Seville Holidays: An Overview

Seville has a delightful, laid-back atmosphere, due in no small part to its hot, dry climate. The streets are lined with palms and orange trees and there are many attractive parks and gardens, making Seville the perfect relaxed city break destination.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Seville is perfect for a city break as it's an extremely walkable city. If you're staying in the centre, nothing will be more than 20 minutes by foot, and the historic centre especially has been made into a pedestrian heaven. Stop here for a coffee and watch the world go by, and there are lovely walks along the River Guadalquivir.

Seville City Breaks: The Detail

A Seville city break will inevitbaly be jam-packed with culture and history - it is the birthplace of the mythical Don Juan, and was the hometown of the painter Velazquez. The long Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula left indelible traces in Seville as in all of Andalucia.

La Giralda, the tower of the stunning cathedral is the best-known of the remaining Islamic monuments. The cathedral itself, once a mosque, is the largest church in the world, and houses the tomb of Columbus (although some say he is actually buried in Dominica).

The city's golden age was from the 15th to the 18th centuries, when it thrived as the gateway to the New World. Fortunately the city was more or less unscathed by the Spanish civil war, and in recent times it has once more become one of the most vibrant and enjoyable of European cities.

The local joie de vivre is perhaps most noticeable in the traditional tapas bar crawl that takes place most weekend evenings as people wander from tapas bar to tapas bar, sampling the speciality in each and washing everything down with a fino sherry or a cold beer.


Seville is also famous for its April Fair, the Feria de abril de Sevilla, a week-long celebration with food, wine and all-night partying, which attracts people from all over Spain and beyond.


Original Highlight

Seville is particularly famous for it's April Fair (the Feria de Abril de Sevilla), a week-long celebration with food, wine and all-night partying - it attracts people from all over Spain and beyond.

Harriet, Original Traveller

A note on price

A weekend city break to Barcelona or Seville can usually be organised for around £400 per person including return flights. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 6°C / 42°F
  • Rainfall — 4cm / 1.7 inches
Flight from London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Top picks for Seville

Seville's April Feria

Seville's April Feria


The feria in Seville is a Spanish fiesta at its best, giving the gentry of Andalucia an opportunity to see and to be seen, and us a chance to experience all things Andalusian - sherry, Sevillanas, toros, flamenco dresses and horses.

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Whether you want to learn the history of this most Spanish of dances, or indulge in a little yourself, we can arrange it.

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Casa No 7, luxury hotel in Spain

Casa No 7


Situated in the heart of the former Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, Casa Nº 7 is an award-winning boutique hotel of historic character and refined simplicity.

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Blue Room at Corral del Rey

Corral Del Rey


The hotel's original 17th century building has been meticulously restored and incorporates an atrium patio, Roman marble columns and original carved wooden beams, with the bedrooms situated around the galleries of the central courtyard.

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Flowers at Las Casas del Rey de Baeza, luxury hotel in Italy

Las Casas del Rey de Baeza


Now beautifully restored, the building preserves traditional Andalucian architecture, combined with stylish, contemporary interiors.

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City Tour of Seville

City Tour of Seville


Seville is a showcase of the era of Muslim domination in Spain, with La Giralda - the tower of the stunning cathedral - the best-known of the remaining Islamic monuments.

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