Seville, in Southern Spain is a city with a unique atmosphere, and a wealth of sights to see, there are magnificent monuments and buildings, many dating back centuries. It is a lovely location
for a short city break
or for a longer holiday stay.
Seville’s Cathedral occupies the site of a 12th century Mosque, the cathedral houses some fine works of art. You can climb the bell tower La Giralda and enjoy a great view of the city. Seville has some excellent museums covering a wide variety of subjects so there should be one to suit you. The Archaeology Museum is popular it covers an era dating back to Paleolithic times.
If you intend to visit museums or religious heritage sights you may benefit from a Tour Card it is worth enquiring at the Seville Tourist Office, likewise if you are on a short visit and wish to see as much of the cities attractions as possible the hop on and hop off Tour buses may suit you, for more details contact the Tourist Office. With many beautiful buildings in Seville to admire it will be difficult deciding what you would like to see or visit.
A good place to start exploring the city is the area of Barrio de Santa Cruz wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets; you will come across charming little alleys, whitewashed houses with flower decked patios. You can browse the souvenir shops, stop at one of the tapas bars for refreshments, relax and enjoy the moment. This was once a Jewish Ghetto and it has been restored, you will find some good restaurants and bars around here for your evening entertainment.
In the summer months
you can enjoy the outdoor bars and entertainment venues many stay open till late. Nightlife can be a quite bar or an all night club there is something to suit most tastes. On a Friday/Saturday night people tend to go out late and stay out late! Along the riverside there are some fashionable places to go to for an evening out; in the Park of Maria Luisa you will find summer terraces and locals playing music.
Seville’s summers are very hot and the winters are mild if you are going to visit the city in the main holiday months and definitely at festival times you will need to book accommodation in advance of your stay. There are choices of hotels, hostels and other accommodation available to suit all price ranges.
Other visitor attractions
you should try and see while on holiday here is the Real Alcázer a 14th century fortified palace influenced by Mudéjar architecture this exquisite palace and gardens is well worth a visit. Located along the River Guadalquivir is Torre de Oro, this 13th century tower is a landmark of Seville, the 12 sided tower was originally built to defend the city, it now houses a maritime museum. On the western banks of the river is Triana, a traditional quarter of Seville they still make Azulejo tiles here and Triana ceramics, there are many places to visit and explore
as well as local bars, trendy cafes, music bars and discos in this area.
Seville has various sightseeing tour options on offer including night time tours where you can get to see some Flamenco. Seville is well worth considering for a holiday break there are many more places of interest and visitor attractions for you to discover and enjoy.