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According to legend, the foundation of Seville can be traced back to the mythical city of Tarsis, founded by Hercules and which he gave to his son Hí­spalo, hence its former name: Hí­spalis.
Its origins go back to the VIII century b.c., during the periodo tartésico *** tartary period, starting with a settlement named Ispal. In this town trading took place with Greek, Carthaginian and Phoenician sailors. It was destroyed in the II century b.c. in the wars between Carthaginians and Romans. When the Punic wars ended, it was reconstructed by the Romans and renamed Hispalis.
Also in Roman times in formed part of Hispania Ulterior and following the administrative division of the Emperor Diocletian it became art of Betica.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the vandals entered the city in 428. They destroyed many buildings, and were later ousted by the goths. In the year 573 the city is taken by Leovigildo. From this era comes the importance of the bishops St. Leandro and St Isidor, author of the las Etimologí­as *** Etymologies.
During the Al-Andalus period, in the early years of the VIII century, the Arabs arrived under the leadership of the general Musa ibn Nusayr converting Seville into one of the most beautiful cities of Al-Andalus. It began to become known as Isbiliyya.
In the IX century the Normans attacked Seville, causing serious damage, and they were finally repelled by Abderramán II who then fortified the city. From the year 1013 onwards, during the reign of the taifas, the city enjoyed a period of prosperity.
The almoravids also passed through the city, from 1086 onwards, as did the almohads, from 1144 on. Its economic prosperity in this period is due to its trade with North Africa. The Great Mosque is built, and the Giralda, one of its towers, is still with us today.
The Christian conquest was led by Fernando III in the year 1248.
The discovery of America is another impetus for Seville. In 1503 the Casa de Contratación (Contract House) was founded to check all persons and goods travelling to or from America. The city continues to prosper due largely to its port. It becomes one of the most important cities in the Western World. This prosperity influences the architectura, religious imagery and painting.
Due to the increase in size and draught of ships, it began to become difficult for these to enter the port via the Guadalquivir, and for this reason at the beginning of the XVIII century, all trade with the American continent was transferred to the city of Cadiz, more suitable for this activity, and so Seville entered a period of decline.
During the XIX century it is internationally renowned, through the stories told by the numerous travelers who visited the city.
With the Ibero-american Exhibition held in 1929, the modernisation of the city in the XX century begins, creating an urbanistic infrastructure as required.

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The Renaissance in its purest form – The Casa de Pilatos is a combination of Italian Renaissance styles and the Spanish Mudejar style. It is considered a prototype Andalusian palace. More…
The largest Gothic temple in the world– Also known as the Cathedral of St. Mary of the See, it is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the third Christian temple after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. Since the conquest of the city, on November 23, 1248, the building of the aljama, or the Almohad Mosque, was converted into the cathedral of the archdiocese of the Kingdom of Seville. More…
Splendour of the Baroque – The Salvador is a religious temple for Roman Catholic worship under the patronage of Our Lord San Salvador, located in the Plaza del Salvador in Seville and is the largest church in the city, after the Cathedral. Deprived of its parish ranking after the latest restoration work, it currently functions as an exempt church, within the parish jurisdiction of San Isidro. In its patio, you can see glimmers of the Roman and Visigothic eras. More…
The most emblematic monument in the city – The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral. It its day, it was the tallest tower in the world, standing at 97.5 m in height, in addition to being one of the most famous images of the city and Andalusia. The tower consists of two different but perfectly unified pieces, a perfect example of the crucible of cultures existing in the city. More…
The Real Alcázar: An ensemble of palaces – The Alcázar of Seville has always been used as lodging for kings and important personalities. It is made up of different buildings from different eras. The original fortification was built on an old Roman, later used by the Visogoths. Later is became a Paleochristian basilica (San Vicente Mártir), where San Isidro (Saint Isodore) was buried. The Real Alcázar of Seville began to take on its present appearance after the Arabs took over the city in the year 713. More…
Seville’s other tower – It is a watchtower located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river, in the city of Seville, next to the bullring of the Real Maestranza. It is 36 metres tall. It closed the passage to the Arenal with a section of wall that united it with the Torre de la Plata, which formed part of the walls of Seville that defended the Alcazar. More…
Savour Seville little by little – Close your eyes and imagine. You have just arrived in Seville, you leave your luggage and you feel two irrepressible impulses: to recover strength after the trip, and a huge desire to assimilate everything new around you, what you see, feel and perceive … and also, of course, to “check out” those scents that you can’t resist.
The world capital of tapas

What is tapas really? Tapas is the heart of our gastronomic culture: small plates of homemade and traditional specialties, and surprising creations of chefs; brushstrokes of intense flavours, suggestive products of the highest quality … A way of eating that fits a way of life. Live the food, eat the life.

And what does it mean to go to “eat tapas”? Try it for yourself: walk among monuments, stop at a bar and ask for tapas, continue to discover the city, try a second dish of tapas in another bar, and so on … and so deliciously.

You will discover authentic haute cuisine in small dishes, you will discover bars and restaurants in historic sites, incredible places that will transmit a unique energy. And all in a really affordable way.

Here we enjoy gastronomy in small and intense dishes.

Welcome to “tasting tourism” So if you are one of those people who want to try everything and do not know where to start, don’t fret “foodie”! You are in the perfect place at the perfect time: you are in Seville, where to go out to have some tapas is to start merging with the soul of the city.

The bars of Seville are a real spectacle. From the tapas that sings, to the extraordinary agility in the service, through to the general atmosphere of joy … The gastronomic experience is also enriched with this combination of inventiveness and sympathy.

You have no excuse, come and enjoy the tapas in Seville. Enjoy!