The capital of the Autonomous Region of Andalusia and of the largest and most densely populated province in Andalusia. Seville, the emblematic city of universal renown, has been Arab, Jewish and Roman, and its river and its river port have served as a privileged destination for trade with the West Indies. Its art and folklore make this an exceptional tourist destination.
The Guadalquivir river –the ancient Betis– flows between the foothills of the Sierra Morena to the north and the Sierra Sur mountains in the south, irrigating a rich and fertile valley. The port of Seville received goods from all over Europe, as well as precious metals from the New World, which contributed to the development of western Europe. The Universal Exhibition of 1992 promoted and enhanced even more the reputation of Seville.
A varied gastronomy, which has its maximum expression in its tapas. The custom of visiting bars, taverns and tascas (typical watering holes) is widespread throughout the villages, towns and cities in the Sevillian geography.