Spain’s historically rich and colourful Andalucian metropolis brings together Moorish influences and modernity in a loud and beautiful mix.
Famed for having some of the hottest summers in Spain with mild and pleasant winters, Andalucía’s vibrant capital dates well over 2,000 years and is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites, diverse architecture and the longest serving royal palace in Europe. Modern Seville pulls in visitors from far and wide for its exciting dining options, nightlife and fascinating cultural sites. Proud of its diverse history, visitors to the city are captivated by its interesting mix of architecture which reflects its many rulers and invaders. Said to have been founded by Greek god Hercules, the city has undergone many significant restorations from its Roman, Muslim and royal rulers, and today this hypnotic blend of the old and new makes it the vastly distinct city that it is.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | San Fernando 2, 41004
Built for the 1929 Great Ibero-American Exhibition, it is without doubt one of the most famous hotels in Seville and housed in a neo-Moorish mansion commissioned by its namesake king.
Hospes Las Casa Del Rey de Baeza | Plaza Jesus de Redención 2, Santiago
This four star hotel is situated in the quieter historical centre of town and located in a traditional white-washed building from 13th century, the 42 rooms all have access to balconies and views over the beautiful inner courtyard.
El Rinconcillo | Calle Gerona, 40, 41003
Famed for being the oldest restaurant in Spain, El Rinconcillo or ‘little corner’ is everything you’d expect from authentic Seville. Sip wine and enjoy rustic tapas in a convivial atmosphere, stand at the bar or find a small table.
Casa Morales | Garcia de Vinuesa, 11
Founded in 1850 and said to be the second oldest bar in the city, here you will sample some of the venue’s famous montaditos, with almost every option on the menu coming as a tapa or montadito (small bite served on top of a slice of bread).
Alcázar | Patio de Banderas
Since 1987 UNESCO has protected the site of Europe’s oldest serving royal palace. Home to royals since 9th century, Alcázar displays a mesmerising mixture of Moorish interiors, influences from the late Middle Ages Mudéjar, right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the XIX century.
Flamenco | Various locations across the city
Flamenco was born in Andalucía and in Seville you can find many flamenco events and shows taking place throughout the city daily. The history of this dance tradition is shrouded in much mystery much like the dance itself and is said to have been brought to Andalucía by Roma gypsies who arrived from India in the 1400s.
Barrio Santa Cruz
The Barrio Santa Cruz district of Seville is framed by the walls of Alcázar. A collection of alleys twisting between white houses, Santa Cruz was the main Jewish quarter in Seville when it was under Moorish rulers and many synagogues were turned into churches after the reconquest.
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December 1st 2016