Aside from Seville city breaks, the Province of Seville, Spain, is largely unknown to tourists, but not due to lack of attractions, places of interest and things to do in the area. Much of the most beautiful countryside in Andalucia is found in Seville Province, drawing walkers and discerning visitors from across the whole of Europe.
The Seville countryside is a haven for anyone who loves the great outdoors. The huge Rio Guadalquivir River dominates much of the landscape, and its historical significance for life in the area has meant that walking along its banks will navigate you to many of the main settlements, historical monuments and vineyards which adorn the hills. The oak tree clad Sierra Morena Mountains offer some exceptional walks and rides too. Navigating the ancient Via Verde on foot, bicycle or on horse back is a remarkable experience, passing through 26 ancient tunnels and with stunning viewpoints at every turn.
The outdoor activity possibilities from self catering apartments in Seville Province are not limited to walking, mountain biking and horse riding. The region is renowned for its craggy mountains, with hang gliding, rock climbing and mountaineering holidays thriving in the area.
The Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park is a wonderful area of unspoilt countryside. Rock climbing, pot holing and hiking are all hugely popular through the cork forest blanketed mountains, which is also home to a huge range of animals. If you make it to the park, make sure you don’t miss the Waterfalls of Hueznar or the great town of Constantina.
The history of Seville Province is fascinating, and beautifully preserved in a number of locations. The Roman ruins of Italica are particularly worth investigating, and the dramatic Castle of Alcala de Guadaira, with its 11 towers and 8 dolomites have huge appeal for the majority of those staying in Seville holiday rental.
Getting to know the culture of Seville Province is easy from a Seville apartment. There are a huge range of festivals, fiestas and events throughout the year in which traditional and folklore cultures can be seen at their most expressive. The Semana Santa week (first week of April) turns the centre of Seville City into a huge open air stage, and is defiantly worth getting involved with if you are staying in a Seville apartment at the time. There are often Flamenco dancing events in the area, as Seville was the birthplace of this particular dance style.
Seville city breaks are hugely popular, as Seville is a wonderful mix of ancient and new, and as Andalucia’s largest city, taking accommodation in Seville puts you in the commercial, cultural and social centre of Andalucia. The huge historic quarter, (the largest in the whole of Europe), is stuffed with world class attractions, from the elegant Moorish buildings to the pretty churches which can be found in many of the shaded little squares throughout the city. The huge, Gothic Cathedral is another of the most impressive monuments in the town, and the intricately decorated Palace of Alcazar is also well worth exploring from an apartment in Seville.
Summers in Seville Province are always hot. Monthly averages for July and August can reach high into the 30’s (°C), with midday temperatures of over 40°C not unheard of. During the winter months, it is rare to experience daily temperatures under 10°C.
Reaching a Seville apartment couldn’t be easier. Ryanair provide cheap flights to Seville’s San Pablo Airport (SVQ) from Liverpool (LPL) and London, meaning you can be settling into Seville accommodation in a matter of hours from leaving home. Clickair also provide flights to Seville from London Gatwick (LGW).