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· Seville is a place frequented by tourists but at the same time there are many incidences of pickpocketing and thefts taking place. Hence, take the necessary care.
· Book your stay packages through authorized tourist agencies as there are some related scams reported, where tourists have been duped by bogus agents.
· Stay away from all the drug related situations.
· Carry your passport and other identification proofs everywhere you go.
· There are some places where streets get really messy, especially during the night. Hence, beware of crimes at these places.
· Beware of scammers who will try to sell you different fake things at the markets.
The legal age to consume beer and wine is above 16 years of age and 18 years for distilled spirits and hard alcoholic drinks
The Alcazar has been a home to the royal family of Seville since the 9th Century. This is the oldest active royal palace in the entire continent of Europe and this site offers a cluster of palaces which were built at different stages of history. With Moorish interiors and elegant gardens around the palace and lavish interior and exterior designs, these places give a treat to your eyes. The night tours of sight-seeing here offer dance, music, and light shows as well.
Monasterio De Santa Paula
This place is one of the most surprising treasures kept for you in Seville. It is open from 10 am to 1 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is famous for giving the tourists a glimpse of the convent culture and religion over here. The nuns here take care of the treasure-house over here which are the secret garden behind the walls and the beautiful 15th century church.
The Cathedral is one of the last few Gothic Churches which were built in Spain and hence, there is no doubt that this monument is going to be an epitome of classic Gothic architecture style. The Doors, arcs, windows and other interiors of this place are skillfully restored by the caretaking authority. There is an orange tree in the courtyard of the church, which is a beautiful spot to click some pretty pictures as well as spend some quite time alone in your own company.
The Flamenco Dance, which is spread across the world is native to Seville and hence, you should not miss out on witnessing a classic performance of this art form, conducted by local dancers. There are many small and big places which arrange these performances and you should definitely attend one of these and enjoy your time.
Barrio Santa Cruz
The Barrio Santa Cruz is a place in Seville with an elegant collection of lanes twisting between white houses and flower adorned patios. This place was a Jewish quarter in Seville and you will see the glimpse of this by walking through the glorious lanes, which are unending when it comes to exploring them. Carry a camera on your walk through the lanes so that you do not miss out on clicking some amazing pictures. There are churches, statues, and many other monuments to visit over here.
North of la Giralda
No trip is complete without shopping, and this destination is one of the most famous shopping spots in Seville. If you want to explore markets and buy best local products, souvenirs, and other products as well as eat some nice street food, head to this place. Also, see the Plaza Del Salvador and a marble church of the same name over here.
This is the second most popular museum in Spain, which is a home to a lot of Spanish Art, after the Prado Museum which is located in Madrid. This place is famous for housing famous works by Francisco de Zurbaran and Bartolome Esteban Murillo. This museum is located inside the convent of Merced Calzada, which is in itself a very elegant and beautiful venue.
This is a classic flamenco venue, located in the central heart of Seville is popular among tourists as well as locals over here. This place offers some amazing flamenco performances and also some Spanish Ballet performances. In order to make sure that you do not miss out on performances, reserve a place in advance and enjoy a great and memorable evening in Seville.
Seville is a city of ancient monuments, castles, and churches and every monument have something different to show to its visitors. From elegant ancient architecture to historic heritage and stories which went behind the construction of these structures, all these places are sure of making you curious.
Museums in Seville is a home to some of the famous artworks which are popular not only in Europe but all over the world. The paintings, sculptures, and murals at many museums in Seville will make you fall in love with art, even if you are not very enthusiastic about it.
The local culture especially dance and music which is native to Seville is effectively preserved by the locals over here. You can enjoy the performances of these art forms over here and they are indulging like nothing else. You will never forget the experience you gain while you witness the local culture over here.
Seville is considered to be a destination which is expensive, but the truth is that it is one of the most affordable tourist destinations, with hotels and food available at minimum rates. There are luxury options for tourists but even those who prefer spending only on basic things can have an amazing and fulfilling trip over here.
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