The sunny Spanish city of Seville is one big open-air museum. The highlight is the historic city centre, brimming with beautiful and impressive sights. Enjoy all the sights of Seville!
The Giralda itself symbolises the city of Seville. It once served as the minaret of the mosque where the Cathedral of Seville is currently located. You can see the 97.5-metre-high bell tower from far and wide, especially when it’s beautifully illuminated at night. The Giralda is therefore the number one must-see sight in Seville. Make sure to take the time to climb the tower to enjoy spectacular views of the city from the top.
Reaching 127 metres in height and 83 metres in width, the Seville Cathedral is one of the largest church buildings in the world. But that’s not all! The cathedral also has an impressive interior, with magnificent stained glass windows, a Gothic choir stall and altar with beautiful carvings. The cathedral also houses the tomb of no less than Christopher Columbus. Of course, whether or not the tomb actually contains the remains of Columbus is not known.
Many of the old royal palaces are no longer used as residences, but the Spanish Royal Family still uses the Real Alcázar in Seville. This is not surprising considering how breathtaking this palace is. It is built in Moorish style and considered one of history’s architectural high points, making it one of the sights of Seville that you absolutely cannot miss!
Plaza de España is the most famous square in Seville. Shaped like a crescent with a large fountain in the centre, Plaza de España was built in honour of the Ibero-American exhibition in 1929 and was the largest and most expensive project in the exhibition. At one point, there were no fewer than 1,000 people working on it at the same time! The square is surrounded by a colonnade with 48 benches, one for each province of Spain. The benches are adorned with azulejos (Andalusian tiles) and are perfect for taking holiday snapshots!
Spanish for Museum of Fine Arts, the name of the museum says it all! The museum is housed in a former monastery from 1612 and takes you through 600 years of Spanish art. Here you will find numerous religious works of arts by such Spanish masters as Velázques, Murillo and Zurbarán.