We’ve all heard about major cities in Spain such as Barcelona and Madrid. But these places are not the only cities worthy to be visited in Spain. In a country filled with architectural gems, you’re bound to find cities and towns with their own masterpieces that are equally as stunning. Visit Seville Spain with us, exploring its colors, textures and patterns.
About a thousand kilometers away from Barcelona, Seville’s got a lot more that deserves to be seen. From restaurants designed by esteemed architects and interior designers to city walks that feature buildings and structures you’ve never seen anywhere else, this city will leave you in awe. Every step you take will make you pause and ponder at the marvels of design inspiration this city has.
History About Seville
Seville has a rich history that explains all the sights you can possibly see in the city. In the 2nd century BC, it thrived under the Roman empire as Hispalis and was the center for administrative affairs of the province of Baetica. A few centuries later, Siling Vandals also made it the center of their kingdom in the 5th century CE.
A change of rule again happened in 461 when Visigoths took the power. But the history doesn’t end there; Visigoths eventually lost to the Muslims in 711, where the newest occupants named it Ixvillia. Under Muslim rule, the city once again thrived as a commercial and cultural center, and it’s pretty evident in the key landmarks of the city. It was only in 1247 that Spaniards occupied what is now known as Seville.
Why You Need VISIT Seville, Spain
You’ll love how each and every vibrant color reflects on every street.
A simple walk down the street is already a grand tour in itself. It’s no wonder that big films and shows made this city a prime location. Games of Thrones even used this as a location for the Kingdom of Dorne. One moment you’re looking at classic European structures, then suddenly, after taking a few steps, you’ll feel like you’re in a whole different world with a sudden change in scenery. Believe us when we say nothing’s dull and mundane in this city.
Key Place to Visit
Somewhat underrated, Seville has some iconic places that should be on everybody’s bucket list. It’s a beautiful city with a colorful history and buildings and structures that reflect that. The city’s particularly known for the Catedral de Sevilla or Sevilla Cathedral.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features grandiose gothic interiors you’ve never seen before; the main chapel features a retablo which is a masterpiece in wood carving.
Another trip back in time is the octagonal fountain at the center of the Patio of Orange Trees. There are also many palaces you can visit such as the real alcazar Seville or casa de pilates which showcase intricate design elements throughout. A recent favorite of design enthusiasts is the las setas which bring the most amazing views of the city.
Not only did we discover amazing architecture on our Seville design tour, but there are also many diverse and stunning interiors of restaurants to check out. Every corner of this city has pops of color and inspiring patterns that show just how amazing Spanish design is.