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Seville, or Sevilla: the city of Flamenco, Bulls, Don Juan, and Carmen. But that’s certainly not all. The capital of Andalusia and a crucial riverport city boasts a rich history, vibrant traditions, and splendid architecture. Get acquainted with Seville and the fascinating stories that go with it in this interactive seminar, led by a local historian.

Seville is a city that rose from the water, a city that saw its main rise to power with Julius Caesar, which became the capital of the Almohads, and ultimately saw the arrival of hundreds of merchants seeking liquid gold – olive oil – in the mid-1200s. We’ll discuss the evolution of this now mighty location as we discuss everything from merchants arriving from Italy, to the events of 1492, to Seville’s growth as the first international city – extremely wealthy, yet full of poverty. A city with plenty of contradictions, which can be seen today inside her streets, plazas, courtyards, and alleyways.

Led by an expert in history and archaeology, Dan Serradilla-Avery, this interactive seminar will provide an overview of the city's history, narrating its storied origins by examining the highlights—Roman ruins, elaborate Mudéjar architecture, and immense monuments—of its historic core. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, this introductory seminar offers an in-depth immersion for those looking to discover more of Spain.

Dan Serradilla-Avery received his undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology from Illinois State University, completing the archaeological internship in the underwater archaeology program at Florida State University’s program at Dog Island, in the Caribbean Sea. He holds an M.A. in Atlantic historical diffusion from the University Pablo de Olavide and an M.Phil. in Medieval history from the University of St. Andrews. He also completed a graduate certificate in pedagogic skills at the University of Seville. Dan has been an university lecturer at the International Center of the University of Pablo de Olavide since 2009. His hobbies include walking through historical sites and spending as much time as possible underwater. His favorite fictional characters are Obelix & Mortadelo.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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An Introduction to Seville with Dan Serradilla-Avery

An excellent seminar conducted by Dan. Very informative. Dan is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Seville and Spain. Highly recommend this tour.

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Interesting and well organized

Interesting presentation and very well organized. Dan is deeply knowledgable about Seville and its history. Definitely left me wanting to visit the city next time I'm in Spain.

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Dan did a great job reviewing the history. I love his presentation style. He would be a lot of fun to do a tour with.

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An Introduction to Seville with Dan Serradilla-Avery

An excellent seminar conducted by Dan. Very informative. Dan is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Seville and Spain. Highly recommend this tour.

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Interesting and well organized

Interesting presentation and very well organized. Dan is deeply knowledgable about Seville and its history. Definitely left me wanting to visit the city next time I'm in Spain.

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Seville

Dan did a great job reviewing the history. I love his presentation style. He would be a lot of fun to do a tour with.