Flamenco, tapas and fiery hospitality
It is hard to conceive of a more picturesque sight: Seville with its abundant towers and palatial buildings offers a feast for the eyes. Mild temperatures, including winter, allow for plants such as date palms and olive trees to flourish, giving the city its tropical flair. Seville owes its port-city aura to the navigable river of Guadalquivir that runs through the city.
The capital of Andalusia is considered the cradle of flamenco, with daily dance performances staged in pubs, in the streets and at festivals. It is also said to be the birthplace of tapas which the sociable Spaniards like to serve with a glass of wine or a beer. A city trip to Seville is therefore an excellent way to recharge your batteries and unwind. It is also the ideal starting or end point for a round trip of Andalusia. There are many great places to discover such as Málaga, Ronda, Cádiz, and Jerez de la Frontera.
Facts & figures
Edelweiss tips for Seville
Sightseeing in your Sevilla holidays
Seville’s landmarks also happen to be UNESCO World Heritage sites. The absolute: The Cathedral of Seville with its Giralda. Once a minaret, today the bell tower of the Cathedral. View in maps
The city’s most impressive buildings are the Alcázar palace complex and the Archivo General de Indias that includes a valuable collection of archival documents related to Spanish history. View in maps
Seville is home to the world’s only flamenco museum, the Museo del Baile Flamenco. Located in an 18th century Sevillian townhouse, visitors are immersed in the history of the proud dance. View in maps
The Plaza de la Encarnación’s Metropol Parasol is the new symbol of Seville and one of the largest timber constructions in the world. View in maps