Seville is the capital of Andalucia, the largest city in southern Spain and the fourth largest in the entire county, as well as its only river port. The city flourished into one of Spain’s treasures during the 17th century, the evidence of which remains in the astounding beauty of the architecture and gardens that still draw crowds to this day. It’s also the warmest major city in Europe, with average daily highs of 36°C; Seville is hot. It’s so hot in fact, that the city all but shuts down for six hours each afternoon, resulting in a thriving night-life culture that continues until the early hours the following day.
For us Seville was a bit of an afterthought; our stepping stone from Spain into Portugal. But it shines so brightly, literally, that we left captivated by an old city carrying its tradition into the 21st century. We spent two nights in the city and it was nowhere near long enough.
The Metropol Parasol
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