The sun soaked capital of southern Spain, Seville is disarming, seductive, and bound to entrance all who come. Its historic center reigns over the city and is an enrapturing congregation of Mudéjar palaces, Gothic cathedrals, and meandering cobbled alleyways. Follow the locals to hole-in-the-wall drinking spots and get lost in wanderlust when you explore the tiny lanes of the barrios. With its Moorish history firmly entrenched within its architecture, this ancient 16th century metropolis bridges the gap between saluting the past and welcoming the future with open arms. Sultry and sensuous like the operatic gypsy heroine Carmen, Seville seduces and tempts anyone near and lucky enough to fall under its spell.