Seville Province

Sevilla province clockwise: Cazalla, Alanis, Utrera, Sevilla and Carmona © Michelle Chaplow
Sevilla province clockwise: Cazalla, Alanis, Utrera, Sevilla and Carmona © Michelle Chaplow

Seville province

Relatively few foreign tourists venture beyond the delights of Seville city and the region's main transport arteries to Cordoba, Cadiz, Malaga and Huelva. But there are abundant places to explore - Baroque and Renaissance towns in the Campina, the stunning Sierra Norte countryside of rolling olive fields dotted with small, characterful towns, or sample some of the province's finest gastronomic treats such as cured sausages and aniseed liquor.

Much of the province's landscape is dominated by the mighty Río Guadalquivir, one of Spain's most important rivers. Seville itself is set in the heart of the fertile river valley, while many of the province's most significant settlements are scattered around the gently rolling Guadalquivir river plain (vega), known as La Campiña, planted with patchwork fields of wheat and olive groves. Historically, this area was largely in the hands of a few wealthy landowners and today the land is still divided up into huge farm estates, punctuated by large towns rather than small villages.

Seville city - Capital city of Andalucia

Most visitors are drawn to this province by its capital, Seville, Andalucia's largest city and its administrative centre. In Seville is Europe's largest historic quarter, so it's crammed with magnificent churches, convents, monuments and Moorish buildings. It's also renowned for its multitude of tapas bars and a buzzing nightlife; in summer, evening is the best time to stroll through the winding streets and pretty squares, to escape the fierce, unrelenting heat of the day.

One of Europe's biggest cathedrals is here, the vast Gothic Catedral whose famous minaret, the Giralda, is the best place for a bird's-eye view of the city. Nearby is another of the city's most impressive sights, the elaborately ornate Mudéjar palace of the Alcázar. Close to Seville is the ruined settlement of Italica, one of the Roman Empire's most important cities, which you can still today a huge amphitheatre and intricate mosaics.

areas to Explore in Sevilla Province

Sevilla Province Map
Seville Province Map

La Marisma is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the south west of the province of Seville. It is made up from 4 municipal districts and other small villages.

La Vega is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the north to north east of the province of Seville. It is made up from 12 municipal districts and even more small villages.

According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. Called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya by the Moors, the high point in its… More →

La Campiña is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the centre of the province of Seville. It is made up from 23 municipal districts and other small villages.

Sierra Norte is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the north of the province of Seville. It is made up from 18 municipal districts and even more small villages.

Aljarafe is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the north to north east of the province of Seville. It is made up from 30 municipal districts and even more small villages.

Relatively few foreign tourists venture beyond the delights of Seville city and the region's main transport arteries to Cordoba, Cadiz, Malaga and Huelva. But there are abundant places to explore… More →

Estepa Area is the name of a 'comarca' (region or area) in the east of the province of Seville. It is made up from 14 municipal districts and other small villages.

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