On the lower reaches of the Guadalquivir River rises sensational Seville, Spanish capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Over the centuries, this sun-drenched city has evolved, blossomed, struggled, and reinvented itself, but has remained, at its core, a site of unmistakable beauty.
Founded as the Roman city of Hispalis, Seville’s old town contains the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Seville Cathedral, the Alcázar of Seville, and the General Archive of the Indies. Having flourished in the 17th Century Baroque period, a silting in the Guadalquivir River prompted a decline in Seville’s trading economy as companies moved business to the Port of Cadiz. Suffering again during the Spanish Civil War of the 20th Century, Seville once more re-established itself as a city of significant cultural and political importance, eventually earning its position as the capital of Andalusia in 1982. These days, it is a city of inestimable beauty, awe-inspiring architecture, and eclectic culture, a sun-drenched city of wonders that has rightfully earned its nickname ‘The Pearl of Andalusia’.
With so much to explore in the spectacular city of Seville, the most efficient method for making the most of your visit is a guided bicycle tour of the best sightseeing spots, with just a few surprises sprinkled in. In less than a day, and with the added flexibility of bike rental, you can explore the city’s highlights, including the Palace of San Telmo, Triana, the Royal Tobacco Factory of Seville, the Bullring, Seville Cathedral, the Plaza de España, the Alcázar of Seville, María Luisa Park, Santa Cruz, and Torre del Oro.
Whether you opt to see Seville in the stunning Spanish sunshine, or in the gorgeous golden hours of sunset, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable adventure on a family-friendly bike tour of the city. Bello!