With the world-famous capital Madrid and the vibrant, exciting port city of Barcelona acting as tough competition, it can be difficult to see beyond them when embarking on your next Spanish adventure.
One city that does have the ability to rise up and cut through the noise however, is Seville, standing out as a cultural hub full of architectural wonder and history.
Discover the amazing architecture of the Royal Alcázar Palace
Seville’s Royal Alcázar Palace was originally built for Peter of Castile, a Christian king who ruled Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. The palace’s unique, intricate and perfect marriage of Christian and Mudéjar architecture has earned it a UNESCO listing. The Royal Alcázar’s exotic courtyards and gothic archways give a look of mystery and awe to the structure, as it sets itself against a backdrop of beautiful Andalusian palm trees.
See Christopher Columbus’ tomb inside Seville Cathedral
The name Christopher Columbus immediately brings to mind tales of daring adventure, bravery and discoveries of the new world. In Seville, you can make your own discovery as you journey into the heart of the city’s massive, ornate cathedral. Inside, you’ll find the tomb of the explorer, held up proudly by four figures, each representing a different kingdom of 16th Century Spain.
The Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla itself is a sight to behold. With vast, open ceilings that tower above, and a complex, sophisticated labyrinth of architectural designs adorning the inside walls, a walk through the Cathedral is enough alone to take you on a journey through the history of Seville.
Experience the beauty of the Santa Cruz district when you visit Seville
Otherwise known as the former Jewish Quarter of Seville, Santa Cruz is an exquisite, gorgeous neighbourhood, where buildings are painted luscious hues of orange, yellow and peach, and charming archways, narrow streets and hanging flora adorn every corner you turn down.
With a range of Tapas bars, restaurants and other assorted eateries lining the popular street Calle Mateos Gago, you can follow your appetite and wander wherever you like.
Take time to explore Triana, Seville’s home of flamenco
If the idea of flamenco makes your heart fill with passion, or the thought of visiting a controversial bullfighting arena conjures up the curiosity inside you, you may wish to visit the colourful district of Triana on your trip to Seville.
The soulful atmosphere surrounding Triana has been created by its rich history, crafted by the Romani population, flamenco dancers and sailors. If you’re in town, we recommend crossing the Guadalquivir River to take in Triana’s cultural charms.
Exclusive Eclipse Experience
For Scenic Eclipse guests visiting Seville, a Scenic Enrich encounter is available, which includes a private equestrian show. This is an intimate, behind-the-scenes experience that takes you beyond the typical tourist sights, giving you an insight into the real Seville – something most travellers will never get the chance to see!
This authentic Andalusian experience includes an exclusive choreographed performance, transporting you back in time to 18th Century Seville, through period-specific costumes and traditional Spanish music. We believe that our guests on board Scenic Eclipse's luxury Seville cruises deserve nothing short of a genuine insight into Andalusian culture - it truly is an experience like no other.
If you’re interested in starting an adventure of a lifetime in Seville and beyond, order your Scenic Eclipse 2019/2020 brochure here.