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Little guide of Seville

Puente de Triana

Undoubtedly, much of the magic that Seville gives off resides, in the harsh veneration of its traditions in harmony with a latent avant-garde vocation.

Its history, its old town which is one of the most extensive in Europe, its rich gastronomy Its varied hotel and commercial offer and the beauty of its river are a sum of reasons that make a Seville simply stunning city.

What better way to get into the streets of Seville than to take a tour of the history of some of its most central squares. In the first one, a unique charm awaits us, the smallest in the city, Santa Marta.

Plaza de Santa Marta. Photo. José Manuel Azcona

Among other curiosities, here what we can see we have the highest orange trees in the city. Here the sun does not come easily, so they have had to grow so much, so that the light reaches the top.

Our steps through its streets will lead us to another, especially monumental Plaza del Triunfo, one of the most preferred by tourists visiting Seville and probably one of the most photographed in the entire city.

Plaza del Triunfo. Photo: Diario de Sevilla

Here we are surrounded by the three World Heritage monuments that have been in the city since 1987 and which represent the three powers of the city. On the one hand, we have the Real Alcázar that represents political power. The famous Cathedral, which represents the religious power and to its left. And on your right is the Archive of the Indies that represents economic power.

Archivo de Indias. Photo: EcuRed

In Seville tapas is an art and if we add antiquity to this tradition … it still earns more; like the one in the Europa tapas bar, opened in 1925 with a kitchen, open all day. In his letter could not miss a wide variety of tapas, some awarded several times.

Many restaurants are located in another square with a longer tradition in Seville, that of Jesús de la Pasión, better known as Plaza del Pan since in the 17th century, they were located around it various stalls selling bread than is occupy by different types of commerce.

Plaza del Pan. Photo: Conocer Sevilla

A few meters away we come to another central street in Seville, Calle Cuna, where we find “Libélula Shop”, an innovative multi-space where every corner inspires. It is a palatial house, from the beginning of the 20th century in which decoration, fashion, art accessories and organization of events combine a different experience in which new entrepreneurs coexist together with established firms.

Libélula Shop. Calle Méndez Núñez, 12

The new spaces with a different cuisine concept have also been integrated into the city by the hand of young and creative professionals. If we enter “La Pepona” one of these places-located right next to another of the Plaza de San Andrés you can enjoy seasonal cuisine based on traditional Andalusian dishes; but, in their own way. They take care of both the elaboration and the presentation of their proposals, paired with wine from our land.

La Pepona restaurant. Photo: La Pepona

Seville requires walking slowly so as not to miss the architectural and picturesque details that adorn it. It is a city to contemplate with pause because this is how the “solera” (history, tradition and experience) de plazas are perceived, like that of El Salvador, where the beautiful church that gives it its name stands. It is the largest temple in the city, after the cathedral. A very popular environment and ideal to stop along the way or even buy a typical souvenir.

The city invites you to leave the street, and imagination is a virtue that civilians show off and put, for example, at the service of restoration, it bears fruit such as that of Food Track in Seville; a company that from its truck offers the public exquisite signature cuisine taken directly to the street. Be careful, because to find out where you are, every day you have to look for it on social networks.

The Torre del Oro, silent witness to the historical evolution of Seville, and whose construction dates back to the 13th century, is part of the Almohad defensive system.

Torre del Oro. Photo: Sevilla Secreta

Next to it, the Teatro de la Maestranza and the bullring (plaza de toros).

Maestranza bullring.

Crossing the Guadalquivir river through the Isabel II bridge, better known popularly, as the Triana Bridge. It is another asset of cultural interest and is listed as a national historical monument. It is a good example of Seville’s iron architecture.

Puente de Triana
Puente de Triana. Photo. Félix González

From the waters of the Guadalquivir to the roofs of Seville there are so many perspectives, from which you can contemplate the beauty of this monumental city.

Precisely the terraces have been gaining prominence in the route of the travelers and have become a mandatory stop to enjoy the spectacle of architecture and light that the city offers.

Seville has a wide and varied hotel offer from new concepts of economic accommodation aimed at a younger audience to buildings of great tradition where exquisite taste is their hallmark.  As the historic Hotel Doña Lina in which is placed in the city center. It is a beautiful and traditional building, in the historical and ancient Jewish neighbourhood.

View of La Giralda from the solarium of the Hotel Doña Lina

In summarize, Seville is a beautiful and unique city; indefinable in a single sentence, which knows how to seduce and make the traveler fall in love.

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