Seville has a special colour
As the famous song goes "Sevilla tiene un color especial" - Seville has a special colour – it is true to say that the historic capital of Andalusia certainly does have a different vibe, compared to other Spanish cities.
The locals, “Los Sevillanos” are intensely proud of their city, claiming it is the most beautiful in Spain, and the warmth of the city does not just refer to the weather, but also the welcoming locals. Seville really does have something for everyone: history, culture, architecture, gastronomy and flamenco music late into the night. During the hot summer days, the sweltering mid-afternoon temperatures mean that the city shuts down until around 8pm, when the streets fill up again until late.
Why not watch the sunset over the river Guadalquivir? Or even take a boat ride and take in the stunning views of the city. Another alternative form of “sevillano” transport is horse and carriage – a novel way to discover the city instead of your standard tour buses found in most cities.
For those of you who find the prospect of visiting Seville during the peak of summer difficult, you are in luck! Perhaps the most exciting time to visit the city is during April for the “Feria de Abril” – a 5-day festival dedicated to Flamenco – the true music and spirit of Andalusia, where people fill the streets, to eat, drink, dance and celebrate its heritage.
In the areas surrounding the city, there is no shortage of places to visit – such as a horse breeding farm to see where the world famous Andalusian horses are raised. If wine-tasting is your thing, the Jerez wine district – specialized in sherry, is situated less than hour south of Seville.
Approx. 700 000 inhabitants
Warmest city in Spain
Yearly average daily temperature 18,6° C
The concept of Tapas is claimed to originate from here
“Feria de Abril” and Easter are the most important holidays
2.5 hours on the high-speed train “AVE” to Madrid
Home to the world’s largest Roman Catholic Cathedral
Christopher Columbus is buried here
The square “Plaza España” is used in the movie Star Wars II
FC Seville have won the Europa League for 3 consecutive years
Definitely worth the extra travel time. Everything felt real and Spanish. What a beautiful city this is!
Thank you also for the nice choices of cosy restaurants!!
We had a great trip. The guide was super good, and everything worked 100%. We are very pleased with the transport, hotel and the guiding.
The weather was really great for being in the winter. Not too hot.
Our group was very pleased with the choice of destination and restaurant on Saturday night!
The Flamenco dancers were very nice, and the food was amazing.