Travels / / March 27, 2016
Spanish city of Seville - the capital of Andalusia - amazes the most experienced traveler a huge number of historical values and the special magic of the amazing vitality, which is literally permeated every square meter of its streets and squares.This is not surprising, because according to legend, Hercules founded Seville at the time, when led off the bulls of Geryon.Hercules planted a six pillars of stone.Took part in the city's tab, and Julius Caesar, who created this place already in 45 BCRoman colony.
Walking through Seville
Since Sevilla and thriving, always attracting both pilgrims and tourists who come to admire like lace woven from stone Seville Cathedral, the Giralda tower and the beautiful Royal Alcazar.Taking a walk through the gardens of the Alcazar, you can delight to forget about time: pavilions, fountains, statues, Mercury pool and finally, the green pearl - Myrtle maze.A patio Banners road leads to the famous Santa Cruz quarter, where necessarily need to wander through the narrow streets among the houses with white facades, always decorated with flowers and greenery.
Seville Walk along the magnificent promises not stretch for one day.So many want to see: the bridges over the Guadalquivir Golden Tower, decorated with arches area Cabildo, Mercy Hospital, which holds works by Murillo and Valdés, bullfighting museum, decorated with paintings by Pablo Picasso, the Macarena Basilica, the square and the house of Pilate, Teatro Lope de Vega.But is even walk on the street Snake (Sierpes), which starts a prison where Cervantes was thrown, and where, according to legend, he wrote his novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha."
souvenirs and goodies
Street Sierpes - a traditional meeting place and recreation for the citizens of the city.You can sit at the bar, to look into the souvenir shops and boutiques.What a colorful fan of handmade painted wood can be purchased here!Buy and unusual gold ornaments, elements of national costumes, embroidered in silver, pottery Triana, painted guitar with a unique sound.Great selection of sweets: fruit jelly from the monastery of St. Paula, "yemas" (sugared egg yolks) St. Leandro and truffles with olive oil.
Gastronomic delights and entertainment
Love inhabitants of Seville and delicious feed their guests.Very popular snacks "tapas".A huge plate can be sliced beef tenderloin, cod slices in a crispy batter, meatballs and oxtail.For a snack will be served wine and dessert.Oh, those Sevillian desserts!How can you resist and do not eat "bolitos" - almond cake with quince jelly or "mostachones" stuffed with citrus!
evening, all tend to go to enjoy the fiery flamenco dancing and singing or listen kantaorov (singers, performers fell, a special genre of flamenco), who sing and play the guitar masterfully.
Quietly flows the Guadalquivir, and the sun slowly sets into his water.The heat subsides, but Sevilla is not sleeping.It sparkles with lights, like a jewel, and continues to fascinate its ethereal beauty.