Seville is a city determined to enjoy itself.
It has little interest in goings on in Madrid and is far from events in Barcelona, as if being out of Spain. Seville looks after itself first. This is due to independent spirit the city has making locals think that they are first from Seville and only after this from state of Andalucia and Spain itself.
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Seville itself is a surprise for those who live there as much as those who are on a visit to this city. Only within its city walls in the crowds of people, dashing around you can accidentally run into world-famous artists such as Diego Velasquez, Bartolome Murillo and Francisco Pacheo for whom Seville was the first school of painting.
Anyway, painting is one, but not last the talent that has led to Seville being put on global show. Today this is a city also featured on the silver screen, for example Casa de Pilatos was a location for several scenes in the crusades movie Kingdom of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom.
The main reason for Seville beloved of movie directors is its architecture from medieval palaces to modern complexes. Attractions include;
- The Cathedral of Seville, the third largest church in the world after Saint Peter's in Rome and Saint Paul's in London
- La Giralda, a magnificent bell tower of the Cathedral and a symbol of Seville
- The Real Alcazar, a palace in Moorish style built in the XIV Century by Pedro I the Cruel
- The Museo de Bellas Artes, the second most important fine arts museum in Spain after Prado Museum in Madrid
All these landmarks throw you back to past events taking place in Seville. As legends have it, Seville is a child of Hercules, mythological hero, but historians find better explanations to the city's origins. Seville flourished during the Tharsis reign and changed hands in 45BC when Julius Caesar gave Seville the status of colony. This was the start of era of splendor that after saw the rule of Arabs and Visigoths. In the 17th century came the decline of Seville as a centre of power.
Today major relics of city's past give way to modernity, especially after Seville hosted huge expositions – the 1929 Latin-American exposition and the 1992 Universal Exposition – each modifying the city's landscape.
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