Seville – a Spanish must on your bucket list
Seville – a Spanish Gem on your bucket list.
One of the true gems of today’s Spain, is most certainly Seville. A city that brings similarities to the great city of Barcelona. Seville is with it’s tradition, location, the birthplace of the flamenco, the museums, location the river Guadalquivir, as absolute must for your travel planning. This holiday destination should be on everybody’s bucket list.
Where is it?
The location of this grand city with the tremendous charm, is in the province of Andalucis, Spainøs biggest tourist province. The region also is where you will find Costa del Sol, to some know as Costa del Golf, with it’s many golf courses. Actually Seville is located inlands, but via the grand river, Guadalquivir, it¨s considered a sailor’s delight. Actually Christoffer Columbus, or as the Spanish call him Cristóbal Colón – sailed to the Americas from there. Flying to Seville? It is only a 45 minutes drive to the city from the airport. That is all.
Easter Parade in Seville? Go!
Whether it is your first time to experience “Semana Santa”, or Holy week, as it is call in English, or you are a returning visitor, Seville is most certainly the place to go. Enormous processions, impressive
floats, just something to see. Lots of the floats and their works of art goes back centuries. No matter how much you are into religion and the traditions around it, it is a must to see.
Where can I stay?
Whatever your desires are for a hotel, there is one for you. Seville has it all. Some say, you need to stay in a small hotel, to get the true feeling of Seville. Others care more for the larger chain hotels. No matter where you stay, the large hotel or the stylish little cozy hotel, you are always close to the people of Seville. It all reflects the nature of the city and the people. Why not be local-social, there is plenty of opportunities. You can find hotels such as the 4 star Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel here. There are 637 hotels to choose from, so you have lots of choices to match your needs.
What can I see?
Seville is famous for its Cathedral, which is the largest in the world. Built on the site of a twelfth century mosque, it is simple, but awe-inspiring and a sight not to be missed. Also make sure you see the Casa de Pilatos, built by the first Marquis de Tarifa in the early sixteenth century. It is one of the finest palaces in Seville and now also houses a courtyard and park, at the end of which are mansions that have been turned into museums. For a real taste of Seville, spend some time in the Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the most picturesque parts of the city, full of narrow lanes and surprising squares; whitewashed houses and excellent tapas bars. Tapas is thought to have been invented in Seville, and it’s certainly the way that most locals choose to eat. The range is incredible and the prices good, so take advantage of the more than one thousand places in the city where tapas is available.
How do I get around?
Seville is a busy city with lots of narrow roads, and it is a brave person who attempts to drive – or park – in the main areas. Parking in particular is very limited and often restricted to residents of businesses; so avoid parking fines and unnecessary stress by only hiring a car if you’re planning to drive outside the city. Instead, use the very regular and reliable bus service which costs little and offers multiple journey tickets, or get one of Seville’s white taxis. Tourists often take a horse and carriage to see Seville’s main sites – this is a particularly popular option with couples and families. As with most cities, one of your best options is to walk. There are maps available from the tourist offices and you can explore Seville at your leisure.
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