Travel Guide: Seville, Spain

The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville entices visitors with its flamenco dancing, historic architecture and warm hospitality. Discover one of the world’s largest cathedrals, nosh on delicious tapas and experience the soul of the city with our travel guide to Seville!

Where to Stay

Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain
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Most of the hotels in Seville are housed in former palaces or noblemen’s stately homes. Hotel Alfonso XIII, located in the historic Santa Cruz quarter, once housed dignitaries in 1929. In 2012 it was completely renovated and the Moorish architecture was enriched and beautifully restored. The 151 rooms are some of the most lavish in town, with intricately carved ceilings, frescoes and tile work.

Where to Eat

El Rinconcillo, Seville, Spain
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The region’s infamous tapas originated in Andalusia’s taverns and are traditionally served with sherry or wine. One of the country’s oldest bars and one of Seville’s most beloved tapas spots is El Rinconcillo. This ancient bar dates back to 1670 and the authentic wooden and tile interior remains untouched. Another locally loved spot is Restaurante Eslava, which serves Seville’s most popular tapas, with a twist. Located in the San Lorenzo district, you can order tapas in half or full portions to share.

What to Do

Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain
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For a peak inside Seville’s soul visit Barrio Triana on the opposite bank of Guadalquivir. This district is the birthplace of flamenco, beautiful handmade tiles and some world-class bullfighters. Of all the historical buildings in the city, Seville Cathedral is one of the most amazing. Erected in 1502, it’s the world’s largest cathedral and inside you will find the tomb of Christopher Columbus and famous Spanish paintings.