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Sevilla, Spain!


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Sevilla city map


January 23rd through the 26th , 2008

Seville is located in the Southwest of Spain. A provincial capital, seat of the government and parliament of the Communidad Autonoma de Sevilla (Regional Government). It has approximately 700,000 inhabitants, nearly half the population of the whole province.

The city of Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river which crosses the city from North to South. The river can be navigated from Seville all the way to its outlet near Sanlúcar de Barrrameda, on the Atlantic coast. In the past the port of Seville played an important role in commerce between Spain and the Americas and remains today one of the most active river ports of the Iberian peninsula.

The Tartessians were the original founders of Hispalis. Next to this settlement, in 207 B.C., the Romans built Itálica. It was the center of their Western Mediterranean dominions for seven centuries until the Roman empire was overrun by peoples from the North at the beginning of the 10th century.

The long Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula, from 711 A.D. to 1248 A.D., left indelible traces in Seville as in all of Al-Andalus. La Giralda, the tower of an important mosque, is the most well-known of the remaining Islamic monuments.

In 1492 Seville played an important role in the discovery and conquest of America.

The 17th century was a period of artistic splendor in Seville. Painters such as Murillo and Valdés Leal, and sculptors like Martínez Montañés were born in Seville and left behind important works. The city also assumed an important role in world literature and was the birthplace of the myth of Don Juan.

On two occasions in the 20th century, Seville has been in the spotlight of the world's attention. In 1929, it hosted the Latin American Exhibition, which left important urban improvements in the city. More recently, Expo 92 reinforced the image of Seville as a modern and dynamic city.

Spain Travel

Our Sevilla Hotel

This was an excellent hotel just a block from the cathedral.

Official Sevilla Tourism brochure with map

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The whole tourist offering for Seville with history, walking routes and monuments. A few of the maps above come courtesy of this brochure. I choose to split them up in case you wanted everything or just the useful maps.