Seville is a Spanish city renowned for its architecture, flamenco dancing and vibrant Easter celebrations. The city is awash with Moorish architecture, including Reales Alcazar de Sevilla, which was originally a Moorish fort and is today the oldest palace in Europe which is still in use.
Other notable buildings include Seville Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the third-largest church. Giralda Tower is a bell tower belonging to the cathedral which was converted from a former minaret.
The city's Jewish quarter, known as Barrio Santa Cruz, surrounds the cathedral. It is praised for its charming, winding streets and is well worth a visit. Or visit Plaza de Espana for hit of Renaissance Revival style film fans will recognise it as the set of Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones.
Other places of interest include the Isla de la Cartuja, the Plaza de Toros bull ring, the Teatro de la Maestranza opera house, the Guadalquivir River, the Torre del Oro watchtower, Magdalena Church, the Hospital de la Caridad and Feria de Abril Seville's April Fair.
Seville boasts warm weather year round but the city comes alive over Easter with traditional costumes and horses roaming the streets.
The subtropical climate of Seville offers an average annual temperature of 25 degrees during the day. If you are not a fan of hot weather, travel during spring and autumn. In summer, the temperature of the city is the warmest in Europe, with average highs of 35.3 degrees. Even in winter, the average high temperature is 15.9 degrees.
Seville's biggest events are mainly religious in their nature. Semana Santa is the liveliest as it is the Holy Week celebrations surrounding Easter.
Feria De Abril, the Seville Fair in April, is another exciting event, featuring processions, flamenco, live music and bullring gatherings. The festivities last for a week.
Other festivals take place during June at Corpus Christi, when the city takes to the streets to celebrate. The Dia de San Juan a celebration of Saint John sees night-time bonfires on the beach and dancing until dawn.
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Relaxing: Jump in a carriage at the Plaza de Espana's fountains and take a horse-drawn ride in the quiet surrounds of Maria Luisa Park. It's possibly the most relaxed way to take in the view.
Families: The Isla Mágica theme park welcomes pirates of all ages. The stomach-churning El Jaguar rollercoaster and the Barbarossa ship will be favourites among young daredevils.
Romance: Head up the La Giralda bell tower of Seville Cathedral for unrivalled views. While you admire the city below, you can't fail to feel romantic.
Getting into Seville from Seville Airport
The airport is around 15km from the centre of Seville. Outside the arrivals terminal, the 'Aeropuerto' line is a bus route running between the town and the airport. Fares are just a few euros for the 30-minute journey.
Taxis are abundant at the airport, but more expensive than buses. Each cab will display a list of official fares, so take a look before you set off.
Public transport: Buses are inexpensive and routes cover the whole city. Look out for day- and three-day passes if you are doing a lot of travelling during your short break.
On foot: The main attractions of Seville are located fairly centrally, so you might find that walking is the easiest option to get to where you want to go.
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