Seville is a delightful mix of Moorish and Catholic influences, an architectural baroque bonanza that will make any visit to Seville feel like a journey to the past. If you decide to spend your holidays in Seville, be prepared to be blown away by its mesmerizing character, embodied in its diverse mix of cultural heritage, mouthwatering cuisine and energetic nightlife scene.
- The wonderfully ornate Cathedral of Seville is the city’s most famous landmark; it’s also one of the largest cathedrals in the world.
- La Giralda is the name of the cathedral’s stunning 104-meter- tall bell tower. Climb all the way to the top and you will get a breath-taking panorama of central Seville.
- Alcázar de Seville is one of the most gorgeous and well-known examples of Moorish architecture. This 14 th century royal palace features many beautiful gardens, ponds, courtyards and rooms, including one where Christopher Columbus first planned his trip to the New World.
- For a more modern take on Seville, head over to the Metropol Parasol at Plaza de la Encarnación. As one of the largest timber structures in the world, whose construction was completed in 2011, it is slowly becoming one of Seville’s most prominent urban landmarks.
- If you plan on cramming in a lot of sightseeing in your visit, it might be a good idea to purchase the Sevilla Card, which will allow you a free entrance to many museums and monuments, as well as an unlimited use of public transport services.
- Plan your Seville journey in spring and you will get a chance to experience the colorful Feria, a six-day festival that usually takes place two weeks after the Easter Holy Week. This is a perfect opportunity to try local delicacies and see traditional Sevillano dress and flamenco dancing.
- If you enjoy football, make sure to catch a home game of Sevilla Football Club, Spain’s oldest football club.