Insight Pocket Guide Seville, Cordoba & Granada

Insight Pocket Guides, the guidebooks that take the place of a tour guide. Seville Cordoba and Granada This is the guide that answers the questions you’d ask a friend who lived in one of these great Andalusian cities. Which sights are really worth seeing? What excursions shouldn’t be missed? Written by an expert, it is based on intimate knowledge of the region. Everything you need is in this book: *History and Culture *Tailor-made itineraries *Shopping, eating out and nightlife *Essential practical information *Detailed pullout map

Seville, Córdoba, and Granada: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)

Spain’s southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevillanos “finos y frios”-refined and cool. Once Europe’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures of East and West and hub of a sea-borne empire, Seville was defined by Spain’s great seventeenth-century playwright Lope de Vega as “port and gateway to the Indies”. The city retains both the swagger of its seafaring heyday, and the sensual flavor of Moorish al-Andalus. Seville produced Spain’s lowest ruffians, grandest grandees and a seductive gypsy culture that colors our wider perception of Spain. Elizabeth Nash explores the palaces, the mosques, the patios, fountains and wrought-iron balconies of Seville, Córdoba and Granada, cities celebrated for centuries by Europe’s finest painters, poets, satirists and travel writers for their voluptuous beauty and vibrant cultural mix.