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When to go
Seville is renowned for its exuberant atmosphere and its tradition of festivals, bullfights and flamenco, yet this Andalusian capital has many different facets depending on the season.
Spring is very pleasant here, although this is also the time of the lively and busy Semana Santa (Holy Week). The city, which is pedestrianised for the festival, is mobbed with tourists, and numerous processions make their way through the streets, singing and chanting prayers. This lively ambience continues with the Feria, held in April – a time when hotel prices rocket.
In summer, the dry heat is stifling with temperatures often hitting 40°C. Locals abandon the city at this time, although it’s still busy with visitors and so patience is needed to appreciate Seville’s splendid sights.
Seville is quieter in autumn and winter, when the temperature is mild and pleasant, despite the occasional rain shower. The sights and monuments are much less crowded now and prices are lower, with the exception of the Christmas holidays – the perfect time for a stroll along the banks of the Guadalquivir.
Formalities and useful addresses
Tourist office of Andalusia and province of Seville – Pl. del Triunfo, 1 (to the left of the entrance to the Alcázar) - [TEL] 954 210 005
Seville city tourist office Costurero de la Reina – Paseo de las Delicias, 9 - [TEL] 954 234 465
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
30 May – San Fernando
12 October – National Holiday
6 December – Spanish Constitution Day
8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
San Pablo airport – www.gru.com.br/es