Seville

This city on the Río Guadalquivir is known as the setting for numerous operas – Carmen, the Barber of Seville, Don Juan. As you walk through Seville it is not surprising that it has inspired artists. The vestiges of Moorish hegemony can be clearly seen. Many of the buildings have been listed as world cultural heritage sites. You can wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the lovely old town and admire the beautiful buildings and patios. Many impressive squares, palaces and churches are also waiting to be discovered. Seville's cathedral is the third-biggest in the world.

When one thinks of the sun-kissed city in the heart of Andalusia, one automatically thinks of flamenco and bull fighting. The typical Spanish snack, "tapas", originates here, too. For the residents of Seville, life takes place on the street. This is where Sevillanos meet up to have a good time in the company of others.

The barrio of Santa Cruz is home to traditional, typical bars serving delicious tapas and wines. Visitors can choose from a plethora of taverns, bars and dance halls, and maybe try a flamenco as a way of enjoying the vibrancy of Seville life.