We are excited to welcome you to Drupal Developer Days 2017 in Seville, Spain!
The city of Seville is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir River which crosses the city from North to South. The river can be navigated from Seville all the way to its outlet near Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the Atlantic coast. In the past, the port of Seville played an important role in commerce between Spain and the Americas and it remains today one of the most active river ports of the Iberian Peninsula.
In the 20th century, Seville found itself in the spotlight of world's attention: it hosted the Latin American Exhibition in 1929, which left important urban improvements in the city; and more recently in 1992 with the Expo’92, which reinforced the image of Seville as a modern and dynamic city.
Getting to Seville
Seville airport (IATA: SVQ) is known as San Pablo Airport, ten minutes from the city center.
Another options are flying to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas (IATA: MAD) and getting the fast train (AVE) to Seville Santa Justa Station (~3h); or you can also fly to Málaga (IATA: AGP) international airport, and getting a train to Sevilla (~2hours)
What to see?
Seville is considered the third best city in Europe for riding a bike, so consider it an option when moving around.
Although there is a lot to see in Seville and you will really enjoy getting lost around, let us try to highlight some points of interest:
Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies.
The Alcázar of Seville
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula. Part of the fifth season of Game of Thrones was shot here.
Plaza de España
Plaza de España is a plaza in the Maria Luisa Park built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival (Neo-Mudéjar) styles of Spanish architecture. It’s one of the most popular points of interest after being used as a filmset for Lawrence of Arabia and it was planet Naboo's Theed Palace in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. Claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. The building is popularly known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnación's mushrooms), and there is a walkside ont the top with very nice sights.
What to eat?
Do you love to eat but hard to decide what to pick? Don’t stick to one dish and pick some tapas.
Although the exact reasoning for the origin is up for debate, the leading theory is that tapas started off as a slice of ham or bread used to cover a wine glass as a lid (tapa) to stop dust or flies getting in. Whatever sparked the invention, tapas are commonplace in Seville.
How know better the city?
To allow you to discover all the hidden places of Seville and other highlighted places, we have prepared the DDD Seville 2017 Map. It includes several routes for all kind of wishes. Right now we have the following routes included:
- Venue and stations.
- Do you want to dance? The disco route.
- Museums: The cultural route
- Parks and Nature
- The classic old taverns
- Comics and games stores
Any other other route suggestion? Contact us and send us your suggestion!