Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The Seville harbour is located about 80 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and is the only river port in Spain.

Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis. It later became known as Ishbiliya (إشبيلية‎‎‎) after the Muslim conquest in 712. During the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before becoming the independent Taifa (kingdom) of Seville. The city got incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.

The city’s development continued after the Castilian conquest in 1248. Public buildings constructed including churches, many of which were built in the Mudéjar style, and the Seville Cathedral, built during the 15th century with Gothic architecture. The Moors’ Palace became the Castilian royal residence, and during Pedro I’s rule it was replaced by the Alcázar.

Here are some photos of the old town of Seville. One of the more recent sightseeings in Seville is Las Setas (The Mushrooms), said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the world.