Seville: Why go

Given the city’s excellent air and rail connections, it is likely that you will find yourself in Seville at some point on any tour through Andalucia. And a good thing too.

For Andalucia’s capital city is as colourful and lively as any in Spain, its tapas bars as vibrant, its buildings as historic, its palaces as dazzling. Indeed, its cathedral is the largest Gothic building in the world, and its Giralda tower has become the symbol of Andalucia. Flamenco dancing, bullfighting, street-parades, stylish shops and tapas galore complete the picture. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find the city has plenty to offer for a few days; and if you come during either of its world-renowned fiestas – the Semana Santa of Holy Week, or the Feria de Abril at the end of April – anything less than a week is out of the question.

With a bit more time, you can explore some of the pretty walled towns, Roman sites and cork forests of the hinterland. An excursion to the Mezquita mosque at Cordoba is a must.

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