Visit to Sevilla

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Visit to Sevilla

Postby katy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 pm

Useful what to see and do in the Telegraph. 48 hours in Seville.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/dest ... vel-guide/

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby costakid » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:40 pm

interesting link.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:57 pm

I want to take friends to Seville for Easter. The accommodation is expensive. Does anybody know of a good sizes town or village we could stay in not too far away? Thanks

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby katy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Carmona is about 25 minutes away, I prefer it to staying in Sevilla, good for a recce. I got the urge to revisit when I read the article.
The Alfonso trece is great but expensive now, we got a deal about 8 years ago for 110 euro.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 pm

Thank you Katy. Will have a look. The article is very good. I shall keep that and study it

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 am

I was there exactly a year ago and i believe a few other forum members were too, Katy's post has brought back that memory, we had the best of times and we were so lucky with the weather...My lot loved it and even the younger members of the family preferred it to Barcelona. Perhaps we shall return one day, I loved wandering around Plaza Espana looking at all the wall plaques from all the Spanish cities so interesting. Seville is certainly a must for anyone's bucket list of places to see.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Yes Pamela. i like it better than Barcelona

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby elusive » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 am

Sevilles prob my fave place to visit. Looking to get to carmona for a couple of nights soon and visit ecija,osuna etc

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby 1bassleft » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:38 am

I've been a couple of times, staying the night at the Ibis. Neither it nor the Ibis Budget is at all expensive but, as is often the case with the chain, only within convenient walking distance of car dealerships and light poligonos. Parking not a problem, but driving into the eye candy and parking there can be. Easter sounds good; both times I've been in August which were excoriating and we didn't venture out before 6pm. We once pulled into Osuna on the way back and a lone cafe had the only sign of life until 8pm when all the shutters came up and sentient beings emerged.

My brother's starting his 2nd Campostela walk from Sevilla in early May and I'll be glad to meet up there in more pleasant temps. Plaza Espana is very worth the visit.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:05 am

1bassleft, is the Ibis very far out of the central sights? I take it no local bars, cafes etc

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby Gasman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:27 pm

Nobody seems to have mentioned Las Setas - the view from the walkways on the top is nothing short of splendid ... here is the link. You have to pay your small fee at the basement kiosk and take the lift from there - at the side of the underground antiquities display and the gift shop.
http://www.andalucia.com/cities/seville ... arasol.htm

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby elusive » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Yeah setas is great. Even if you dont like heights the way its built allows you to enjoy without feeling like you are high up. We used veo apartments agent when staying in the city

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby Roz » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:45 pm

Cazalla de la Sierra is a great place to stay with a train line into Seville.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby 1bassleft » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:54 pm

maureenscot wrote:1bassleft, is the Ibis very far out of the central sights? I take it no local bars, cafes etc
Sorry to take so long. No, it's not way, way out. Like a lot of Ibis, it's at an unfashionable end (they push it as an airport hotel although it's hardly drag-your-suitcase-distance from that, either). As you can see from the map:
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-32 ... n-location
It's possible to walk in to the centre, but equally easy to get lost. We were pre-Google maps back then, so I preferred to drive in and use satnav (although Emily struggled at the time; I'm sure it's firmly in today's maps). Nowadays, I doubt if it's difficult to make your way to/fro on foot if you don't mind holding your 'phone out in front of you.

As for pleasant, authentic tapas etc on the doorstep; no - more of a used Kias and cafe+bocadillo, €5 ambience. Still, it's where I'll book if I decide to stay over when seeing my brother; the hotel itself is the usual Ibis decent (and the aircon in August was nice and icy).

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:28 pm

Thank you all for the interesting info. Ibis sounds fine to me. i will look at Carmona and Cazzalla de la Sierra

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby CielodeCadiz » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:50 am

Dos Hermanas is just a bit south of Sevilla and there are several "not bad" hotels a few blocks walk from the train station.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:08 am

Thank you CleodeCadiz

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby elusive » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Just come back from two nights in carmona. Gorgeous place. Did side trips to ecija. (Very impressive) and osuna on the way back. So many many beautiful places and nothing beats the landscape of rolling fields. Only a couple of hundred pictures taken!

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby markwilding » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:26 pm

When I stayed in Seville, I stayed in The Hotel Sevilla Center about a 7 minute walk from the centre of the city. They had an offer meaning I paid 100 euros for 2 night stay in a decent 4 star hotel.

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Re: Visit to Sevilla

Postby maureenscot » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm

All great info. Definitely going to Carmona


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