Sunshine in Seville

Sarah Freeman on 02 April 2022
I just got back from a fabulous 5 days in Seville.

If you're looking for a city break that has one of the best sunshine records in Europe, wonderful architecture, amazing food, great shopping and easy access to explore Andalucia...this is the place for you!

The city has such a lovely warmth and charm, from the old Jewish district Santa Cruz to the lively and authentic Triana district home to flamenco dancers and matadors, just across the river and connected via the Bridge of Isabel II. With outstanding historical buildings from the Royal Palace (Real Alcazar) which is the oldest palace in Europe and has stunning interior filigree decoration and an amazing garden complex complete with maze, to the striking 104 metre tall The Giralda which is the present day bell tower of the Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral. One of the most recognised attractions is the Plaza de Espana built for the 1929 World Exhibition with central pool and stunning ceramic tile benches that represent each region in Spain. Down by the river visit La Maestranza Bullring and the Torre del Oro (Gold Tower) which previously was an observation tower and prison and now houses a maritime museum. Then for something more contemporary, Metropol Parasol or "mushroom" as it’s known locally features a panoramic terrace offering amazing 360 degree views over the city.

If you fancy a day trip from the city, coastal Cadiz with its lovely urban beach flanked by a traditional white pavilion and two ancient fortresses, the old Roman city of Cordoba with its wonderful labyrinth of streets filled with brightly coloured plant pots and the Mezquita-Catedral, The Great Mosque of Cordoba dating back to the 8th century, and Granada with its infamous Moorish Alhambra fortress complex are all well worth a visit.