Seville

Host of the Euro 2020

Seville is an important tourist destination in southern Europe.  Located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and with a population of approximately 700,000 inhabitants, it is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia.

The tourist offer in Seville is unmatched, and impresses everyone who visits us. Its valuable and magnificent monumental heritage, with three monuments declared World Heritage Sites (Cathedral and Giralda, Archivo de Indias and Real Alcázar), its wide cultural offer and its delicious cuisine all stand out as one of the best in the World.

Its climate is another one of the city’s main attractions.  Its average annual temperature are between 18º and 20º C, with a high number of hours of sunshine throughout the year (around 3,000).  This allows you to enjoy life on the street and carry out outdoor activities practically all year round.

On the other hand, Seville is the birthplace and capital of flamenco, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  Furthermore, it is the city that has inspired the most operas over the centuries: 150 compositions, some of them as universal as “Carmen”, “Don Giovanni” and “El Barbero de Sevilla”.

In addition to preserving its enormous legacy from the past, Seville is a city that looks to the future and evolves.  Proof of this is the contemporary architecture inherited from the 1992 Universal Exposition, or new constructions such as “Las Setas” in the Plaza de la Encarnación, the new Congress and Exhibition Center, the Seville Tower, the Caixaforum cultural center or the network of  bike lanes.

Seville is an important tourist destination in southern Europe.  Located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and with a population of approximately 700,000 inhabitants, it is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia.

One of the things that our visitors love is our famous gastronomy, which Seville is renowned for.  Of great richness and variety, it combines products from its province with those from the nearest coasts and fields.

Its numerous establishments offer a wide range of foods to choose, from dishes that follow the recipes that have passed from generation to generation, to new, more innovative and trendy dishes.  All this makes that the Sevillian gastronomic offer is considered first class.

Sevillian gastronomy finds its true hallmarks in tapas, a custom that is part of the Sevillian idiosyncrasy, of being in the street, of sharing and talking.  It is not only the act of eating, but  a true social act totally rooted in Sevillian life.

With an intense cultural life throughout the year, Seville offers possibilities for all tastes and audiences: opera, flamenco, dance, ballet, classical music, jazz, zarzuela, rock, hip-hop, pop, rap, exhibitions, theatre, cinema  , comic, photography …

FOOTBALL IN THE CITY

Seville has two soccer teams that play in the first division of the Spanish League: Sevilla Futbol Club and Real Betis Balompié.  Both teams have a museum in their stadiums so you can learn about the history of the club and its feats and victories.

Useful links

Tourism of Seville www.visitasevilla.es

FIBES (Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Seville) www.fibes.es

Sevilla Futbol Club https://sevillafc.es

Real Betis Balompié https://www.realbetisbalompie.es

Cartuja Stadium https://www.estadiolacartuja.es

 

 

Stadium

La Cartuja stadium was inaugurated on May 5, 1999, with a match between the Spanish national  team and the Croatian national team.  It was built to host various sporting events including the 1999 World Athletics Championships, the first major championship that it would host and which took place in August 1999.

Since then, the La Cartuja has hosted countless sporting and cultural events, especially concerts and shows.  Among them, two Davis Cup Finals;  Finals of the King’s Cup y, including the last two: 2020 Athletic Club-Real Sociedad,  and 2021 Athletic Club-FC Barcelona, or the last edition of the Spanish Supercup stand out.  Also several matches of   Men’s and Women’s national team.

  • In 2003, UEFA Cup final was played between Celtic Glasgow and Porto.
  • Last April, His Majesty King Felipe VI inaugurated the Sports Museum allocate in the stadium during the most recent Final’s Cup.
  • In February 2020, the RFEF and the Junta de Andalucía ratified an agreement for the stadium to host the next 4 King’s Cup Finals.

Its capacity is 60,000 spectators, although due to the pandemic, it is expected that at Euro 2020 it won’t exceed 18,000 people.

EURO 2020 Ambassadors

Julen Guerrero and Carlos Marchena, ambassadors for the Volunteers’ programme at the EURO2020 in Bilbao.

Julen Guerrero, ambassador for the Volunteers’ programme at the EURO2020 in Bilbao

Nowadays, Julen Guerrero, is the Spanish national coach of U-16 and U-15 teams. Linked to Royal Spanish Football Federation as a coach since July of last year. He has developed his career as a football player between Athletic Club and the Spanish national team, where he went through all the lower categories and debuted with the first team at the age of 19 years old.

Along the international journey that he had, Guerrero played two FIFA World Cups (USA 94 and France 98) and one European Championship (England 96). Formed in Lezama, Athletic Club was the axis of his career where he wore armband´s captain from 1995 until his retirement in 2006. He was part of the first Athletic Club team during fourteen seasons (1992-2006) in which he played a total of 372 official games and scored 101 goals.

Carlos Marchena, UEFA EURO 2020 Ambassador

Carlos Marchena, ex-football player from Seville, he has an extensive professional curriculum and an extensive relationship with the Spanish national team. Marchena played in two World Cups, one in Germany, 2006, and the other one in South Africa 2010 where he won the World Championship. In 2004 he also won the European Championships in Portugal as well as in Austria and Switzerland in 2008.

As a professional, he played for Sevilla, Benfica, Valencia, Villarreal, Deportivo de la Coruña and Kerala Blasters. He won two leagues, a UEFA Cup and a Copa del Rey with Valencia. At the present time, he is linked to the technical department of Sevilla Football Club.

MEET ALL OF EURO2020’S AMBASSADORS

Would you like to be part of the UEFA Euro 2020?

Ciudad del Fútbol S.L.U. is looking for candidates to fill new positions in the organization of the UEFA Euro 2020 in Bilbao. Depending on the job position, the hiring process will either take place in 2019 or 2020 and all positions will finalize as the event comes to an end in Bilbao, from June 29th onwards. To join the UEFA Euro 2020 family check our current vacancies and send us your CV, both in English and Spanish, to bilbao.recruitment@euro2020.com. Please be sure to specify the vacancy you are applying to and to list your applications in order of preference, for more than one application.