"Guadalquivir so green
of ancient oil..."
Guadalquivir is the river that goes through Sevilla, and it is absolutely beautiful.
"Guadalquivir tan verde
de aceite antiguo..."
Guadalquivir, el río que atraviesa Sevilla, es absolutamente espectacular.
This is a statue of Carmen across the street from the Plaza de Toros along the river. She was the inspiration for Bizet's famous opera about the Spanish gypsy woman and her lover Don Jose in 1820's Seville.
The Guadalquivir River bends through Sevilla and links it with historically important trading partners like Cadiz to the south. Walk along the edge of the river in the morning for the best light and views across to Triana on the other side.
A short walk west from Avenida de la Constitución brings you to the bank of the Río Guadalquivir, a pleasant place for a stroll. The 13th-century Almohad Torre del Oro, just north of the Puente de San Telmo, once crowned a corner of the city wall that stretched here from the Alcázar. Supposedly it was originally covered in golden tiles, hence its name, and there's now a tiny maritime museum inside.
A block back from the river, the Hospital de la Caridad hospice was founded in the 17th century. The hospital's church (1670s) holds an interesting collection of top-class art and sculpture on the theme of death and redemption by local artists. Two masterworks of painter Valdés Leal, chillingly illustrating the futility of worldly success in the face of death, are at the west end of the church.
The bridge was built in 1931 and crosses the Guadalquivir River to the Plaza de Cuba on the Triana side. In 1965 it was given a facelift when it was restored.
Don't forget to have a walk closely at the riverside! This photo is taken at riverside near the Sunday flea market.
Another good idea during your visit to Sevilla,it is take a ship at Guadalquivir River and make a small cruise.Also by nights you can have a dinner and music in some of these ships.
River shore - Here it´s good to relax and stroll around watching people doing water sports.
The tower there is called Torre del Oro (Golden Tower)
Take a walk on Paseo Colon, close to the river, take a coffe or a beer on its terraces, and enjoy the views.