Holiday in Seville

Published on 22/10/2007 in Holidays in Spain

SevilleHot Tip for villa rentals in Spain - there are many villas in Seville or apartments to rent in Jerez to choose from, both cities based within the Andalucia region of Spain.

To experience the Andalucian charm, rent luxury villas or Apartments in Costa de la Luz, with lots of unspoilt natural scenery and long, wide sandy Andalucian beaches that appear to stretch for miles. From anywhere in the region you can easily spend a few days away from the coast to visit many wonderful towns and cities, which are all accessible by bus, car and train.

Seville is arguably the hottest city in Europe during the peak summer months of July and August, but it is so rich in history and culture it would be a pity not to spend at least a couple of days, just to soak up the atmosphere and see the sights. If you want to rent villas in Seville or Bed & breakfast in Andalusia, or even within a couple of hours travelling time, Seville is an 'experience' not to miss out on! Some of the best and most comfortable months to visit the area, are April, May, June, September and October when there are long clear sunny days just right for special interest holidays, sightseeing, or golf holidays in Spain.  Make sure you check out the Seville weather before you go!

A good starting point could be from a coastal holiday resort, such as Rota, a great favourite among the Spanish or nearby Cadiz, the southern most port in Spain that was once the capital. When the cruise ships call in, there is a real bustling feeling around the port area, and on through the narrow streets and shopping areas that makes Cadiz feel alive. You can take the train to Seville from Cadiz in about 1.5hrs which journeys you through Puerto de Santa Maria, a typical bustling Spanish town with a bullring and lots more if you care stop and see.

The Town of Jerez is the 'Sherry' making centre of the region but also produces other sweet wines, which are sold around the world. The surrounding countryside displays fields upon fields of the grape-growing vines, which seem formed like intricate patterns as the train glides through on its way to Seville. This area is also well known for the breeding and training of dancing horses as well as the locals' love of Flamenco dancing.

Jerez is an absolute must to visit. It's an easy town to walk around with numerous Churches and Monuments, and you'll also find plenty of restaurants and pavement cafés for coffee, a beer or a lunch. Find time to explore one of the many 'Sherry Houses' and maybe sample the different tastes on offer, as you are guided thru' the manufacturing process.  You can also find plenty of disabled access or wheelchair friendly holidays in this part of Spain.

When you arrive in 'Sevilla' you will instinctively feel that you are in a fascinating city that is rich in history, dating back thru times when it was ruled by both the Romans and the Moors. It is packed with magnificent buildings and churches, monuments and palaces and parks and gardens. These include the famous Cathedral, known as the 'Giralda' with it's striking minaret Tower, the nearby Alcazar Palace with its wonderful gardens, the renowned Town Hall and the spectacular Plaza de Espana, which is best seen by horse & carriage directly following a ride in the Park Maria Luisa.

Getting around Sevilla is best partly on foot, if you start from the Old Town area. From there you can hire a horse-drawn carriage to take a particular 'tour', or try an open top bus-ride which tours all around the main sights of the city, allowing you to hop on and off as you need. Buses and Taxis are everywhere but parking spaces are rarely available. A Metro system is under construction but not yet completed. Disabled people are best to check with the Andalucia tourist board prior to travelling.

Eating out in Sevilla and you will be spoilt for choice of restaurants, with meat, fish and local specialities available almost around every corner of the Santa Cruz or old town. Sevilla, is widely thought to be the home of tapas, with up to one thousand tapas bars throughout the city. Tapas bars are the most sociable place and it's a simple way to enjoy a drink with a snack, anytime of the day or evening. A regular habit with the locals, is to move around, trying several bars and sampling a different dish at each one. Almost like having a meal on the move!

 

Written by: Stuart

About the author:

Stuart is a retired Company Director and has spent many years travelling throughout Europe, America and the Caribbean. More recently he has experienced Dubai and other Emirates in the UAE.

A selection of Luxury villas in Andalucia and Seville can be viewed at http://www.holidayrentalcentre.com/browse/europe/r_39/Spain/Andalucia/




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