Seville

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Cathedral of Sevilla
Puente del Alamillo

Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is a big city in the South of Spain, in Europe. A big river called the Guadalquivir River which goes through Seville.

The city of Seville is the capital of the Spanish region called Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. The people who live in the city are called Sevillanos and there are almost a million of them: 700,000.

History[change | edit source]

A very old story says that the city was started by the famous hero of Greece, named Hercules. The Romans when they came to Spain gave it the Latin name of Hispalis. Over time this changed to be spelled in English as Seville. The Arab Moors took the city when they invaded the country, and you can still see a lot of the buildings they built during their 800 year stay in Spain (711-1492).

In the year 1992 Seville was the place for the Expo 92. There is a beautiful bridge across the Guadalquivir River called Puente del Alamillo. It was thought up by Santiago Calatrava a famous building expert.

Seville is famous for its hot summer weather.

Education[change | edit source]

  • University of Seville. This is the oldest university is Sevilla. It is located near the Centro, or center of the city, across the street from Plaza de Espana and Parque Maria Luisa.
  • Pablo de Olavide University. This website is located outside the main city of Sevilla, but is very easy to access using the subway system. It take about 30 minutes to get from the center of town to Pablo de Olavide on the subway.
  • Menéndez Pelayo International University-Sevilla. This school is not your typical university. Only students who are studying abroad with International Studies Abroad attend classes at this school. It is lcoated near the Centro and Alfalfa Barrio.

Sports[change | edit source]

Seville is the home town of two soccer teams, Sevilla FC (often called simply "El Sevilla") and Real Betis Balompié (often called "El Betis").

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