Seville province has many places that are worth visiting.
The roman ruins of Itálica
The ruins of Italica are located in Santiponce, a small town just 15 kms from Seville's center. The remains which can still be seen today are extended over a hillock which dominates the plains of the Guadalquivir River, approximately 7 kms. from the city of Seville. It was founded in 206 B.C. by the Roman General Escipion for soldiers wounded in battle in the nearby town of Ilipa Magna –today Alcalá del Río- during the Second Punic War. It is the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula.
"Sierra Sur" of Seville
It's renowned for its outdoor activities, such as hang gliding in Montellano, rock climbing in Moron and Algamitas (Seville’s highest peak), hiking, cycling or horse riding in the Via Verde in Coripe which is an ancient train track that passes through 26 tunnels in an area of exceptional beauty.
Situated on the plain of the River Corbones, Carmona is a city which stands out due to its size and the traces left by the various cultures that have populated it during its extensive history. Its churches, palaces and city walls form part of the broad artistic heritage it houses in its historic quarter, dominated by the imposing image of its Arab fortress, the Alcazar del Rey Don Pedro. Its situation, a few kilometres from Seville, allows you to enjoy the enormous monumental and artistic heritage. Carmona also allows you to enjoy gastronomy in which the most succulent recipes of Sevillian and Andalusian traditions are represented.
Alcala de Guadaira
The town of Alcala de Guadaira is closer to the centre of Seville and has a castle with 11 towers, eight dolomites and beautiful pine trees of Oromana.
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Doñana
Take a river tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda, Doñana and Seville on the Comarca de Guadalquivir. On the journey the boat docks at two different parts of the Doñana. At the first stop there are footpaths through the beautiful countryside of the national park. Sanlucar de Barrameda is equally famed for its excellent seafood. The speciality tipple here is the distinctive manzanilla wine, which acquires its dry, slightly salty tang from the seaside environment and the moist poniente wind.
Puebla del rio
Europe’s biggest colony of white swans can be found in la Puebla del Rio. The reserve, la Cañada de los pájaros, is home to an infinite number of aquatic birds.
Sierra Norte of Seville
The Sierra Norte Natural Park is located in the North of the province of Seville, in a semi-mountainous area. It has an important animal population, headed by mammals such as the wild cat, otter, boar, deer and fallow deer, rabbit and hare. Bird life in the Park is equally abundant, with species of vulture, partridge, black storks and eagles.
The plant life of the Sierra is characterised by extensive pasturelands that alternate with woods of holm and cork oak. More shaded areas feature many gall oaks, chestnuts, stone pines and elms. Finally, along the river tributaries, particularly those of the rivers Huéznar and Viar, there are woods of ash, willow and alder.
The Sierra Norte is an ideal holiday destination for people who enjoy nature and tranquillity, and who prefer the real Spain to the mass tourism found on the coast.
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