It seems impossible for one single city to be home to so many incredibly varied and unique monuments and sites of stunning beauty, such as the Giralda bell tower, the Cathedral, the Royal Alcázar, the Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, María Luisa Park, the Santa Cruz District, the City Hall, the Dueñas Palace, the Macarena Basilica, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Triana district, the courtyards, the balconies and railings, as well as a whole host of churches, monasteries and hidden gems which turn the historic centre into an open air museum.
When you add in its bars, its cuisine, its fiestas and the friendliness and hospitality of its people, you have a city teeming with colour, drama, light, music, joy, tradition and modernity that is hard to match.
From Seville, you can easily get to Huelva, an area associated with the Discovery of America, where you can visit sites linked to Columbus, such as the La Rábida Monastery and Palos Port (from which Christopher Columbus set sail for America), or Doñana National Park, which boasts a unique variety of flora and fauna, particularly migratory birds and Iberian lynxes.
Another appealing option is a trip to Cadiz, also known as ‘Tacita de Plata’ (or ‘Silver Cup’), with its unmistakable maritime flavour and friendly residents, who demonstrate their hospitality during the city’s famous carnivals. Its highlights include incredibly interesting monuments, such as the Cathedral, the ramparts, the Parroquia de Santa Cruz church, Genovés Park and the Puerta de la Caleta gateway. You can also go on a catamaran ride in its beautiful bay.