Legend has it the Greek god Hercules founded this city almost 3000 years ago, although historians tend to date its beginnings to around 200 BC. While rich historical layers are apparent in the city’s Roman ruins, medieval carvings and colonial-style architecture, the people of Seville live very much in the present, filling life with flamenco and fiestas. Cruise the Guadalquivir River, take a tour of the Cathedral of Seville, one of the world’s most impressive Catholic churches rivalled only by the basilica in Rome, and visit the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. In the evenings wind down with wine at a tavern or catch a gypsy flamenco show and feel the passion of life in Andalucía.