This is a brass coloured metal fridge magnet souvenir of Sevilla in Spain. Seville is the capital and largest city of Andalusia, Spain and has a population of about 703,021 people and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. The Old Town contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Seville is approximately 2,200 years old. Although it has a strong mediaeval, renaissance and baroque heritage, the city was greatly influenced by Arabic culture. Existing Roman features in Seville include the remnants of an aqueduct, a temple in Marmoles Street, the columns of La Alameda de Hercules, the remains exposed in situ in the underground Antiquarium of the Metropol Parasol building and the remains in the Patio de Banderas square near of the Seville Cathedral. The walls surrounding the city were originally built during the rule of Julius Caesar, but their current course and design were the result of Moorish reconstructions.
Music And Flamenco Dancers In Seville
Seville had a vibrant rock music scene in the 1970s and 1980s with bands like Triana, Alameda and Smash, who fused Andalusia's traditional flamenco music with British-style progressive rock. The punk rock group Reincidentes and indie band Sr Chinarro, as well as singer Kiko Veneno, rose to prominence in the early 1990s. The city's music scene now features rap acts such as SFDK, Tote King, La Mala Rodriguez, and Dogma Crew. Seville's diverse music scene is reflected in the variety of its club-centred nightlife. The city is also home to many theatres and performance spaces where classical music is performed, including Teatro Lope de Vega, Teatro La Maestranza, Teatro Central, the Real Alcazar Gardens and the Sala Joaquin Turina. Despite its name, the sevillana dance, commonly presented as flamenco, is not thought to be of Sevillan origin. However, the folksongs called sevillanas are authentically Sevillan, as is the four-part dance performed with them. Seville, and most significantly, the western district of Triana, was a major centre of the development of flamenco.