If there is a destination that stands out at Easter, it is none other than the city of Seville, the current capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. With a cultural heritage almost unmatched by any other nearby city, it has become one of the most important tourist destinations in southern Europe.
If you are going to get to this city, you have to know that there are a lot of public options, from the train thanks to the Santa Justa station, the plane thanks to the Seville - San Pablo airport or the everlasting bus thanks to the Plaza de Armas and the Prado de San Sebastián. Of course, if you want to go in your own vehicle or in a rental car, you can always access from its four main routes, the A-92 from Granada, the A-4 from Córdoba or from Cadiz, the A-66 from the North or the A-49 from Huelva.
What can we see and enjoy in Seville
Trying to speak in a single article about everything you can see and / or do in the city of Seville would be unthinkable, so we are going with some of the most essential things.
Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Cathedral of Seville is the largest Gothic temple in the world and the third Christian temple behind that of Saint Peter in the Vatican and that of Saint Paul in London. The Giralda, one hundred meters high, is the minaret of the mosque built during the Almohad era and is perhaps the most important symbol of the city.
The Archive of the Indies
It is one of the most important historical archives in the country (it preserves some 43.000 files) created in 1.785 by King Carlos III. Located in a beautiful Renaissance building, within its walls are documents related to the discovery and colonization of America. Throughout the year numerous exhibitions related to the presence of Spain in America are organized.
Seville April Fair
During the week of the Seville April Fair, the city moves to the Real de la Feria. Thousands of colorful booths are set up there where people from Seville spend the whole day together among friends to dance and sing accompanied by typical gastronomy. Through the streets of Real, Sevillanas wear colorful flamenco dresses and a large number of Sevillians ride horses to live the week of the fair in all its splendor. Although the vast majority of the booths are in the private domain managed by the partners, there are also dozens of public booths where visitors can enjoy the fair as one more Sevillian.
This complex was designed and built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition that hosted the city of Seville. The Plaza de España was the main building of the exhibition and was surrounded by the extensive and lush gardens of the María Luisa Park and chosen as the 2nd Best Place of Interest in the World by the Traveller's Choice Awards 2018.
The neighborhood of Triana
The Triana neighborhood, located on the west bank of the river, offers numerous attractions to visit: beautiful churches such as the Parroquia de Santa Ana, built in the XNUMXth century, the oldest and most important in the area; the Chapel of the Sailors, where the image of the Virgin Esperanza de Triana is found; or the Basilica del Cachorro, home to the magnificent image of Cristo del Cachorro.
Although Seville has a huge heritage, it is interesting while recommending that you rent a car in Seville and go out to see some of the nearby places that we are going to recommend.
- Take an excursion to Cádiz, the oldest city in the West that has beautiful beaches. Make a previous stop in Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda or Puerto de Santa María to visit one of its wineries and taste the generous wines of southern Andalusia.
- Visit the Sierra de Aracena, in the province of Huelva, to see landscapes from another planet such as the Grotto of Wonders or the Mines of Río Tinto.
- Visit Ronda and some of the so-called White Towns of Andalusia such as Grazalema or Zahara de la Sierra.
- Change culture and take a day trip to Tangier in Morocco. To do this you have to take a ferry that, in just half an hour, will take us to the African continent.