Architectural delights, vibrant nightlife and superb shopping – holidays in Seville have something for everyone. This Andalucian city is soaked in Spanish sunshine and boasts all the cultural and cosmopolitan delights you could wish for from an exciting city break. Art galleries and museums are in abundance here, meaning there’s plenty for keen culture vultures to explore. Sports fans love Seville holidays, too; two big name football teams are based here and the golf clubs on the outskirts of town are famously good. Whether you’re looking for a fix of history and sightseeing, or just want to relax and enjoy the continental cafe culture, try a city break in Seville.
Seville is jampacked with fascinating buildings, including the iconic Alcazar Royal Palace and Garden, the cathedral and Giralda Tower and the Plaza de Espaa. The citys parks and green spaces include sprawling Parque Maria Luisa and the lush Murillo Gardens. When it comes to museums and art galleries, there are plenty to choose from on a Seville city break. Head to the Torre del Oro to learn more about the citys maritime history, discover unique dance culture in the Flamenco Museum, or pick Castillo de San Jorge to delve into the dark past of the Spanish Inquisition. Other highlights include the Museum of Art and Popular Culture and the Museum of Fine Arts. If youre after some retail therapy, theres plenty to be had in Sevilles large shopping centres and openair markets.
In typically Spanish style, nightlife in Seville tends to get going around midnight. Earlier in the evening, there are plenty of pavement cafes and tapas bars just perfect for a relaxing Cruzcampo or sangria in the sunshine. Later on, head out to Triana or the Expo 92 areas for cavernous clubs with DJ sets that often last until dawn. Seville has vibrant gay, bohemian and student communities, meaning the nightlife is eclectic and lively. Flamenco originated in this area, so no Seville holidays are complete until youve seen one of the spectacularly choreographed shows, many of which include a lavish dinner.
As youd expect from a cosmopolitan city, Seville offers all kinds of dining experiences from fast food to gourmet cuisine. Still, no visit to the city is complete without alfresco dining, Spanish style. Order tapas and seafood, relax and peoplewatch. As for drinks, the local sherry and freshlysqueezed orange juice are both famously good.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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