Spain's most flamboyant city
A city with both looks and personality, an ever evolving Andalusian hub founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. A city which enjoys being sunbathed for most of the year and a former Moorish capital, with clear historical layers (Romans, Moorish engravings, Medieval quarter) has managed to adapt to each new layer.
Flamenco dancers, gypsy street performers and Andalusian cowboys in wide-brimmed boleros still strut in 2,000-year-old plazas shaded by orange trees and palms. On balmy nights, parties can erupt spontaneously over bottles of red wine. It's a contagious street theater in which everyone can join.
The lay of the land
Enjoy a tour of the city to get the lay of the land and enjoy traditional tapas in some of the oldest bars in Spain. Immerse yourself in the whole flamboyant experience and enjoy an evening of Flamenco where aficionados can converge.
Start your day with a morning visit to Triana, the old Gypsy enclave on the left side of the Guadalquivir river. Its streets are lined with ceramics shops, often with their wares displayed flamboyantly on the facade. Stay cool from the sun and enjoy a traditional lunch with tinto de verano and cool gazpacho. Visit the Museo del Baile Flamenco, a homage to this dance and art form, and enjoy some evening live music or a cooling night-cap on a terrace.
Architecture and farewell!
One of Seville's main attractions is the Cathedral, a massive gothic masterpiece where Christopher Columbus is said to be buried, and the Alcázar, or royal palace. The city also has had the privilege of having masterpieces from architects like Zaha Hadid and Sir Norman Foster, and the requisite bridge by Santiago Calatrava to add a dash of modernism to its medieval streets. Stroll around the Metropol Parasol development (Plaza de la Encarnación).