Founded by Hercules, shaped by the Romans, ruled by the Moors, and finally conquered by the Christians, the 2,200-years-old capital of Andalusia is an architectural wonderland, with styles spanning from Mudejár and Gothic to Baroque and Spanish Renaissance.
From historically significant monuments to dazzling Moorish palaces, these 10 must-see buildings in Seville make sightseeing in the city a fabulous experience.
Built during the Reconquest, on the site of a 12th-century Islamic mosque, Santa María de la Sede (as it is officially known) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and one of Spain’s most treasured monuments.
A UNESCO Heritage Site, the superb construction covers 7 centuries of history, exhibiting styles and elements from different architectural periods. The only Moorish remains left are the sweet-scented Patio de los Naranjos and the iconic Giralda bell tower, the mosque’s former minaret.