Cities in Spain: Seville

The capital of Andalusia and the province of the province – Sevilla (Sevilla) lies on the fertile plain in the lower flow of the Guadalquivir River, which is also shitting to the city itself. This is an unusually peculiar city, based on legends, Hercules himself. The ancient part of Seville is located on the left bank of Guadalquivir and is a complex lick of narrow streets, small areas and colorful old buildings, around which newer quarters are drawn with many unique historical monuments.

A business card of the city is a huge Cathedral of Maria de la Sedse (Santa Maria de Las Cuevas, 1402-1506., Area 11.5 thousand kV. m), considered the third largest Christian Cathedral in the world after the churches of St. Peter in Rome and St. Paul in London, as well as the largest Gothic temple of Spain. Although in the style of Gothiki, only his late part was built – here you can see the elements of Mudjar style, and Renaissance, and even Romanese fragments – the cathedral consists of a variety of adjacent buildings, many of which were built or rebuilt using the structures of earlier buildings. Under the arches of the cathedral, the paintings of the great Spanish artists are stored, his cross is allegedly made from the first gold, brought by Columbus from America, and the son of the Great Marithener – Diego was buried in the attack. Located near the bell tower of Hiralda (height 114 m, rebuilt from the minaret in 1196-1568.) It is famous for its amazing ornaments, the statue of El Hiraldillo, 22 bells and an observation platform on top, from where you can see almost the entire old town. In the arts of America, located near the walls of the Cathedral (formerly Archive of India, open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00, free of charge) contains about 36 thousand folders with documents on the opening and conquest of the new light, which have been collected since 1785. And in the Laas-Lonch’s Cathedral lying opposite the Cathedral (XVI in.) once located the oldest city exchange.

The ancient Arab fortress Alcazar towers towers (1350-1369.), rebuilt from the Moorish Palace, the construction of which was started in 1181. The architecture and interiors of this amazing complex are considered one of the best samples of Mudjar style, and its famous gardens are an amazing mixture of Mauritanian, Andalus and Christian traditions. Nearby are also the Royal Residence of Palacio Real Alto, Torre del Oro Tower (1220 g., once bastion of the Arab City Wall of the X century, now here is a small naval museum), the town hall (XVI in.) In the style of the Placesco and Seville University, located in the building of the first tobacco factory in Europe.

Many picturesque churches are concentrated in the old part of the city, most of which are rebuilt from earlier Moorish mosques. Special attention is paid to such well-known samples as the Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro with the paintings of Velasquez, San Marcos with an excellent bell tower of the former Minaret, Convention de Santa Paula (XV in.) With a bright ceramic facade and an excellent artistic museum, Puerta Makarena gate (the last fragment of the Mauritan city walls, which once included twelve gates and 166 towers) and the nearby Basilica of La Esperanza-Makarena (dedicated to the Heavenly Patron of Matador). A little closer to the river, you can see the complex of Convention de Santa Clara from the Belvede Tower and the pictures of Valdez, as well as the colonnade laid by the Romans of Allamida de Erkules (Hercules Street) with the Chapels of Universidad-Antigua and the San Cathedral -Salwador (rebuilt from the first mosque of the Arab city, its minaret is still traced in the silhouette of the bell tower).

The complex of Pedro I Palace with the famous Patio de Las Donsellas (XIV-XVI centuries.) and unique elements of the interior finish, the Palace of Carlos V, the former Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz with his winding streets, extensive internal patio and characteristic iron lattices (only through them the medieval inhabitants of the quarter could communicate with their fans), Kasa de Pilato mansion ( 1519 g., Named in honor of the biblical procurator and built with the repetition of some elements of his house in Jerusalem), the Museum of Fine Arts in the building of the former monastery, Arena for the Corrida Maestrans – one of the three best in Spain (now opera performances are held here, and the impressive Museum of Arena History and Corrida as a whole), as well as founded in 1676, the de la Caridad hospital (it was he who served as a prototype of a place of action for "Don Juan" Bairon). Nearby, in the building of the Old Women’s Monastery near Plaza de Armaas, is one of the most impressive art galleries of Spain – the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville.

Mary-Louise Park and Spain Square – Real Symbols of the City. Square Spain is surrounded by a number of arches, which walked the coat of arms of all provinces of Spain. In excellent buildings around Square currently there are military and civil administration. A little higher on the river is a quiet and little-known tourist areas of Trianabarrio, once served by the center of the Gypsy Quarter of Seville and the place of formation of many schools Flamenco, and now serving the starting point for the annual pilgrimage of El Rosio (End May). In the northern part of Triano, as often called this area, there is an ancient Cartesian Monastery of La Kartuha (XIV in.), Converted to "Expo-92" exhibition center. Nearby, on the island of the same name, lies a large amusement park WWW.IslamaGica.ES Isle Madzhik (open from April to November daily, from 11.00 to 21.00, a ticket for the whole day costs 22 euros, half a day – 15.5 euros), the entire ideology of which is impregnated with the theme of the Spanish Middle Ages. The park has a super-modern planetarium, a funicular, a monorail road, a large concert hall, and various spectacular events are held – from laser show to Flemenco and Rock concerts.

Cities in Spain Seville

Droppingly restored monastery of San Isidoro del Campo (9 km north of the city) with its Roman ruins and wonderful mosaics, one of the earliest Roman settlements in the Iberian Peninsula – Italika (206 g. to N. NS.) with the famous amphitheater (the third largest in the Roman world), as well as the well-preserved Roman theater in Santiponse.

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