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The autonomous community of Andalusia extends along the coastal zone of southern Spain, from Portugal (Alentejo/Algarve) until the Region of Murcia. Its capital is Seville.

Throughout history, peoples and cultures left their mark in this region and contributed decisively by doing so to the formation of the Iberian Character. This characteristics spread throughout the whole world through its closest areas to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

There is no doubt that Seville is one of the most important cities of the age of discoveries, and afterwards, of the Spanish expansion and maritime trade. Seville became the central trading point of the sixteenth century due to its privileged location in the interior on the banks of the River Guadalquivir (which enabled a quick access to the Atlantic).

Founded in the thirteenth century B.C. by the Turdetani with the name of “Hispal”, this city with more than 3.300 years of history encloses in itself and in its region real treasures. It is also the heart of flamenco, the horse, the bull and Sherry, as well as being known for the strong religious conviction of its people.

This is the region that we will discover from 19th to 26th May 2018 in our 24 th Euromeeting.

We have prepared several half-day excursions where we will know the city, its cathedral and the Alcázar, Europe’s oldest inhabited palace. Besides we will have enough time to enjoy the city as we like and have a drink in one of the many courtyards of Seville

The Guadalquivir River will open its doors for us to discover Seville from a cruise on its waters. Flamenco will also be waiting for us, of course, in a very special "tablao".

We will experience the Roman culture in Carmona, where the Via Augusta passes and in Italica, where the Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian were born.

The beauty of the horse together with the flamenco music and the Sevillian dance will be awaiting us in Jerez de la Frontera, where we will visit the Bodegas Don Pepe (Spain’s largest winery) to know and taste the famous Sherry and eat there in a full-day tour.  

With this previous information we only want you to keep in mind the specified dates so that you can participate in this 24th Euromeeting, where you will be able to meet old and new friends from different countries who will come to enjoy and debate ideas in a marvelous atmosphere.

We will be waiting for you in Seville.