‘The City of Love and Light’
Enjoy a city of 3000 years of history where visitors fall in love with the weather, the magical streets, the tradition and the hospitable people. A heritage of culture, monuments, gastronomy, and arts with warm and sunny weather all year round.
Sevilla is an attractive city throughout the year. Culture, music, sports and leisure are presented in this unforgettable city. Sevilla: we love the people.The touristic offer is based on its monumental heritage, culture and gastronomy.With an endless list of monuments like the Cathedral, the Giralda, Real Alcázar,the Archive of Indies, the Torre del Oro, the Palace of Dueñas and the Metropol Parasol as an important piece of modern art. Every two years the Flamenco Bienal takes place in the fall. Edelweiss is flying to Sevilla twice a week, Monday and Friday. www.flyedelweiss.com
‘Feria de Abril’
Two weeks after the Semana Santa, carriages and rides celebrate a parade dancing sevillanas and drinking rebujito.
The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday. During past fairs, however, many activities have begun on the Saturday prior to the official opening. Each day the fiesta begins with the parade of carriages and riders, at midday, carrying Seville’s leading citizens which make their way to the bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.
For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and a vast area on the far bank of the Guadalquivir River are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). The casetas belong to prominent Seville families and their groups of friends, clubs, trade associations and political parties. From around 9 pm until 6 am the following morning, the crowds partying and dancing sevillanas, drinking Sherry, manzanilla or rebujito, and eating tapas.
Museum, shows and school at the Museo del Baile Flamenco and the Bienal de Flamenco every two years.
Metropol Parasol designed by famous German architect Jürgen Mayer.
‘Gastronomy: A reflection of history’
Sevilla’s gastronomy reflects the entire history. As a result of the strong Arab, certain dishes such as gazpacho Andaluz is a delicious starter seen throughout the provinces of Andalucia and even the rest of Spain. Olives and croquetas are typical to enjoy with beer and a glass of white wine.
A little bar on the outskirts of the center called El Rinconcillo. El Rinconcillo is a well-known secret. Every guide book recommends a visit to this bar. But this place is a Seville institution, and for good reason. Its claim fame is that it’s the oldest bar in Seville, dating back to 1670.
Once inside the bar, it feels like things haven’t changed for decades. Friendly old-fashioned bow-tied waiters. Dusty wine bottles on the walls, jamón hanging from the ceiling. Ask for manzanilla, snack on a tapa of Iberian ham, stay at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere.
‘Palacio del Las Dueñas’
Las Dueñas was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and the name was after a disappeared monastery of Santa Maria de la Dueña, placed in an adjoining plot demolished in 1868. It belongs to Casa de Alba and in the XIX Century, Dueñas became a guesthouse having as an administrator Antonio Machado Sanchez, father of the famous poet of Antonio Machado, who was born in Las Dueñas in 1875.
In the 20th Century Las Dueñas was the meeting point for the members of the European Royal Families and International personalities like Empress Eugenia de Montijo, King Alfonso XII, Jacqueline Kennedy, Wallis Simpson and Grace Kelly with Rainer of Monaco. www.lasduenas.es
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