Seville is - with a population of 700,000 inhabitants - Spain’s 4th largest city and the capital of the autonomous community Andalusia. The city is located in the plain of the Guadalquivir river that crosses Seville from north to south. In former times, the local port played an important role in commerce between Spain and America and today it remains one of the most active river ports of the Iberian peninsula.
Seville’s climate stands out due to its hot, dry summer, when the temperatures often exceed 40ºC, and the mild, humid winters. Don't worry, Seville hotels are well equipped to solve the excessive heat problem. The best time to visit the city is spring or autumn because in these months, the weather is much more bearable, but altogether, Seville’s climate belongs to the hottest in Europe, which is why the location is so popular with tourists from other European countries.
Seville often represents abroad the typical image of a Spanish city, because people think of it as the cradle of flamenco, bullfighting, tapas and fiesta. Of course, some of these assumptions may be stereotypes, but nonetheless Seville disposes of a wide cultural range. The history of the city begins a few centuries B.C. when Tartessians founded the settlement under the name of Hispalis. Later, the place was occupied by Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christian Spaniards, each civilization leaving its historic marks that still can be seen in the present pattern of the city. Important monuments of Seville are the Cathedral, that is reckoned to be the largest gothic cathedral and the 3rd largest church in the world, the 90 meters high Giralda (a minaret of the former mosque from where visitors have a great view over the city), the moorish palace Alcázar, the Jewish quarter Barrio Santa Cruz, the Torre del Oro (Gold Tower) and the Plaza de España. Our Malaga transfer services are perfect to travel to Seville from Malaga airport, we manage nice excursions in this location, ask more information in the next link.
Nowadays, Seville is a modern and dynamic city, but fortunately, it has maintained and protected its cultural legacy. The city has been twice the venue of big international exhibitions and boasts with some of the most spectactular celebrations during Semana Santa (Easter week). Besides, shortly after Semana Santa, the annual Feria de Abril is held which can be a brilliant occasion to get to know the Spanish fiestas and to taste the unlimited choice of tapas, that range from seafood, bread and cheese to vegetables, meat and other local delicacies.
Seville is quite far away from Malaga city (about 200 km), that’s why a fast and uncomplicated option is to take a shuttle bus from Malaga Airport to Seville.