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 atrepparttar Doñana Nature Reserve andrepparttar 140360 Sierra Norte Nature Reserve. Children will delight inrepparttar 140361 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 fromrepparttar 140362 Moorish Conquest. Many of these are to be found inrepparttar 140363 Old Quarter.

Atrepparttar 140364 heart ofrepparttar 140365 Old Quarter isrepparttar 140366 Cathedral of Seville. Originally built as a mosque byrepparttar 140367 Almohads inrepparttar 140368 late 12th century, it later becamerepparttar 140369 largest Gothic cathedral inrepparttar 140370 world.

Attached torepparttar 140371 Cathedral is La Giralda, tallest tower in Spain. Ancient minaret ofrepparttar 140372 Islamic Mosque and erected in 1184, its foundations use stones from Roman monuments.

Spain´s Hotels - Why Not Pick A Parador

Written 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 torepparttar 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,repparttar 140359 aim ofrepparttar 140360 state established Paradores Spain was to offer high standards, at reasonable prices, in a noteworthy building or location, and to help preserverepparttar 140361 traditions of regional cooking, by serving repparttar 140362 best of local cuisine inrepparttar 140363 Parador restaurants.

Equally important objectives ofrepparttar 140364 hotel chain were to help preserverepparttar 140365 country´s national and artistic heritage and to promote tourism in areas which had been overlooked byrepparttar 140366 private sector.

Today, Paradores can be found in converted castles, palaces, fortresses, convents, monasteries and other traditional buildings throughoutrepparttar 140367 mainland and its islands. The group has also built new hotels in unspoiled areas ofrepparttar 140368 country in magnificent locations.

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