Postcards of the Past

Sevilla, Spain

Sevilla (Seville in English) is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It lies on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Sevilla has a municipal population of about 690,000 (2016), and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest city in Andalusia and the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its old town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain.