Sevilla is the only Spanish city with an inland port, as the Guadalquivir river is navigable from its mouth in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in the province of Cádiz. This advantage made Sevilla one of the most important places for international trade with the New World after the discovery of the Americas. Such was the volume of commercial exchanges from the 16th century that the city thrived very quickly, so great fortunes developed and contributed to the growth of one of the most prominent cities in our country.
Another key event for the development of Sevilla was the Universal Exhibition of 1992, which involved a great improvement of infrastructures, mostly in ground transportation. That is why Sevilla and Madrid were the first to have the brand new high-speed railway “AVE”, one of the best in the world.
Visitors should go with the flow when strolling along the alleys of the old town, one the largest in Europe, while discovering the peculiar ways of the locals and their “modus vivendi”, the gastronomy and traditions like Semana Santa or Feria de abril. Other must-see attractions are the incomparable Giralda, the Cathedral, Plaza de España, the Reales Alcázares or Torre del Oro, among others.