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Sanlucar la Mayor holiday apartments are in a great spot, a few kilometres outsdide Seville in an area of sumptuous natural beauty. Holiday apartments in Sanlucar la Mayor afford a getaway with great versatility - you can reach Seville and its many sights in a few minutes by car, the Costa de la Luz is a simple drive to the south, while in the vicinity is the Guadiamar River, which nourishes the landscape, creating a narrow strip of picturesque greenery that extends for many kilometres. At a Sanlucar la Mayor holiday home you'll be able to escape the summer heat in a shaded garden or by taking a dip in your private pool. Rentals here are ideal for larger groups and families, and come with modern necessities like air-con, internet access and dishwashers.
-Seville sights. The cathedral is an impressive landmark, and possibly the largest church in the world. It's built on the site of Seville's Islamic-era mosque, and this is especially evident in the La Giralda, a beautiful minaret, which was converted into a bell-tower in the 14th Century. Another stunning example of Seville's medieval heritage can be seen at the Real Alcazar, a sprawling palace in the Moorish style, also built during the 14th Century.
-Seville culture. Regarded as one of Spain's premier art museums, the Museo de Bellas Artes is free to enter if you're an EU citizen. In the vast collection here are works by important Spanish artists like El Greco, Goya and Murillo, with a focus on the Golden Age of Sevillian art, in the 1600s. Other museums of note include an attraction devoted to Flamenco dance, and an archaeology museum displaying artefacts from the ancient city of Italica.
-Natural scenery. Running in a long, vertical line, just west of Sanlucar la Mayor is the Corredor Verde de Guadiamar. It's a narrow expanse of protected scenery on the banks of the Guadiamar River. The river creates a band of greenery that is at odds with the surrounding arid landscape. On a bike ride in this park you'll see meadowland, forests, rice fields and marshes that are home to exceptionally diverse birdlife.
-Food and drink. Seville is well known for two Spanish classics - tapas and gazpacho. The latter is a cool tomato soup with pepper, garlic and other vegetables. Tapas is an institution here, and in Seville you'll find a high concentration of excellent bars around the cathedral. Among the many tapas specialities are garlic prawns, cured ham, olives, cheese from La Mancha, potato omelette and Galician-style octopus.
-Coast. Just next to the Donana National Park is Mazagon, a municipality on the Costa de la Luz, known for its long sandy beaches. The town's main beach has an urban feel, with services that include lifeguard patrol, sunbed and parasol hire, parking and showers. Neighbouring Playa de las Dunas is more remote and fringed by dunes, but it's still easy to get to the shops that line the beachfront at Mazagon.
Sanlucar la Mayor holiday accommodation is in Spain's hottest region. Here the climate is Mediterranean, with continental influences, making summers very hot. A typical day in July or August will see temperatures in the mid to high-30s, with rainfall almost unheard of from June to September, apart from occasional storms. Even as early as March, and as late as November, daily temperatures will reach above 20 degrees. Winters are mild here, with highs in the mid-teens, and lows that slip down to five or six degrees.
Seville's San Pablo Airport (SVQ) is the simplest way to get to a holiday home in Sanlucar la Mayor from abroad. There are a handful of routes from Britain to Seville, generally with budget carriers. The airport is just on the other side of Seville, to the east, and it's a straightforward half-hour drive along the A-4 and A-49. Seville has great train connections - high-speed AVE trains will get you here from Madrid in less than three hours, and there's also a long-distance overnight train from Barcelona.