Seville, the capital of Andalusia is located along the Guadalquivir River and has a long history dating back to the Tartessian civilization.
During the Roman occupation, this was a very important time for the city as it expanded considerably, and this time it was called Hispalis.
In the year 712 AD C. Hispalis was conquered by the Muslims and was renamed again, this time with the name of Isbiliya; from these times Sevilla retains a rich cultural heritage. In 1248 the Christians defeated the Muslims and King Ferdinand III of Castile installed his court there.
The discovery of America in 1492 subsequently led to a great wealth for Seville; this fact accounted for a major new urban expansion, as evidenced by that time were built the Cathedral, the Pilatos house, the Duenas house, the Colegiata del Salvador and the House of Trade (now is located there the Archivo General de Indias).
Seville is connected to the other major cities by an extensive motorway network; with a Malaga car hire you reach the andalusian capital from Malaga in about two hours and is thus an interesting option for a one- or two-day trip.
Seville has a rich array of monuments and museums in its charming historical centre. The Port of Seville is the only river port in Spain where even disembark cruises.
The city has a lively cultural offer and prominent events such as Easter week and the Sevillas Fair which attract thousands of visitors.