When I visited Seville (or Sevilla), I was incredibly lucky that my friend Lorena, a true blue local, showed me around and gave me tips about the city. Seville is as unique as it is beautiful, with a colorful history spanning Roman rule, Muslim conquest and incorporation into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248. You can still see Moorish influence in historical buildings, teterias (tea rooms) and Arab baths.
Tips for first time visitors:
Depending on where you’re flying from, it can be more economical and convenient to fly into Madrid and take a 2-hour train ride to Seville. This way, you can also add a few more days to your trip and explore Madrid.
Visit in late spring to early summer. It can get extremely hot in the middle of summer with temperatures reaching 50℃ (120℉)!
Take the train to other cities in Andalusia like Cordoba and Granada.
You don’t need to rent a car if you stay within the city center. All the key places are within walking...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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