According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Its high point in its history was following the discovery of America.
For all its important monuments and fascinating history, Sevilla is universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillanos are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking for its vitality. It is the largest town in southern Spain, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.