Seville is one of the most important cities in Spain due to its predominant history, music, people and natural resources. According to history, the Greek demigod Heracles founded the city of Seville and its origins have strong links with the Tartessian civilization. With the arrival of the Moors, the architecture of the city changed, as well as the importance of green areas, which was highlighted dramatically.
Dotted with second to none natural areas and tourist attractions, Seville offers a wide range of parks and squares, where it is possible to experience the unique atmosphere of the city, while falling in love with the Andalusian culture. Every afternoon, during the famous siesta-break, hundreds of Sevillians look for shelter from the sun heat under the very typical orange trees, while enjoying the refreshing sound of the water fountains, like in a fairy tale picture.
Here is a list of some of the many Seville parks; you should visit while staying inSeville:
Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa)- Avda. de la Palmera
Back in 1893, Infanta Maria Luisa, daughter of Charles III of Spain, donated half of San Telmo palace’s garden to the city of Seville. In 1929 with the celebration of the Iberoamerican exhibition, the park was renovated by architects Aníbal González y J. C. N. Forestier who gave the park the aspect that still keeps. The current park has a wide diversity of flora, promenades, fountains, ponds and squares in which orange and palm trees create a unique setting for the enjoyment of locals.
Alamillo Park (Parque del Alamillo)- Isla de la Cartuja
This 47-hectares park has fantastic views of the Alamillo Bridge. Opened for the first time on October 1992, this amazing park has a very extensive flora; composed by orange trees, pines, elms, poplars and oaks, as well as a second to none local wildlife composed by hundred species of birds, lizards, rabbits, frogs and moles that live in this ecosystem. This park is a complete delight for nature lovers.
The Princess Park (Parque de los Principes) – Barrio de Los Remedios
Occupying an area of 108.000 square meters, The Princes Park was given its name after Princes of Asturias, Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofia. Within the confines of this gorgeous park we find peaceful paved paths that take us through jaracandas, plums, lemon and orange trees, as well as to its famous Rose Garden that exhibits 6000 rose bushes with 250 varieties from around the world. This is the perfect place to come during spring.
San Jeronimo’s Park (Parque de San Jerónimo) – Barrio San Jerónimo
Named after the famous Monastery of San Jeronimo de Buenavista, this stunning park is very famous for its Christopher Columbus monument, which was donated by the Russian government. Here you will be have the opportunity to enjoy a cycle ride along the river while enjoying the refreshing shadows of its traditional trees.
Visiting the countless parks of the city is a must do activity, especially during the summers when you feel that the heat could melt your brain. Visit Seville in Spain and enjoy the very best of the natural resources of the city and beautiful Seville parks.