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Summers in Sevilla are smokin’ hot!

Mini-Seville travel guide

Sevilla is perfect for a city break over a long weekend in early spring or autumn Seville is the perfect choice. Summers in Sevilla are smokin’ hot! But if you don’t mind the heat and if you are crazy like me,  I really suggest to go during the Summer time. I will tell you the reason why, it’s less crowded and accommodation rates are much cheaper.

Yes, I know temperature may be high, but don’t let that put you off from visiting Sevilla.

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How to beat the heat?

1. Plan your sightseeing accordingly

If you plan to visit Seville in Summer, you should definitely hit the main sights in the early morning and/or later in the evening. As you know some of the sights and monuments are even more magical at night time. For example “The Alcazar” offers special night visits.

2. Embrace the siesta culture

It’s simply too hot to be out in the afternoon. Do it like the locals and head back in the middle of the day to your accommodation. Take advantage of the lazy afternoons to relax as you rest up for the evening.

3) Choose your accommodations wisely

Luckily, all hotels in the city should be equipped with air conditions—a must when visiting Seville in summer. If you’re staying in an AirBnB, it may be wise to double-check with your host so you can plan accordingly. Honestly I would spend  a few extra euros for a nice accommodation with a pool – you will thank me later!!

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Just enjoy this wonderful city and soak up some sunshine. We eagerly headed to Seville to soaked up some sunshine and see as much as possible. visit the palaces and gardens, stop for tapas here! In this Mini-Seville travel guide, I’ve outlined sights and the tapas bars I visited and where I stayed this sunny Spanish city.

“People in Seville are very happy, the lifestyle here is very relaxed, you can walk everywhere; it’s very easy.” ~ Paz Vega

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Where to Stay? Where I stayed?

Seville’s city center is the heart of the luxury hotels, guest apartments and many boutique hotels too. I stayed at Hotel One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09.  A charismatic 4-star boutique hotel located in a Baroque stately home of more than 48,000 ft2 in size. The building was restored whilst maintaining original elements of heritage value and its interior has a beautiful traditional courtyard built around columns and arches, a large staircase and stunning coffered ceilings.

Photo credit: One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09
Photo credit: One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09




The greatest thing about staying in Seville is that just about everything is walkable!

1.) Visit the Royal Alcázar

Located in the heart of Seville, the Real Alcazar is one of the oldest palaces still in use in the world. The palace has evolved through different stages over time, from the late 11th century to the present day. From its walls we can appreciate the influence of the cultures that have passed through the city. Highlights of the palace include the Patio de las Doncellas courtyard, with its beautiful tiled plinths, and the Patio de las Muñecas courtyard, with its fascinating collection of capitals.

2.) Enter the Seville Cathedral

Located next to the Alcázar is the Seville Cathedral. Built between 1401 to 1506 when it was completed in the 16th century, it replaced the iconic Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world, a title it still holds. There are Catholic buildings, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady, in Brazil, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, but technically these are churches.

While impressive to look at from the outside, you don’t truly get a feel for the sheer size of the cathedral until you step inside and look up in the central nave at the roof is a towering 42 meters high.

Other highlights inside the cathedral include the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Giralda Bell Towe

3) A Cruise on the River

The Guadalquivir River runs through the heart of Seville splitting the old city and Triana. A cruise on the river is a fantastic way to get a feel for Seville and an excellent introduction to the city. You will pass by some of the many iconic buildings. Various operators offer river cruises leaving from the Torre del Oro,

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4) Metropol Parasol; Las Setas

Located in La Encarnación square, the Metropol Parasol, or also known as Las Setas. As one of the highest points of the city, you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views!


5) Plaza España

Located in Maria Luisa Park, the Plaza de Espana was built in 1929. Now it is home to one of the favorite things to do in Seville, hiring a boat and getting on the water.The plaza has been used as a filming location for some notable movies including Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

Running around the edge of the main building are 49 different tiled benches with the artwork each representing a different region of Spain.


6) Find some of the best tapas in Triana

Triana is one of the most renowned Tapas areas in Spain, along Calle San Jacinto!
But there are also some fantastic places to eat at the riverside. Look out for “Blanca Paloma, a local hotspot, be there early as very very busy and Bar Amarra, offering the best seafood in Seville.
But honestly it is hard to find a bad Tapas place is Triana, therefore don’t worry to much.

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7) Parque de María Luisa

If you’re searching of green space, you won’t be disappointed – Seville’s got plenty. But the most notable of the city’s parks is Parque de María Luisa, located next to the Plaza de Espana. With so much to see and plenty of orange trees for shade, exploring the park may take up a big chunk of your day. The park is an ideal place for people-watching and soaking up the sun, or to cool off.

8) Flamenco in Seville

Watching a flamenco show in Seville is a must. La Carboneria, is longtime city favorite because it features a large, casual seating area and free entrance.

Why I love Seville?

There is something about Seville that just seems less rushed than you were expecting.


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