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.
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.
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.
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.