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In and around Seville

  • Santa Paula monastery

    It is a monastery of Hieronymites that was founded by Doña Ana de Santillán and Don Guzmán in 1475 for the members of the Religious Order of St Jerome. It is a convent representive of the Catholic Kings, in which Gothic structures, Mudejar contructions techniques and Renaissance decoration are joined. An example of it is the façade from the XVI Century, decorated with Gothic angels and consoles carried out by Pedro Millán, ceramics by Niculoso Pissano and Andrea della Robbia.
    Calle Santa Paula, 11 - Seville
    Tues.-Sun.: 10-1 pm. Closed Mondays. Price: 3 €. - Sale of pastry: 10-1.30 pm./ 4.30-7 pm
  • The Palace of Duenas

    The Palace of Dueñas belongs today to the Alba Family. It was built in de XV and XVI century, and today is one of the landmarks in palace architecture of the city. But its majesty not only lies on the outside, the inside keeps a valuable contents rich in ornaments and artistic quality. The illustrious poet Antonio Machado was born here and in 1947 the first wedding of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, actual owner of the Alba house, took place. The Duchess' last wedding also took place here.
    Calle Dueñas - Seville
  • Basílica de la Macarena

    This church houses the most valuable treasure in Seville, the Virgen de la Esperanza, popularly known as the Macarena because of the quarter where the basilica is located. The temple has been built in a Contemporary style. It consists of only one nave with four side chapels. It only has one floor and rostrums with arches and with a red marble baseboard. Until the construction of the current temple, the brotherhood had its main office in the San Gil parish church.
    Calle de Bécquer, 1. 41002 Sevilla
    Open Monday–Saturday 9-14 / 17-21
  • Hospital de Caridad

    The extraordinary interior of the church begins with Valdés Leal’s Allegories of Death. The whole is capped by the main altarpiece, work of Bernardo Simón de Pineda and Pedro Roldán. La Caridad is linked inseparably to Miguel Mañara, one of the wealthiest people in Seville at that time. After his wife’s death in 1661, he abandoned his worldly life and dedicated himself to helping the poor.

    Calle Temprado, 3 - Seville
    Open Monday–Saturday 9-13 h. / 15,30-19 h, Sunday 9-12.30 h.
  • Royal Alcazar of Seville (Real Alcazar)

    Is the Royal Palace of Seville, a magnificent complex of patios and halls in different architectural styles, from Mudéjar to Gothic. The heart of the complex is the Palace of King Pedro I, who constructed his royal residence in 1364 at the site of a Moorish palace. Soon after the Almohades, a Moorish dynasty, gained control of Seville in 1161, they embarked on a building frenzy.

    Patio de Banderas, s/n. 41004 Sevilla
    Open Monday–Sunday 9.30-19.00.
  • The Cathedral of Sevilla

    Is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. It was built in the 15th century at the site of a 12th century mosque. Inside the cathedral is a spectacular golden altarpiece, the Retablo Mayor. Construction of the cathedral started in the early 15th century at the site of a great mosque which was built by the Moors in the late 12th century. The mosque had been damaged by an earthquake and in July 1401.

    Puerta de San Cristóbal. 41004 Sevilla
    Open Monday 11:00-15:30, Tuesday-Saturday 11:00–17:00, Sunday 14:30–18:00.
  • Plaza de Toros de Sevilla

    The "Plaza de Toros" (Bullring) of the Real Maestranza in Seville, a valuable example of Spanish late-Baroque architecture, is one of the city’s most visited monuments. Its rarity and beauty forms part of the undeniable image of Seville we have. An unique place in the world. The visit allows the visitor, besides getting to know the monument and bullfighting history better through its artistic heritage.

    Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12 - Seville
    Open Monday-Sunday 9.30-21.00.
Seville (/səˈvɪl/; Spanish: Sevilla [seˈβiʝa], locally: [seˈβi(ɟ)ʝa] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a municipal population of about 703,000 as of 2011, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville is also the hottest major metropolitan area in the geographical Western Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F).
Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis. It later became known as Ishbiliya[2] (Arabic: إشبيلية‎‎‎) after the Muslim conquest in 712. During the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before becoming the independent Taifa of Seville; later it was ruled by the Muslim Almoravids and the Almohads until finally being incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.[3] After the discovery of the Americas, Seville became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.

Seville is on the same parallel as United States west coast city San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. In addition to that São Miguel, the main island of the Azores archipelago lies on the same latitude. Further east from Seville in the Mediterranean Basin, it is on the same latitude as Catania of Sicily, Italy and just south of Athens, the capital of Greece. Even further east, it is located on the same parallel as South Korean capital of Seoul. Seville is located not many miles inland from the Andalusian coast, but still sees a much more continental climate than the nearest port cities Cádiz and Huelva for example—although it is much too mild in winter to be described as a 'proper' continental area. It is at a relative distance from the three larger cities in the country, as well as Lisbon in Portugal, making it by far the largest city in the south of the Iberian peninsula.

Seville has a subtropical Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa).[34] Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville has a drier summer and wet winter. The annual average temperature is 25.4 °C (78 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October, the latter in spite of the dwindling daylight and inland position.
With an annual average of 19.2 °C (67 °F), Seville is the warmest city on Continental Europe. After the city of Córdoba (also in Andalusia), Seville has the hottest summer in continental Europe among all cities with a population over 100,000 people, with average daily highs in July of 36.0 °C (97 °F). Average minimum temperatures in July are 20.3 °C (69 °F) and every year the temperature exceeds 40 °C (104 °F) on several occasions. The coldest temperature extreme of −5.5 °C (22 °F)[35] was registered by the weather station at Seville Airport on 12 February 1956. A historical record high (disputed) of 50.0 °C (122 °F) was recorded on 4 August 1881, according to the NOAA Satellite and Information Service.[36] There is a non-accredited record by the National Institute of Meteorology of 47.2 °C (117 °F) on 1 August during the 2003 heat wave, according to a weather station (83910 LEZL) located in the southern part of Seville Airport, near the abandoned military zone. This temperature would be one of the highest ever recorded in Spain. The average sunshine hours are approximately 3000 per year.
  • Winters are mild: January is the coolest month, with average maximum temperatures of 16.0 °C (61 °F) and minimum of 5.7 °C (42 °F).
  • Precipitation varies from 400 to 650 mm (15.7 to 25.6 in) per year, with frequent torrential rain. December is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 99 millimetres (3.9 in). On average there are 50.5 days of rain.

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