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Things to do in Seville

Visiting Seville is always a pleasure for the senses. For the senses and the soul, because the joy of this Andalusian capital rubs off on every visitor. Maybe it is the nature of its people, the way of life or the beauty of the city, but the truth is that most of the people love to go back there.

If you visit it, the best option is staying in a hotel next to the centre of Seville, because this allow you to comfortably visit the main places of interest. There are many things to see or do in this city, so a short trip could not be enough to see all Seville offers.

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In any case, there are some must visit sites if you stay in an accommodation in Seville. In this post, we have some recommendations for you:

    • Go up to La Giralda: One of the emblems of Seville is La Giralda, so you cannot miss the opportunity to go up to it and contemplate the views of the city from the top.
    • Go in the Alcázar: From outside you see a stunning building and from inside is even more stunning, so it is recommended to visit the oldest inhabitable royal palace in Europe.
    • Watch a flamenco show: In the entire city, especially in the centre, flamenco shows are organised at night. You can get tickets in many hotels in Seville.

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    • Go for a walk by the Triana and Santa Cruz neighbourhoods: Seville has several neighbourhoods with own personality, such as the Triana and Santa Cruz neighbourhoods, where it is worth getting lost to discover the authentic corners with charm.
    • Sit on the banks of the Guadalquivir: In the lovely sunny days is really fantastic to sit a while on the banks of the river to rest and enjoy the landscape. Many people from Seville visit this place in their days off to enjoy the free air.
    • Visit the Maria Luisa Park: It is the green area of Seville and there you can contemplate a large variety of species of flora and relax going for a walk.

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    • Walk by the Sierpes street: It is one of the most emblematic streets of the city, ideal for shopping or going for tapas.
    • Go for tapas: No one should visit Seville without going  for tapas at least one time, and the thing is that it is a real gastronomic and cultural tradition. Fried small fish, marinated fish, gazpacho… Cuisine for all tastes.

Seville from the other side of the Guadalquivir river

Tomares, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Bormujos, Castilleja de la Cuesta… Seville at the other side of the Guadalquivir river offers a group of districts and neighbourhoods which are like small towns with about 24.000 residents. There, the art of this lively capital mixes with the daily life, local and business environment.

Just 15 minutes from the Plaza de España in Seville, you can find this business area, with services specially focused on those who must travel for work and need an accommodation in a quiet area in Seville, close to the business centres but without giving up the good connections with the city centre.

In the same way, close to San Juan de Aznalfarache and Tomares, 3 industrial estates are concentrated (Manchón, Serviasa and Aljarafe), the well-known Herba rice factory, several business hotels in Seville, the Zaudín golf course and all types of restaurants and pubs typically Andalucian where you can taste from the set menu to the delicious traditional dishes, cooked in the old-fashioned way.

TRH Alcora hotel in Seville

TRH Alcora hotel in Seville

Here is also located the regional television head office and big shopping centres; in addition, it is really easy to go to the centre of Seville by the tube, and so, it is considered for many one of the main dormitory areas of the capital of Seville.  From San Juan de Aznalfarache and, specially, from the monuments zone located in the old hill, you can enjoy one of the best views of the entire city of Seville.

It should be pointed out its Parque de los Pitufos (as the Minas de Cala park is commonly known), considered one of the most lively places of the area, where many out of doors activities are celebrated all year round: markets, games and sports championships, cinema, art exhibitions…

Petit Palace Guide of Seville

CATHEDRAL, ALCÁZAR AND ARCHIVES OF THE INDIES

These monuments are the heart of Seville and the essence of his Almohads roots. The Cathedral, with Giralda’s minaret, is the largest Gothic building in Europe.  Raised on an old mosque, which still retains the Patio de los Naranjos, the Royal Palaces are a Moorish and Gothic art example in Seville.  The Archive of the Indies, which was the old fish market, has unique documentary resources of the Spanish colonies. Petit Palace Marqués de Santa Ana Hotel is the perfect accommodation for any trip to Seville.

SANTA CRUZ DISTRICT

Santa Cruz district is the most charming district of Seville. It was the old Jewish quarter of the city, which housed the second largest Jewish community in Spain.  Its narrow streets are perfect for walks in the shade and its many squares are full of life, tapas and music.  Don’t miss Plaza de los Venerables, Santa Elvira and Santa Cruz Squares. The Petit Palace Santa Cruz Hotel is located at Santa Cruz typical district.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
The Museum of Fine Arts is a must for painting lovers.  This building, built in 1835, is one of the most representative Spanish art centers of Baroque and Sevillian seventeenth-century paintings, with works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Juan de Valdes Leal … and especially Murillo and Zurbarán, who have devoted some few of the museum’s 14 rooms.

FLAMENCO AND TABLAOS
Flamenco is floating in every corner of Seville.  Its sounds fills the streets of the old center, painting its facades and squares. The best places to enjoy its essence are the Tablaos, typical bars where tables surround a stage offering performances every single night.  Scattered throughout Seville, one of the most emblematic is near the Petit Palace Santa Cruz Hotel: Tablao Los Gallos. Enjoy Seville booking the Petit Palace Canalejas Hotel.