Seville, the city of Don Juan, Carmen and flamenco, is situated to the south-east of Spain, in Andalusia. Your life would be incomplete, if you have never been to this fantastic city, full of palm and orange trees, the smell of which every spring covers Seville and its outskirts. Seville is the pride and joy of Andalusia. Maybe that's why Andalusia is often called 'the true Spain'. This Spanish province is famous for its beautiful cities with long and interesting history. Seville is a real melting pot for various cultures. For centuries a great number of various nations and peoples, who put themselves on record of art, architecture, folklore and of course cuisine, lived on this territory.
The parks of Seville.
Seville is well known for its parks and gardens, which quite often have the Arabic style and seem to be true oases after the everyday hustle of the big city. The most famous of them is surely the Maria Luisa Park, created for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana World's Fair. The park was a part of the San Telmo complex and later it was presented to the city by Princess Maria Luisa. Before the opening of the fair it was laid out once again by Frenchmen Forestier. The Maria Luisa Park has the square of 400 000 m2 and is the largest green zone in Seville. On the edge of the park, not far from the river, you'll find a small pink-and-yellow building - de Costurero de la Reina. There Queen Maria liked to have rest and do some fancywork on her own. Nowadays there takes place the tourist office.
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