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Catamaran Boat Cruise along the Guadalquivir River in Seville  Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the Guadalquivir River for panoramic views of Seville. Your guide will give some commentary on board as you pass by sites. Cocktails served aboard with waiter service...more...
Coach Excursion to Seville from Costa del SolCoach Excursion to Seville from Costa del Sol  Enjoy a full day excursion from the Costa del Sol to the great city of Seville...more...
Cooking Class in Seville (Traditional Cuisine)  If you are interested in learning how to prepare Spanish dishes but you do not have too much time to dedicate to it, consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by a three course lunch in Sevilla…more...
High Speed AVE Train Excursion to Cordoba and Seville from Madrid  On this 2 day excursion from Madrid you will take a high-speed train to Cordoba and Seville where you will enjoy walking tours of the cities monumental highlights. more...
High Speed AVE Train Excursion to Seville from Madrid  On this full day excursion from Madrid you will take a high-speed train to Seville where you will enjoy a walking tour of the city's monumental highlights...more...
Horse Riding in the Countryside of Seville Andalusia  Situated approx 20 km from Seville enjoy riding for 2 hours or 3 hours in the surrounding countryside or perhaps stopping for tapas in a small bar along the way - we will try and organize it for you... more...
Horses and Wines of Jerez de la Fronterra and the bay of Cadiz Coach Excursion from Seville  Enjoy a full day excursion to Jerez de la Fronterra and Cadiz from Seville. Visit a Sherry Winery, see the horse show, then a panoramic tour of Cadiz by boat prom...more...
Live Flamenco Dancing Performance in Seville  From the roots of flamenco in the heart of Seville, we offer the best flamenco show in the city in the most luxurious and elegant venue in the country...more...
Seville Santa Cruz Quarter by Night and Live Flamenco Show with Dinner  On this private night tour you will take a walk through Sevilla's old Sant Cruz quarter and then enjoy dinner with a live Flamenco Show...more...
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Seville - Andalucia's Capital City. by Heather McMillan
Think Andalucia, think Seville! To many people, Seville encompasses all those things that make Andalucia special. The exuberant, colourful dresses worn at the April Fair, the whitewashed, characterful streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz, the heady scent of orange blossom and the emotional sounds of flamenco; all these tipify Seville and are also the very essence of Andalucia.
Seville, the wonderful capital of Southern Spain  by Ruth Polak

Seville, is a marvelous city of many moods and dimensions. Take a trip there and you are sure to have a memorable time...
Seville, A Flamboyant Spanish City   by William Gallas

Spain is a country known for its rich culture, history and heritage. It attracts thousands of tourists every year. Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, it is a popular tourist destination and primary amongst its cities is the most colorful and romantic-Seville....

Things to do in Seville Spain - The Maestranza Bullring   by Juan Navarro

Seville's "Maestranza" Bullring is to the art of bullfighting what the "La Scala" in Milan is to opera. Both venues are considered the most prestigious and emblematic settings in which to perform.

The present Maestranza bullring has its origins in medieval times, when brotherhoods by the same name dedicated themselves to horse-breeding and the equestrian arts. Among some of the spectacles performed by the nobility were bullfights on horseback.

When bullfighting on foot became popular with the working classes in the late 18th Century, work on Seville's Maestranza Bullring began and continued for over a century. Its capacity for 12,500 spectators does not make it the largest bullring in the world, but many consider it to be the most beautiful. The distinctive neo-Classical gleaming white façade with its clean geometric lines and Roman arches outlined in yellow ochre, its elaborately fashioned "Prince's Gate" (which every matador dreams of exiting triumphantly on the shoulders of the crowd), the golden sand inside the ring, all conspire to make the Maestranza a monumental "plaza de toros" that has given wing to legend, film and theater.

Cathedral, and Bullring in Distance, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Cathedral, and Bullring in Distance, Seville, Andalucia, 
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Bullring, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Bullring, Seville, Andalucia, Spain Photographic Print
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Although the art or ritual of bullfighting might not be fully appreciated by much of the non-Hispanic world, we find evidence of the importance of the horned beast or bovine, considered the supreme god of nature, throughout all cultures of the world. The cave paintings of Altamira in northern Spain confirm the ancient ritual of the sacrifice of this beast in order to insure the survival of the community. It is interesting to note that the modern Spanish fighting bull is a direct descendent of these ancient bovines and would now be extinct if it were not for the bullfight.

In many parts of the world today, we have nothing to compare with this spectacle, so it is important to keep in mind that the Spanish fighting bull is a unique species, following his instincts in the ring to charge anything that moves, regardless of size or color. He has not been trained or manipulated. He also lives a longer and better life than a steer raised solely to end his life in a slaughterhouse. The matador who confronts the bull is a participant in a drama which, when properly performed, will display the bravery of both man and bull. And the matador's brush with death will often bring about a catharsis in the public, a sense of renewed appreciation for life which will transcend any particular moment in the plaza.

Plaza De Toros De La Real Maestranza, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Plaza De Toros De La Real Maestranza, Seville, Andalucia, Spain 
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Bullfight at Plaza de Los Toros, Sevilla, 2001
Bullfight at Plaza de Los Toros, Sevilla, 2001 Art Print - 
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Plaza De Toros De La Real Maestranza, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Plaza De Toros De La Real Maestranza, Seville, Andalucia, Spain Photographic Print
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Even if there are no bullfights taking place, you can visit the museum in the Plaza de Toros that displays matadors' costumes, bullfight posters and original works of art with taurine themes, including a parade cape painted by Picasso. As part of your visit, you can enter the ring and actually tread the golden sand, as so many famous matadors, such as Joselito, Belmonte, Manolete and Seville's own Curro Romero have done. You may also visit the chapel where they have prayed before entering the ring and the infirmary where they may have spent some agonizing moments that are part and parcel of this "fiesta de los toros".
Bullfighting, Plaza de Toros, Ronda, Andalusia, Spain
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