Sevilla overnight, a magic stroll at nightfall
Let’s discover the charm that shrouds Seville at night! How? Strolling through the most special corners of the city under the light of the antique lampposts, and thanks to the legends that live on in its millenary streets.
We will start the guided tour in Jardines de Murillo (Murillo’s Gardens), just close to the entrance of the Santa Cruz neighborhood. Currently it´s one of the most beautiful neighborhood of Seville but in the past was an important Jewish Quarter; for this reason we´ll discuss about the connection among Christian and the Jewish communities developed at that time.
We´ll cross one of the most symbolic streets of the city, the Corral del Agua, discovering its Andalucian courtyards next to the ancient wall of the Reales Alcázares; we´ll reveal the secrets hidden in Plaza Santa Cruz. And before leaving the neighborhood, you are going to have an amazing view of the enlightened Giralda Tower… You will feel lucky to see such awesome show and you could shoot your own Sevilla postcard!
In Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square) you´ll discover the history and the peculiarities of the three Sevillan Monuments declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Starting from the Alcázar, the oldest European Royal Palace still in use and built by different civilization throughout centuries. Then, we tell you how the Discovery of America influenced Seville in front of the Archivo de Indias (Archive of Indias). What was this building before that?
Afterwards, we´ll surround the Cathedral. We want you to perceive its overwhelming size, describing a lot of curiosities and showing you the magnificence of that enormous temple. Clearly, we´ll display you the most famous tower of Seville, the Giralda; is it not one of the best enlighted monuments of the World?
Afterwards, we´ll move to the Arenal neighborhood, the ancient seafaring quarter. There we´ll find the well-known bullring, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, where great bullfightings legends took place.
From there we sight the Torre del Oro (Gold Tower), another symbol of the city and we explain the origin of its name and the role that it played in the ancient harbour of Seville.
Then we head to the Puente de Triana (Triana Bridge) which replaced the ancient Bridge of Boats that had united the two banks of the Guadalquivir for centuries. From the “Sevillan” side of the river we´ll enjoy the magic lighting of Calle Betis introducing you in the peculiarity of the neighbourhood of Triana, finding out why this millenial quarter is so important.
We finish the tour in Triana neighborhood, discovering its well-known seafaring and pottery traditions and specially its deep connection with the origin of Flamenco dance.