Rich in Tradition
Seville, the capital of Andalusia is a city in Southern Spain. The country's fourth largest city, Saville has a metro area of 1.5 million people and and was founded by the Romans over 2,200 years ago.
Seville was under Muslim control for almost 500 years, and the combination of Roman, Moorish, and Spanish influence give the city a distinct and lively culture
San Pablo Airport serves the city, and caters to budget airlines. It is about 25 minutes to downtown by car, and there is a bus that runs every half hour from the airport to downtown. Spain has great high speed rail with a 3 hour ride to Madrid and an overnight train to Barcelona.
When Travelling to Seville, visitors should look into buying a Sevilla Card, which includes admission to most museums and monuments, unlimited use of public transportation and discounts to some shops and restaurants.
The quintessential way to spend an evening in Seville is to attend a Flamenco show. Some places like El Arenal -The Cultural Centre, allow will simply put on a performance while visitors enjoy wine and tapas. For the more adventurous La Carboneria, will give short lessons and let visitors join in the fun. The Museo del Baile Flamenco is Seville's flamenco museum.
Visitors can learn about the history of dance, see art instruments and costumes from the most famous dancers in history. Once the tour is finished, stay for a meal and performance the museum puts on.
For those even more adventurous, head over to the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza. Built in 1758, the arena is the perfect place to watch a traditional bullfight. It is also the site where modern bullfighting is said to have been invented.
While the sport is not for everyone, this arena is considered to be the most beautiful and prestigious in all of Spain. There is an attached museum that lets visitors learn about the history of Spanish bullfighting. The Season runs from April to May and August to October.