Welcome to Seville, the capital city of Andalucia with its scent of orange blossom and typical Andalusian flavour ! Named ‘Number One City to Discover’ in 2018 by The Lonely Planet, the city of Seville will amaze you by its famous sights, its fabulous cultural heritage and its extraordinarily tasty traditional dishes! Here is the top guide to spend a local and unforgettable summer in Seville!
- A CITY MADE OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Obligatory step at The Cathedral of Saint Mary ! Seville is home to the world’s largest Gothic building and you cannot miss it! Visit the cathedral will take you at least 3 hours, the time you will need to climb to the Giralda and enjoy the peaceful orange tree courtyard of the cathedral.
Don’t miss the Giralda tower! Icon of Seville, this is is the bell tower of Seville cathedral and is the result of many centuries of Seville’s history. It was originally built as a minaret for the mosque. You can climb the tower and enjoy an incredible view on the vibrant city. This incredible sight is visible from the terrace of our palace.
Then make a stop at the Real Alcazar palace complex, a historical treasure that will leave you speechless. This palace is one of the world’s most stunning pieces of architecture and design and a must-see in southern Spain! Take your time to look at the scale, the detail and the colors of the oldest royal palace still in use today in Europe!
End your day walking through the best viewed from the other side of the river at sunset, to admire the charm of the Tower of Gold. A 1220 defensive watchtower that offer breathtaking views.
- SEVILLE, A GOURMET EXPERIENCE!
Now it’s time to eat! Seville is a paradise for gourmet and you cannot leave the city without trying traditional dishes of Seville served at the table of our restaurant Los Rincones del Marqués like the Sevillan tomato soup or the Salmorejo (tomato soup) of our chef Jorge Cortés.
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Where ? Calle Santiago, 31, 41003 Sevilla – Phone +34 954 50 20 63
Another gourmet address of Seville is undoubtedly El Rinconcillo, one of the oldest bar in town (1670). The walls of El Rinconcillo have welcomed several generations since four centuries ago, and they still keep the spirit of the most traditional city of Seville.
Where? Calle Gerona, 40 Phone : +34 954 22 31 83.)
- HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT!
You may know that a summer in Seville can be very hot since the average temperature is 36 degrees, but there are numerous indoor activities and alternatives that will make your stay a memorable one !
Enjoy the Sevillian skyline from its core, nearly touching the Giralda. It’s a privilege that the Palacio Villapanés Hotel puts at your disposal on our terrace our plunge pool and balinese beds. A place where, rather than simply being in Seville, you will feel as if you are a part of it!
- EMBRACE THE SIESTA CULTURE!
Between two visits, adopt the Andalucian rhythm and embrace the siesta culture! Take your time and enjoy a well-deserved break in our Wellness Area where we provide you with a steam bath, massage room, warm and hot-water contrast shower, shower massages, etc…
- CULTURAL EVENTS NOT TO MISS!
During the summer, Seville welcomes many indoors and outdoors arts events and exhibitions! Concerts, exhibitions or theatre, a large offer of activities that can be enjoyed by night or by day in the most typical sights!
Let’s meet in the sumptuous Alcázar Palace gardens for the Nights in the Gardens of the Alcázar 2019 (Noches en Los Jardines del Real Alcázar 2019)! The garden of the palacio open its doors during all summer long to make you discover first-class musicians in the heart of an incredible site! From top flamenco singers to international prized quartet, live unforgettable summer nights in the heart of the most emblematic Sevillan site!
When? From 27th june to 2019 to 21st september 2019
Where? Gardens of the Real Alcázar Palace
The color of Modernism runs the entire palette of blues-from ultramarine (in lapislázuli), through the Indian indigo or cobalt blue, until the appearance of synthetic pigments, French ultramarine blue, Prussian blue or cerulean- and poetry meanings that were associated with the Nouveau.
When? From 3rd May to 25th August 2019, Every day from 10h. a 20h.
Where? Caixa Forum Sevilla – Sevilla Tower Mall C / López Pintado, s/n – 41092 Seville
The Flamenco Viene del Sur cycle is one of the most important flamenco programs. Its organization is run by the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco. In this 22nd edition, up to 150 artists will perform through Seville, Granada and Málaga. A great occasion to immerse yourself in the world of flamenco, discovering its culture and strong history!
When ? February to November 2019
Where ? Teatro Central
- A FASHION TOUR IN SEVILLE!
A quick walk through the streets of Seville will leave you the necessary time to perceive the elegance and the chic of Sevillan’s people! Seville has a reputation throughout Spain (and Europe!) as being one of the most stylish and sophisticated Andalucian city. High heel stilettos, colorful pants and stunning dresses, Sevillan’s style is confident !
A day in Seville with your own personal shopper! Learn to combine textures, styles and discover the best of Seville’s fashion scene! We will be please to leave you in the hand of a personal shopper who will bring you to the best haute couture and Spanish designers hot spot to find the finest attire!
Head for classy and adopt the latest Spanish fashion trends !
To book a personal shopper, please contact our hotel staff who will be pleased to arrange it for you.
- BE THE PERFECT FLAMENCO WOMAN!
Have you ever dreamt of being La flamenca perfecta ? Do you want to feel glamorous and look gorgeous ? The professionals of Experiencia Carmen (Carmen is the principal character in the famous opera of Georges Bizet, which is set in the city of Seville) will transform you into a strong and passionate flamenco dancer!
The experience takes places in a typical Sevillian house! There, after a transformation by a team of make-up artists and stylists, make your most graceful pose and enjoy a photography session around the colorful household! The adventure will take and end with a Spanish wine and tasting of typical Sevillian sweets!
The TV Producer & Host Christina Cindrich living the Andalucian way of life © @misscindrich
- THE BEST OF FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE!
Now that you know a little bit more about the traditional Andalucian outfits, It’s time to discover the passionate souls of flamenco in live!
La Carboneria is the authentic place of Andalucian folklore in Sevilla! This place is nevertheless one of the best places to watch flamenco in Seville because of its very unique atmosphere.
Where? Calle Céspedes, 21, Sevilla
- LEARN TO COOK LIKE A MASTER CHEF!
Andalucia is home of excellent local products and rich gastronomy! And you cannot leave the city without learning how to make some of its most traditional dishes! It’s time for you to impress friends and family making them discover the irresistible cuisine of Andalucia!
How to prepare good marinated olives? What are the ingredients for the perfect Salmorejo? And which wine will be served with your ‘huevos a la flamenca’? Palacio de Villapanés will book for you the best masterclass with a local chef to bring home the best of Andalucian recipies.
To book a masterclass, please contact our hotel staff who will be pleased to arrange it for you.