Famous for flamenco, vivacious festivals and charming architecture, Andalusia’s capital is one of Spain’s most captivating cities. With a theme park, a plethora of cultural attractions and a city centre of old, winding streets, Seville beckons to be explored.
When To Go
As the Andalusia region can become uncomfortably hot during the summer, the best times to visit Seville are during the autumn and the spring. After a quiet winter, spring sees Seville come alive with Semana Santa (Holy Week) and La Feria de Abril. Seville’s Semana Santa celebrations are the largest in the world and see more than 60 processions take to the streets in the lead up to Good Friday. Keeping in Spanish tradition, La Feria de Abril is Seville’s city fair and is one of the best in the country.
Where To Stay
Seville has an abundance of accommodation to choose from. From budget hotels along the alleyways of Santa Cruz to luxury hotels housed in converted palaces and mansions, there is something to suit every budget. If you plan on visiting Seville during one of its major festivals, be sure to book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment!
What To Do In Seville
Dating back to the 17th century, La Maestranza is Seville’s bullring and one of the most important of Spain’s bullfighting arenas. If you want to catch a bullfight, make sure you time your visit between Easter and October as this is the bullfighting season. Nevertheless, the bullring’s museum is open throughout the year for those curious to learn more.
Catedral de Sevilla & La Giralda
Seville’s cathedral and bell tower are not to be missed while on holiday in Seville. Seville’s gargantuan cathedral is the largest gothic temple in Europe and among the top three largest Christian churches in the whole world. Not only is the cathedral visually stunning but it is also home to some important tombs and pieces of artwork, including the tomb of Christopher Columbus. La Giralda is the cathedral’s bell tower and is open to the public. The top of the bell tower offers stunning panoramic views of the city so be sure to bring your camera!
Isla Mágica, the Magic Island in English, is an exciting theme park themed around golden days of Seville’s seafaring trade and is a great choice for those on a family holiday. The theme park is divided up into a number of interesting themed lands, each with its own unique character and array of attractions. With water rides, rollercoasters, shows and more, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in La Isla Mágica.