A sensory feast in Seville
Choose one of any number of exhilarating things to do in Seville, Spain’s capital of arts, culture and finance. Bask in the warm sunshine and take a quick peek at your itinerary of monuments, museums, galleries, parks, festivals, great food, dance, nightlife, sport and history as you begin to wish you had booked a longer stay in this amazing Spanish city.
Take a city hop-off sightseeing bus to get a sense of this Andalucian gem, built on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, rich in Arabic and medieval legacy. Perhaps then take to the river itself and view the pavilions and bridges before popping in to visit the Carthusian monastery where Columbus prepared for his voyages of discovery. Later choose to dine in one of the many excellent cafés, restaurants and tapas bars that surround the city’s quaint squares, making sure to sample traditional Spanish dishes and exceptional Spanish wines.
Seville offers a great many wonderful hotels and apartments, many with sumptuous gardens and a classic style all within easy reach of the city’s many attractions. Great cuisine, art, history, culture, festivals and intensive nightlife are just some of the many reasons to make Seville a priority destination.
How to get there?
Sevilla International Airport is located 10 kilometres north east of Seville with cut-price airlines offering cheap flights from many UK airports including London, Bristol, Liverpool and Dublin. Seville is also served by a high-speed rail link and getting around is made easy with plentiful buses, trams, cycle hire and a metro.
When to Go?
Seville enjoys a Mediterranean climate with the temperatures in July and August pushing 90˚C and only minimal rainfall in the winter months. If you are not a sun worshipper, head to Seville in the spring and autumn seasons, which enjoy warmth and moderate rainfall. With so many flight deals from the UK and Europe, you can visit Seville at any time of the year.
Travel back in time to the Roman Empire at the nearby ruins in Italica or slip into the world of fine and modern art in one of many private galleries. For a spiritual top-up, head to one of Seville’s fifty plus churches, or for a mighty adrenaline rush watch bullfighting at the Plaza de Toros. Rent a small car for the day to explore the narrow streets or ramp up the excitement with a rollercoaster ride at Isla Magica. Cool off with an ice cream at the famous Rayas parlour or catch a flamenco show at Casa de la Memoria.