Travelling Around Seville, Spain
If when you think of Spain you conjure up images of women dancing in bright flamenco dresses, bull fights, quaint cobblestone streets and ceramic tiles you would find Seville fits into that picture on all fronts. To many visitors, Seville is emblematic of their visions of Spain.
Seville has a long colourful and rich history. It was one of the most important Spanish cities many times throughout its existence. From as early as 45 BCE, when it was officially given status as a Roman colony by Julius Ceasar, it was a prominent city. It was later a cultural centre under the Visigoths in the 6th and 7th centuries and continued to enjoy great importance under the influence of the Arabs from the 8th century on. In 1248 Ferdinand conquered Seville for Christianity and transferred his court to this graceful city.