the 60,000-seat Estadio de La Cartuja was designed to stage. Seville has one important basketball club, the CB Sevilla, that plays in ACB League. Seville's Guadalquivir river is one of only three FISA (International Rowing Federation) 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. In fiction * The picaresque novel ''Rinconete y Cortadillo'' by Miguel de Cervantes takes place in the city of Seville. * The novel ''La Femme et le pantin'', ("The Woman and the Puppet") (1898) by Pierre Louÿs, adapted for film several times, is set mainly in Seville. * Seville is the setting for the legend of Don Juan (inspired by the real aristocrat Don Miguel de Mañara) on the Paseo Alcalde Marqués de Contadero * Seville is the primary setting of many operas, the best known of which are Bizet (Georges Bizet)'s ''Carmen (Carmen (opera))'' (based on Mérimée (Prosper Merimée)'s novella (Carmen (novella))), Rossini (Gioachino Rossini)'s ''The Barber of Seville'', Verdi (Giuseppe Verdi)'s ''La forza del destino'', Beethoven (Ludwig van Beethoven)'s ''Fidelio'', Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)'s ''Don Giovanni'' and ''The Marriage of Figaro'', and Prokofiev's ''Betrothal in a Monastery''. * Seville is the setting of the novel "The Seville Communion" by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. * Seville is both the location and setting for much of the 1985 Doctor Who television serial The Two Doctors. * Seville is also used as one of the locations in Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress". * Seville is one of the settings in ''Jostein Gaarder'''s book "The Orange Girl" ("Appelsinpiken"). * Arthur Koestler's book Spanish Testament is based on the writer's experiences while held in the Seville prison, under a sentence of death, during the Spanish Civil War. * Robert Wilson's (Robert Wilson (crime novelist)) police novel ''The Hidden Assassins'' (2006) concerns a terrorist incident in Seville and the political context thereof, with much local colour. Note also his title ''The Blind Man of Seville'' (2004). * The ''Plaza de España (Plaza de España (Sevilla))'' in the ''Parque de María Luisa'' appears in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as well as in ''Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence of Arabia (film))'' as the British Army HQ in Cairo, while the courtyard was the King Alfonso XIII Hotel (Hotel Alfonso XIII). * The ''Plaza of the Americas'' also appeared in ''Lawrence'', substituting for Jerusalem, and in Anthony Mann's ''El Cid''. It would also serve as the Palace of Vladek Sheybal's Bashaw in ''The Wind and the Lion'' (1975) (including the memorable attack scene by the US Marines.) * The ''Plaza de España (Plaza de España (Sevilla))'' in the ''Parque de María Luisa'' appears in the movie The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, as the palace of the dictator Aladeen. Gallery File:Casa_de_pilatos1.jpg Casa de Pilatos File:Casa_de_pilatos_Jardín_Grande.jpg Casa de Pilatos garden File:Casa_de_Pilatos_Jardín_Chico2.jpg Casa de Pilatos garden File:La Adriática Building, Seville, Spain - Sep 2009.jpg The 'Adriática' building (1914-1922) on the ''Avenida de la Constitución'' designed by José Espiau y Muñoz File:Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza - Sevilla.jpg ''Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza'' - panoramic view File:MuseoBellasArtes_002.jpg Museum of Fine Arts of Seville File:Patio de las doncellas 001.jpg Interior of the ''Alcázar (Alcázar of Seville)'' File:Pont de Triana.JPG The Chapel of ''El Carmen'', next to the ''Triana'' bridge File:Real_Maestranza_main_entrance_Seville_Spain.jpg ''Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza'' File:Metropol_Parasol_de_la_Encarnación_-_Sevilla.jpg ''Metropol'' Parasol File:Palacio Arzobispal de Sevilla.JPG Archbishop's palace File:Sevilla_01.jpg Fountain in front of the ''Giralda'' File:Place d'Espagne Séville Tour.JPG ''Plaza de España (Plaza de España (Seville))'' File:Espagne Séville Place d'Espagne.JPG ''Plaza de España (Plaza de España (Seville))'' File:Torre_del_Oro_and_River_Guadalquivir_en_Seville.jpg Guadalquivir river over the city of Seville File:Palacio de San Telmo (1681-1796).jpg Palacio de San Telmo, now headquarters of the Presidency of Andalusia File:Cathedralcourtyard.jpg The courtyard of the cathedral, as seen from the Giralda File:View_on_Seville_Cathedral_and_Seville_city_from_Giralda_(6931810990).jpg The roof of the cathedral as seen from the ''Giralda'' tower File:Tumba de Colon-Sevilla.jpg The tomb of Christopher Columbus, inside the Cathedral of Seville File:Pont Triana.jpg Isabel II bridge, a.k.a. 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in this manuscript, some songs attributed to Perez de Gijón are also in the ''Cancionero de la Colombina'', a late 15th century manuscript from Seville; this manuscript was part of the library of Ferdinand Columbus, the son of the explorer, by 1534. White's connection to Pink Floyd continued in later decades. White was invited by the former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters to perform in another take of ''The Wall'' (The Wall Concert in Berlin), in 1990, by the ruins of the Berlin
; She took her stage name from her grandmother. After attending a performance of Federico García Lorca's ''La casa de Bernarda Alba'' at the age of 15 she was convinced that she wanted to become an actress. After completing compulsory education at 16, she was accepted at the prestigious ''Centro Andaluz de Teatro'' stage school. After two years at the stage school and two more years studying journalism, Vega moved to Madrid. DATE OF BIRTH 2 January 1976 PLACE
Empire Ottoman art of calligraphy over a period of 500 years. Works of great Ottoman-era calligraphers including Sheikh Hamdullah were presented in a significant location bearing the influence of Islamic architecture, Real Alcázar (Alcázar of Seville) which was built during the time of Almohads. Sakıp Sabancı Museum Web Site - SSM Abroad - Ottoman Calligraphy from Sakıp Sabancı Museum Bermúdez was born in Gijón, Asturias. Also in relation to Clara M. Bermudez of the Miami Bermudezs. He founded an art academy at Seville, and was given responsibility to order the Archivo General de Indias or the repository of documents relating to the Colonies. He later made secretary of the Council for Indian Affairs in Madrid, a post later lost. He put himself in the service of the statesman and author Jovellanos (Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos) and wrote his master's biography; Jovellanos then helped pay for his artistic studies and placed him in a government position. He is best known as the author of the ''Diccionario Historico'', a biographical dictionary of the principal artists of Spain. He was also a friend of Goya (Francisco Goya). He studied law in Zaragoza, and procured through the marriage with the ugly niece of the royal personal physician Berga a post in the ministry of law--a marriage, he had to be threatened to be sent to the galleys by the king. 1808, Calomarde followed the central junta of Aranjuez (Mutiny of Aranjuez), who's lead he had become, to Seville and Cádiz, but was after the return of Ferdinand VII the first to acclaim the absolute monarch, for which he was named first administrator at the ''Secretaria general de Indias''. For fraudulent sale of an American diocese, he was banished to Toledo (Toledo, Spain), and, after his secret return to Madrid to Pamplona. After the restitution of the constitution in 1820, he joined the liberals again, true to his flawed character, but only gained renewed influence after the abolishment of the constitution in 1823. He became secretary of the regency based in Madrid, then as a willing tool of the reactionaries (reactionary) the secretary of the ''Camara del real patronato'', finally, 1824, Secretary of Justice. A General Assembly of members is held every second year since 1963. Assemblies have been held in New York, Paris, Munich, Copenhagen, London, Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Tokyo, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Lucerne, New Delhi, Berlin, Washington, D.C., Seville, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur. WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla
in this classic hostal include air conditioning, television, internet access, with some including balconies. Only around 5 minutes from the shopping district and Cathedral and Alcázar the convenience of the location plays a large part in the appeal. *
and form the Banyan Drive. * There are several impressive Banyans to be found in the parks in Seville, Spain around the Santa Cruz district (Santa Cruz, Seville).stories view 477859 The fabulous trees of Seville * Strangler figs also occur in areas of Australia such as the Daintree rainforest in Queensland's far north (Tropical North Queensland). Well known is the Curtain Fig Tree on the Atherton Tablelands. He travelled to Naples where he met the artist Pablo Moron, who became his long standing assistant. Perez's most important works can be found in Rome. They include the fresco ''The Dispute over the Body of Moses'' (circa 1574) in the Sistine Chapel; frescoes in the Villa d'Este in Tivoli (Tivoli, Italy) and the Villa Mondragone in Frascati. He also worked in Malta (from 1576), Seville (in the 1580s) and Lima (from 1589), where he died. The first direct demonstration of Earth's sphericity came in the form of the first circumnavigation in history, an expedition captained by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Nowell, Charles E. ed. (1962). Magellan's Voyage around the World: Three Contemporary Accounts. Evanston: NU Press. The expedition was financed by the Spanish Crown. On August 10, 1519, the five ships under Magellan's command departed from Seville. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean, passed through the Strait of Magellan, crossed the Pacific, and arrived in Cebu, where Magellan was killed by Philippine natives in a battle. His second in command, the Spaniard Juan Sebastián Elcano, continued the expedition and, on September 6, 1522, arrived at Seville, completing the circumnavigation. Charles I of Spain, in recognition of his feat, gave Elcano a coat of arms with the motto ''Primus circumdedisti me'' (in Latin, "You went around me first"). Joseph Jacobs(2006), "The story of geographical discovery" p.90 founded WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla
, 1898 – December 14, 1984) was a Spanish (Spain) poet who was born in Seville.century-criticism aleixandre-vicente Vicente Aleixandre Criticism Aleixandre was a Nobel Prize laureate for Literature (Nobel Prize for Literature) in 1977. He was part of the Generation of '27. He died in Madrid in 1984. DATE OF BIRTH April 26, 1898 PLACE OF BIRTH Seville, Spain
chapel choir, he acquired ecclesiastical benefices from the Pope, including one each at the cathedrals of Seville and Lerida. Between 1515 and 1519 he traveled between Florence and Rome, holding musical positions in both cities, but in 1520 he returned to Rome, except for occasional visits to Florence. International career Green earned his first call-up to the full England squad in 2004 while at Norwich
by the port town of Cádiz. * ''Fête-dieu à Seville'' (F-sharp minor - F-sharp major) (alternative titles sometimes found: "Corpus Christi"; "El Corpus en Sevilla"), describing the Corpus Christi Day (Corpus Christi (feast)) procession in Seville, during which the Corpus Christi is carried through the streets accompanied by marching bands. Musically, this piece consists of a processional march that eventually becomes overwhelmed by a mournful saeta (flamenco) saeta
and the Guadalquivir River. The bridge was constructed as part of infrastructure improvements for Expo 92 (Seville Expo '92), which was held on a large site on the island. Construction of the bridge began in 1989 and was completed in 1992 from a design by Santiago Calatrava. Silver and gold from the viceroyalty of Peru were transported overland across the isthmus to Porto Bello (Portobelo, Colón) where Spanish treasure fleets shipped them to Seville and Cádiz from 1707. Life Al-Bakri was born in Huelva, the son of the sovereign of the short lived principality of Huelva. WikiPedia:Seville commons:Sevilla
'''Seville''' ( from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville is also the hottest major metropolitan area in Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C.
Seville was founded as the Roman city of ''Hispalis'', and was known as ''Ishbiliya'' After the discovery of the Americas, Seville became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age (Golden Age of Spain) of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.
The 20th century in Seville saw the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, decisive cultural milestones such as the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and Expo '92 (Seville Expo '92), and the city's election as the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Andalusian Autonomous Government).