Seville: Main Sights
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Of all the Spanish cities, Seville probably has the most main sights to take in. Along Seville’s winding, cobbled streets you’ll find hidden plazas bathed in sunlight, flower-filled patios, and a profusion of wonderful architecture and cultural gems.
One of the most impressive sights in Seville, which can be seen as you approach the city, is the Cathedral and its ancient Islamic bell tower, the Giralda. Just a few steps away is the wonderful Real Alcazar – a fortified palace, parts of which are still used by the Spanish Royal Family today. Other fabulous sights include Seville’s bullring - the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza - which easily compares with Madrid’s Plaza de Ventas as one of the most magnificent bullrings in Spain.
Other sights not to be missed on a trip to Seville include the Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) near the river, the quirky Casa de los Pilatos, and the University - which was once the Tobacco Factory of Bizet’s Carmen. If you’re interested in museums, the ones to definitely see in Seville include the Fine Art Museum, the Archaeological Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Customs. Or, if you simply want to take a stroll around the city and see the sights, then don’t miss a walk down Seville’s river path or through Seville’s Maria Luisa Park.