Seville is undoubtedly one of the most captivating cities in Spain. Andalusia’s capital has kept a strong identity, due to its extraordinary history.
This is partly due to its particular geographical position at the south edge of Europe and of Iberian Peninsula. Sevilla offers an exceptionally mild and sunny climate in winter, and summers that often turn incredibly hot.
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Famous for the beauty of its restored palaces, the elegance of its streets, the wealth of museums, churches, and an amazing cathedral, the City is also famous for its unique traditions, such as the Holy Week and the Feria.
The City is full of artistic treasures and its old center is one of the largest in Europe.
Walking throught the Old City
Going from the Cathedral to Macarena, is a full hour’s walk if you take the time to stroll, and stop on your way to enjoy some tapas or have a beer, in one of the charming squares, shaded by orange trees.
Among the must-see sights of the City are the massive Cathedral, the Alcazar, its fantastic gardens, and the Plaza de Toros – an arena purposed for bull fighting shows.
We would recommend visiting two Palaces. First, the magnificent Casa de Pilatos Palace, which combines the art of the Renaissance with the Mudejar legacy. Then the Palacio de las Duenas, which was open to the public just 2 years ago. It used to host one of the most significant and eccentric figure of the City, the Duquesa de Alba, who was more titled than the Queen of England.
The gardens of those two palaces are lovely in spring as in summer, with their walls covered with azulejos and lush vegetation.
The Metropole Parasol, called the Mushrooms by the locals, a giant wooden structure built by the German architect Jurgen Mayer, is a unique place to look out over the City and admire the intertwining of its narrow streets, and the steeples of its many churches, which at one time were minarets.
night life in Alameda de Hercules
The nights are mild, and nightlife concentrates in the district of Alameda, at the foot of Hercules’ statue. Along this vast esplanade, where all the local population of the City concentrates in the evening, from families to drag queens, you will feel far from the Cathedral, and
You can start your evening by eating some tapas in one of the many bars and restaurants along the Esplanade.
Then you can go, but not before 2 or 3 am, to
Gay beaches close to Sevilla
From Seville, you are only 80 kilometers from the sea side.
Going west, you can reach in less than an hour the first beaches of the Atlantic coast. You can find some gay beaches in Cadiz and Huelva, such as Playa de Cortadura, El Palmar, or Punta Candor but also in
Eastside, you can reach Malaga and the famous resort of Torremolinos. Like an Andalusian, you can bask for an entire day on the mythical beach of the Eden Club.
You can have mojitos, food, and good time there, and