Seville is fantastic and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. What attracts us to it, is it's brightness and passion for life. While most of Europe freezes in the winter, the Sevillanos are eating alfresco underneath orange trees in full bloom. The heart of the city is a mazes of tiny streets that open onto squares buzzing with life. Seville is the city most associated with tapas, and a tapas tour through it's colourful streets is one of the best ways to get to know the city.
Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe, it has the minaret of La Giralda, the cathedral (one of the largest in Christendom)and the Alcázar Palace. Part of its treasure include Casa de Pilatos, the Town Hall, Archive of the Indies (where the historical records of the American continent are kept), the Fine Arts Museum (the second largest picture gallery in Spain) , plus convents, parish churches and palaces.
For all its important monuments and fascinating history, Seville is universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillians are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking for its vitality. It is the largest town in Southern Spain, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.
We have two delightful places to stay in the heart of Seville, one which with a rooftop pool. The city is easy to get around and it is best explored on foot.
Malaga Whereas it was once considered to be the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention. Since the opening of the already well acclaimed Picasso Museum in 2003, cultural tourists have been flocking to this and the now beautifully refurbished birthplace of the great artist, all in the heart of the historic centre of the city. As well as homage to the great Picasso, other great historic monuments include the imposing Baroque Cathedral, popularly known as ‘La Manquita’ (One Armed Woman), referring to its rather lopsided appearance due to the missing east bell tower. High on the hill above the city is the Parador (state run hotel) of great historic importance. It was once a Moorish castle and is a wonderful place to have a drink enjoying these privileged surroundings with panoramic views over Malaga city and out across the port to sea.