Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is the capital and biggest city in Andalusia, in Southern Spain. It has 690,566 inhabitants (2016). The city is situated at the left bank of the river Guadalquivir. Seville is the home of two Primera Division soccer teams: FC Sevilla and Real Betis. The dance and music style Flamenco origins from Seville.
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Together these three buildings form a remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville. The cathedral and the Alcázar – dating from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th century and imbued with Moorish influences – are an exceptional testimony to the civilization of the Almohads as well as that of Christian Andalusia. The Giralda minaret is the masterpiece of Almohad architecture. It stands next to the cathedral with its five naves; the largest Gothic building in Europe, it houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The ancient Lonja, which became the Archivo de Indias, contains valuable documents from the archives of the colonies in the Americas.