Don't hesitate, get there as quickly as you can. We've been three or four times including 2003 for Celtic in the Cup Final, it really is an amazing and friendly place to be.
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It's the best city in the world, although super hot in August. It's an amazing, amazing place.
Seville is beautiful. The feel of the city is fantastic and the people are really friendly. The orange trees and old cobbled streets are exquisite and it's also very safe.
Sevilla is a must see for anyone going through southern Spain. The Alcazcar and Cathedrale are must see. If you are around for a bullfight (usually on Sundays in the summer) go to it. They are bloody, but it is an experience you will never forget. At least go on the tour of the bullring if you think you can't handle a fight, or aren't in town for a fight. Go to La Carbonaria for free Flamenco. It is on Calle Levies (#18), get a local to point it out for you on a map. Also there is a place called Tex Mex just around the corner from the Cathedral that serves cheap, good North American food for North Americans who may be feeling a bit homesick.
Sevilla is one of the most beautiful cities, with flamenco, monuments and tapas bars. A good example is Casa Carmelo in calle Gloria, Barrio Santa Cruz. It's edible art at its best!
A truly wonderful city. Worth going to at least once in your lifetime. The architecture and the gardens are amazing. However, if you don't want to get fried in the heat, avoid going there in July/August. It's unbelievably hot.
Sevilla is one of the most beautiful cities with a unique culture... flamenco, beautiful architecture, tapas bars. Try Calle Betis for bars with Americans or the Alameda (near the pillars of Hercules) for Spanish bars. Stay in Santa Cruz but don't miss Triana on the other side of the river. And remember it is f@$#ing hottt here July-August... come in the spring or fall!
Seville is unlike any other city anywhere! It's very cheap to eat and stay here. The weather is great, the people so friendly and everything in Seville is close at hand wherever you need to go and we're going back again in 5 days... it's worth it!
I lived here for 9 months, it's amazing! For free flamenco shows try La Carbonaria in the Barrio Santa Cruz (decent shows, begin at midnight), or try Casa de La Memoria, Calle Ximenez de Enciso. Cheap great value shows (about 9pm, make reservations). The cathedral of course and the Alcazar. Good place to party at night if you want to meet Americans is calle Cetis across the river, loads of bars.
Seville is truly delightful!!
I visited Seville for the European Cup Final, Celtic v Porto, May 2003. Seville had a fantastic atmosphere, and a wonderful reception from local people.
When you're in Seville, don't miss the Seville Mosque. It's worth it.
The first settlement in Seville was founded by the native civilization of Tartessos and it was a fortress that was later destroyed. The Romans made a base here in the second or third century BC. Before it became part of Spain, Seville was conquered by the Muslims, it was an independent kingdom and for a short time, it was even invaded and conquered by the Vikings. Seville has grown as one of the major cities in Spain; it is the capital of the province and the autonomous community of Andalusia. The Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville) -- founded in the sixteenth century -- has more than sixty-five thousand students.
With such rich history, the city has much to offer and you can easily spend more than a week in the city. There are several world-famous fiestas that attract millions of tourists. Easter in Seville is one of the most important cultural and religious events that take place in the city. Feria de Abril is another famous festival and Seville is known for its bullfight (corrida) stadium, which is one of the largest in the world. You can also visit the Cathedral of Seville with its Giralda (bell tower from the fifteenth century), the Alcázar of Seville (the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use), and the Theatre Maestranza.
The number of hostels in Seville is huge and the city is a paradise for each backpacker and budget traveler. Seville hostels are located virtually in every part of the city, so you can decide where you want to stay. The wide range of Seville hostels includes everything -- starting from very cheap, basic hostels through moderately priced hostels and finishing with high-end, expensive hostels in Seville. There is something that is quite interesting about Seville hostels -- higher prices do not necessarily mean better quality, and often, there are Seville hostels with low prices offering better conditions than other overpriced hostels.
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