Top Cities

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Easy Trips -

Once a traf­fic-con­gested me­trop­o­lis rest­ing on its his­tor­i­cal lau­rels, Seville has bloomed into a city of bi­cy­cles and mod­ern street­cars, ea­ger to rein­vig­o­rate its artis­tic past. The cap­i­tal of An­dalu­sia will host the 31st Euro­pean Film Awards in 2018, and show­cases its good looks in the HBO fan­tasy drama Game of Thrones. Adding color to an on­go­ing artis­tic re­nais­sance, Seville is in the midst of cel­e­brat­ing the 400th an­niver­sary of home­grown Baroque painter Bar­tolomé Este­ban Murillo, with half a dozen one-of-a-kind ex­po­si­tions con­tin­u­ing into 2018. Whether somber or joy­ous, life here is al­ways lived pas­sion­ately. Fla­menco artists treat ev­ery per­for­mance as if it’s their last, op­eras de­pict hot­blooded hero­ines and un­scrupu­lous Fi­garos, and bars and restau­rants man­age to cap­ture the lat­est food and fash­ion trends while stand­ing by their age-old tra­di­tions: se­ri­ously good tapas.

» Don’t Miss Fla­menco, an amal­ga­ma­tion of song, gui­tar and dance, is partly rooted in Seville and the city puts on high-qual­ity, authen­tic shows ev­ery night of the week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.