Seville Holidays

Embrace sun, ceramics and sangria

With its sizzling summers, stunning Moorish architecture and unforgettable Andalusian cuisine, this southern region of Spain never fails to captivate visitors. Its cobbled alleys lead to atmospheric old-world bars, regal parks and the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Seville holidays are rich in culture – you can spend days wandering through lofty art galleries and grandiose, tile-covered palaces. But fun pit stops are easy to find, for example by pulling up a stool in one of Triana’s charming old tapas bars, where you can’t help but get swept up in the romance of the place.

Faded bull-fighting posters line the walls and live flamenco flows from the doorways, which open out onto whitewashed walls and ornate azulejo tiles. Apart from the art and the bar-hopping, holidays to Seville can take in the stately Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring and surrounding beautifully preserved historic buildings, which provide a fascinating and photogenic introduction to the Andalusian capital. From the quaint courtyards of the old Jewish Quarter to the vintage gems and hip bars of La Alameda, each corner of Seville is bursting with personality. This makes Seville a treat for all who wander through its winding streets, whether you’re here for the lively restaurant scene, the bustling markets and artisan shops or the historic attractions.

All resorts in Seville

Three tips for a top trip

Wear your walking shoes

This bijou city’s beautifully tiled avenues, secret gardens and pretty parks are best explored on foot. Wear your comfiest shoes, and don’t forget to look up from your map.

Drink like a local

Don’t want to nurse a warm pint? Neither do the Sevillanos, which is why they drink cañas – small glasses of beer, which are finished before the sun gets a look in.

Beat the queues

in advance and enjoy waltzing past those snaking lines.

Best attractions to see in Seville

Flamenco

Learn about the origins of Andalusia’s most celebrated dance style at the fascinating Museum of Flamenco Dance, before being treated to a mesmerising live performance.

El Rinconcillo

Seville’s oldest bar, El Rinconcillo translates as ‘the inside of a little corner’. It may be small in size, but it’s big on character and quality tapas.

Moorish architecture

For an unforgettable introduction to the magnificent Moorish style, spend time wandering around the lavish courtyards, hand-painted tiles and elegant columns of the Real Alcazar palace.

Your Seville questions, answered

Settle in for a colourful, highly choreographed performance at a spacious tablao, such as the El Palacio Andaluz, or seek out a more intimate experience in the Santa Cruz quarter.
It might be tempting to bite into a Seville orange fresh from the market, but this sour-tasting fruit is more often used for marmalade or in place of lemons in cooking.
Spring is a good time to go, with warm temperatures, the traditional Easter celebrations and blossom on the trees. Summer is ideal for making the most of long days and warm evenings, relaxing in the parks and watching flamenco shows. If you’re mainly sightseeing with a few day trips out of the city, autumn could be the best time. And if you fancy a mix of Christmas markets, carnivals and museum visits, you’ll enjoy a winter break.
The Feria de Abril is the city’s joyous celebration of spring. Expect to be serenaded by Sevillana folk songs by colourfully dressed locals if you visit the Los Remedios area in April.
Seville is not only recognised as the origin of flamenco, it’s world-famous for its orange trees too. The trees can be seen throughout the city and flamenco shows can still be enjoyed here too. Seville is also renowned for its architecture and lively tapas bars. The city has a number of old palaces and even more places to eat and drink.
The food in Seville is a good mix of Spanish favourites, Seville specialities and international flavours. Tapas bars are often open late and serve small dishes with pork, ham, tomatoes, spinach, garlic and olive oil. Pastries, seafood and grilled meat dishes are also popular. And if you’re looking for something to wash this down with, sherry, orange wine and the local beer will all work a treat.
Families will get a lot out of a trip to Seville. From exploring the delightful Maria Luisa Park with its sculptures and fountains to enjoying the boats in Plaza de Espana. Take in the views from the top of Seville’s quirky Metropol Parasol, often called the giant mushrooms, or climb up the cathedral bell tower. You don’t need a family to enjoy Seville though, and its sights are a delight for any age group.
The centre of Seville is packed with interesting landmarks and fascinating museums and galleries. There are a wealth of palaces, towers and bull rings to discover, along with ancient tombs and art galleries. Museums are filled with exhibitions on ceramics, archaeology, flamenco and military history among other things. Seville isn’t just good for a cultural holiday, its food and shopping areas make it an excellent place for a city break too. And if you’re just looking to relax, the parks and tapas bars should give you the perfect spaces to chill.
You can easily stay up until the next morning in Seville. Clubs and bars are regularly open until six or seven. Even the tapas bars and cafes can have a lively atmosphere throughout the night. So, if you’re not worried about sleep, you’ll find plenty of places to go out. There’s more to nightlife in Seville though. With flamenco, theatre and music shows to enjoy, you’ll easily find something different to entertain you every night.