUSSAM (Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla) bus network which runs buses throughout the city. The Consorcio de Transportes de Sevilla communicates by bus with all the satellite towns of Seville. Two bus stations serve transportation between surrounding areas and other cities: Plaza de Armas Station, with destinations north and west, and Prado de San Sebastián
San Sebastián
Station, covering routes to the south and east. Plaza de Armas station has direct bus lines to many Spanish cities and with Lisbon, in Portugal. Metro[edit] The Seville metro
Seville metro
("Metro de Sevilla" in Spanish) is a light metro network serving the city of Seville
Seville
and its metropolitan area. The system is totally independent of any other rail or street traffic. All stations were built with platform screen doors. It was the sixth Metro system to be built in Spain, after those in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao
Bilbao
and Palma de Mallorca. Currently, it is the fifth biggest Metro company in Spain
Spain
by number of passengers carried (more than 12,000,000 in 2009). The metro of Sevilla has 1 line with 22 stations and is currently expanding, with 3 more different lines projected. Tram[edit]

MetroCentro

MetroCentro is a surface tramway serving the centre of the city. It began operating in October 2007. The service has just five stops: Plaza Nueva, Archivo de Indias, Puerta de Jerez, Prado de San Sebastián
San Sebastián
and San Bernardo, all as part of Phase I of the project. It is expected to be extended to Santa Justa AVE
AVE
station, including four new stops: San Francisco Javier, Eduardo Dato, Luis de Morales and Santa Justa. This extension was postponed although the City Council had made expanding the metro lines a priority.[citation needed] Train[edit] The Santa Justa Train Station is served by the AVE
AVE
high-speed rail system, operated by the Spanish state-owned rail company Renfe. A five-line commuter rail service (Cercanías) joins the city with the Metropolitan area. Seville
Seville
is on the Red Ciudades AVE, a net created with Seville
Seville
next to 17 major cities of Spain
Spain
with high-speed rail. Bicycle[edit]

Sevici
Sevici
Bicycle station

The Sevici
Sevici
community bicycle programme has integrated bicycles into the public transport network. Bicycles are available for hire around the city at low cost and green bicycle lanes can be seen on most major streets. The number of people using bicycles as a means of transport in Seville
Seville
has increased substantially in recent years, multiplying tenfold from 2006 to 2011.[75] As of 2015[update], an estimated 9 percent of all mechanized trips in the city (and 5.6 percent of all trips including those on foot) are made by bicycle.[76] The city council signed a contract with the multinational corporation JCDecaux, an outdoor advertising company. The public bicycle rental system is financed by a local advertising operator in return for the city signing over a 10-year licence to exploit citywide billboards. The overall scheme is called Cyclocity[77] by JCDecaux, but each city's system is branded under an individual name. Airport[edit]

Several planes at San Pablo Airport

San Pablo Airport
San Pablo Airport
is the main airport for Seville
Seville
and is Andalusia's second busiest airport, after Malaga. The airport handled 4,051,392 passengers and just under 5,000 tonnes of cargo in 2009.[78] It has one terminal and one runway. It is one of many bases for the Spanish low cost carrier Vueling, and from November 2010 Ryanair
Ryanair
will base two aircraft at the airport.[79] Port[edit] Seville
Seville
is the only commercial river port of Spain, and the only inland city in the country where cruise ships can arrive in the historical centre. On 21 August 2012, the Muelle de las Delicias, controlled by the Port Authority of Seville, hosted the cruise ship Azamara Journey
Azamara Journey
for two days, the largest ship ever to visit the town. This vessel belongs to the shipping company Royal Caribbean and can accommodate up to 700 passengers.[80] Roads[edit] Seville
Seville
has one ring road, the SE-30, which connects with the dual carriageway of the south, the A-4, that directly communicates the city with Cádiz, Cordoba and Madrid. Also there is another dual carriageway, the A-92, linking the city with Estepa, Antequera, Granada, Guadix
Guadix
and Almeria. The A-49 links Seville
Seville
with Huelva
Huelva
and the Algarve
Algarve
in the south of Portugal. Sevilla Public Transportation Statistics[edit] The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit in Sevilla, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 34 min. 7% of public transit riders, ride for more than 2 hours every day. The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for public transit is 8 min, while 15% of riders wait for over 20 minutes on average every day. The average distance people usually ride in a single trip with public transit is 5.6 km, while 7% travel for over 12 km in a single direction.[81] Education[edit]

Faculty of Communication (University of Seville)

Seville
Seville
is home to three public universities: the University of Seville, founded in 1505, the Pablo de Olavide University, founded in 1997, and the International University of Andalusia, founded in 1994.[82] Additionally, there is the School of Hispanic American Studies, founded in 1942, the Menéndez Pelayo International University, based in Santander, which operates branch campuses in Seville, and Loyola University Andalusia.[83] International primary and secondary schools:

Lycée Français de Séville (French school) Deutsche Schule Sevilla (German school) St. George's British School of Seville

Seville
Seville
is also home to many international schools and colleges that cater to American students who come to study abroad Famous natives[edit]

Maria Antonietta of Spain, Queen consort of Sardinia
Queen consort of Sardinia
(1729–1785) Physician Avenzoar The family of the Arabic historian and sociologist Ibn Khaldun 13th-century poet Ibn Sahl of Seville Renaissance
Renaissance
composer Cristóbal de Morales, Francisco Guerrero 16th-century novelist Mateo Alemán Playwrights Lope de Rueda
Lope de Rueda
and Hermanos Alvarez Quintero Historian of New Spain
Spain
Bartolomé de Las Casas Baroque
Baroque
painters Diego Velázquez, Valdés Leal
Valdés Leal
and Murillo Explorer and astronomer Antonio de Ulloa Renaissance
Renaissance
poets Fernando de Herrera
Fernando de Herrera
and Gutierre de Cetina Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Bullfighters Juan Belmonte, Curro Romero, Ignacio Sánchez Mejías and Joselito el Gallo Second Spanish Republic
Second Spanish Republic
Prime Minister Diego Martinez, communist politician José Díaz and Carlist politician Manuel Fal. 20th-century poets:

Vicente Aleixandre
Vicente Aleixandre
(Nobel Laureate) Antonio and Manuel Machado Luis Cernuda Jose Julio Cabanillas Serrano continuing in the 21st–century

Composer Joaquín Turina Cartoonist William Haselden Actors Juan Diego, Paco León Architect Santiago Cirugeda, RIBA's 2015 International Fellowships.[2] Actresses Soledad Miranda, Verónica Sánchez, Carmen
Carmen
Sevilla, Paz Vega, Azucena Hernández Models

Teresa Sánchez López who won the title of Miss National in the Miss Spain
Spain
contest 1984 and, representing Spain, was close to the crown of Miss Universe
Miss Universe
in 1985 (1st runner up). Eva Maria González
Eva Maria González
beauty queen and model who was Miss España
Miss España
2003 (representing Andalusia)

Singers Isabel Pantoja, Juanita Reina, Lole y Manuel, Paquita Rico, El Caracol, Falete, Pastora Soler, and Mala Rodríguez Comedian Manuel Summers Navy officer Miguel Buiza Fernández-Palacios
Miguel Buiza Fernández-Palacios
who became Captain General of the Spanish Republican Navy Association footballers José Antonio Reyes, Fernando "Nando" Muñoz, Ricardo Serna, Sergio Ramos, Jesús Navas, Antonio Puerta, Carlos Marchena, Jesús Capitán "Capi" Olympic swimmer Fátima Madrid Politicians Felipe González, President of the Government of Spain from 1982 to 1996, and Alfonso Guerra, vice-president from 1982 to 1991 Dancer Maria Pages El Risitas, humorist

Diego Velázquez

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Isidoro de Sevilla

Joaquín Turina

Vicente Aleixandre

Antonio Machado

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Maria Antonietta of Spain

Antonio de Ulloa

Bartolomé de las Casas

Mateo Alemán

Felipe González

Sport[edit]

La Cartuja
La Cartuja
Olympic Stadium

Seville
Seville
is the hometown of two rival association football teams: Real Betis Balompié and Sevilla Fútbol Club, both teams are playing in the La Liga. Both teams have only won the league once each: Betis in 1935 and Sevilla in 1946.[84] Only Sevilla has won European competitions, winning consecutive UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
finals in 2006 and 2007[85] and the UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa League
in 2014,[86] 2015 and 2016. Sevilla's stadium, the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, was a venue during the 1982 FIFA World Cup[87] and four years later hosted the 1986 European Cup Final.[88] Seville's Olympic Stadium on the Isla de La Cartuja
La Cartuja
was the venue for the 2003 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
Final.[89] Seville
Seville
housed the tennis Davis Cup
Davis Cup
final in 2004 and 2011, and the 7th Athletics World Championships. The city unsuccessfully bid for the 2004[90] and 2008 Summer Olympics,[91] for which the 60,000-seat Estadio de La Cartuja
La Cartuja
was designed to stage. Seville
Seville
has one important basketball club, the CB Sevilla, that plays in ACB League. Seville's Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
river is one of only three FISA approved international training centres for rowing and the only one in Spain; the 2002 World Rowing Championships and the 2013 European Rowing Championships were held there. In fiction[edit]

The picaresque novel Rinconete y Cortadillo
Rinconete y Cortadillo
by Miguel de Cervantes takes place in the city of Seville. The novel La Femme et le pantin
La Femme et le pantin
(The Woman and the Puppet) (1898) by Pierre Louÿs, adapted for film several times, is set mainly in Seville. Seville
Seville
is the setting for the legend of Don Juan
Don Juan
(inspired by the real aristocrat Don Miguel de Mañara) on the Paseo Alcalde Marqués de Contadero. Seville
Seville
is the primary setting of many operas, the best known of which are Bizet's Carmen
Carmen
(based on Mérimée's novella), Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Verdi's La forza del destino, Beethoven's Fidelio, Mozart's Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
and The Marriage of Figaro, and Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery. Seville
Seville
is the setting of the novel The Seville
Seville
Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Seville
Seville
is both the location and setting for much of the 1985 Doctor Who television serial "The Two Doctors". Seville
Seville
is also used as one of the locations in Dan Brown's Digital Fortress. Seville
Seville
is one of the settings in Jostein Gaarder's book The Orange Girl (Appelsinpiken). Seville
Seville
is the hometown of the two main characters in the 2000 film The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
by DreamWorks Pictures. Miguel and Tulio are con artists that stow away on a ship bound for the New World
New World
and win a map for the fabled lost city of gold, El Dorado, and are invariably seen as gods by the locals. Arthur Koestler's book Spanish Testament
Spanish Testament
is based on the writer's experiences while held in the Seville
Seville
prison, under a sentence of death, during the Spanish Civil War. Robert Wilson's police novel The Hidden Assassins (2006) concerns a terrorist incident in Seville
Seville
and the political context thereof, with much local colour. The Plaza de España in the Parque de María Luisa
Parque de María Luisa
appears in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as well as in Lawrence of Arabia as the British Army headquarters in Cairo, while the courtyard was the King Alfonso XIII Hotel. The Plaza of the Americas also appeared in Lawrence, substituting for Jerusalem, and in Anthony Mann's El Cid. It also appears as the Palace of Vladek Sheybal's Bashaw in The Wind and the Lion
The Wind and the Lion
(1975). The Plaza de España in the Parque de María Luisa
Parque de María Luisa
appears in the movie The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, as the palace of the dictator Aladeen. The Alcázar and other sites appear in the television series Game of Thrones, in the cities of Dorne.

In travel-writing[edit]

The Tomb in Seville
Seville
by Norman Lewis.

Gallery[edit]

Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
garden

Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
garden

The 'Adriática' building

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza - panoramic view

Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

Interior of the Alcázar

The Chapel of El Carmen, next to the Triana bridge

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

Metropol Parasol

Archbishop's palace

Fountain in front of the Giralda

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
river over the city of Seville

Palacio de San Telmo, now headquarters of the Presidency of Andalusia

The courtyard of the cathedral, as seen from the Giralda

The roof of the cathedral as seen from the Giralda
Giralda
tower

Seville
Seville
Cathedral

The tomb of Christopher Columbus, inside the Cathedral of Seville

Isabel II bridge, a.k.a. Triana bridge (Puente de Triana)

Gate Puerta de la Macarena and Basílica de la Macarena

Telefónica Building

Archivo de Indias

Puente del V Centenario

Plaza del Altozano in Triana

Barqueta Bridge at night

Torre Triana in La Cartuja

Seville
Seville
Fair

Carriage at the Seville
Seville
Fair

Avenida de la Constitución

Street in the Jewish Quarter

Casa de los Pinelos in Jewish Quarter

Lope de Vega Theater

Alameda de Hércules

Salvador Church

Schindler Tower

Plaza del Triunfo

South façade of the Cathedral of St. Mary of Seville.

Hall of Ambassadors in the Alcázar of Seville.

General Archive of the Indies

Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro
(The Golden Tower) and the Guadalquivir
Guadalquivir
River.

San Pablo Arena

Benito Villamarin
Benito Villamarin
Stadium (Real Betis)

Twin towns and sister cities[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Spain Seville
Seville
is twinned with the following cities:[92] The relationship between Seville
Seville
and Kansas City is due to a small replica of the Giralda
Giralda
tower, Sevilla's cathedral belltower, that exists in Kansas City.

Signagi, Georgia (1999) Angers, France, since 2000[92] Baler, Philippines Tarija, Bolivia Barcelona, Spain[93] Buenos Aires, Argentina[94] Columbus, Ohio, United States[92][95]

Guadalajara, Mexico[92] Havana, Cuba[94][96][97] Kansas City, Missouri, United States[92][98][99] Rabat, Morocco[100] Tifariti, Western Sahara Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam
(2009) Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela
(2012)

Partnerships[edit]

Kraków, Poland
Poland
(2002)[92][101]

Titles[edit] Seville
Seville
has been given titles by Spanish monarchs and heads of state throughout its history.[102]

Very Noble, by King Ferdinand III of Castile
Ferdinand III of Castile
after his reconquest of the city. Very Loyal, by King Alfonso X
Alfonso X
of Castile for supporting him against a rebellion. See also the Motto "NO8DO". Very Heroic, by King Ferdinand VII of Spain
Spain
by Royal Document on 13 October 1817 for support against the French invasion. Invictus (Invincible in Latin), by Queen Isabella II of Spain
Spain
for the city's resistance against General Van Halen's asedium and bombing in 1843. Mariana, by General Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco
in 1946 for the city's devotion to the Virgin Mary.

See also[edit]

Spain
Spain
portal

Azulejo Seville
Seville
Public Library Seville
Seville
Statement on Violence

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External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Seville.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Seville.

Seville
Seville
in the Official Website of Tourism in Spain Official website of the city council. (in Spanish)

Articles relating to Seville

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World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites
in Spain

For official site names, see each article or the List of World Heritage Sites in Spain.

North West

Caves of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain1 Monuments of Oviedo
Oviedo
and the Kingdom of the Asturias Roman walls of Lugo Route of Santiago de Compostela1 Santiago de Compostela Tower of Hercules

North East

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests5 Caves of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain1 Mudéjar
Mudéjar
Architecture of Aragon Pirineos - Monte Perdido2 Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin1 Route of Santiago de Compostela1 San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries Vizcaya Bridge

Community of Madrid

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests5 Aranjuez
Aranjuez
Cultural Landscape El Escorial University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares

Centre

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests5 Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida Archaeological Site of Atapuerca Ávila with its Extra-mural Churches Burgos
Burgos
Cathedral Cáceres Cuenca Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija3 Las Médulas Monastery of Santa María of Guadalupe Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin1 Route of Santiago de Compostela1 Salamanca Segovia
Segovia
and its Aqueduct Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde4 Toledo

East

Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, Tarragona Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí Ibiza
Ibiza
( Biodiversity
Biodiversity
and Culture) Palau de la Música Catalana
Palau de la Música Catalana
and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona Palmeral of Elche Poblet Monastery Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin1 Serra de Tramuntana Silk Exchange in Valencia Works of Antoni Gaudí

South

Alhambra, Generalife
Generalife
and Albayzín, Granada Cathedral, Alcázar and General Archive of the Indies, Seville Dolmens Site of Antequera Doñana Historic Centre of Córdoba Renaissance
Renaissance
Monuments of Úbeda
Úbeda
and Baeza Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin1

Canary Islands

Garajonay San Cristóbal de La Laguna Teide National Park

1 Shared with other region/s 2 Shared with France 3 Shared with Slovenia 4 Shared with Portugal 5 Shared with other regions in Spain
Spain
and other countries in Europe

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Demolished landmarks in Seville

Buildings

Castle of San Jorge Palacio de Sánchez Dalp Palacio del Marqués de Palomares Gran Café de París Triumphal arches for the arrival of Isabel II Instituto de Higiene del Doctor Murga

Gate Walls

Puerta de Triana Puerta de San Fernando Puerta Real

Partially demolished

Caños de Carmona

Other

List of missing landmarks in Spain

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Host cities of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics

1983: Helsinki 1987: Rome 1991: Tokyo 1993: Stuttgart 1995: Gothenburg 1997: Athens 1999: Seville 2001: Edmonton 2003: Saint-Denis 2005: Helsinki 2007: Osaka 2009: Berlin 2011: Daegu 2013: Moscow 2015: Beijing 2017: London 2019: Doha 2021: Eugene

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Capitals of provinces of Spain

A Coruña Albacete Alicante Almería Ávila Badajoz Barcelona Bilbao Burgos Cáceres Cádiz Castellón de la Plana Ciudad Real Córdoba Cuenca Donostia-San Sebastián Girona Granada Guadalajara Huelva Huesca Jaén Logroño Las Palmas León Lleida Lugo Madrid Málaga Murcia Ourense Oviedo Palencia Palma Pamplona Pontevedra Salamanca Santander Santa Cruz Segovia Seville Soria Tarragona Teruel Toledo Valencia Valladolid Vitoria-Gasteiz Zamora Zaragoza

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Capitals of autonomous communities of Spain

Seville
Seville
(Andalusia) Zaragoza
Zaragoza
(Aragon) Oviedo
Oviedo
(Asturias) Palma (Balearic Islands) Vitoria-Gasteiz
Vitoria-Gasteiz
(Basque Country) Santa Cruz & Las Palmas
Las Palmas
(Canary Islands) Santander (Cantabria)

Toledo (Castile–La Mancha) Valladolid
Valladolid
(de facto, Castile and León) Barcelona
Barcelona
(Catalonia) Mérida (Extremadura) Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
(Galicia) Logroño
Logroño
(La Rioja)

Madrid
Madrid
(Community of Madrid) Murcia
Murcia
(Region of Murcia) Pamplona
Pamplona
(Navarre) Valencia
Valencia
(Valencian Community) Ceuta1 Melilla1

1 Autonomous cities.

Authority control

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