"This city is one of the most special cities in the world. Joy floats through its streets, and it has a very special nature." Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, Duchess of Alba de Tormes
Since its earliest days Seville has been revered for its rare beauty and a special spirit embodied by its exceptionally friendly inhabitants.
Spellbinding, romantic, rich in history, and steeped in culture, are some of the many ways to describe the city of Seville. Natives and visitors alike can explore this romantic city through its diverse neighbourhoods including the Arenal, the city centre; the Jewish Quarter; and the main tourist area, the Santa Cruz; and stumble upon landmarks and treasures such as the Alcazar of Seville, the oldest active royal palace, and the magnificent Seville Cathedral. Seville's beauty and magic have also served as inspiration for many artists, writers, and composers.
Including a foreword by the Duchess of Alba de Tormes, one of Seville’s most beloved figures, this in-depth volume transports readers with gorgeous illustrations exploring the city’s most extraordinary sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions, from the opulent architecture to the sensual rhythms and movements of flamenco.
'In the Spirit of Seville' is a beautifully illustrated stroll through this enchanting city.
Antonio Del Junco, born in Seville in 1957, is an author, photographer, and expert on Seville. He studied architecture at the University of Seville, but decided to pursue a career in design and photography. His photographs have been exhibited in many shows, most recently Images of Seville: Exhibition at Constitution Avenue in Seville. He is also the author of many books about and for the City of Seville, including recent titles 'Seville: The City of Life'; 'Book of Hours: The Alcazar of Seville'; and the upcoming '25 Reasons to Know Seville'. He currently manages the photography for the Office of Tourism of the City of Seville and is working on his first novel.