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Seville travel guide

Seville tourism | Seville guide

You're Going to Love Seville

Seville is the capital of Spain's southern Andalusia region and the top tourist destination in the south. It has a population of 1.6 million in the metropolitan area and is Spain's fourth largest city.

The city sits on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, connecting the agricultural interior of the Guadalquivir valley with the sea. This position has led the city to act as an important trading port since Roman times, and increased Seville's importance through Moorish rule, especially after new trading routes opened up to the Americas.

Seville's rich history has contributed to its architecture and culture, which made the city an important stop for wealthy 19th-century travelers on their Grand Tour of Europe. Today it has some of the most impressive sights in Spain and an exciting culture of fiestas and fun.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Seville

When to Visit Seville

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Seville can get very hot in summer and temperatures can top 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It is perfectly possible to visit the city during these months but do take precautions in the powerful sun and keep well hydrated. March through to May is perhaps the best time to visit the city, with the major festivals of Semana Santa and Feria de Abril taking place back to back. Fall is quieter, with warm temperatures and winter is mild and even quieter.

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How to Get to Seville

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Where to Stay in Seville

B&B Naranjo is a good budget option right in the center of the city. Hotel Abanico is a mid-range hotel in a traditional 18th-century Sevillian house, moments away from the city's main attractions. San Gil Hotel is housed in a converted palace, which is thought to be one of the 100 best buildings in Seville. It is one of the city's finest hotels.

Popular Neighborhoods in Seville

Where to stay in popular areas of Seville

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How to Get Around Seville

The Cost of Living in Seville

Shopping Streets

Seville's main shopping streets are Calle Sierpes and Calle Tetuán, with stores selling everything from fashion to ceramics. Avenida de la Constitución is a pedestrian street with good shops and cafes, close to the Cathedral.

Groceries and Other

A pound of apples will cost around EUR0.80, while a dozen eggs typically costs EUR2.27. Major supermarkets include SuperSol and Hiper Oriente.

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Where to Eat in Seville

Tapas are the local specialty, consisting of small plates of varied food. Good tapas bars include Pedalquivir on the banks of the river, and El Patio San Eloy. Habanita is a good vegetarian restaurant in the city center, with a nice open air terrace. A couple of tapas and a drink will cost around EUR10. Dinner in a top restaurant like La Azotea will cost around EUR50 per person without wine.

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