Seville Holidays

Seville Holidays

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From its unique architectural treasures to its proximity to spectacular beaches, Seville has everything you could want from a city break. Located in sunny Southern Spain, this beautiful city is the capital of the province of Andalusia and a popular spot for holidaymakers.  

Holidays to Seville mean lots of exploring. Spend your time marvelling at impressive monuments, such as Seville Cathedral, while basking in the warm Spanish sunshine. Wander through idyllic cobbled streets, stop for a pitcher of Sangria at one of the vibrant bars, or spend an afternoon exploring the busy street markets. 

The city is also ripe with Spanish traditions, such as flamenco dancing. Whether you visit as a family, a couple, or a group of friends, Seville holidays offer the perfect escape.  

Architecture and Landmarks  

Seville isn’t short of magnificent architecture. This 2,200-year-old capital city was once the subject of Roman and Moorish rule, and its landscape has dramatically shifted over time.  

Seville still has several Roman structures today, such as the remnants of the Caños de Carmona. This was an aqueduct that connected Seville with the neighbouring city of Carmona. There are also the Roman columns at the Alameda de Hercules, one of which features a statue of Hercules, the hero of Greek mythology who is believed to have founded the city.  

This Spanish hotspot is also home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Completed in the early 16th century, the landmark was built on the site of a former mosque when the Moors lost control of Seville. Visitors can admire the building’s impressive stonework and enjoy stunning panoramic views from its rooftop.  

 Flamenco

Seville is a vibrant city that’s full of character and charm. It’s a great spot to soak up some of Spain’s most famous traditions.

Flamenco is a form of song and dance that began in Andalusia and has been passed down from generation to generation. There are various places where you can watch this foot-stomping dance, including T de Triana and Casa del Flamenco. One thing’s for sure – you’ll be completely blown away by this incredible spectacle!

The best time to witness flamenco in Seville is during April when the city comes alive with its week-long annual festival, Feria de Abril. Throughout the week, the streets of Seville are full of people in brightly coloured outfits dancing flamenco.

Dining Out  

Holidays in Seville promise plenty of delicious cuisine. Here, the streets are lined with delightful restaurants where you can enjoy a range of authentic Spanish dishes. Eating out is a well-loved pastime in Seville, and the city is home to over 3,000 tapas bars. In fact, the Spanish tradition of tapa food actually originated in Seville.  

Some of the city’s most famous food creations include solomillo al whiskey (pork cooked in whiskey sauce) and salmorejo (cold tomato soup), which are popular in tapas restaurants. Those with a sweet tooth should sample tocino de cielo. This is one of Southern Spain’s most well-known desserts and has a very rich taste. Booking a food tour is a great way to try out different dishes while learning about gourmet traditions.  

Map of Seville

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Looking for a summer scorcher? Seville is the answer! Boasting highs of 28-36°C in July and August, it's safe to say you'll need your Factor 50. Combine that with 12 hours of sunshine and you're onto a winner. Winters are cool with average temperatures of around 11°C, perfect for exploring.

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You will fly to Seville International Airport, located around 10km from the city centre.

Seville is best for...

Architecture lovers: Seville boasts extraordinary sights, from the world’s largest Gothic cathedral to an incredible 16th-century palace. Spend your time exploring quaint cobbled streets and taking in views of magnificent architectural treasures.  

Foodies: This Spanish city is a paradise for foodies. Tuck into delicious tapas at one of Seville’s many restaurants, or visit a traditional food market and sample some of the cuisine on offer.  

Couples: Seville is one of Europe’s most romantic cities, with excellent restaurants and stunning views around every corner. It’s the ideal destination for a couples’ getaway.  

Fast facts for Seville

Language: The official language of Seville is Spanish.  

Currency: The currency used in Seville is the Euro (EUR).  

Local time: Seville is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.  

Fly to: You will fly to Seville International Airport, located around 10km from the city centre.  

Flight time from UK: 3 hours.   

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Seville's tourism website.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Getting around Seville

By Metro: One of the easiest ways to travel around Seville is by using the Metro. The city has one Metro line split into three sections, crossing from west to east. The fare depends on the number of sections you travel through.  

By tram: Hopping on a tram is another convenient way to get across the city. Seville’s tram system is called MetroCentro and has four stops, covering a distance of 1.4km.  

By foot: The majority of the city is walkable, providing a good way to enjoy incredible sights at your own pace. Seville is relatively compact, with most of its major attractions within walking distance of one another.  

By bicycle: Seville is a bike-friendly destination, home to plenty of two-way cycle lanes. Many locals use bikes as their main form of transportation. Make use of Seville’s bike-share programme, Sevici, offering thousands of three-speed bikes for rental at designated stations. 

Events in Seville

Semana Santa: This is Seville’s Holy Week which takes place just before Easter. It is an important annual event that centres around a procession of pasos, floats of huge sculptures representing images from the Passion of Christ.  

April Fair: The April Fair is one of the most popular of the city’s fiestas. It usually begins two weeks after Easter Holy Week and lasts around seven days. During this time, a large number of casetas (tents) are installed in a fairground area and temporarily inhabited by the people of Seville. Highlights of the week include sevillanas (a local form of flamenco dancing), singing and delicious food and wine.  

Bienal de Flamenco: Bienal de Flamenco is a three-week festival that celebrates the art of flamenco. It takes place every two years in Seville in September and features various performances by dancers, singers and guitarists.   

Seville safety and security

For up-to-date advice on travelling to Seville, please visit the FCDO website.

Seville weather

Temperature: Seville has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The hottest month is July, with an average temperature of 28°C. The coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 11°C. 

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Seville is between March and May, when the weather is warm and pleasant. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend the day exploring the city in the sunshine. Some of Seville’s most popular festivals also take place during the spring months, which is a bonus.  

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