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"Cultural and Financial Capital of southern Spain"

Seville Tourism

The capital of Andalucêa region of Spain, Seville is considered to be the cultural and financial capital of Southern Spain. Located on the banks of River Guadalquivir, Seville is rich in both looks as well as personality. Apart from the brilliant cultural heritage that the city provides, it also has a vibrant nightlife. Oranges, flamenco and bullfighting describe the city in a few words.

A city with rich Moorish heritage, Seville is said to be one of the largest historical centres in Europe. It is the administrative capital of the largest town in Southern Spain, Andalucêa. Seville is characterised by the old fashioned street lights, the horse drawn carriages and the elegant edifices which spell a different charm on the tourists. Seville is situated on the banks of River Guadalquivir and the port here has an historically important role in the trade between Spain and America. The city is historically rich with monuments like La Giralda, the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, Casa de Pilatos, Archive of the Indies, the Town Hall and many more. Apart from this, Seville is also popular for all its festivals, especially the Easter and Feria de Abril. It also has a wide range of natural wealth like Nature Reserves. Seville is also perfect for all the connoisseurs of food as it has a lot to offer in its tapas culture.

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Currency in Seville

Being a part of the European Union, Euro was accepted as the only official currency in Spain since January 2002. People from other countries of Europe under the EU can come to the Seville without thinking of exchanging money. There are notes with denominations of five, ten, twenty, hundred, two hundred and five hundred. There are also coins which are termed as cents. It is also possible to pay by Debit or Credit card. ATMs are also available throughout the day in various places and shopping centers.

Exchanging Money in Seville

The rate of exchange of currency keeps varying from time to time. Travelers are advised to carry traveler cheques, debit cards and credit cards along with 2 days worth of Euros. There are Spanish auto banks from where anyone with a visa based card can withdraw cash in Euros. There is also the facility to withdraw money via switch cards. The credit and debit cards are acceptable in most hotels and shopping centers.

Daily Budget for Seville

The daily budget in Seville range from 50-80 EUR. Money is mostly spent on food and travel costs. It is best if one can manage the Sevilla card for travelling and sightseeing as that saves a lot on budget. A set lunch meal approximately costs 12 EUR. One also needs to consider the entry fees of top museums, sights and galleries along with the car rentals.

Religion of Seville

The major population here belong to the Catholics and the second most popular religion is Islam.

Seville Customs

The Spanish people are extremely friendly and they love to entertain their tourists, but there are a few basic things that needs to be remembered while travelling here. People can get offended if they here rude comments about their king or country. While meeting someone, it is advised to shake hands for greeting and kiss both the cheeks. Dressing culture in Spain is a bit conservative, so one must try and dress modestly. Appearing drunk in public is also not acceptable here. For tips, one can pay up to ten percent of the total bill.

Language of Seville

The official language spoken in Seville is Spanish. English is not much popular in this province, but most of the tourist places might have interpreters who can be of help with translation.

History of Seville

Earlier known as Hispalis, Seville was an Iberian town that came to prominence under the Romans. It was the administrative centre of Baetica and since then it changed hands a number of times from Silingi Vandals to the Visigoths. In 711 AD the town was captured by the Muslims and was renamed Ixvilla. It went on to be a part of the Abbadid Empire and later the Almoravid and Almohad thrones. The Spanish conquer the town in 1248 followed by the decline of Seville. It again started to gain prominence during the Renaissance. During the 16th century, it progressed to become one of the richest city in Spain. After numerous ups and downs, the city's economy got better after the 1920s and since then it has been progressing.

Nightlife in Seville

Choosing the nightlife in Seville must be done according to the season. In summer, the best place to visit are the river and the terrazas which offer amazing weather at night. During winter, the bars in the centre are the best place to spend time. One can also be a part of the botellon around midnight or hit the discoteca. People looking for professional performances can hit the flamenco bars like the Triana bar.

Shopping in Seville

Seville is famous for its beautiful artefacts like plates or Spanish tiles. There are many ceramic factories, from where one can get the tiles made by authentic craftsmen. A lot of artisan fairs are held throughout the city. Seville is also home to a wide variety of retail clothing and the main shopping district holds all the famous international brands. Popular places to shop are Toro de Fuego, Bershka, El Corte Ingles, Blanco, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius.

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What is the best time to visit Seville?

This is the best time to visit Seville because of the warm weather and the city is filled with vibrance all over. The two most important festivals in Seville: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril are held during these months and this is the perfect time for holiday. The months of July and August also have a nice weather and attracts a lot of tourists, which makes the place rather crowded.
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What is the local food in Seville?

Like most of the Andalusian destinations, Seville is extremely popular for its tapas. There are many great tapas around the centre of the town and one can go on foot to explore it to the fullest. Popular dishes to try include tortilla Espa_ola(potato omelette), aceitunas(olives), pulpo gallego (Galician octopus), patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) and queso manchego (sheep's milk cheese from La Mancha region). Make sure to try the ham that often hang over the bar. Join a food/ tapas tour or a Spanish cooking class to know more about the cuisine of Seville. Must visit restaurants include Rodilla, Las Teresas, The Room Art Cuisine and Taberna Coloniales.
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What are the top hotels in Seville?

There are 3062 in Seville which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Seville are Duplex en Alfonso XII, Sevilla Centro Apartamento, Atico Sales y Ferre, Apartamento Pajaritos, Apartment in the centre (Judería), CASA PÁEZ SEVILLA. You can see all the hotels in Seville here

What are the things to do in Seville?

The top things to do in Seville are La Giralda, Real Alcazar, Parque Maria Luisa, Plaza de Espana, Museo de Bellas Artes, Metropol Parasol. You can see all the places to visit in Seville here

What are the places near Seville?

The top places near to Seville are Madrid which is 390 km from Seville, Ibiza which is located 677 km from Seville, Barcelona which is located 829 km from Seville, Malaga which is located 157 km from Seville, Tenerife which is located 1417 km from Seville

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