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© Michelle Chaplow Velvet rolling hills just south of Seville
Velvet rolling hills just south of Seville

Seville province

by Jo Williams

Relatively few foreign tourists venture beyond the delights of Seville city and the region's main transport arteries linking Seville with the neighbouring provinces of Cordoba, Cadiz, Malaga or Huelva. But there are still many more places to explore. You can do this on foot, through some of the Sierra Morena's most stunning countryside thickly clad with oak trees, or marvel at the region's imposing religious architecture or sample some of the province's finest gastronomic treats such as cured sausages and aniseed liquor.

Much of the province's landscape is dominated by the mighty Río Guadalquivir, one of Spain's most important rivers. Seville itself is set in the heart of the fertile river valley, while many of the province's most significant settlements are scattered around the gently rolling Guadalquivir river plain (vega), known as La Campiña, planted with patchwork fields of wheat and olive groves. Historically, this area was largely in the hands of a few wealthy landowners and today the land is still divided up into huge farm estates, punctuated by large towns rather than small villages.

 

Seville City

Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe. More >

Sierra Norte

Sierra Norte is a comarca in the north of Seville province made up from 18 municipal districts and even more small villages. More >

La Vega

La vega is a comarca in the east of Seville province made up from 12 municipal districts and even more small villages. More >

Aljarafe

Aljarafe is a comarca in the north east of Seville province made up from 30 municipal districts and even more small villages. More >

La Marisma

La Marisma is a comarca in the south west of Seville province made up from 4 municipal districts and other small villages. More >

Metropolitan Area

The Metropolitan Area is a comarca in the centre of Seville province made up from 3 municipal districts and other small villages. More >

La Campiña

La Campiña is a comarca in the centre of Seville province made up from 23 municipal districts and other small villages. More >

Estepa Area

The Estepa Area is a comarca in the east of Seville province made up from 14 municipal districts and other small villages. More >

 

Sevilla Province Map
Seville Province Map

 

The capital city of Andalucia

Most visitors are drawn to this province by its capital, Seville, Andalucia's largest city and its administrative centre. In Seville is Europe's largest historic quarter, so it's crammed with magnificent churches, convents, monuments and Moorish buildings. It's also renowned for its multitude of tapas bars and a buzzing nightlife; in summer, evening is the best time to stroll through the winding streets and pretty squares, to escape the fierce, unrelenting heat of the day.

One of Europe's biggest cathedrals is here, the vast Gothic Catedral whose famous minaret, the Giralda, is the best place for a bird's-eye view of the city. Nearby is another of the city's most impressive sights, the elaborately ornate Mudéjar palace of the Alcázar. Close to Seville is the ruined settlement of Italica, one of the Roman Empire's most important cities, which you can still today a huge amphitheatre and intricate mosaics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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