Seville is the capital of Andalusia and the largest city in the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula. Washed by the waters of the Guadalquivir River, the city was loved by the Romans and the Arabs. After the discovery of America it became the riches and most affluent city in the world. At one time, the Giralda - Seville's most famous monument - was the tallest building in the world. In the shadow of the Cathedral lie the streets and neighbourhoods that Cervantes wrote of and Velazquez painted. Today Seville is a modern capital, colourful and bustling. It promotes a relaxed way of life where fiesta follows fiesta through the year. Welcome to the capital of the south.
Seville is the capital city of the autonomous community of Andalusia in the south west of Spain. The city is set on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and is bounded by the regions of Aljarafe, the Doñana National Park, the Sierra Norte mountains and the Sierra Sur mountains. By road, Seville is 540 kilometres from Madrid.
The Seville Tourist Office has three offices which provide information about the city. In addition to the office in the Costurero de la Reina, there is one at Naves de Barranco (Arjona, 28, tel. +34 954 22 17 14 / 902 19 48 97) and one in La Logia museum (Pl. de San Francisco, s/n, tel. +34 954 59 01 88). The Costurero office offers eight new tourist trails around the city based on architectural and natural landmarks of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exhibition.
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