Seville Travel Guide
Why? A holiday in Seville provides all the archetypical
Spanish splendour, from flamenco to bullfighting, and the added
delights of the beaches of the Costa del Sol to the south. An
exuberant atmosphere pervades the city's sights and sounds, and not
only at fiesta time. If you want to make every day a fiesta, travel
When? The height of summer is when most people choose to travel to Seville for the hot sunshine, tempered by cool sea breezes. However the best time to holiday in Seville is probably spring, when temperatures are moderate and the crowds are thinner. With its Mediterranean climate, however, Seville is a destination for all seasons, although there can be wet days during winter. Easter is a great time to go if you are looking for festivity, because Holy Week brings all sorts of fiestas onto the city scene.
Who for? A holiday in Seville is ideal for fun-loving families and couples out for a good time in the sunshine.
More Info: 'Know before you go!' Enjoy a Seville holiday by consulting our Seville travel guide, which details the major attractions and how to get around the city. The guide is updated regularly and can be printed out to take with you, as well as emailed to your friends and family so they can see what you will be enjoying on your holiday in Seville.
Seville Cathedral © Spanish National Tourist Board
Spain's great southern city of Seville has a romantic past and a rich Moorish heritage. The city is the regional capital of Andalucia, which contains the densely populated beach resorts of the Costa del Sol along its southern reaches, and the mountain villages of the Sierra Nevada range further inland, about 25 miles (40km) from the coast.
Seville has an impressive collection of historical sights, including its Cathedral, which is the largest Gothic building in the world. Having been occupied by the Moors for 500 years, the city also has a legacy left by the Arab kings in the form of the Alcazar, a palace-fortress that is regarded as one of the finest existing examples of Moorish architecture.
It is the perfect setting for high culture and romantic operas like Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro, while the poet Byron however rated Seville for its women and oranges. Modern visitors might add flamenco, tapas and bull fighting to the list. The soul of the city is best epitomised during its two passion-filled grand festivals, the Semana Santa, held the week before Easter, and the Feria de Abril, held two weeks after Easter Sunday.
The area around Seville itself does not provide much in the way of tourist attractions, except for the rural villages of the Sierra Morena to the north, which offer some perfect walking trails between the modest mountain peaks, particularly in spring when the area is carpeted with wild flowers.
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