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Seville, Spain

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WHAT TO SEE & DO SEVILLE ATTRACTIONS


SIGHTS

Alcazar
Patio de Banderas s/n
95 450 23 24
www.patronato-alcazarsevilla.es
This enclave of royal palaces, still used by the royal family today, has been reconstructed numerous times since the 10th century, and features influences from both the Islamic and Andalucian worlds.

Ayuntamiento
Plaza Nueva 1
95 459 06 00
Adorned with Renaissance carvings, Seville's town hall serves as the center of city government, as well as the center of city life.

Plaza de Espana
Parque de Maria Louisa s/n
Now home to government offices, the colossal, hemispheric tiled building was constructed for the 1929 Iberian-American Exposition and is a favorite spot for a relaxing stroll.

Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza
Paseo de Colon 12
95 422 45 77
Seville's bullring is one of the oldest in Spain and houses a small museum dedicated to the national pastime.

Torre del Oro
Paseo de Colon s/n
95 422 24 19
According to legend, this 13th-century watchtower along the Guadalquivir River was once lined with gold tiles; now, it houses a small maritime museum
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CHURCHES

Cathedral/La Giralda
Avd. de la Constitucion s/n
95 421 49 71
www.catedraldesevilla.es
Completed in 1507 on the site of a 13th-century mosque, this immense Gothic cathedral is one of the largest in the world, while its adjacent Muslim minaret promises superb views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Iglesia de Santa Maria Magdalena
C/San Pablo 12
This is one of Seville's finest baroque churches, completed in 1709, and is home to paintings by Zubaran and frescoes by Lucas Valdes.

MUSEUMS

Museo Arqueologico
Plaza America s/n
95 423 24 01
www.juntadeandalucia.es
South of the city center, this museum showcases jewelry, sculpture and other archeological treasures dating to prehistoric times.

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
Plaza America s/n
95 423 25 76
www.juntadeandalucia.es
This museum has a varied collection of historic garments, ceramics and model workshops dating from Spain's early days.

FLAMENCO

Flamenco Dancer
Flamenco Dancer

El Arenal
C/Rodo 7
95 421 64 92
www.tablaoelarenal.com
With typical Andalucian flair, this popular stop on the tourist circuit puts on a quality show.

El Patio Sevillano
Paseo de Colon 11A
95 421 41 20
www.elpatiosevillano.com
Like most large flamenco venues in Seville, this place is crowded with tourists but the experience is still worthwhile for the first-time visitor.


SHOPPING

Agua de Seville
Plaza Nueva 9
95 421 31 45
Douse yourself with the scent of Seville with the namesake perfume distilled from the thousands of orange blossoms that dot the city.

Felix Cartelismo
Avd. de la Constitucion 26
95 421 80 26
www.posterfelix.com
Pick up a vintage bullfighting, fiesta, tourism or advertising poster at this local shop.

CLASSES

El Patio Sevillano
El Patio Sevillano

El Patio Sevillano
Paseo de Colon 11A
95 421 41 20
www.elpatiosevillano.com
Dust off your castanets and join an hour-long class on the basics and history of flamenco.

Taberna del Alabardero
C/Zaragoza 20
95 450 27 21
www.tabernadelalabardero.com
Learn the intricacies of Andalucian cuisine in an evening course on topics such as traditional Lenten specialties and pastries.

Taller Flamenco
C/Peral 49
95 456 42 34
www.tallerflamenco.com
This tourist-friendly school offers week-long courses in flamenco, classical guitar, singing and Spanish language.

RESOURCES

Seville Tourist Office
1)C/Arjona 28
95 422 17 14
2) Plaza de San Francisco 19
95 459 52 88
3) Paseo de las Delicias 9
95 423 44 65
www.turismo.sevilla.org
Information on Seville, from hotels to attractions to transportation, can be obtained from the Seville Tourist Office online, by phone or at any of its three branches.



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(Updated: 09/11/08 LH)


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