Seville has very ancient origins.
Legend says that the city was founded by Hercules, as well as it is written on one of the entrances to the city: “Hercules built to me, Caesar surrounded me with walls and the king gained to me.”
But the first who founded a settlement, in the zone of Seville, were the Tartessos, around the eighth century BC, and called it Ispal.
Then for a short time the Carthaginians occupied the area untill Romans arrival.
In 712 the city was conquered by the Arabs who gave it its present name and in 1147 with the arrival of the Almohad dynasty, it was chosen as the capital.
In 1248, after two years of siege, Ferdinand III of Castile conquered Seville and introduced it in the Christian world.
Seville has a monumental heritage of great value, made of historic buildings, impressive churches and Moorish palaces:
- THE CATHEDRAL
- THE ROYAL FORTRESSES
- THE GENERAL ARCHIVE OF INDIES
- THE GOLDEN TOWER
- THE BULLRING
- PLAZA DE ESPAÑA
- CHURCH OF MACARENA
- CHURCH EL SALVADOR
- HOUSE OF PILATE
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
- MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
- RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
- BIENNAL OF FLAMENCO
- THE MAGIC ISLAND
Find more about Seville, download for free the full GuideOfSeville, it contains detailled information about Seville’s monuments history and visiting hours and a map of the city. To download for free only the map of the city, click on MapOfSeville.
How to arrive to Seville:
By plane: http://www.sevilla-airport.com/es/index.php
By bus: https://www.alsa.es/
By train: www.renfe.com