A visit to Seville, the wonderful capital city of Andalucía and the fourth largest city in Spain, is both an enjoyable and a memorable experience. Divided into two separate halves by the beautiful Guadalquivir River, the districts of Sevilla and Triana hold many wonders that are simply breathtaking.
With the Sevilla International Airport only a twenty-five minute drive from the city centre, it is remarkably quick and easy to get your vacation to this fantastic city off to a good start. Once in Seville, there are frequent buses that take visitors to all of the main popular attractions and taxis offering decent rates can be found in abundance.
Perhaps the easiest means of getting around is by using a bicycle, as there are over six thousand miles of cycle lanes within the city boundaries. There are many bike stations located throughout the city where you can hire bicycles for the day or even a week. Scooters can also be hired and provide an efficient way of seeing the sights that this culturally astounding city has to offer.
Visit the Outstanding Sights of Seville
No trip to Seville will be complete without a visit to Barrio Santa Cruz. This Moorish and Jewish quarter is full of quaint winding streets and charming cafes. Home to the Catedral De Sevilla, arguably the largest cathedral in the world and renowned for being the final resting place of Christopher Columbus, this part of the city is truly mesmerising to behold.
Climb the steps to the top of La Giralda, the architecturally stunning bell tower of this fabulous cathedral, and enjoy some the best views of the city. La Giralda is the most famous landmark in Seville, so be sure to bring your camera. The magnificent Real Alcazar of Seville is also located nearby. This Moorish-style palace built in the fourteenth century features striking architecture, lavishly landscaped gardens, ornately decorated rooms and glorious courtyards.
There are many museums to explore in Seville. The Museo de Bellas Artes is the second most popular fine arts museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid and houses an enormous selection of Sevillian art from the Gothic period through to the early twentieth century. The Military Museum is also worth a visit and is filled with weapons, maps and flags from throughout the ages. Both of these museums are free to enter and provide much-needed relief from the hot sun.
Save Money with the Sevilla Card
After you have booked your flights and accommodation, exchanged money and obtained your Bupa travel insurance policy, it is very wise to purchase a Sevilla Card online before you travel.
Offering free admission to a majority of museums and monuments, including a guided tour around the Real Alcazar of Seville, unlimited use of public transport and sightseeing buses, boat rides on the Guadalquivir River and free admission to Isla Magica Theme Park, the Sevilla Card also offers discounts in a wide range of shops, restaurants and show bars.