Cosmopolitan Seville: Influences From all Over the World
Seville impresses with its wealth of sights. In addition to such classics as the Alcazar Palace or the Metropol Parasol, the most fascinating places are those where influences from all over the world merge and become Andalusia.
A Gift to the Citizens
The Parque Maria Luisa was once an exclusive part of the gardens of the Palacio de San Telmo — then half the world came to visit. It was where palm trees and sycamore are reflected in smooth waters that Mexico, Argentina, and the USA, among others, invited visitors to the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929. Six of the pavilions remain in the park in their original state today, still exuding a certain cosmopolitan flair. Enjoy the architectural variety of Latin America, surrounded by the splendour of Mediterranean plants and the Andalusian way of life during a cycle through the ‘green lung of Seville’. This green jewel, that was gifted to the city in 1893, is a true citizens’ park where people meet to stroll, play, and chat.
Dance of the People
Vibrant guitars, driving rhythms, and yearning voices — that is the sound of Andalusia. The fiery flamenco, that also has Jewish and African influences, perpetually walks the fine line between joie de vivre and pain. You can hear it played every day in many bars throughout Seville. One of the best places to go is the ‘Tablao Flamenco en Sevilla’ right at the foot of the Giralda. Here, both professionals and amateurs can be seen dancing while even professional flamenco critics write their articles, in proper style with tapas and wine.
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