Seville iPod MP3 Audio Tour
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Tour Description: Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.
If any one place comes close to rolling together everything that's quintessentially Andalucian, it's Seville. Here in the region's capital and biggest city, that special Andalucian way of life is distilled into its purest and most intense form. Seville has the most passionate and portentous Semana Santa (Holy Week), the most festive and romantic annual feria (fair), the best tapas bars, the best nightlife and the most stylish people in Andalucía. It has more narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossom than half of Andalucía's other cities put together. It's the home of those two bulwarks of Andalucian tradition, flamenco and bullfighting, and its heri?tage of art and architecture (Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque) is without rival in southern Spain.
But Seville's most developed art form is that of enjoying oneself. To be out at night among the city's relaxed, fun-loving crowds - in the tapas bars, on the streets, in the clubs and discos - is an experience you won't forget.
In addition to its many museums, Seville has many wonderful monuments:
Torre del OroThe Alcázar facing the cathedral has developed from the city's old Moorish Palace. Construction was begun in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in Mudéjar style, but also in Renaissance. Its gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions.
The Plaza de España was built by the architect Aníbal González for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana, and is an outstanding example of Regionalist Architecture, a bizarre and lofty mixture of diverse historic styles and lavishly ornated with typical glazed tiles.
Tracks on this walking tour: 1) Calle Sierpes, 2) Plaza de Toros, 3) Teatro de la Maestranza, 4) Arco del Postigo, 5) Las Atarazanas, 6) Iglesia de la Caridad, 7) Casa de la Moneda, 8) Torre del Oro, 9) Palacio de San Telmo, 10) Hotel Alfonso XII, 11) Fabrica de Tabacos, 12) Teatro Lope de Vega, 13) Jardines de Murillo, 14) Iglesia Santa Maria la Blanca, 15) Iglesia Santa Cruz, 16) Barrio Santa Cruz, 17) El Alcazar, 18) Archivo de Indias, 19) Convento de Santa Marta, 20) Palacio Arzobispa, 21) La Giralda, 22) La Catedral de Sevilla, 23) Ayuntamiento.
Walking Tour Length: 70 minutes recorded time / 2.1 miles walking distance