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Destination guide

Stay in great Seville holiday homes

The filigreed palace of Alcazar and the soaring Giralda bell tower herald the glorious Moorish styles of Seville from afar. This grand place was once a capital of Spain's North African rulers, complete with elegant mosques – now cathedrals – and formidable Christian fortresses – former Muslim strongholds. Seville holiday lettings promise a stay in the middle of all the city's Mudejar architecture and elaborate building complexes. And they offer a ticket to one of Spain's buzzing modern metropolises, a place where the plazas ring with the clinking of beer glasses, the cobbled lanes sizzle with plates of tasty tapas and the winding Guadalquivir River drifts past bars and galleries and enthralling museums.

History

Spanish history abounds near Seville holiday lettings

Seville holiday rentals could just be a top pick if you're looking to delve into Andalusia's long and immersive past this year. Legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules, and it was certainly an important trading post during the times of the ancient Greek seafarers. The Romans later fortified the town, before the Moors conquered southern Spain and raised strong castles and mosques in its midst. After the reconquest in the 13th century, modern Seville began to take shape. The great Gothic cathedral was raised and the iconic Mudejar style perfected, all just in time for centuries of prosperity, as Seville became a principle trading port with the New World.

Things to do

Seville's top attractions and sights

The stopper of Seville's old city is the rising peak of the great Alcazar. The original Muslim fortress was razed by the Christians after the reconquest of southern Spain, and the Moorish castle you see today built on the site. The influence of Africa is clear to see – look for the arched doorways and palm-sprouting gardens, the arabesque alcoves and beautiful Mudejar art. The Renaissance spire of the Giralda tower looms nearby, joined at the hip to the mind-boggling medley of Gothic buttresses that is the Seville Cathedral – they are both must-sees. And then there's the Plaza de Espana. It brings an architectural tour of the metropolis to a satisfying end, showcasing accomplished revivalist buildings and beautiful tiled facades.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Seville

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Seville a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taurino Museum (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Seville Aquarium (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Isla Magica Theme Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Zaudin Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Aquopolis (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • La Juliana Nature Center (11 mi / 17.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Seville

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Seville. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maria Luisa Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Murillo Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Plaza Nueva (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • La Cartuja Island (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Seville

Fly into Seville (SVQ-San Pablo), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Seville Plaza de Armas Station, Seville San Bernardo Station and Seville Santa Justa Station are the main stations in the city. Consider catching the metro at Puerta de Jerez Station or Gran Plaza to easily get around the city.

How to get around

How to get around Seville

It should be easy to get out and about to explore this enthralling cityscape, no matter where it is you bag that Seville holiday let. That's because bus routes and an efficient tram line combine to offer an excellent public transportation network. Puerta de Jerez and Plaza Ponce de Leon are the major interchanges in the centre and it's likely you'll never be short of connections to either. Tickets for buses can be bought on board, but it might be better to opt for a rechargeable Tarjeta Multiviaje card – it can be used on both buses and trams. Cycling around Seville is a good choice, too. Sevici rent stations are found across the city and there are plenty of dedicated bike paths throughout.

Food & drink 

Foods you must try when staying in Seville

Prepare the taste buds for a real medley of Andalusian treats. Tapas bars and creative Spanish eateries by the bucketload surround Seville holiday lettings. They burst with iconic dishes, like the Iberico pork, a local meat cut that's heralded as the most succulent in the country – at least by the locals. Rolled flamenquines are a carnivore's favourite, mingling cured Spanish hams with crusty breadcrumbs in a deep-fat fryer. Veggies might prefer the spiced espinacas con garbanzos – spinach and chickpeas. Wash the lot down with a smooth Rioja or cold craft-brew beer.

How many holiday rentals are available around Seville?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,749 holiday lettings around Seville. From 26 villas to 1,436 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Seville?

Cramped hotel rooms are easy to forget. Living like one of the locals in the bustling central streets of an exciting new destination is definitely not. HomeAway has 883 centrally located getaway rentals available. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has a bunch more rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 139 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 113 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 45 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Seville?

Unpack your bag, soak up the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you want a home away from home, an apartment rental is an awesome way to go. HomeAway has 1,582 for you to browse through here. If you book quickly, you could be spending as little as £24 per night. If that doesn't agree with your squad's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 221 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Hotel: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.
  • Condo: 56 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.

Can I stay in Seville in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a special trip with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with all your old school friends, it's always heaps of fun staying in a new place together! And the best news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. Apartment holiday rentals are the leading option for large groups of visitors, with 308 featured here. The holiday properties that are suitable for large groups around here include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 388 properties to rent just right for that size. Stay a night from just £39.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 guests? We have 154 that will work well. You can get one for as little as £19 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 133 holiday rentals that will suit. Prices start from £47 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you book your Seville escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Seville?

Friends become our chosen family. Reunite with your nearest and dearest and plan a reasonably priced stay with HomeAway. Torreblanca de los Caños is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 7 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £58 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Huerta de Santa Teresa is another place to consider. We've got holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £72 per night.

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