The host city, Seville
Seville, one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, boasts an immense historical, monumental and cultural heritage. A crossroads and a melting spot of all the civilizations that have settled on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this city which,with its ancient past, confidently faces a promising future.
Seville is Spain’s third urban tourist destination, and is ideal for holding events and for individual tourism, for those who seek the pleasures of culture, but also for visitors at conferences, conventions and incentive trips, thanks to the city’s modern infrastructure and excellent communications.
Visitors from the world over choose the city every year, attracted by the fame of its excellent weather, its delicious gastronomy, the hospitality of the people and the chance to delight in one of the most beautiful, surprising cities in the world.
Located in the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula, Seville has undergone great changes in recent years, the result of the endeavors of a dynamic, modern society, where the quality of the services and the incorporation of technological innovation show it to be the leading tourist product in the south of Europe.
The city and province of Seville have a population of 1,917,097, of whom 704,198 live in the capital. This makes it the fourth largest city in Spain and the leading city in Andalusia, of which it is also the capital. There is a Roman Seville, as well as others, a Muslim, Jewish and a Christian Seville. In them all of the different artistic periods of the Western world can be seen: we find a Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical Seville, combined with local styles, such as Regionalism, and other universal styles, embracing the avant-garde in a sustained dialectic between tradition and modernity. Meanwhile, the popular bustle continues in the city districts, living harmoniously side-by-side with advanced professional and commercial activities.
Seville is the historical point of contact between Europe, America and North Africa, a situation that has been favored by its access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Guadalquivir river and by its geographical location in the extreme south of Europe, thanks to which it enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild average annual temperatures.