A tour of Seville Spain like no other

Spain is a prominent country on the Iberian Peninsula. Its vivid geography of snowcapped mountains and plateau regions runs down its middle. Broad valleys and rivers intersect at places. It is a region flanked by major seas and oceans in the east and west. Its European feel with a Mediterranean climate is a complementary feature of this country.

The country has a vast history spanning centuries. The Castilians, Catalonians to Moors, Jews, Arabs, and Romans, rulers from the yesteryears have left their mark here. The medieval castles, ancient ruins, and monuments are rich sources preserved well for posterity. Not to forget is Spain’s contribution as a sea giant in famed voyages in the medieval periods. Naturally, the tourism scenario here is vibrant with many places to visit and see.

Here is a read of the interesting places that are bound to attract any tourist to this amazing country.

Know the Andalusia Province

Andalusia is one of the 17 autonomous communities in the southwestern part of the Iberian peninsula. Within it, Seville province is a capital city. Castles, cathedrals and medieval monuments mark its historical journey through the Muslim and Christian periods. There are some prominent landmarks that visitors must visit here.

A Majestic Palace in Seville

Royal Alcazar Seville

The Royal Alcazar is one of the oldest palaces in this province. The term is Arabic in origin meaning fortress. It served as the residence cum seat of the government during Muslim rule. These were built in the Iberian Peninsula between the 8th and the 15th Centuries CE. The Royal Alcazar Seville Tickets give a glimpse into the mesmerizing history of this autonomous province‘s capital. The Almohad palace was rebuilt by Peter the Cruel in the 14th century. Since then it has served as the residence for Catholic monarchs.

The Royal Alcazar Seville Tickets are your way to appreciate the ornamental style of architecture called the Mudejar style. It combines elements of Gothic and Renaissance styles in their true form. These were the primary architectural styles between the 13th and 16th centuries CE. Tourists can visit the various chambers and rooms of this majestic palace with Royal Alcazar Seville Tickets. The showcases are a foyer, banquet, and oratory all built during various Catholic monarchs. Tourists can marvel at the style and classic decorations in the Courtroom, the royal bed-chamber, the Admiral’s room, the Ballroom, curated gardens, and the Marchena Gate. You will be awestruck at this beautiful palace complex in Seville.

Feel the Reverence at the Cathedral de Seville

Majestic Palace in Seville

The fourth-largest Cathedral at Seville was built upon the 12th-century Great Mosque when Ferdinand III conquered the city. Tourists can see the slight remains of the mosque with Catedral de Sevilla Tickets. A part of the minaret still stands today. Later it was transformed into the Giralda Bell Tower. The courtyard part is also a section of the old Mosque.

Explore the combination of architectural styles in this magnificent building with Catedral de Sevilla Tickets. Tourists can see the Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical styles of architecture in this one structure at Seville. The altarpiece of the Cathedral was built over several separate ages lasting about a century. The remains of Christopher Columbus lie here. The Catedral de Seville Tickets are your way to venture into the Capitular and Columbian Library on the premises. It has a collection of books dating back to the 11th -12th centuries.

A Touch of Modernity at the Plaza

Amongst the numerous vestiges of the early to late medieval ages, the Plaza de Espana Square is a modern arena that tourists can visit. The square has a touch of the Renaissance style in the overall look. The painted benches surrounding the square are a cultural tour of the various provinces in Spain.

A Bit Into the Naval History of Seville

The Torre del Orro Tower is better known as the gold tower here. This is due to the use of gold tiles on it. It is located beside the river and was once a part of the city walls since 1220 CE. It served as a watch tower for the city during the Almohad Caliphate period. Tourists can visit the Naval Museum here to know more about the maritime history of this place. It has several models, naval charts, compasses, and ancient documents.

The building reminds one of the 17th-century architectural styles. There is a central courtyard surrounded by semicircular columns and arches.

Peep Into the Artistic World Of Murillo

Murillo painting

At Casa Murillo, tourists who wish to delve into the Baroque art style may visit the Museum dedicated to the painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo. He was a leader of the modern art style and spent his last years at the mansion at Seville. The Casa Murillo galleries exhibit the paintings of the 17th-century painter. Educational and family workshops are a few attractions for kids here.

A Blend of Cultural Traits

The Casa de Pilatos House is a unique attraction in Seville. It is a combination of the Moorish (Muslim rulers) and Renaissance styles. It showcases the elements of the Mudejar ornamentation and decorations. Here visitors can see the sculptural styles of the Greco-Roman period from the 5th to about the 16th centuries. One primary attraction here is the vast collection of azulejo or Spanish-Portuguese glazed tile work. This is one of the National Monuments in Spain.

An Overview of Seville

A different perspective of the tour in Seville can be enjoyed at Setas de Sevilla. It is better known as ‘The Mushrooms’ as is the largest structure made of wood. There are walkways and umbrellas made in the shape of mushrooms. The 26 meters high structure offers an overall view of Seville city. Tourists can enjoy a leisurely walk around here. There are restaurants and markets at this place to spend a casual evening.

Tourists to Seville immerse themselves in all ages of history. The amalgamation of architectural styles over so many centuries is what lends uniqueness to this place.

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