|Ancient name: Hispalis, Spanish name: Sevilla a port in SW Spain, on the Guadalquivir River: chief town of S Spain under the Vandals and Visigoths (5th--8th centuries); centre of Spanish colonial trade (16th--17th centuries); tourist centre. Pop: 709 975 (2003 est)|
City in southwestern Spain on the Guadalquivir River; a major port and cultural center.
Note: Seville is the capital of bullfighting in Spain.
Note: Two famous operas, Carmen and The Barber of Seville, are set in Seville.
Note: According to legend, Don Juan lived in Seville.