Seville, also know as Sevilla, is the captial of Andalucia in southern Spain. It is a a cultural and financial hub as well as a popular place for tourists. As the 4th largest city in Spain, Seville has lots to offer, which allows you to stay there for over a week and still be able to enjoy the city.
Below are some of the cultural highlights in Seville, they can be a tip for your coming summer holiday!
Museo del Baile Flamenco
Museo del Baile Flamenco is a Flamenco Dance Musuem located in an 18th century building at the center of the historical Barrio Santa Cruz. The musuem showcases not only the history and artifacts about Flamenco dance, but also ambiental music, videos, art and multi-media demostrations about Flamenco culture.
Periodically the museum would also offer dance, singing, percussion and guitar lessons. If you are visiting the museum on Friday or Saturday, do not miss the evening Flamenco show.
Museo de Bellas Artes
The Bellas Artes Museum is considered to be the 2nd most important fine arts musuem in Spain, while the Prado Musuem in Madrid tops the chart.
The 17th century convent building is now turned into this museum comprices of 15 exhibition rooms demontrating a comprehensive selection of Sevillian arts, from the Gothic period to early 20th century.
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla is converted from a former Tobacco Factory, the largest industrial building in Spain, which was built between 1728 and 1771. The detailed decoration, magnificent artchitecture and the beautiful surround gardens of the building shows the amount of money that the monopoly tobacco factory could made back in the old days.
Nowadays, you can still find the beautiful staireways, fountains and patios in this main university building of Seville. Next to it is the chapel and the Maria Luisa park.
To get around Seville by public transportation is considerably easy. Buses run on frequent basis and covers the major landmarks as well as the city itself. Trams are running from San Sabastian Bus Station to the Plaza de Nueva and Triana in the West. You can also take the metro in Seville, which is considerably new as it was opened in 2009. Taxis are available, but be careful with tourist scams.
Check out more about Seville, a Spanish city more than suitable for your summer holiday!
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