The fourth largest city in Spain, Seville is a vibrant metropolitan hub that not only offers visitors some incredible sights but has some great shopping opportunities, a lively nightlife and delicious local cuisine making it the ideal destination to take a cultural family holiday, a romantic escape with your loved one or a city break with friends – there is something for everyone in Seville.
Seville City Highlights
When visiting Seville, there are two magnificent architectural buildings both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites which you simply cannot miss. The first one is the Alcazar of Seville – it is the oldest royal palace in Europe and the intricate detailing to the design and architecture is truly breath-taking. The second is the Seville Cathedral – it is arguably the largest gothic cathedral and third-largest church in the world and one you must visit to truly appreciate the enormity of its scale.
If you can time your city break in Seville during one of the many festivals or events held here then you are definitely in for a good time. The Seville Fair (Feria de Sevilla) is an annual six day event full of parades, fairgrounds, dancing, eating and lots of partying! There is also the chance to watch some traditional bullfighting as it is very popular in this region – although this is understandably not for everyone.
When it comes to traditional cuisine in Seville you will not be disappointed. There are many Tapas bars in the city serving deliciously authentic tapas dishes, or choose to dine in one of the restaurants and enjoy a sumptuous meal of paella. There are also many places where you can listen to some live music, so be sure to seek them out and spend an evening taking in the atmosphere and let the Spanish culture wash over you.
Why go to Seville?
If you are travelling to Seville with children you can make the most of the exciting attractions and fun days out as well as injecting a little culture and education into your family holiday. Take a trip to Isla Magica – a theme park with thrilling roller coaster rides and entertaining theatre shows that the kids are bound to love, or, visit Espacio Cultural Puerta Triana – a cultural theme park with museums and exhibits which makes for a great family outing. One thing is for sure, you are never going to be left short of things to do.
Seville is ideal for couples who are looking to spend some well-deserved time alone as it offers many scenic parks which are just perfect for taking a romantic stroll, or walk around the city and admire the stunning Moorish architecture whilst getting those all important holiday snaps. When evening hits, you can head to the theatre and watch a show or eat out in one of the many fine dining restaurants in the city.
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