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Museum of Fine Arts
~0.17 miles from Seville city center
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The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville or Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is the most prominent collection of mainly Spanish visual arts from medieval period to the early twentieth century, including a choice selection of works from the so-called Golden Age of Sevillian painting during the 17th century, including Murillo, Zurbarán, Francisco de Herrera the younger, and Valdés Leal.The museum was founded in 1839, after the desamortizacion or shuttering of religious monasteries and convents, collecting works from across the city and region. Originally, the site held the convent of the Order of the Merced Calzada de la Asuncion, founded by St. Peter Nolasco during the reign of Fernando III of Castile. Extensive remodeling in the early 17th century was led by the architect Juan de Oviedo y de l...
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~0.18 miles from Seville city center
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If you spend any time at all walking about Seville, you are sure to pass through the Plaza Nueva. Located not far from the cathedral, at the end of Avda de la Constitucion, the plaza can be a good place to meet up with other members of your party. On sunny days one can wait on a bench in the plaza, and should it rain, just follow the horse's nose.On the west side of the Town Hall in Seville lies the spacious palm-shaded Plaza Nueva, surrounded by banks and offices.An equestrian statue stands in the middle of the plaza which is now a pedestrian only zone.Hobbies & Activities category: Financial attraction or stock exchange; Scenic site or route
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Seville Town Hall
~0.25 miles from Seville city center
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(Local Name: Ayuntamiento) On the west side of the Plaza San Francisco stands the Seville Town Hall, Ayuntamiento, an imposing Renaissance building (1527-64) with a richly decorated east front, one of the most charming examples of Plateresque style. It contains a number of valuable pictures by Zurbarán and other artists.Hobbies & Activities category: Government or institution building; Architecture - Renaissance
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Plaza de Toros (Bull Ring)
~0.35 miles from Seville city center
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The most famous bullrings in the world are Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid (Spain), widely regarded as the most prestigious one, La Maestranza in Seville (Spain) and Plaza de toros de Mexico in Mexico.
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~0.43 miles from Seville city center
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Triana is a neighborhood in the city of Seville, Spain, across the river Guadalquivir from the center, and in fact the majority, of the city. Triana shares what is effectively an island (sitting between two arms of the Guadalquivir except for a narrow strip to the north) with Los Remedios to the south and La Cartuja to the north. The island is also named Isla de la Cartuja, and has been home to human settlement since before the Romans colonized Hispalis (Seville).Traditionally, residents of Triana consider the neighborhood to be an entity separate from the rest of Seville, as a result of its popular sense of identity. In reality, Triana forms an integral part of Seville, its culture, and its tradition.Triana has traditionally housed a large population of Gitanos (Roma), usually living ...
|#6 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
La Giralda & Cathedral
~0.45 miles from Seville city center
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The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville in Seville, Spain, one of the largest churches in the world and an outstanding example of the Gothic and Baroque architectural styles. The tower is 97.5 m (320 ft) in height and it was one of the most important symbols in the medieval city.The tower's first two-thirds is a former minaret from the Almohad period of Seville, the upper third spanish renaissance architecture.The copper sphere that originally topped the tower fell in an earthquake in 1365. Christians replaced the sphere with a cross and bell.The statue stands 4 m (13 feet) in height (7 m (23 ft) with the pedestal) and has crowned the top of the tower since its installation in 1568.The Renaissance section of the tower also contains a large inscription of Seville's...
|#7 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
~0.45 miles from Seville city center
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This is the seat of Seville's archdiocese and the archbishop's residence. Located just across from Giralda (La) and 10m from the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace has one of the best locations of the city. It is built on the site of an old 13th-century palace. Building work on the present place began in the 16th century.The collection of artistic treasures here is quite extraordinary, and includes works by the painters Zurbarán, Velázquez, Valdes Leal and Murillo. You can enter the palace only on certain occasions, such as the home-made cakes fair held before Christmas.
|#8 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
~0.46 miles from Seville city center
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The Cathedral of Seville is a religious building in Seville, Andalusia, southern Spain: it is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. It is also known as Catedral de Santa María de la Sede (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See)At the time of its completion in the 16th century, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world. Previously, the Hagia Sophia had held the title for more than a thousand years. The cathedral also serves as the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
|#9 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
~0.50 miles from Seville city center
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|#10 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
Archivo de las Indias
~0.50 miles from Seville city center
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|#11 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
~0.53 miles from Seville city center
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The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish "Alcázares Reales de Sevilla" or "Royal Alcazars of Seville") is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort.The Almohades were the first to build a palace, which was called Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture. Subsequent monarchs have added their own additions to the Alcázar. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence and are administered by the Patrimonio Nacional.
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Torre del Oro (Gold Tower)
~0.56 miles from Seville city center
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The Torre del Oro (Spanish: "Gold Tower") is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville, southern Spain, built by the Berbers during the Almohad dynasty in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river.Constructed in the first third of the 13th century, the tower served as a prison during the Middle Ages and as a secure enclosure for the protection of precious metals periodically brought by the fleet of the Indies, another possible origin for the tower's name.The tower is divided into three levels, with the third and upermost being circular in shape and added in 1760. This tower has a lesser known half sister: La Torre de la Plata, an octagonal tower.
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Casa de la Memoria de Al Andalus
~0.57 miles from Seville city center
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Elegant and classy. Alcohol-free. Room for 90 spectators sitting in three rows of chairs circling a small stage. All acoustic. Nightly performances at 9 pm, last for one hour. No children under 6.
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Barrio de Santa Cruz
~0.64 miles from Seville city center
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San Telmo Bridge
~0.66 miles from Seville city center
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Museum of Contemporary Arts
~0.68 miles from Seville city center
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Santo Tomás, 5. Visits Tue-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Sat, Sun 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon closed. This museum is located in a palace that was restored recently and shows paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, etc. mainly of Spanish artists of 20th century, among others of Bacarisas, Barbadillo, Caballero, Cortijo, Gordillo, Gerrero and Mateos.Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de Las CuevasEntrances: Avda. Américo Vespucio, 2 / Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n41092 Seville SPAIN Tel.: (+34) 955 03 70 70 / Ticket sales: (+34) 955 03 70 72Fax: (+34) 955 03 70 52E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBus routes: C-1, C-2 Opening hours1 October to 31 MarchTuesdays to Fridays 10:00 to 20:00Saturdays 11:00 to 20:00Sundays 10:00 to 15:00Closed on Mondays1 A...
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University of Seville
~0.75 miles from Seville city center
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The Universidad de Sevilla or University of Seville, in English, is a top-ranked European university in Seville, Spain. Founded under the name of Colegio Santa María de Jesús in 1505, the University of Seville, with a student body of over 50,000, is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. It is located in the 2,000-year old artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The building itself dates back to the 15th century when the Catholic Kings recovered the area from the Moors, a history reflected in its architecture. It is located centrally in the city next to the prestigious Hotel Alfonso XIII which hosts Europe's royalty and international celebrities.
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~0.77 miles from Seville city center
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The island's name derives from the cloistered monastery (Cartuja) located on the site, the Monasterio de Santa María de las Cuevas. This monastery is where Cristopher Columbus planned his voyage to the west and is located in what now is in the site for the world's fair held to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Columbian expeditions. When Expo '92 was held there the island was connected to the Triana neighbourhood (which is also an island) and is now more of an isthmus following the underground canalization of a small portion of the river at the northern end of the island. The neighborhood of La Cartuja, then, refers to the northern third of the island, north of Triana and Los Remedios.Today the island is the biggest research and development park in Spain, employing 15,000 pers...
|#19 of 28 Things To Do in Seville|
City Centre Sevilla
~0.82 miles from Seville city center
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Maria Luisa Park
~1.10 miles from Seville city center
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The Maria Luisa Park is the largest park in Seville and one of the most beautiful in Europe. It has a very interesting history.Maria Luisa Fernanda was the younger sister of Queen Isabella II during the 19th century. She lived between 1832 and 1897. She was the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand VII of Spain.Isabella II married Fernando I, her first cousin, who was supposedly gay. King Louis Phillipe of France had a plan to get the Spanish throne for his grandchildren. He married his youngest son Antoine (1824-1890), the Duke of Montpensier, to Maria Luisa Fernanda. He thought that Isabella II would have no children, so the Spanish throne would pass to her younger sister Maria Luisa Fernanda. He was wrong and Isabella II did have children (many think by a man other than her husban...
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Plaza de Espana
~1.11 miles from Seville city center
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The Plaza de España is a building in Seville, Spain, an example of Moorish Revival in Spanish architecture. In 1929 Seville hosted the Spanish-American Exhibition and numerous buildings were constructed for the exhibition in Maria Luisa Park, among them the Plaza designed by Aníbal González. On the Park's edge was built the current Plaza de España to showcase Spain's industry and technology exhibits.The Plaza is a huge half-circle with buildings continually running around the edge accessible over the moat by numerous beautiful bridges . In the centre is a large fountain. Today the plaza mainly consists of Government buildings, including the city's Town Hall.By the walls of the Plaza are many tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain. Tourists can have their photo...
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~1.21 miles from Seville city center
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Isla Mágica (English: "Magic Island") is a theme park in Spain. The park was constructed on the former grounds of the Expo '92 World's Fair in Seville and opened 1997. The park features a large lake and many other attractions including roller coasters, various other types of rides, and both live and cinematic shows.The park's slogan is "Diversión sin límites" which translates as "Fun without limits."
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Popular Arts Museum
~1.40 miles from Seville city center
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Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
~1.59 miles from Seville city center
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Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is a stadium in Seville, Spain. It is the home stadium of Sevilla FC. It was the venue for the 1986 European Cup Final between Steaua Bucharest and Barcelona and the 1982 World Cup Semifinal game between Germany and France.This stadium contains a singular legend: the Spanish national team has never lost a game against an international team in this stadium. In European competition, Sevilla FC has lost only once at home, to AZ Alkmaar in the 2006-2007 UEFA Cup Group Stage.The stadium holds 45,500 and was built in 1957. It replaced Estadio Nervion.The stadium is nicknamed "La Bombonera" (more commonly used to refer to Estadio Alberto J. Armando, the home stadium of Boca Juniors) or "La Bombonera de Nervión" due to the Nervion neighbourhood where the stadium...
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~1.94 miles from Seville city center
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Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla or Estadio Olímpico de la Cartuja is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Seville, Spain. It was completed in 1999 for the World Championships in Athletics and seats 57,619 people. It was the venue for the 2003 UEFA Cup final between Celtic FC and FC Porto.The stadium was one of those included in the Seville bid for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. After the failure of the last bid, the stadium remained unused by either of Seville's major football teams as both Real Betis and Sevilla FC each use their own stadia. However, both teams have expressed their intention to move temporarily while both teams enlarge Manuel Ruiz de Lopera and Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, respectively.The Spanish national football team sometimes use the stadium for home games, and the stadi...
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Manuel Ruiz de Lopera Stadium
~2.46 miles from Seville city center
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Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera is a football (soccer) stadium in Seville, Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Real Betis. It was previously called Estadio Benito Villamarín before the current owner of the club, Manuel Ruiz de Lopera, decided to build a new stadium over the old one in 2000. Many conservative supporters still address Betis' stadium as Benito Villamarin.For unknown reasons Lopera decided to discontinue the construction of the new stadium leaving an old section untouched. However, during a press conference on September 8, 2006, Lopera stated that he intends to knock down the south section of the stadium, thus enhancing the capacity to "65,000 or 70,000".
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University of Pablo de Olavide
~4.07 miles from Seville city center
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The Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Pablo de Olavide University) is a public university in Seville, Spain.The Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) was founded in 1997, making it the newest public university in Spain. Additionally, with only 9,069 students, it was the sixth smallest school during the 2005/2005 school year, despite having grown constantly since its inception. The campus of approximately 346 acres is located just outside of Seville, the capital of Andalusia, to the southeast of the city.The school is named after the Spanish-Peruvian politician Pablo de Olavide (1725-1803), who contributed notably to planning the city and reforming the University of Seville. The name was chosen to express the openness towards Latin America; the school cooperates culturally and scientifically ...
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City Centre Carmona
~20.34 miles from Seville city center
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