Casco Antiguo, which means ancient district in Spanish, is located in Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Seville lies on the east bank of the Guadalquivir river and borders Macarena to the north and San Pablo-Santa Justa to the East, known for its stunning adventurous river banks.
This stunning old town is home to three UNESCO world heritage buildings and is entrenched in history. There is the Cathedral of Seville, the Alcazar, and the Archivo General de Indias. The Cathedral of Seville is the largest Gothic building in Europe and is the burial place of the great Christopher Columbus. Built in 1403, this converted building used to be a mosque but was transformed into a Christian royal palace in 1248.
Alcazar is another great place of interest as it goes back so far in history. Built by the Moors in 712, it was converted into a Christian royal residence in 1248 and features stunning gardens to explore.
The Archivo General de Indias is a very interesting place if you have the chance to visit. First created in 1784, it was designed to be used as a trade exchange of American treasure to strengthen the relationship between Spain and America. In fact, it was never actually used for that purpose. Many Files and documents have been stored here over history by King Charles III of the conquest of the Americas, and this is open to tourists.
Casco Antiguo is a great place to visit as it has such a rich history. There are many places to explore and many other impressive buildings to view dotted around the old city making it well worth a visit.