Seville is the financial, artistic, and cultural capital of Spain. It is located near the River of Guadalquivir and it is the capital of Andalusia. Also, it is regarded as the third largest metropolitan city in the whole of Spain.
The people in this region are called Sevillanos or Sevillanas. The concensus has reached up to 704,414 in 2009. In the urban areas, the population reaches up to 1,450,214.
Seville is already 2,000 years old and it was once a city during the Roman times known as Hispalis. This explains the aqueducts found in this region. But it was taken from the Romans by warring barbaric tribes.
In 712, the Moors took control of the city. But by 1248, Fernando III took it from them but retained the Moorish features of the city. During the rise of General Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War, Seville immediately fell in his troops because of the force that came from Morocco. Though the resistance went on, a series of reprisals made Seville fall completely into Franco’s forces.
Seville boasts a number of festivals. Two of them are the Semana Santa and the Seville Fair. There are also ferias in which women wear flamenco dresses while the men don their best suits. The people of Seville are known for their merry-making as they spend a week of dancing, drinking and socializing during the said events.
The city is also known as the gastronomic center of Spain. It is known for its tapas, as well as the local cuisine like grilled meat and fried seafood, Andalusian ham, spinach, chickpeas, and lamb kidneys in special ingredients like snails and gazpachos.
There are several monuments found in the city. Most of them are Gothic cathedrals. Some of the best monuments in this city are Torre del Oro, Town Hall, University of Seville, and Plaza de Espana.
Seville is known for its charming parks. Among them are: Parque Maria Luisa, Alcazar Gardens, Gardens of Murillo, Gardens of Catalina de Ribera, La Isla Magica, Parque de los Principes, Parque del Alamillo, Parque Amate, and Parque Metropolitano de la Cartuja. Other popular parks include: Jardines de las Delicias, Jardin Americano, Jardin Este, Jardines de Cristina, Jardines del Guadalquivir, and Jardines del Valle
The climate of Seville is primarily Mediterranean but is influenced by the oceans. The winter is considered mild as it is the coolest in the month of January. While the summer is warm with July being the warmest. Precipitation usually ranges from 600 millimeters to 800 millimeters.
Seville thrives in infrastructure like the economic developments of the urban areas and of the city itself. There is also the inclusion of the construction of the high-speed railway that connects to Madrid. In addition, it also uses research and development to contribute through its scientific research since it has the largest DNA bank in all of Spain.