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Seville, Spain iPod MP3 Audio Walking Tour

Let your iPod be your tour guide through Seville, Spain $10.49

Seville, Spain iPod MP3 Audio Walking TourSeville, Spain iPod MP3 Audio Walking Tour

Let your iPod be your tour guide through Seville, Spain $10.49

Location: - Seville, Spain
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The Torre del Oro is a military watchtower in Seville, southern Spain, constructed in the first third of the 13th century. Welcome to Seville - download your audio guide

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Tour Description: Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.

If any one place comes close to rolling together everything that's quintessentially Andalucian, it's Seville. Here in the region's capital and biggest city, that special Andalucian way of life is distilled into its purest and most intense form. Seville has the most passionate and portentous Semana Santa (Holy Week), the most festive and romantic annual feria (fair), the best tapas bars, the best nightlife and the most stylish people in Andalucía. It has more narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossom than half of Andalucía's other cities put together. It's the home of those two bulwarks of Andalucian tradition, flamenco and bullfighting, and its heri?tage of art and architecture (Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque) is without rival in southern Spain.

But Seville's most developed art form is that of enjoying oneself. To be out at night among the city's relaxed, fun-loving crowds - in the tapas bars, on the streets, in the clubs and discos - is an experience you won't forget.

In addition to its many museums, Seville has many wonderful monuments:

  • The Cathedral of Seville was built from 1401-1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque. It is amongst the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume.  

  • Torre del OroThe Alcázar facing the cathedral has developed from the city's old Moorish Palace. Construction was begun in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in Mudéjar style, but also in Renaissance. Its gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions.  

  • The Torre del Oro was built by the Almohad dynasty as watchtower and defensive barrier on the river. A chain was strung through the water from the base of the tower to prevent boats from traveling into the river port. 

  • The University of Seville is housed in the original site of the first tobacco factory in Europe, La Antigua Fabrica de Tabacos, a vast 18th century building in Baroque style.  

  • The Plaza de España was built by the architect Aníbal González for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana, and is an outstanding example of Regionalist Architecture, a bizarre and lofty mixture of diverse historic styles and lavishly ornated with typical glazed tiles.

Tracks on this walking tour: 1) Calle Sierpes, 2) Plaza de Toros, 3) Teatro de la Maestranza, 4) Arco del Postigo, 5) Las Atarazanas, 6) Iglesia de la Caridad, 7) Casa de la Moneda, 8) Torre del Oro, 9) Palacio de San Telmo, 10) Hotel Alfonso XII, 11) Fabrica de Tabacos, 12) Teatro Lope de Vega, 13) Jardines de Murillo, 14) Iglesia Santa Maria la Blanca, 15) Iglesia Santa Cruz, 16) Barrio Santa Cruz, 17) El Alcazar, 18) Archivo de Indias, 19) Convento de Santa Marta, 20) Palacio Arzobispa, 21) La Giralda, 22) La Catedral de Sevilla, 23) Ayuntamiento.

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Walking Tour Length: 70 minutes recorded time / 2.1 miles walking distance

With this tour, you always have a professional tour guide ready to share the history and secrets of great cities. No waiting for a group to form. No having to cut short your exploration of interesting areas because a bus is leaving. No having to stay at points you don't care about because a tour company thinks them special. Start whenever you want. Stop when you are ready. All information has been carefully researched for accuracy and is presented by professional narrators.

The download comes as a compressed .zip and is designed to be used with the PDF map showing all the sights listed. We strongly recommend that you print out the map and use while listing the sights covered. Please check that the files work to your satisfaction before going on your journey and contact us immediately if you have any problems.