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Your key to the Golden Age cities of Al-Andalus!

Our selection of city accommodation along with optional extra ground services to enhance your stay, including added value tour & activity vouchers and a discount code to our entire ‘City Guided Tours & Activities’ section.

1 · CHOOSE CITY PACKAGES

You may choose one or more combining them over the dates you travel, to fit your plan.

2 · SEARCH TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Add further experiences to your visit at each location! 

03 · EXCURSIONS & CITY CONNECTIONS

You may also attain a great experience from our Radial Excursion offer at each location.

Discover Sevilla, ‘The Capital of Andalusia Today’, one of the key historical points in the Andalusian landscape. An ancient Roman centre in Iberia (Hispalis, near to Italica), would later become capital to the Almowahidin dinasty, rival kingdom to the Ummayad, while today it is the capital of Andalusia. Seville is a city where we can witness the fusion of the Iberian paradox. A turning point in Andalusian history, Seville became a modern capital which remounts back to the Romans, a place of diversity and the meeting place of different civilizations. Seville is a unique city and provides a unique experience for visitors from all over.

Our suggested program in Seville is based on two-night pernoctation in town, allowing for one full day of touring and activities in between, without rushing as we list below. Options are provided to dress your hotel package up to our usual standards of service, by including meals, guides, and also by linking through to our ‘City Guided Tours & Activities’ section you can make your plan unique to your own choice & style.

SEVILLA, CAPITAL OF ANDALUSIA TODAY

The model of cities with stable environments, where men of different sciences were commissioned to study and develop the different sciences, had already brought a cultural revolution in the East. Cities such as Damascus and Baghdad collected and further developed several elements taken from the Byzantine, Persian, Hindus and Chinese civilizations, integrating them within the Islamic holistic approach to knowledge. Further, the wise Hispaniola-Muslims, strongly influenced by this Eastern Revolution, also studied the ancient Greek philosophical work. New ways to sail at sea were opened by the development of the compass, new methods of irrigation for the fields where introduced and paper was manufactured towards books of science.

The Medina, city in Arabic, had defensive towers, with optical communication systems and offered its inhabitants protection in times of war. The main streets of the medina where born at the doors of the city walls and were turned into stoned roads. The rest of the city where a labyrinth of little alleyways. These cities, both small and large, created stable environments where scholars in the different sciences would gather to share and further develop their studies. Large cities had sewerage systems for dirty water, public fountains with drinkable water and numerous baths. There where also funduqs or guest houses for the caravans which brought diverse merchandises to the town, coming from the farmlands, other cities or diverse foreign countries.

 

SEVILLA

 

The history of Sevilla remounts prior to Al-Andalus, to the Roman period, today it stands as one of the key historical points on the Andalusian landscape. This is where the Almoravids settled in the early 11th Century, taking over Córdoba and the entire west of Andalusia. The ongoing battles against the Christians in the northern front had led the Almoravids in Sevilla to call in the more radical Almohads from Northern Africa for support. This, in turn, served to further intensify the already existing divisions in Islamic Spain. A turning point in Andalusian history was the battle of Navas de Tolosa, which took place in 1212 C.E. The Catholic-Christian alliance took over Cordoba in 1236 C.E. and Sevilla in 1248 C.E.

During this last period of Muslim rule, Sevilla became an important capital to the Christian monarchs, who would later become friendly with the Muslim sultans of Granada, receiving not only taxes but all sorts of gifts, artworks and handicrafts. A testimony of this is the incredible Alcázar Palace of Sevilla, “commissioned by Christian kings, built by Muslim craftsmen and financed by Jewish bankers,” another symbol of the tolerance and balance between these three cultures. 

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We offer you a selection of city accommodation and tours managed by delegate teams from the centre of each city itself, adding optional extra ground services to enhance your stay, and added value tours & activity discount vouchers for combined section bookings from our online catalogue sections.

 

*Discounts available for combined category bookings over our entire ‘City Guided Tours & Activities’ online catalogue section