The history of Seville spans the centuries and the city contains a wealth of monuments and buildings coupled with extensive peaceful parks with the serene River Guadalquivir flowing through the centre. The Emperor Hadrian was born here and during the 8th Century the Moors arrived. They stayed for 500yrs stay and left a unique legacy but it was the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus that had the largest impact on the city. Much of Seville was built during this time when immense wealth poured in from the Empire and catapulted Seville into one of the largest and one of the richest cities in Europe. The remains of Christopher Columbus are allegedly buried in the Cathedral which is the world’s largest.