"Sevilla, more moorish then spanish ?" Top 5 Page for this destination Sevilla by tompt

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Seville, the capital of Andalucia, has many monuments and architecture that reflect centuries of different cultures (romans, arabs, jews, gypsies) that left their mark. Not only buildings, but also old folkloric traditions show the influences. There is Semana Santa (holy week) with the spectacular easter processions. Followed by the April Fair. Seville is also the birthplace of the Flamenco. And there is also the famous bullfights in the eldest bullring of Spain.


Walking through Sevilla you can't help but notice the luxuriant forms and beautiful colors used in the buildings.
Most of that is influence from the arabs. The arabs conquered spain in 711 and stayed here until around 1200. The Moors brought the art of the glazed tiles to southern spain. The mudéjar architecture is from the time the christians had just defeated the Moors, early 1200's. The kings of that time ordered some arab craftsmen to built churches and palaces.
Mudéjar means literally: those who were allowed to stay.



If you want to know more about Seville and tourism you can also visit this website: http://www.sol.com/

We made many pictures and as space is limited here we put some at our Andalucia page.

  • Last visit to Sevilla: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2005
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  • Robmj's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Very good & informative page, thanks, will be visiting later this year

  • newyorkerman's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:13 AM

    was the bed in the hotel a four-poster? They would hold a canopy over the bed and curtains around it, either for warmth or to keep bugs out.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2005 at 5:13 PM

    wonderful architeture - will be so happy to be here next year

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 11:21 AM

    Fantastic page on Sevilla,the cathedral looks stunning.

  • SillyWAbbit's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2005 at 8:15 AM

    Nice photograph :-)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 7:14 AM

    I found some useful tips on your Sevilla pages! Ciao!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 9:42 AM

    Fantastic page of Seville. It was my second favorite city after Cordoba.

  • benidormone's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2004 at 9:10 PM

    This is also a city I would like to visit someday!

  • Imaniac's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2004 at 8:27 AM

    Wow - excellent page here. I loved Seville, but still regret forgetting my camera in the hotel. At least now I can travel back with all these great pics. Thanks.

  • Mahieu's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 2:55 AM

    Thanks for the great info! I'm sure I'll love this city! I saw you are coming to the Antwerp pubcrawl too. Maybe we can exchange experiences then? Greetz,

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