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Seville in Spain is the passionate heart of Andalucia. A city filled with history, beauty and character, a last-minute trip here will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised and desperate to return. Go to Seville and discover its magnificent Gothic cathedral.

If you are interested in visiting Europe, consider Spain as it is said to be one of the warmer countries, with average temperatures of around 10 degree celsius.

There's plenty you can do in Spain too, from visiting architectural masterpieces by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and Christmas markets in Madrid, to enjoying seasonal delicacies like Turrón and Mazapán.

Pheasant Island is situated in a river that marks the border between France and Spain. Since they could not decide who it belonged to, they decided to share it and now it changes nationality every sixth months.

Fall in love with the beauty and the charm of Sevilla thanks to its gastronomy, its orange trees, its patios where time seems to stop and, above all, the kindness and joy of its people. They enjoy life in its streets with a good cold beer and lots of laughs. The city ​​of light and color awaits you on the banks of the Guadalquivir so you can discover its hidden corners and its sunrises next to the Giralda.

trip to Seville

Here are some things to see in Seville and insider tips to make the most of this unique destination.

1. Wake up and smell the oranges along Paseo de las Delicias

Seville is famous for its oranges. The city streets are lined with them and their orange fruit are like baubles adorning the trees. However, the best time is before the fruit arrives.

Plan a trip from mid February to mid March and your senses will be greeted with something quite strange: a perfumed city! The orange blossom scent is just a delight to smell and as the trees blossom, their fragrance permeates every corner of the city. It is quite unforgettable. It cannot be captured in a selfie making it a truly personal experience.

2. Up on the roof of the Giralda

Sevilla has great views, especially from above. Because of its incredible climate, every season offers the chance to relax on a rooftop. Here, you’ll get incredible views of the city with its distinctive buildings and churches. It’s easy and affordable to access a terrace.

Many apartments offered will have access to one. It might be the place where the locals simply hang out their washing. But fight through their sheets and you will be rewarded with a great view.

If you have not got access, do not despair. Head to Santa Cruz and the EME hotel. Whilst your budget might not stretch to the cost of the accommodation here, you can certainly take their state of the art elevator to the rooftop bar. Here the view of the Giralda is unrivalled. In an evening, chill out music adds to the ambiance.

Another rooftop moment is from the Metropol Parasol, or as it is known throughout Seville, the Setas or mushrooms. This weird and wonderful wooden construction is a love or hate of modernism but the views from the top are brilliant. It allows you to get a panoramic vision of the city.

Seville is consistently one of the hottest places in Europe in summer. Temperatures reach the mid 40s on a daily basis. Sounds too daunting? Well, it need not be.

For a last-minute trip, the months of July and August can offer some real bargains, if you know where to look. Where can you find these bargain deals? Well, one of the most popular ways is to research on our phones. With 48% of US smartphone users continue with this process by making bookings on their phones, perhaps you should join them? Seville’s sizzling summer bargains should be easy to access.

Work hours are shortened in the summer sizzle. This means that you might be able to bag a real bargain in one of the many luxury hotels dotted across the city. A good area to focus on is Nervion, home to Seville football and where there is a concentration of big name hotels.

These have the advantage of pools and air conditioning throughout. It is a chance to enjoy luxury at a fraction of the normal cost. With 30% of workers saying they would accept a lower salary in exchange for more opportunities to travel, cost effectiveness is definitely something to consider.

3. Live like the locals in Alameda

If you do venture to Seville in summer, follow the life path of the locals. Shopping, walking and business need to be conducted before 1 pm. After which, find somewhere air conditioned for lunch. Enjoy a Menu Del Dia for around 10€! Then head back to your accommodation to sleep. Don't even think about going out until the sun has set.

By sunset, the city comes alive. In summer, Sevilla is nocturnal. By midnight the streets are thronged with families, couples and groups having tapas, socialising and loving life. It’s an experience not to be missed. The Alameda is one of the central hubs to enjoy the night.

If it all gets too hot, do as the Sevillanos do, head to the beach! Coaches frequently leave the city from the two bus stations taking you to the coast. A day trip is affordable and easy. The last bus arrives back just before midnight allowing you to still enjoy the nightlife.

4. Royal Alcázars of Seville

This royal palace is situated near the astounding Seville Cathedral, one of the most evocative areas of Spain. Game of Thrones season 5 introduced one of the city’s most beloved monuments with its elegant plasterwork, intricate ceramic tiles, golden high raised ceilings, and a fairytale world to a whole new international audience. The palace is also located in one of Spain's most romantic cities, Seville.

Apart from its architectural framework, the elements that breathe life to the Alcazar of Seville are new uses of its spaces, the wonderful gardens, and the endless water gushing forth from every corner amazes everyone who visits it. It is registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The best time to visit Spain is in the spring (March to May) or during the fall (September to November). At these times, you'll likely find fewer crowds, cheaper accommodations, and the best weather.

Buen viaje!
Kalyan Panja Kalyan Panja Author
Cristina Petrini said...

Living like the locals in recent years has become my mantra when I go on vacation!

Stacie said...

Seville is a beautiful city. I was there briefly on a recent to Europe. I really want to see more, though.

Joanna said...

I have traveled all around Andalucia but not yet to Sevilla. Hopefully I will make it this year. I do love the smell of orange blossoms too. I have my own orange tree on the terrace and when it blooms the entire area starts to smell sweet.

Brianne said...

Seville looks like a beautiful city. I have never been there, but this is making me want to go eventually!

Yeah Lifestyle said...

Thank you for the very handy tips! I am desperate to visit Seville and hope to by the end of the year.

Jay said...

I need to add Seville, Spain to my bucket list!

Claire said...

Oh wow, that photo is so peaceful! I love looking at the city from the top!

mail4rosey said...

I wouldn't mind going to Europe in the heat. It's Europe, my favorite place to visit. :)

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I would like to experience waking up to the smell of oranges! That would be so nice. I mean, an entire city smelling so fresh and delightful. Seville is such a dream destination for me!

Wren LaPorte said...

Sounds like a great experience doing it like that. Important to slow down and take in the culture!

SincerelyMissJ said...

I hear Seville is a beautiful city and I would love to visit one day.

Heather Barber McMechan said...

We love exploring different areas with the family. Such great tips here. Thank you for the breakdown.

Catherine said...

I would love to travel abroad someday soon! It's been on my to-do list for far too long now...great tips and suggestions.

VerifiedFearless said...

It's the second time this week I read a post about Sevilla, so many beautiful memories here. I went backpacking to the South of Spain, interesting experience :)

Myrah Duque said...

I visited Madrid but never had the opportunity to go to Seville. Thanks for the tips!

Jasmine said...

awesome tips. i really need to travel more, and soon!

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