Seville – Moorish Castles, Stunning Cathedrals & Gorgeous Tree-lined Streets…
Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is only a one hour drive from Seville, known in Spain as Sevilla. Sevilla is one of the nearest airports, so many of our guests take an extra day or two to spend some time in one of Europe’s most charming and romantic cities.
Sevilla is probably the most famous historical town in Andalucia, along with Cordoba and Granada. It has a stunning cathedral and Alcazar (moorish palace). With the original minaret of a mosque incorporated into the Christian cathedral it is one more example of the fusion of Islamic and Christian architecture in Andalucia. Sevilla’s history is woven into folklore, with Bizet’s Carmen capturing the image of a steaming, sultry city fueled by colonial passions. Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of America in 1492 led to Sevilla gaining a monopoly on Spanish trade with the new-found continent. Walking the streets of this beautiful city with gorgeous plazas, one can take in so much of the history, including the large bull ring and the Plaza San Sebastian. Try to avoid going in August when temperatures can soar as high as 47 degrees celcius!
We are happy to help our guests by organizing a personal or group day trip to Seville from Suryalila. For more tips and information about Seville, Spain, contact us!