Taifa the kingdom of Seville

The arab kingdom which belonged to the Abbadid family

Taifa the kingdom of Seville was Abu al-Qasim (1023–1042). He was qadi of Seville and declared independence of the province of Seville from Caliphate of Córdoba after its downfall in 1031, becoming king of Seville as Abbad I. Abbad II al-Mu’tadid (1042–1069), the last ruler being Muhammad al-Mu’tamid (1069–1091).

The kingdom started as a small, weakly defended territory comprising parts of current Spanish provinces of Seville, Huelva and Cadiz. Emerging as the most powerful taifa kingdom of the time, after its rulers began pursuing a policy of expansion. After several military campaigns, the kingdom achieved dominance over all of Western Andalusia. Absorbing the taifas of Badajoz, Algeciras, Granada, Málaga, Mértola, Huelva, Algarve, Silves, Ronda, Morón (1066), Carmona, Arcos and even Córdoba. The kingdom reached its largest territorial extent in 1078 with the capture of Murcia in 1078 by poet Abu Bakr ibn Ammar.

YOUR FIRST STEPS IN SEVILLE

Guide you to your arrival in Seville.

Public transport

The bus system is the most accessible forms of transport if you’re unsure how to get around Seville! You’ll find stops all over the city, but perhaps the most convenient lines are the circular C1, C2, C3 & C4 lines, which take you near some of the Seville’s most iconic monuments, as well as many of the museums and art galleries.

Useful Info: Think you’ll be using the buses in Seville a lot during your stay? Head to an ‘estanco’ and purchase a ‘bono de autobuses’ which you can top up during your stay, this reduces your usual €1.40 ticket fee to just €0.70 per journey

Taxi service

Sometimes, after a long day’s traveling, you just want to get to your hotel as quickly as possible! Whether you arrive to Seville, there are always taxis available to take you to your accommodation and there is a flat rate of 25 euros on all taxis from the airport to the city. If you’ve booked a hotel in the city center or down the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz neighborhood, bear in mind that not all taxis will be able to make it right to your hotel door (the streets are THAT narrow!), but drivers will take you as close as possible and direct you the rest of the way.

Airport transport

Take the bus if you can – the taxi drivers are bandits who will charge way over the odds if you let them.

Any knowledge of Spanish would be a great asset when the argument starts!

You can view bus timetables and route plans for all Seville at

www.tussam.es

The Especial Aeropuerto (EA) is the one to look for.

INFORMATION OFFICE

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TRAIN STATION

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