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Family-Friendly Destinations in Seville, Spain

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Situated on the plains surrounding the Guadalquivir River is the capital of Andalusia and known to all as the province of Seville.

Suffice it to say, Seville is southern Spain’s artistic, cultural, and financial hub (or capital). With nearly 700,000 residents and a metropolitan population of nearly 1.5 million, Seville is considered the 4th largest metro area in Spain. Consequently, it is a family-favorite destination when it comes to the tourist industry throughout Europe.

Seville is considered to be one of the most romantic travel destinations in Europe, and is packed full of culture, history, and life in general. Steeped in history and full of very colorful districts such as La Macarena and Triana, Seville is almost magical at times. It is interesting to note that Seville has made some rather significant improvements in their tourism industry, especially where family attractions and events are concerned. Here are a few suggestions for kid-friendly destinations to visit while touring Seville.

1. The University of Seville

Though it once housed Seville’s largest tobacco factory, it was the inspiration for Carmen – Bizet’s most famous opera. Dating back to the 15th century, it holds a tremendous of culture and history within its marbled walls.

2. La Torre de Don Fadrique

An observation deck and tower named after Fadrique Alfonso of Castile. Kids and parents alike always enjoy spending time in the tower and taking in the surrounding panorama and landscape that the observation deck affords visitors to the famous site.

3. Reales Alcazares y Jardines

This complex of historic buildings dates back to the Moorish occupation of Spain. The beautifully landscaped grounds and lush gardens make this a must-see destination for adults and children alike.

4. Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

Probably the most fascinating museum in the entire region as it depicts what life was like during the Roman occupation of Spain. Mosaics and other collectibles were brought here by The Condesa de Lebrija from her visits to the Italica, a Roman art hub.

5. Parque Nacional Donana

The beautiful tree collection growing on the park’s grounds offers a welcome cooling off spot from the Spanish afternoon sun. This is definitely one of the more spectacularly landscaped areas in the city.

6. Plaza Nueva

This is a popular historical landmark and point of interest that you are sure to pass through if you are spending any time walking around Seville. It is located not far from the end of the Avenida de la Constitucion (Constitution Avenue).

7. Archivo General de Indias

An archive which contains some of the most significant historical records of Spain’s colonization in North and South America. It is also known for its display of artifacts and information surrounding Christopher Columbus’ life.

Photo of Plaza Nueva in Sevilla, Spain,  originally posted by Nesta Vazquez

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

4 responses to “Family-Friendly Destinations in Seville, Spain”

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  1. Istanbul says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 11:40

    sevilla is beautıful have to see and vısıt thıs city.ass soon as possıble

  2. gulçay toptaş says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 11:46

    I never been sevilla but all my frıend advıse to go now ı am savıng my money to go seviila

  3. Globetrotting Bride says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 16:35

    Great story. Seville is one of my most favorite cities in the world! Oh how I would love one of their delicious oranges right now!

  4. marina de martino says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 14:50

    it’s me marina from Naples -Italy,compliments for the photo ,so deep in the contrast, and the information, so detailed and precise.
    marina de martino

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