The heart and capital of Southern Spain’s spectacular Andalusia region, Seville epitomises the country’s Golden Age and is an enamouring city that is impossible not to fall in love with. Hugging the banks of the river Guadalquivir, the city is steeped in rich history and is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the General Archives of the Indies, the Alcázar palace complex and of course, the majestic Seville Cathedral. Get swept away by the Gothic and Baroque architecture and lose yourself down the winding cobbled streets of the old town. The birthplace of the highly-passionate Flamenco dance, there is a love-for-life here that can be found on every street corner. Our Seville city guide takes you to some of the best hotels, restaurants and sights that this vibrant city has to offer.
The Corner House in Seville is a true hidden gem that has gained a stellar reputation through word of mouth. Filled with charm and small touches to make you feel right at home, this is a design-focused boutique B&B located in the trendy Alameda de Hércules area of Seville, just a short walk along the river to the Old Town and the major sites. The rooms are spacious and contemporary with touches of traditional flair. If you’re looking for a luxury resort location with numerous amenities, you will want to consider a larger hotel (some of our favourites are listed below), but if you are after friendly and attentive staff, delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds and a chic base from which to plunge into Seville city life, look no further than The Corner House. When you arrive, be sure to head up to the roof terrace to enjoy a drink or two overlooking the bustling square beneath you.
Triana House: A small boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Triana with three stylish rooms offering a sense of ultimate luxury and intimacy.
Hotel Corral Del Rey: Located in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa, this boutique hotel has 17 uniquely decorated rooms and offers luxury facilities and amenities including a rooftop terrace and plunge pool.
Las Casas de la Juderia: Made up of 27 traditional houses, this hotel in the old Jewish quarter is a labyrinth of luxury, designed to pay homage to the city’s traditional design and culture.
It’s no secret that the Andalusia region is home to some of Spain’s most loved dishes. From Gazpacho to Huevos a la Flamenco, the vibrant flavours and high quality produce make this one of the best known regional cuisines in Europe. Built on a farm-to-table principle, conTenedor in Seville is focused on serving its guests the most organic, fresh, and well-sourced produce, tying them together in creative and flavour-bursting dishes that showcase exactly why Andalusian ingredients are so well-loved. The friendly staff will talk you through the dishes and make recommendations based on your tastes. While meat certainly makes an appearance on the menu, this is the perfect restaurant for vegetarians. To avoid disappointment, make a booking before your arrival – a favourite of locals and visitors alike, this place fills up quickly!
Spring time is definitely the high-season for visitors to Seville, and all for good reason. It is around this time that the city truly comes to life with the Spring Fair, La Feria. Taking place in the ‘Real de la Feria’, a huge area in the Los Remedios region south-west of the city, the festival is a week of celebration that comes in the form of dancing, drinking, eating and mingling. The atmosphere in the city becomes imbued with excitement and pride for the city’s culture and traditions. Expect daily bullfights, flamenco dancers, folk music, an amusement park (Calle de Infierno) and numerous public casetas where you can enjoy drinks and tapas. If you want some guidance to learn the history and traditions behind the festival, sign up to one of the many tours that the tourist board of Andalusia organises for the event.