With the summer ending and passing heat, the suggestion of a short break to the magnificent city of Seville, where I was recently in the Gran Semana Anglo-árabe. When preparing the trip, in the research I did on the city and what to visit, I found a definition, with which I agree and summarizes in a few words to describe Seville and its environment:
Seville is the sensual city of Carmen, the cigarette case, and D. Juan, the conqueror. The dramatic city of flamenco and bullfighting, bohemian students and “les bons vivants”, but also popular in its more casita neighbourhoods. As exotic as it is a traditionalist, it is the scene of a daily life that seems rehearsed. We are the spectators.
Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and the main one in Andalucia. It is known worldwide for its Flamenco, castanets and bullfights. It is a clean and lively city in the streets of the historic centre and on the banks of the River Guadalquivir at the end of the day. As it is a flat city, you can easily visit on foot. Even if they have children, it will not be very tiring, but since the points of interest are a bit different, it is advisable to bring comfortable shoes. The weather is mild, however, at night it cools down a bit, so take a warm piece of clothing. A full visit to the main points of interest is complete in 2 days.
Gran Semana Anglo-árabe
Seville is the Spanish province where the largest number of stud-stands is concentrated, and also one of the most important in Europe. The Spanish Association of Breeders of Anglo-Arabian Horses, AECCAá, organizes during these days diverse and very varied equestrian tests, in which the Eventing Horse Riding Competition is the main discipline. It is worth noting the IX Final of the Cycle of Tests of Selection of Young Horses, the International Competitions of one and two stars, for the second year in Seville, and the XV Cup of SM El Rey. In addition to the above, of Base Riding and the traditional Tests of Selection of Anglo-Arab Players. All this in a sporting environment that will allow enjoying these pleasant days, both to the wide and varied attending public, as well as to the participating horsemen and riders, coming from different points of Spain and Europe.
Seville has the largest Cathedral in Spain called Cathedral and Giralda Tower. Its construction began in 1401 and was completed in 1593, mirroring an irreproachable Gothic-Gothic style. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. It is an imposing building of rare beauty, highlighting the beauty and majesty of its Giralda Tower. The tower is possible to climb, enjoying a magnificent and unforgettable view over the entire city of Seville. Christopher Columbus is buried here. Another place to visit is The Plaza de España that is located within the Maria Luisa Park. On one side you breathe history and the other on nature, are two spaces that co-inhabit in full harmony and result in a unique place to relax. The Plaza de España was built in 1929 to host the Ibero-American exhibition of the same year, consisting of a large brick and ceramic building, semi-circular and with a tower at each end. It is a very beautiful place, where you can find many tourists and romantic couples to take a boat trip on the lake or in a carriage pulled by beautiful horses.
If you can visit Seville at this time of year. The lodgings are more expensive but worth it. Check your accommodation as soon as possible. The rooms run out months in advance and prices triple.