Considering a trip to the sun-soaked city of Seville? Take a look through our Seville destination guide first for tips on what to see, where to stay and how to take your money further.
At the height of the season this southern Spanish city is draped in sunlight and there are few things finer than walking along the sunny streets of Seville, soaking up the architectural influence from the Romans, Moors and a lavish Renaissance period.
Outside of the summer months you’ll find the weather a little cooler but you should still be able to enjoy plenty of rays and, of course, you can still enjoy the beauty of the city.
As you take a stroll around the city you’ll see orange trees lining some of the streets but we wouldn’t suggest you pick and sink your teeth into any of the oranges. Seville oranges are traditionally used for making marmalade which means they are very bitter and not great for snacking on.
Seville is also famous for two very well known Spanish traditions – flamenco dancing and bull fighting. You can see a flamenco show for as little as €18 at a number of locations across the city.
What to see
Flamenco dancing is a highlight of any trip to Seville but be sure to also check out the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza even if bullfighting isn’t your thing. This ring is home to one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world and the 12,000-capacity arena is worth a visit for its stunning design.
If you’re a big sports fan you should pay a visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. This is home to Sevilla FC and allegedly hosts one of the best football atmospheres in the world. On February 22nd, the stadium will play host to Leicester City FC when they go head-to-head with Sevilla in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Last-16 tie.
If you’d prefer something a little more peaceful, we’d recommend a stroll around Seville’s palace complex. The Alcázar of Seville was originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings and much of the historical evolution of the city in the last millennium is held within its walls and gardens.
Where to stay
No matter what you budget is or what accommodation type you prefer, there’s a good range of places to stay in all three of the most attractive areas of Seville – Barrio de Santa Cruz (close to the Alcázar and within walking distance of Prado de San Sebastián bus station), El Arenal (convenient for Plaza de Armas bus station) and El Centro.
During peak seasons you can expect the cost of hotels and short term lets to rise. Seville’s peak seasons are March to June and September to October. Around Easter, rooms will also book up fast due to Semana Santa de Sevilla and Feria de Abril festivals.
Comparison sites are a good place to start but don’t be afraid to also look at Airbnb or hostels.
What to eat
As in any Spanish town or city, tapas is a local favourite. Pop into most bars for a pint of beer or glass of wine and there will be a desirable list of snacks to accompany your drink. Gazpacho however is the dish most synonymous with Seville. This cold soup is the perfect refreshment after a day soaking up the hot Spanish sun.
Seville has a thriving restaurant scene but you can also discover immersive food experiences by joining locals at their own dining tables. Vizeat has a handful of hosts situated in Seville and connects travellers and local hosts around an authentic culinary experience at their home. To help your food budget stretch further, signing up for VizEat with this link will get you €10 off your first booking.
Getting around Seville
Seville is ideal for exploring on foot. The historic centre is largely pedestrianised and is made up of narrow, winding streets, perfect for walking.
If you’re heading a little further afield or need to take the weight off your feet, buses are relatively inexpensive and are therefore handy for getting to destinations such as Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium.
At night, most tourists prefer to use taxis for speed and convenience. They are available any time, any day of the year, and are white with the city crest, a yellow stripe and their licence number on the side.
When to buy Euros
Travel money is often an afterthought when it comes to organising a holiday – that’s a mistake.
With our Euro Card you can lock in an exchange rate when the pound is having a good day. This means you’ll get more to spend on your travels and you’ll avoid being hit by a fall in the exchange rate when you are travelling.
Load a FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® with smaller amounts throughout the year and by the time you travel you’ll have squirrelled away the spending money you need for your trip.
Sign up to our Rate Alert service to find out when the exchange rate is in your favour.
Any money loaded on the FairFX Card is not protected by the FSCS.