Seville Spain - Spectacular City Of Color And Romance Written by Linda Plummer
Capital of Andalucia and largest southern city of Spain, this dashing and romantic place is packed full of life, history and culture.
Nature lovers will also find plenty on offer at Doñana Nature Reserve and Sierra Norte Nature Reserve. Children will delight in Isla Mágica Theme Park, Aquópolis Seville Guadalpark Water Park, and nearby Mundo Park.
Seville is, of course, steeped in history with colorful districts such as Triana and La Macarena, plus magical monuments and buildings dating from Moorish Conquest. Many of these are to be found in Old Quarter.
At heart of Old Quarter is Cathedral of Seville. Originally built as a mosque by Almohads in late 12th century, it later became largest Gothic cathedral in world.
Attached to Cathedral is La Giralda, tallest tower in Spain. Ancient minaret of Islamic Mosque and erected in 1184, its foundations use stones from Roman monuments.
Spain´s Hotels - Why Not Pick A ParadorWritten by Linda Plummer
Spain has a super selection of hotels and you will surely discover something to suit all tastes and pockets.
Whilst most visitors holidaying in Spain from abroad tend to stick to stereo-typed hotel chains for their vacations, Paradores make a fantastic alternative. Quality accommodation and food guarantee a stay that is remembered for comfort, style and value for money. And, through them, you will gain a better and deeper knowledge of Spain.
Right from their beginnings in 1928, aim of state established Paradores Spain was to offer high standards, at reasonable prices, in a noteworthy building or location, and to help preserve traditions of regional cooking, by serving best of local cuisine in Parador restaurants.
Equally important objectives of hotel chain were to help preserve country´s national and artistic heritage and to promote tourism in areas which had been overlooked by private sector.
Today, Paradores can be found in converted castles, palaces, fortresses, convents, monasteries and other traditional buildings throughout mainland and its islands. The group has also built new hotels in unspoiled areas of country in magnificent locations.