Seville

Seville

Things to See in Seville, 10 min video tour A walking tour of the highlights of Seville by Simon Standish in 2016, take you round the main sights.

In 1519 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville with a fleet of five naos (carracks or carvel-built wooden sailing ships) to find the Molluca spice islands, in modern-day Indonesia. Three years later, only one of his naos returned, the Nao Victoria, captained by Juan Sebastian Elcano – Magellan had been killed in a conflict in the Philippines.

Direct flights to and UK airports (Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester), Direct flights to and from EU airports (Amsterdam Schipol, Baden-Baden, Bari, Berlin, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bussels - Charleroi and more).

To be in the heart of the action: this small hotel is on a street connecting the cathedral and Plaza Nueva, and close to innumerable tapas bars and restaurants. It has pretty rooms with lots of character, friendly staff, and good prices. Those of independent mind who don't need all the bells and whistles of five (or even four)-star service, but who want an excellent location and interiors with style.
To be in the heart of the action: this small hotel is on a street connecting the cathedral and Plaza Nueva, and close to innumerable tapas bars and restaurants. It has pretty rooms with lots of character, friendly staff, and good prices. Those of independent mind who don't need all the bells and whistles of five (or even four)-star service, but who want an excellent location and interiors with style.
To stay on one of Seville’s prettiest and most historic squares, the tree-lined Plaza Doña Elvira, so you can explore barrio Santa Cruz on foot. The hotel is located right on the pedestrianised square, which is located in barrio Santa Cruz, close to the Alcazar. Many rooms overlook the plaza's orange trees with their lush foliage, providing essential shade in summer, and beautiful ceramic-tiled benches which line its cobbled walkways.
To enjoy an elegant ambience, smack between the hip Alameda and the shopping area - craft-beer bars or shoe heaven - and hang out in a breezy rooftop bar with views. This hotel is located on a main street (rooms are well-insulated for sound) which runs between the Alameda de Hercules, a main nightlife centre with tapas bars and nightclubs galore, and the main shopping area, where you can't move for Zara branches and shoes shops.
This is the only hotel in Seville which directly overlooks the Alcazar gardens. It's a beautifully converted 17th century casa palacio, small and beautifully styled. Garden-lovers will be in heaven, with the full view of the palm-fringed palace gardens, especially if they can nab one of the top floor rooms with private plant-filled terrace, which enjoys unimpeded views over the fence.

Located next to Andalucia's first skyscraper, the 180m-Torre Sevilla (known locally as Torre Pelli), CaixaForum Sevilla covers 8,100m2, consisting of two exhibition halls, an auditorium, two multi-use rooms, a Kids Zone room for children's activities, a shop, and a café-restaurant with outdoor terrace.

The luxury hotel scene in Seville moved up a gear in November 2016, with the opening of the glamorous Mercer Seville, sister to the similarly tasteful luxe Mercer Barcelona, which has a reputation for service second to none. These hotels are supremely stylish, decorated with exquisite taste and superb attention to detail.