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Record stats for Andalucia.com
In 2006 Andalucia.com received over 5 million visitors, 5,145,870 to be precise, our best year ever. Each month our visitors read 2 million pages of information. We are the undisputed, number one website for Andalucia.
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Divine Destination - Seville
According to legend, Seville was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya by the Moors. Its high point in history followed the discovery of the Americas as its river, the Guadalquivir, flows to the Atlantic, making it an important trade route with the New World.
Seville lies on the banks of this river and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe; it has the minaret of La Giralda, the cathedral, (the largest Gothic church in the world) and the Álcazar Palace. Part of its treasures include the Casa de Pilatos, the Torre del Oro, the Town Hall, the Archive of the Indies, (where the historical records of the American continent are kept), the Fine Arts Museum, (the second largest picture gallery in Spain), plus convents, parish churches and palaces.
If you’re planning a weekend escape to Seville this month, then we’d recommend a visit to El Rinconcillo. Allegedly the oldest tapas bar in Seville, dating from the 17th century. It certainly feels like nothing's changed in many years, with its flagstone floor and ancient bottles of wine lining the walls. Your bill is written in chalk on the bar in front of you, which is fine as long as nobody spills your drink!
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