There are so many world-class attractions in Sevilla that there is certainly something for every visitor to savor. Here are some of the major attractions that you should not miss.
Constructed between 1402 and 1506, the magnificent gothic cathedral in Sevilla is the biggest cathedral in the world. That is, depending on who you talk to. The English people will say theirs is the biggest, and the Italians will claim theirs holds the record. The cathedral’s highlight is La Giralda, a sky-high bell tower that still boasts the sophisticated architecture and decoration with Moorish roots.
The Andalucian city has long been a preferred travel destination of not only tourists but also of Spanish monarchs. King Pedro the Cruel was so fond of Sevilla that he lived and ruled his kingdom from it. This resulted in a total transformation of a 10th century Moorish fortress into a spacious palace fit for a king.
Santa Cruz is also one of the crowd-pleasing attractions in Sevilla. Visitors usually have with them a detailed map of the winding alleys, courtyards, and gateways of this fascinating and enchanting section of the city. Santa Cruz was a Jewish ghetto, where every street has a romantic legend to tell.
You should not miss the following: Hospital de los Venerables, containing important Sevillian art works; the lovely mansions in the Calle Lope de Rueda; the Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca, featuring Murillo’s ‘Last Supper’; and the Convent de San Jose that houses Saint Teresa of Avila’s relics.
Fine Arts Museum
Sevilla is a cultural center so it is not surprising to see lots of museums scattered across the city. But the most popular is the Fine Arts Museum, a total gem. Housed in a 13th century former convent, it boasts an impressive and interesting collection of priceless works from many popular artists.
Plaza de España
The Plaza de España, in Maria Luisa Park, was designed Aníbal González for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana. This attraction is a fine example of Regionalist Revival Architecture, a curious and lofty combination of different historic styles like Neo-Mudéjar and Art Deco and lavishly decorated with traditional glazed tiles.