Cheap Tickets to Seville
Seville is forever associated with the region's orange harvest and is the sun-drenched capital of Andalusia in the south of Spain. Also famed for its flamenco dancing -- particularly in the neighbourhood of Triana -- its key landmarks include the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring and the Alcázar castle complex, with its beautiful Moorish design. Visit the city cathedral to witness its Gothic architecture and the tomb of Christoper Columbus, and see the famous Giralda minaret bell tower. Visitors love the traditional parades and colour of the Spanish holy week Semana Santa the April Fair or Feria de Abril and Los Toros bullfighting season.
The city is filled with colour, religious iconography, a seemingly endless succession of traditional festivals and the food is legendary. Try local delicacies such as the Secreto Ibérico, possibly the most mouth-melting pork cut there is, and the vegetarian dish of Espinacas Con Garbanzos with chickpeas and spinach. Don't forget to taste some Torrijas with ice-cream in one of the many local pastry shops.
Things to do
You'll be spoilt for choice in Seville with the mix of ancient buildings, local festivals, music and dance celebrations, cultural events, museums and sporting fixtures in this vibrant, welcoming part of Spain. Many of the main attractions are within the city itself and the main accommodations; it is well worth travelling by foot as far as possible to experience the atmosphere first hand.
Built in the fourteenth century during Europe's Dark Ages, the incredible architecture of this site is hugely intricate and sophisticated. The Alcazar is also a World Heritage Site, and you can enjoy guided tours of the fort at leisure.
Head to the Arenal Market to see opera and theatre come to life within the city's own dramatic surroundings, enjoying The Barber of Seville, Carmen and other classics. Even better, you can be entertained whilst enjoying food and drink! Just remember to book as the best seats are always snapped up fast.
- Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes
Once a hospice for retired priests, this 17th century mansion has a huge art collection with masterpieces from some of Europe's finest artists including the Santa Rufina by Diego Velaquez. There is also an excellent audio tour to take along your journey, which investigates the progression from medieval 'dark' art to the realism of Velázquez and his contemporaries.
Calendar of Events
Music, theatre and the arts are often grounded in the Christian calendar in Seville, with a huge agenda of festivals that cover the saints festivals and other holy days. Different parts of the city and surrounding towns celebrate in different ways and visitors are always welcomed.
Bienal Flamenco. Held every two years in September, this is the world's most important Flamenco event and features demonstrations, lectures, classes, music, exhibitions and more across the city's auditoriums, theatres and other venues including even the Alcázar itself.
Three Kings Parade. Brighten up January with a trip to see a long procession of colourful floats celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings in the story of the Nativity with a long carnival procession and hundreds of sweets thrown into the audience.
April fair (Feria de Abril). Enjoy a week of pop-up bars (try the local rebujito), Flamenco dancing, street food, parties and fantastic atmosphere at Seville's famous spring fair.