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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  • 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.


Top picks for Seville

Hotel Amadeus

Hotel Amadeus

Seville

Located in the historic centre of Seville between Santa Cruz neighbourhood and the Juderia, Hotel Amadeus is way more music themed than even the name might suggest.

Where to stay

Seville Skyline, Andalucia

City Tour of Seville

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.

What to do

Seville

Seville's April Feria

Seville

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.

What to do

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

Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Seville

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

Where to stay

Blue Room at Corral del Rey

Corral Del Rey

Seville

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.

Where to stay

Seville Flamenco

Flamenco

Seville

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

What to do

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