Where is Seville? Seville is one of Spain's largest cities and the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, south of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Castile-La Mancha and Extremadura to the immediate north, Murcia and Mediterranean Sea to the east, Portugal and the Atlantic to the west, and the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Andalusia consists of eight provinces, one of which is Seville, the capital city of the autonomous community. Seville is based on the plains of the Guadalquivir River and is the 4th largest city in Spain. It has a total area of 54 square miles where most of the city is on the east side of the Guadalquivir River, while La Cartuja, Triana, Los Remedios, and Aljarafe are based on the west. Aljarafe is the major metropolitan area on the west of Seville.
Seville shares its boundaries with La Rinconada, Santiponce, and La Algaba to the north, Alcala de Guadaira to the east, Gelves, Dos Hermanas and San Juan de Aznalfarache to the west. The city is based on the same parallel positioning as San Francisco, the west coast city in the United States. To the east, it is also on the same parallel with Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The area has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with dry summers and wet winters.
Seville has 11 districts which are further divided into 108 neighborhoods – Casco Antiguo, Nervion, Cerro-Amate, Distrito Sur, Los Remedios, Bellavista-La Palmera, Triana, Este-Alcoso Torreblanca, San Pablo-Santa Justa, and Macarena.
Where is Seville in terms of culture? Seville was founded as a Roman city prior to a Muslim invasion, and has gone through many changes throughout its history of over 2000 years. The Cathedral, the Alcazar, and the General Archive of the Indies are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
The St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral in Seville stands as one of the largest medieval and gothic cathedrals in the world. Since 1519, the lavish landmark has mesmerized the world with its elegance. The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, the Archaeological Museum and the Andalusian Contemporary Art Center are some of the finest museums in Europe. Seville is the hometown of the two rival football teams, the Sevilla Futbol Club and the Real Betis Balompie. Other than football, Seville has a charming nightlife with a range of artistic to upscale bars and lounges located in downtown.