For a rental within walking distance of Seville’s historic sights check out HomeAway’s range of holiday homes in San Pablo Santa Justa. The location is also ideal for transport, with both the airport and Seville’s main train station effortlessly close. Compact and decorated with taste, apartments in San Pablo Santa Justa are ideal for couples. Original features have been carefully preserved here, but placed in harmony with modern appliances and comforts like A/C. Most Pablo Santa Justa apartments have terraces, many of which take in lovely views of buildings like La Giralda.
-Heritage: Seville’s architectural heritage is breathtaking, with a number of the most important structures UNESCO listed. Unmissable are the gigantic cathedral and neighbouring Giralda bell tower, both of which were adapted from Moorish structures after the Reconquista. Also essential is the Real Alcázar, built by a Spanish king in the 14th century, but again inspired by Moorish architecture.
-Events: One of the most striking scenes in Spanish culture is that of hooded penitents on procession in the week leading up to Easter. The narrow streets and courtyards of Seville become especially atmospheric in this period, and the solemn processions involve thousands of people. Contrasting this sombre occasion is the jolly Feria de Abril that follows soon after, with flamenco dance, guitars and a large fair next to the Guadalquivir River.
-Culture: Seville was at the heart of one of Spain’s most important artistic movements in the 15th and 16th centuries. At the Museum of Fine Arts there’s an incredible array of Sevilian Baroque paintings, as well as works by important Flemish artists from the same time. Also well worth seeing is the Archaeology Museum, which has large exhibits covering the Roman and pre-Roman Tartessian eras.
-Excursions: After seeing the best of Seville’s culture, it’s well worth setting off to admire the natural beauty surrounding the city. The Sierra de Aracena is northwest of Seville and the traditional home of Spanish cured ham. In the other direction are the wild Atlantic beaches of the Costa de la Luz and cities like Xerez, home of the fortified wine, sherry.
-Cuisine: Some of the hallmarks of Spanish gastronomy originated in the Seville province. There’s gazpacho, the tomato soup served at room temperature and particularly satisfying in the summer. Tapas is also a speciality, and many of the best places are in or close to San Pablo Santa Justa. Be sure to try perennial favourites like patatas bravas, manchego cheese, potato omelette and fried squid.
San Pablo Santa Justa holiday homes are in one of Spain’s hottest cities. Summers last for six months, bringing highs that get up to 35°C or more in July and August. Even as early as April it’s common to see temperatures reaching 24°C, which is the equivalent of a warm summer’s day in the UK. Rainfall is also infrequent in Seville, and tends to be restricted to the period between October and April. When it comes to temperatures, winters are very mild, with highs of 17°C in December.
Holiday rentals in San Pablo Santa Justa have a very handy location. The city’s airport, Seville-San Pablo (SVQ) is mere minutes away by car to the east. As a mid-sized airport, Seville receives mostly low fares traffic from the UK and there’s a good range of routes during the summer. By car, simply take the A-4 and then Avenida de Kansas City after landing. Also in the neighbourhood is Sevilla Santa Justa train station, which has high-speed links to Madrid on the AVE line for a journey that takes no more than 2.5 hours.