Sevilla is the capital and the biggest city in the province of Seville in the South of Spain. It is located on the plain of the River Guadalquivir at about 7m above the sea level.
Seville is characterized by its renowned flamenco, bullfighting and fiesta which are a way of life in the area. It offers the most passionate and portentous Semana Santa (the Holy week), the most festive and romantic annual Feria (fair), the best tapas bars nightlife and the most stylish people in the region of Andalucía.
The city of Seville is dotted with numerous narrow streets, winding and medieval lanes and some romantic hidden plazas which are soaked in the scent of orange blossom. It also has a rich history and has a rich heritage of art and architecture from the Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque epochs.
Seville is also a major river yacht charter destination in the area and its main port lies at about 50 miles from the sea. The channel that leads to the town of Seville is well buoyed. There are currently 3 marinas in Seville: Club Nautico de Seville, Marina Yachting Seville and Puerto Gelves.
Two of the marinas are located very close to the city: Club Nautico de Seville lies only a few steps to the history Old City and the Marina Yachting Sevilla is on the East of the lock and is situated in a quiet creek about 3 miles from the city.
The 3 marinas in Seville are also within easy distance to the Marinas in Cadiz, Puerto Sotogrande and to the Marina Tarifa in Algeciras.
There are plenty of things to see in Seville, you can visit the most impressive building in the city which is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world whose construction began in 1401. The Cathedral of Seville houses over 500 works of art some of which are the most important in the world.
Seville also hosts the tallest tower in Spain, the La Giralda (a Moorish tower). La Giralda is the symbol of the city and is an ancient minaret of the Islamic Mosque.
You can also visit the Golden Gate Bridge which lies at the South of the Rio Guadalquivir. In the area you will find the huge discoveries park, the Olympic stadium and also the theme park. You can also see some remains of the old city’s walls which have remained intact.
The Roman city of Italica lies only 20 minutes north of the town of Seville. It is a massive complex of Roman Ruins which is one of the most important in Spain and you can follow the signs of direction of Merida to the little and picturesque village of Santiponce.