The ancient city of Seville, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, has always played an important role in trade and commerce. Its port and streets have always bustled with activity, and today is no different. Seville is still a busy city, though it holds on to and treasures its history. Many of its streets and buildings are centuries old and carry the World Heritage title. The La Macarena and Triana districts still showcase the old culture of the city. With an old soul and young, ever-beating heart, it is no wonder that Seville got the top spot in the best places to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. But if that hasn’t got you convinced, perhaps these photos will. ALSO READ: Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2018, According to Lonely Planet Also Read - Coronavirus: 86-Year-Old Princess Maria Teresa, Cousin of Spain’s King Felipe-VI, First Royal to Die

The Spain Square or Plaza de Espana, one of the famous points of interest in Seville

Spain Square (Plaza de Espana). Seville, Spain Also Read - Italy COVID-19 Toll Rises Above 4,000, Spain's Crosses 1,000



A view of the Seville cityscape with the Plaza de Espana buildings

Seville, Spain cityscape with Plaza de Espana buildings Also Read - Watch | Spanish Man Tries to Escape Coronavirus Lockdown by Dressing As Dinosaur, Video Amuses Twitter

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, built in the early 16th century as the largest cathedral in the world, and now the third-largest church

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See in Seville, Andalusia, Spain



Museum of Popular Arts, Mudejar pavilion located in the Maria Luisa park in Seville

Museum of Popular Arts, Mudejar pavilion located in the Maria Luisa park in Seville, Andalucia, Spain

The Baths of Lady María de Padilla within the Alcázar of Seville royal palace

Bath in Alcazar, Seville, Spain

A Spanish tapas bar in the historical center of Seville at night

Tapas bar in Spain. Spanish tapas bar in historical center of Seville at night

A building designed by Espiau, a Spanish architect who did most of his work in Seville at the first of the 20th century

Building designed by Espiau on August 9, 2013 in Seville, Spain. Espiau was a Spanish architect who did most of his work in Seville at the first of the 20th century

Church of El Salvador, Iglesia de El Salvador, built in the 1700s and the second largest church in Seville

Church of El Salvador, Iglesia de El Salvador, Dome with Cross, Seville Andalusia Spain. Built in the 1700s. Second largest church in Seville

Decorative balconies and windows with gates of old city center house in Seville

Decorative balconies and windows with gates of old city center house in Seville, Spain

Golden tower (Torre del Oro) along the Guadalquivir river

Golden tower (Torre del Oro) along the Guadalquivir river, Seville

Finally, we leave you with the gorgeous skyline of Seville in sunset

Seville sunset skyline torre del Oro in Sevilla Andalusia Spain

Seville is just as prominent as it was centuries ago, with hotels everywhere to cater to visitors and theme parks, theaters, clubs, museums and art galleries to explore. Plus, there are the bars, inns and terraces where you can sit down and enjoy countless afternoons and evenings. NOW READ: Photos of Amman That Will Make You Crave for a Middle Eastern Getaway

Another thing you shouldn’t miss in Seville: its festivals. The port city is famous for its celebrations and festivals, particularly the Feria de Abril or the April Fair, and the Easter festivities. With friendly people, appetizing food, and the natural wonders of the Doñana Nature Reserve, Seville is the complete package.