The capital of the Andalusian region in southern Spain, Seville is spread across 11 districts. The Casco Antiguo is the central district and the old quarter, famed for its medieval architecture. Wander through colourful buildings and twisting thoroughfares and discover must-see sights like the amazing palace of Alcazar, the Gothic Cathedral of Seville and the Torre del Oro, a dodecagonal watchtower nicknamed the Tower of Gold. Below Casco Antiguo, in the southern district, you'll find two of Seville's jewels, the beautiful Parque de Maria Luisa gardens and the monumental Plaza de España. Also in the region, explore important museums and journey into the past with the Archaeological Museum of Seville and the Museum of Arts and Traditions of Seville. Heading north, you'll journey to Macarena, this district is where you'll find the quaint Basilica de la Macarena with its revered holy treasure, the Virgin of Hope of Macarena, and the city's oldest tapas bar. Drive south of Seville and you'll get to feel the sand between your toes. The nearest sandy bay is found at Matalascanas Beach, a long fine stretch of golden sand. There are more beaches further along Spain's sparkling southern coastline as well. A short drive north will take you to the fascinating ancient Roman ruins of Italica, featuring well-preserved mosaics and a large amphitheatre.