Weekends in Seville; a city break worth making a song and dance about
Seville, the Spanish home of flamenco and much, much more
Seville is tailor-made for those getaway weekends. Famous for its orange trees as well as for its tapas bars and, of course, flamenco dancing, the pace of life alters markedly depending on when you visit, but the weather is usually kind, ranging from a perfectly respectable 11C average in January to an extremely pleasant 28C for July breaks.
Seville's rich cultural heritage makes it the perfect destination for those seeking luxury holidays, and it is compact enough to be able to pack a lot in over a few days. When it comes to luxury hotels, our handpicked offers can provide you with the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant and historical gem of a city – and our exclusive prices will put a smile on your face.
So you want to see Seville at its most vibrant... or relax
During the Semana Santa (Holy Week, end of March and/or beginning of April), Seville's streets fill with church processions. Expect to see ornately decorated floats depicting Biblical scenes, along with penitents in long robes and pointed hoods. Accommodation can be hard to come by, so let us help you find a delightful luxury hotel well in advance. Don't miss out on the twilight and late-night processions, when narrow streets fill with the light of thousands of candles and the sound of trumpets and drums.
If that all sounds a tad too hectic for one of your sunshine getaways, travel a little later in the year. In May, for example, Seville gets more romantic; summer is knocking on the door and the unforgettable scent of orange blossom permeates the streets. Go on, book a luxury hotel, pop out for tapas and propose.
And there's more to Seville, so much more...
You may be happy to chill with some tapas but Seville is packed with other ways to pass a day, or a week or two... If big architecture is your thing, Seville Cathedral is a must-see. It is one of the largest churches in the world and holds the record for the church enclosing the largest volume. It also holds the remains of Christopher Columbus.
Try to find some flamenco. If you are struggling, then visit the Museum of Flamenco, with its unusual collection of costumes and audio-visual demonstrations of the dance, then stay for an hour-long flamenco show at 7pm. And do take some time to marvel at the Real Alcazar of Seville, which is the oldest European royal residence, and quite possibly the most impressive. Once you've done all this, you've barely scraped the surface of Seville – so start planning the next of your city breaks here immediately. Don't forget to sign up with us, because only members can take advantage of our handpicked offers.