The capital of Andalucia, Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city. Nestled on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is a city divided in two - Sevilla on one side, Triana the other. Once a stop on Europe’s Romantic Grand Tour, Seville offers the modern tourist as much as their historic counterparts. From the grandeur of the Cathedral of Seville, Real Alcázar and La Giralda to the charming streets of the Jewish Quarter and the sensory overload of the Flamenco Museum, Seville has something for everyone. If all that sightseeing has worked up an appetite, head to a tapas bar to sample local delights including patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), tortilla española (potato omelet) and pulpo gallego (Galician octopus.) Whatever you order, be sure to wash it down with a glass of Tinto de Verano, red wine mixed with lemon or orange soft drink. If you choose self-catering Seville accommodation, you can also take advantage of Seville’s many food markets, or mercados. Not only will you save money on dining out, you’ll get to shop amongst the Seville locals and experience a true taste of city life.
When to go to Seville
Seville is a city for all seasons. A holiday in spring, summer or autumn means light clothing and al fresco meals, while winter is a time of belen (nativity) markets and twinkling Christmas lights in the Plaza Nueva and around the Cathedral.
Getting to and around Seville
Most tourists arrive in Seville via flights to Sevilla International Airport, although you can also arrive via high speed train to Sevilla Santa Justa Station from Córdoba and Madrid. Once in Seville, public transport is excellent, particularly buses and the metro.
Where to stay in Seville
When choosing accommodation in Seville, apartments and villas offer a great alternative to more expensive, impersonal hotels. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering Seville apartments and villas, all offering fantastic space, privacy and freedom. Plus, you can book your Seville accommodation with HouseTrip in as little as six clicks. It’s easy!