Sevilla’s big river: Guadalquivir

Sevilla’s big river: Guadalquivir

We can all agree that Guadalquivir is the most important thing about the city because if it was not for the river we would not be here, it is the spine of Sevilla. Guadalquivir is the 5th longest river in Spain, it is 657kms long, … READ MORE

ITÁLICA

ITÁLICA

Italica was founded in 206 BC by the great Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio (the Africanus) to settle his victorious veterans from the Second Punic Wars against Hannibal and the Carthaginians, and close enough to the Guadalquivir to control the area. The name Italica reflected the veterans’ Italian … READ MORE

12 Reasons why you should NEVER visit Seville.

12 Reasons why you should NEVER visit Seville.

It is always sunny (you know how annoying the sun can be). There are 40.000 orange trees in the city so if you come during April, May or June you will have to smell the orange blossom 24/7. Guadalquivir river is the only navigable river … READ MORE

MUDÉJAR: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

MUDÉJAR: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Mudejar مدجّن  can be translated as “domestic” or “domesticated” It is an arabic term that is used to designate all the Muslims that stayed in the Iberian Peninsula after when it was reconquered by the Christians and who were also ruled by them. At the beginning … READ MORE

The NO&DO

The NO&DO

NO&DO NOMADEJADO THEY DID NOT ABANDON ME If you have already visited Seville, I’m sure you have seen the symbol of NO&DO and wondered its meaning. It is everywhere. You are about to read why. The king Alfonso X the Wise was really kind but … READ MORE

Triana

Triana

There are many theories about the precedence of the name of this neighborhood. Some people say that it comes from the Greeks, others from the Romans and others from the roman emperor Trajan. The word “Triana” can be split in two, the prefix «tri» and … READ MORE