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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.

eat this…

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.

Drink at…

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.

sleep here…

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

Hugh Grant

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