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Transcript of Seville
Miss Campos López
PRESENTING MY CITY....
Seville is a Spanish city, it is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia (in the South of Spain).
POPULATION AND CURIOSITIES
The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos.
Seville has a municipal population of about 703,000 as of 2011, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain.
Its Old Town is the third largest in Europe with an area of 4 square kilometres. The Seville harbour is the only river port in Spain.
Seville has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate
The annual average temperature is 25 °C during the day and 13 °C at night.
After the city of Cordoba (also in Andalusia), Seville has the hottest summer in the European continent.
The Parque del Alamillo is the largest park in Andalusia, with 47 hectares and 2 lakes.
The "tapas" is one of the main cultural attractions of the city: people go from one bar to another, enjoying small dishes called tapas
Seville is the hometown of two football teams: Sevilla Fútbol Club and Real Betis Balompié, both in Spain's highest division, the Liga BBVA. Both teams have only won the league once each.
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
It has not snowed in Seville since 1954.
The Parque de María Luisa is Seville´s most popular green area. It was arranged as a public park in 1917.
Plaza de España
La Catedral y la Giralda
The Cathedral of St. Mary was built from 1401–to 1519 on the former site of the city's mosque. It is the largest of Gothic cathedrals in the world. Was registered in 1987 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The neighbourhood of Triana, situated on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River, plays an important role in the history of the city and constitutes by itself a folk, monumental and cultural center.
La Giralda is a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville and is 104.1 m in height.
El Alcázar is a royal palace, originally a Moorish fort. Its construction was started in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in the Mudéjar style. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, and it was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Plaza de España, built in 1928, is a huge half-circle square with buildings running around one edge over the moat with four bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain.
By the walls of the square there are many tiled seats, each representing a different province of Spain.
Holly week (Semana Santa)
Seville Fair (Feria de Abril)
Is one of the most important traditional events of the city and also the most important Holy Week in Spain, a catholic country. It is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter.
The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday. For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds are covered in rows of casetas (private decorated house-like tents which are temporarily built on the fairground).
From around nine at night until the following morning, you will find crowds partying and singing and dancing "Sevillanas" (a flamenco type of song), drinking and eating Spanish typical food.
The processions are organized by religious brotherhoods. During the processions, members are dressed in penitential clothes and pointed hoods. They may also be accompanied by music bands.
Spanish Omelette, is a typical Spanish dish consisting of a thick egg omelette made with potatoes and fried in olive oil.
Salmorejo is a summer soup made with tomatoes, bread, oil, garlic and vinegar. Then, diced Spanish Serrano ham and hard-boiled eggs are added on the top.
Serranito is a warm sandwich of grilled meat, cured ham, fried green pepper and sliced tomato. It is served with french fries.
Many men and women dress up in their typical costume. The traditional "traje corto" (short jacket, grey trousers, boots and hat) for men and the "trajes de flamenca" (flamenco style dress) for women.
This week features the procession of floats of sculptures of individual scenes of the events of the Passion of Christ, or images of the Virgin Mary. During Holy Week, the city is crowded with residents and visitors.
Seville has one important basketball club, the Cajasol Sevilla, that plays in ACB League.
Seville's Guadalquivir river is one of only three approved international training centres for rowing (sport) and the only one in Spain; the 2002 World Rowing Championships and the 2013 European Rowing Championships were held there.