Cheap flights to Seville
As Spanish as sangria and jamón serrano, Seville is where you go if you want an authentic Spanish experience. The capital of Spain’s sunny region of Andalucía is not only home to the fictional characters of Don Juan and Carmen, but also flamenco, tapas and some of Spain’s most colourful festivals.
If you’re after a fiesta then look no further than Seville – if there’s one thing the locals here know, it’s how to throw a party. But this city is more than just dancing, drinking and eating.
As European cities go, Seville is something of a stunner boasting the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, Moorish-style palaces, and neighbourhoods like Santa Cruz that are packed with cobblestone streets, white-washed houses and hidden squares galore. And to top it all the weather’s not bad either – think hot summers, winters with temperatures that hover around 18 degrees and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Tourist-orientated, yet tasteful, art and craft shops line the main Santa Cruz artery of Mateus Gago. The best deals are the painted fans and ceramics.
Seville's Easter Week processions (13-20 April) are legendary and hotels get booked up fast. Plus, the Congress Centre (fibes.es) has a couple of top concerts by Latin crooners this month: Sergio Dalmi (10th) and Antonio Orozco (12th) are both among the best-selling recording artists in Spain.
Even if you can't afford the price tag for a stay, visit Hotel Alfonso Xlll for a glass of sherry in the sumptuous neo-Mudejar courtyard and bar (2 Calle San Fernando, hotel-alfonsoxiii-seville.com).
Take a trip to lovely Carmona for lunch at the sumptuous 14th-century Parador hotel (parador.es) with its stunning valley views.