Watch this 6‑minute lighthearted video about a couple’s tour of Seville. It will give you an idea of its location and a general feel for the city.
When you’re done watching, with partners, in small groups, or as a whole class, respond to the following questions:
- It seems that many shops in Seville are closed on Sunday. Use your background knowledge: What are some of the social and cultural reasons for Sunday being a day off for most people in Seville?
- How do the couple’s choice of transportation and their predicament in Seville represent current trends in globalization and technology?
- The architecture of Seville is a syncretic blend of different styles. Which two cultures have had the biggest impact on the buildings and urban design—such as plazas, courtyards, and fountains—of southern Spain?