When one thinks of Seville, images of oranges, tapas, bull fights, Flamenco, and beautiful sunny weather all come to mind. Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, it's the capital and the largest city in Andalusia,
and one of the most enchanting cities in all of Spain
. It's also the perfect destination for your next holiday with a wide variety of lodging available in every price range.
With one of the best climates in Europe, anytime is a great time to visit Seville. Summer can be very hot and dry with temperatures averaging above ninety degrees. Most of the shops and restaurants shut down for a few hours during the hottest part of the day. This is a great time to enjoy a lazy afternoon siesta at your air-conditioned vacation rental
before heading out for an evening of tapas grazing. Tapas were invented in Seville where there are more than 1,000 bars,
each one offering a mind-boggling variety of menu items. The best thing about tapas is that you never have to choose just one. Tapas grazing is a progressive dining experience where the idea is to eat your way from bar to bar, enjoying delicious finger foods at each stop along the way. After a night on the town, you can return to your apartment rental or villa rental for a good night's sleep.
The most enjoyable weather in Seville is during the spring and fall. If you plan on booking accommodations in the spring, you'll need to arrange your villa rental well in advance since this is when the Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebration takes place each year. Semana Santa is celebrated the week before Easter and is followed by the Feria de Abril festival just two weeks later.
Hotel rooms are scarce during this time, as are private apartment rentals, villa and condo rentals. Winter in Seville is mild with the rainy season running from October to December.
Seville is a magical city, regardless of the season, with a long list of must-see landmarks. At the top of the list is the stunning Seville Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site,
and the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Also within minutes of your accommodations is the breathtaking Alcazar Royal Palace,
considered to be one of the most beautiful palaces in all of Spain. The architecture, sunken gardens, intricate tile mosaics and mesmerizing reflecting pools will leave you in awe. Other popular attractions include the Giralda Tower, Torro del Oro, the Plaza de Espana and the opulent luxury hotel, the Alfonso XIII. When you've finished sightseeing, you can spend the day shopping and people-watching, or doing absolutely nothing but soaking up the sun from the terrace of your private villa rental.
There are plenty of vacation rentals and villa rentals located right in the heart of the city, just a stone's throw from the Cathedral and Giralda Tower. You'll find bright modern studio apartment rentals, large one and two bedroom condo rentals, and even 19th century refurbished villas available to rent direct from private owners. Many accommodations even have outdoor terraces and indoor patios. There's a wide range of vacation rentals and villa rentals just waiting for you in the sunny city of Seville.