Seville is situated in the south of Spain, and is a provincial capital with a population in excess of 700,000 people. The city sits on the Quadalquivir river, and its port played an important part in the cities development throughout the ages. Self catering accommodation in Seville is guaranteed to come to a very high standard, and offers the tourist a way of seeing the city and experiencing the life there that cannot be had from staying in a faceless chain hotel group complex.
One of the best things about taking your holidays in Seville in an apartment is that you will be close by to all the major things to see and do in this fascinating city. The cathedral is now thought to be the largest church in the world, and is well worth visiting for its Gothic architecture and general splendour. The minaret of Giralda is right by, and is a leftover of the Moorish days. In addition, Seville is almost the atypical Spanish city, and offers all the things that people might associate with popularly held images of Spain – tapas, bullfighting and siestas! The food is wonderful, and the people friendly. Learning some Spanish will enable you to gain the most from your trip.
By wanting to stay in an apartment in Seville, you are probably already of an independent nature, and may wish to hire a car. This is an excellent way to explore the surrounding countryside, towns and cities after you have exhausted the attractions that Seville itself has to offer. Santiponce is quite close by, and boasts some of the most impressive Roman ruins outside of Italy. Cordoba is well worth a visit too, and is a beautiful old town which still shows some Moorish influence in its architecture. The town of Ronda always receives rave reviews from those that have visited it, and is a couple of hours away by car. Cadiz is also accessible from Seville, as is Gibraltar and Morocco, both of which are possible on a day trip if started early.
The weather in Seville is generally good all through the year, although the months of July and August may be too hot for some people, despite the cool sea breeze. If you do decide to visit during those hotter months, it may be worth choosing an apartment in Seville which has air conditioning as temperatures can often hit the mid thirties degrees Celsius. September and October can be accompanied by heavy rainfall, and it is generally thought that the spring months are the most pleasant time to visit. Average rainfall is low at around 11 inches per year.
Tourists on their holidays in Seville are well serviced with flights from the United Kingdom. Both British Airways and Ryan Air fly into Seville’s San Pablo (SVQ) airport from London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Liverpool (LPL). If there is not a direct flight to suit, then it would be possible to transit through Madrid airport.