Seville

Seville

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for being the birthplace of flamenco dancing and it’s orange trees, which aren’t actually eaten fresh due to their bitterness. But add a vibrant splash of colour throughout the city.

Royal Alcázar of Seville is the Royal Palace in Seville. The origins of the palace can be traced back to the time of the first occupations by Moorish conquest of Seville in 712. The upper floors of the place are still reserved for the Spanish Royal Family to use when they visit Seville. Die hard Game of Thrones fans will recognize the palace as the filming location for the Dornish Water Gardens, home to the house Martell.

The Plaza de España was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. This entire southern end section of the city was redeveloped into an expanse of gardens and grand boulevards. It is a beautiful place to wander and explore the fountains, ponds, bridges, Mediterranean trees and stylized flowerbeds.

The Catedral de Sevilla (or Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral completed in the 16th century. It is the largest church in the world after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Some of the best sites in the cathedral include: Tomb of Christopher Columbus, the Royal Chapel and the Treasure Room.

Torre del Oro is a dodecagonal military watchtower which was built to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir River. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials. Today it houses a naval museum, which has two floors of exhibits and a panoramic terrace.

The Museo del Baile Flamenco, gives visitors an incite into magical world of flamenco. This interactive museum explores the history of the dance and its importance in Spanish culture. There us a variety of options with regards to ticket entry: museum only, museum and a show and even a dance lesson.

Travelling to Seville by Ferry

The closest ferry port to Seville is Santander Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 828km away (515 miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Spanish countryside, taking around 8 hours.

There are two separate Spanish to ferry ports that will get you within a 9 hour drive of Málaga (Bilbao and Santander). Where ever you live in the world, driving to Seville should be easy with ferries arriving into Spain from England and the Republic of Ireland.