A 2020 holiday to Seville is brimming with culture, physical wonders and zest for life. The home of Don Juan, Figaro and Carmen, Seville lays on the banks of the Guadalquivir soaking up the Mediterranean sun. The largest city in the south of Spain, Seville is also the capital of Andalusia, attracting visitors from all over the world with its legendary heritage, spectacular architecture and immersive Spanish culture.
Visit Seville’s visual marvels including the Alcazar Palace, the cathedral, lush parks and gardens, and the cultural heritage museums. Spend the day at a local theme park or water park, or indulge in some tapas and an evening flamenco show. Visit the Aquarium or get in a round of golf. Whatever your inclination, you’ll find something in Seville tailored to your tastes.
Your guide to Seville holidays
No holiday to Seville is complete without a tour of its ancient cultural heritage. Alcazar Palace, built in the 1360s for Pedro the Cruel of Castille, showcases some of the best surviving examples of Mudejar architecture. The castle was also the site of filming for scenes in the cult HBO series Game of Thrones. There are a host of other cultural heritage sites to visit including Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Giralda, originally built as the minaret of the Aljama mosque, and the Metropol Parasol, the most iconic example of contemporary architecture in the city.
Other popular attractions include the Orange Tree Patio, the oldest garden in the city, as well as the Spanish art museum Museo de Bellas Artes, tapas tours around the city where tapas was invented, the Seville Opera and flamenco tours.
While the city itself has no beaches, a Seville holiday can still be a beach holiday. There’s a wealth of beaches in Andalusia, and plenty of opportunities to soak up the coastal sun. The closest beach to Seville is the Matalascañas, a beautiful sandy beach where you can hire a sunbed or chill out with a cocktail.
Further down the coast is Bolonia, the most popular beach in the area. Situated in a large bay, the beach here is largely undeveloped and you can find a small number of isolated coves dedicated to naturists. In the centre of the bay, there are sunbeds to rent from most of the beach bars, while the southern part of the bay is great for water sports, such as kite surfing and wind surfing.
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