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Seville at a Glance

Sitting on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, Seville is a popular Spanish tourist destination approximately 3000 years old spanning from the Roman times, Moorish Era, and the Golden Age. Today it is a modern and bustling city, but remnants of its past means Seville remains a destination perfect for exploration.

Top Attractions in Seville

In addition to the renowned Seville Cathedral, there are many other attractions to keep holiday-makers entertained on a cheap Seville holiday;

  • A fortress dating back to the Moorish Era, the Alcazar is certainly worth a look. A UNESCO World Heritage site, its various majestic rooms and beautiful gardens promise to make an impression.
  • Pay a visit to one of Spain’s oldest bullrings, the Plaza de oros de la Real Maestranza, or the Seville Bullring, built on 1878. You may not agree with the practice but it has its place in history and is an opportunity to learn about this old Spanish sport.
  • Don’t leave Seville without sampling some delicious Spanish delicacies, including the various tapas and paellas. Afterwards, enjoy a vibrant flamenco show! There are plenty to pick from, including the El Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos, or enjoy dinner with the El Tablao Flamenco Patio Sevillano show. If you would like to learn more about the history of the flamenco, visit the Flamenco Dance Museum. Or better yet, book yourself a couple of dance lessons.

Perfect Family Holidays in Seville

Have you considered Seville for your next holiday? On a cheap family holiday to Seville, there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep all members of the family entertained, here are afew suggestions from lowcostholidays.com;

  • Isla Magica or Magic Island is a thrilling theme park ideal for a family outing, or two. Its theme is 16th century Spain, and there are plenty of buccaneers to meet, pirate ships to explore, and roller-coasters to ride. The kids will love Spain’s first inverted rollercoaster, ‘The Jaguar’.
  • An important stopover is the sumptuous Cathedral of St. Mary or Seville Cathedral, which was constructed between 1401 and 1509, and is one of the world’s largest medieval and gothic cathedrals. Imaginations will also run wild with a visit to Casa de los Pilatos, a palace built during the 16th century. History lessons can continue on holiday!
  • For a quieter family day out, pack up a picnic basket and take a stroll along the Guadalquivir River. Another great picnic spot is the Parque de Maria Luisa, a lovely expansive park built especially for the 1929 World’s Fair.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Seville
Flight time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Attractions

The Alcazar is a large Moorish style palace that was built in 14th century. The palace complex consists of huge halls, gardens and courtyards. The palace is open to public for a small fee. The Puerta de Triana region is one of the city’s most popular areas, home to a large number of beautiful buildings as well as plenty of restaurants and bars.

Things to Do

If you are looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush then you should check out the skydiving facilities just outside the city. A great way to explore the city if Seville and the surrounding countryside is by bicycle. There are a number of facilities to rent bikes from, either for the city or mountain bikes for the country trails.

Seville Festivals

Semana Santa is a Catholic festival that is held during the week of Easter. The festival is a solemn affair with thousands of people walking the streets in processions. Feria de Sevilla is one of the biggest and most famous festivals in Spain. Held after the Semana Santa the Feria de Sevilla is effectively a huge week long party held in the streets of the city.

Architecture

The city is home to a number of beautiful cathedrals such as La Giralda; a mixture of Gothic and Moorish architecture and the impressive Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest churches in the world. Seville has a number of ancient and spectacular bridges that span the Guadalquivir River that runs through the city.