Travel Like A Celeb
Who goes there?
Blue skies, swaying palms, fiery flamenco, churros, incredible tapas, the reasons to visit Seville go on and on. It’s no wonder A-listers in the know head to this relaxed city for a break. Hugh
Grant has chilled here, swinging by the beautiful royal palace before heading to the golf course, and Katie Holmes and
Cameron Diaz have both explored Seville while in the city for work. It’s also been named as Lonely Planet’s number one top city to visit in 2018, so what are you waiting for?
What to do…
As well as some awesome galleries – check out the Museo Bellas Artes de Sevilla for some real Spanish masters – the city also has some pretty ace sculptures. One one of the coolest is the wooden Metrapol Parasol in La Encarnación Square. Designed by German architect Jürgen Meyer, it looks like giant mushrooms have sprung up out of the concrete.
You can also get a pretty good
city view from the top. The cathedral of Seville, Santa María de la Sede, is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and is recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. As well as being stunning, it has a pretty patio of orange trees and Christopher Columbus’ tomb is here too.
When in Seville, watching a flamenco show is a must. It sounds clichéd but you won’t be disappointed – it’s one of the most passionate forms of dance and boy, are those dresses dreamy! Head to the Museo del Baile Flamenco to find out more.
Food lovers get excited, because the tapas in Seville will blow your mind! Head to Vega 10 in Triana for amazing anchovies and rare beef on dauphinoise potatoes.
One thing not to miss in the city is jamón ibérico. This cured ham is made from black Iberian pigs fed mainly on acorns. It’s pure, mouth-watering heaven. Taberna Aguilas is a great little local joint for a plate of jamón and an afternoon beer.
Sevillians love their coffee so make like the locals with a café con leche at breakfast and an espresso or cortado at midday. Everywhere you turn there are cute coffee shops with tables and chairs outside. Beer more your thing? Quintos are small 200ml bottles, perfect for sipping as the sun goes down. It’s popular to buy five in a bucket with ice for around three euros. Look out for popular brands Cruzcampo and Alhambra to share with friends.
Get some rest at the Corral Del Rey (corraldelrey.com). Tucked away down a narrow cobbled street just minutes from the main attractions of the city, this luxury boutique hotel is just perfection. Set in a restored 17th-century house, the rooms have been decorated to make the most of its original features. Breakfast is delicious and there’s a plunge pool on the roof – great for when it gets too hot to move! Rooms start at £176 a night.
The Alcázar is a truly stunning medieval Islamic royal palace
Metropol Parasol, known as Las Setas or ‘The Mushrooms’ is the largest wooden monument in the world Cameron Diaz
Don’t miss seeing some beautiful flamenco
Corral Del Rey’s gorgeous rooms won’t disappoint