Seville City

Seville is a joyous city ©Michelle Chaplow
Seville is a joyous city

Seville CITY GUIDE

According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation.

Called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya by the Moors, the high point in its history was following the discovery of America in 1492, when wealth flooded in from the "New World". 

For all its important monuments and fascinating history, Sevilla is universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillians are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking for its vitality. It is the largest town in Southern Spain, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.

Seville is a marvel. It’s a city of various diverse (and wildly beautiful) neighbourhoods: the narrow alleyways of the Barrio de Santa Cruz are lined with glorious old palaces and stunning plazas… More →

Seville is often referred to as the 'Jewel of Andalucia' and it's easy to see why; be it for business or for pleasure the city has such a lot to offer with its rich and colourful mix of history… More →

Sevilla or Seville is the capital of Andalucia and architecturally it's often referred to as the jewel in the Andalucian crown. With its magnificent Baroque cathedral, a Moorish Royal Palace, (… More →

Hotels in Seville come in all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of rooms all over the centre. High season is March and April. During Semana Santa and the April Feria you should book even for… More →

If you're visiting for more than a few days then you might be interested in getting to know the surrounding area as well. With world class destinations like Cordoba and Granada (the home of the… More →

With UNESCO classing a complex of three buildings in Seville as a World Heritage Site - namely the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, and Archive of the Indies - it's no wonder that international and… More →

There is no shortage of fun to be had in this exciting city, from theme and water parks offering a great family day out, to an evening of local food and flamenco shows. With its beautiful… More →

Despite not being located on the coastline, Seville does have a working port for industrial and commercial cruise liners which is the only river port in Spain. This unique opportunity to… More →

Eating out is a way of life in Seville, whether in a smart contemporary restaurant serving innovative modern dishes, or a more traditional tiled establishment offering carillada and fried fishj.… More →

According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. Called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya by the Moors, the high point in its… More →

Strictly speaking this is a religious festival, but for most of the week, solemnity isn't the keynote - there's a lot of carousing and frivolity, and bars are full day and night with entire… More →

As the capital of Andalucia, Seville has a wealth of history, culture and gastronomy to offer. From Roman and Moorish delights to contemporary architecture and interactive museums, you'll have… More →

Spring in Seville has a special atmosphere, garlanded with the sweet scent of orange blossom and jasmine, and a frisson of excited anticipation, as the city's two most important events take place… More →

One of Seville’s most amazing attractions can be enjoyed free of charge as you walk the streets: more than 14,000 bitter orange trees that decorate the “calles” and infuse this charming city with… More →

Here are some facts that you may or may not know about the city, whether you´re visiting Seville for the first time, you´re a seasoned expert, or you live here. Films, fruit, sport, history,… More →

Tapas in Seville is like coffee and croissant in Paris - it's a key part of life and integral to local culture, both gastronomically and socially. Ir de tapeo - to go on a 'tapas crawl' - is how… More →

Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and has one of the largest historic centres in Europe. Some of the main attractions are the former minaret, La Giralda, the cathedral (one of the largest in Christendom), and the Alcázar Palace, as well as Casa de Pilatos, Torre del Oro, the Town Hall, and the Archive of the Indies (where the historical records of the "discovery" of America are kept), the Fine Arts Museum (the second-largest such collection in Spain), plus numerous convents, parish churches and palaces.

The city has hosted two Expos (international exhibitions, or World Fairs), Expo 1929 and Expo 1992, and is the administrative capital of Andalucía.

The sailors' neighbourhood of Triana across the river from the main centre, La Macarena, Santa Cruz and San Bartolomé, the street of Las Sierpes, plus La Maestranza bullring, María Luisa park and the riverside walks are all classic images of Sevilla.

 

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Caminito del Rey - Private Full Day Tour from Seville
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Private Full Day Tour from Seville. Hotel pick up and your party will be driven to Caminito del Rey entrance and walk the path. This is a private guided tour by professional guide along Caminito del Rey for your party, including outward and return transport. After the walk you will be collected from south exit for the return transport. Everyday except Monday.
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FESTIVALS

The Sevillians are great actors and put on an extraordinary performance at their annual Feria de Abril, a week-long party of drink, food and dance which takes place day and night in more than 1000 especially mounted tents. Men parade on their fine horses and women dance in brilliantly coloured gypsy dresses. A few weeks before is Holy Week, Semana Santa, a religious festival where hooded penitents march In long processions followed by huge baroque floats on which sit Images of the Virgin or Christ, surrounded by adoring crowds. Both spring.time events (March to late April) are well worth experiencing.

THINGS TO SEE

In Sevilla, you will want to visit the old city, with the Cathedral and the Giralda tower at its heart. (You can climb the steps inside the tower for a magnificent view of the City). Very close by are the royal Mudéjar palace known as the Alcazar with marvellous gardens and the Santa Cruz quarter, with narrowstreets, flowered balconies, richly decorated facades, hidden patios... Other sights not to be missed are, in the old city, the Casa de Pilatos, a large 16th-century mansion where Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance styles blend harmoniously amidst exuberant patios and gardens and, crossing the Triana bridge over the Guadalquívir River, the lively quarter of Triana with charming streets around the church of Santa Ana and traditional ceramic shops.


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