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Seville is a magical city. Here you can visit the largest Cathedral in all of Spain, walk on floors made by the Romans, and it is the closest you will come to visiting the planet Naboo.
Seville's main sights:
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Palaces - House of Pilate, House of Lebrija
The Cathedral and Giralda Tower
The Royal Alcazar
Museo de Bellas Artes
Bullfighting Ring
Torre del Oro
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Americas - Archaeological Museum, Museum of Popular Art and Traditions.
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Santa Cruz district, Plaza Virgen
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Above photo - Domed ceiling in the Salon de Embajadores, a room in the Reales Alcazares.
Long before Seville was taken from the Moors by Fernando III in 1248, Seville was called "Hispalis" by the Romans and " Ishbiliya" by the Muslims.

You can still see Seville's Roman and Muslim past in the city today. The Moors' Giralda Tower is now the bell tower for the Cathedral and if you look closely at its base, you will find it built on a foundation of Roman blocks.

Photo above: The Bell Tower at the top of the Giralda Tower.

As the capital of the Moorish Kingdom under the Almohads and then the port of entry for the America's goods under the Christian kings, Seville became a prosperous city. In fact, until the 1700's it was considered the most important city in Spain.

The Plaza de Espana inspired George Lucas's vision for the Planet Naboo.

Today, Seville is very much a modern city, with its AVI (high speed train) access to Madrid and the introduction of a high tech garbage collection system. But, unlike other major cities where much of the old has been neglected or renovated to the point its lineage is no longer recognizable, sections of Seville retain the past. In parts of the old town of Seville (Santa Cruz district) it is possible to walk through vibrant ancient streets and imagine you are in an old Spanish village.

Carriage rides are available for both transportation and a tour of Seville's more important sights.

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Information on this page is from my October 2003 visit to Spain.
Page last updated February 2007