Ancient history and settlement.
Seville has its origin in ancient Ispal by Tartessos in the 8th century B.C.
In III B.C. Romans expel Carthaginians and renamed the city as Hispalis. Scipio founded, near Seville, the first Roman colony in Spain, Italica.
Seville – Isbiliya – was one of the most important cities in Al-Andalus (Arabic name for Andalusia). During the Muslim period, the Golden tower and mosques were erected, of which its minarets converted into church steeples are still preserved.
From the beginning of the Christian era, we highlight the construction of the Cathedral, which became the largest Gothic temple in the world and the third largest in all of Christendom. In the XV century a.C. the Christian conquest was completed and Seville became the seat of the Holy Inquisition.
Capital of Andalusia, Guadalquivir river and Italica
Seville is 2.5 hours drive from Costa del Sol. Despite the distance, it is an essential destination if you are staying on the Costa del Sol for several days.
Seville is just 6 meters above sea level, located in the middle of the countryside of the Guadalquivir river. It limits with the provinces of Cordoba, Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva.
The capital is the fourth most populous Spanish city, behind Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. The Old Town presents a large area of parks and gardens.
In the nearby, it’s possible to visit the first Roman town in Hispalis: Italica; or the Castle of Alcala de Guadaira.