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Highlights in Sevilla
- Cathedral of Seville
- Royal Palace Real Alcázar
- Feria de Abril
- Isla Mágica
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Vacation rentals in Sevilla
The city of Seville has a very special atmosphere with its numerous old buildings in the historic part of the city. Rent an apartment in the heart of Seville to reach the many sights and museums in just a few minutes walk. You will also get wonderful views from a holiday apartment located directly on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.Experience the flair up close
The advantage of a vacation rental in Seville with typical furnishings is that you reside in it authentically. You can also decide for yourself when you want to have breakfast. Most apartments also have a balcony or terrace where you can enjoy a relaxing evening stroll through the city under the open sky. In Sevilla there is also the possibility to rent a vacation rental with garden and pool.
Holiday in Sevilla
Location and orientation
The city of Seville is located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in the province of Seville, Spain. The city with 700,000 inhabitants is considered to be the fourth largest in the country. It lies on the river Guadalquivir on a fertile plain, about six meters above sea level. Adjoining municipalities are Dos Hermanas, Santiponce, La Rinconada and San Juan de Aznalfarache. From Seville to the seaside town of Cadiz, the drive takes about an hour and a half.Arriving by ship
Although Seville is not by the sea, the city has a port that can be reached via the Guadalquivir River. There sea-going ships, cruise ships and ferry connections dock, which drive on the Canaries and up to North Africa.
Things to know
Be prepared for hot summer temperatures when travelling to Seville. It can get hotter than 40 degrees Celsius here, as the record temperature of 46.6 degrees in 1995 shows. But even in winter it never gets cold. The average annual temperature is 18.6 degrees. In Seville there are only 50 rainy days, but 2,917 hours of sunshine per year.Trying out typical specialities
Tapas, the small cold or warm snacks, are available all over Spain. However, Seville is considered the place of origin of the delicious appetizers, which are usually served with a good drop of wine or a glass of beer. Try the sweet specialties of the city, such as cortadillos, torríjas and pestiños.
Seville has been used several times as a film location for famous feature films. For example, the beginning of Mission: Impossible II was shot here, as was a scene from Star Wars: Episode II.
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An absolute highlight is the cathedral of Sevilla. The church, which consists of the former main mosque and the minaret, was built by the Moors in the 12th century. The minaret is now called Giralda and is located next to the Gothic cathedral, which was designed in its present form in the 15th century. Inside you can visit a number of valuable art treasures, such as a massive golden altar.2. The Moorish palace
Construction of the Real Alcázar Palace began in the early 10th century. However, the construction of the royal palace lasted until the Gothic period. In front of it, there is an extensive park from different eras, which is also extremely worth seeing.3. To the main museums of the city
During your visit to Seville, don't forget to visit the impressive exhibition houses, the most important of which is the Museum of Fine Arts. It shows works by El Greco, Murillo, Velázquez and many other well-known artists and also has an extremely interesting inner courtyard. You can admire folk art and exhibits on customs in the Pabellon Mudéjar Museum. The Museum of Modern Art "La Cartuja" is housed in a former Carthusian monastery in the old town. It was the site of the 1992 World's Fair in Seville.4. Unique city festival in the "cradle of flamenco"
Every year in April, one of Seville's most important festivals takes place, the Feria de Abril. This is a large family celebration in the Los Remedios district, with dance, music and culinary delights in the foreground. During the holidays, riders in historical costumes and carriages parade through Seville. The ladies wear flamenco costumes on the occasion of the Feria and the gentlemen stroll through the streets of the city in Sunday suits and ties.5. The place that embraces the South American colonies
An absolute must is a visit to the Plaza de España, one of the most famous places in Seville. The square was built in 1929 as part of the Ibero-American exhibition in Maria Luisa Park and covers a total area of 50,000 square metres. At that time the buildings were designed with many playful elements, such as ceramics, marble and clinker bricks, in the style mix of Baroque and Renaissance. The Plaza de España is framed by a 515 metre long canal, which you can cross over four bridges.