Home of flamenco, fiestas and fighting bulls, Seville is a must-see and taste! The tapas are incredible, the people are welcoming and friendly, and the architecture is stunning—in particular, The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, or better known as The Seville Cathedral. With construction starting in 1401 and completed in 1528, it is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world, while just inside the Cathedral stands the tomb of one of the world’s most famous explorers, Christopher Columbus.
The Seville Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is The Alcazar of Seville—the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, dating back to the 12th century. To enter The Alcazar, you go through the Puerta del Leon or “Lion’s Gate”, which leads to such wonderful sights as the Patio de las Doncellas (the main courtyard of the palace), and the Salon de Embajadores (the Ambassador’s Hall), with its beautiful gilded dome.
Be sure to stroll through The Alcazar’s Royal Gardens, which are laid out out in a variety of different styles, including Arabian, French and Italian. Then finish the day with a glass of Spanish wine or Jerez sherry and some delicious tapas. Fantastico!