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About Seville

The Phoenicians arrived in this area first, establishing a number of trade colonies by the river. They taught the locals how to work with iron and created a new way of processing gold. The Romans came next and founded the town of Hispalis a few hundred years BC. Hispalis grew in to a beautiful and prosperous city, but never managed to emerge from the shadow of nearby Córdoba, until the Visigoths transformed Hispalis in to a provincial seat and a centre of learning. In the 11th century, the Moors captured the city and re-named it Ishbiliya, but they too chose to make the grander city of Córdoba their capital. They even named it the Córdoba Caliphate.

After almost 400 years of civil war battles between Christians and Arabs, the Moors withdrew from their beloved Al-Andalus. Soon after, the inhabitants of Seville finally struck gold. When Christopher Columbus discovered a new continent in 1492, the exclusive trade rights were given not to Córdoba, but to Seville. The city quickly became the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan city in Europe, and retained that position for several hundred years. This eclectic mix of influences over the centuries have shaped the city we see today, and Seville's fascinating history is visible at every turn.

From the top of the Space Metropol Parasol (Setas de Sevilla) one have the best view of the city of Seville, Spain. It provides a unique view of the old city center and the cathedral.
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Seville’s local transport is managed by TUSSAM. The main bus routes run 6am-11:45pm (including several circular routes), and there are also six night buses. There is one tram line that runs south from Plaza Nueva to San Bernardo train station. Single tickets cost 1.40 Euros for buses (bought on board) and 1.20 Euros for the tram, and there are travel cards ranging from one day to one month are available.

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220 v, 50 hz

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