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Magic places from Sevilla (Spain).

Nov 7, 2016

Sevilla is the capital city of Andalucia region. It was an important business centre many years ago. Maybe, if you think about Spain, you can say some Spanish stereotypes: bullfighters, flamenco, sangría, paella... Most of them belong to Andalucia. However, who has visited Sevilla, he or she falls in love with the magic places that offer this old city.

I will describe my favourites sights of Sevilla:

The 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 travelling into the river port.

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 (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 and lavishly ornamented with typical glazed tiles.

Many tourist guides recommend visiting the typical patios from Triana area (Sevilla). Those courtyards are a flower festival for your senses.

Have you ever visited Sevilla? Did you like it? If you have not known this magic city yet, do not hesitate to come and enjoy music, food and the nightlife.

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