With a colourful history dating back to Roman times, vibrant Seville is a feast for the senses, home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, magnificent architecture and a vibrant culinary scene. The city lays claim to being the birthplace of tapas and is packed with excellent bars and eateries.
Seville is highly skilled at celebrations. The city marks Holy Week between Palm Sunday until Easter in the form of Semana Santa, arguably the most spectacular festival of its kind in Spain and a tradition that dates back to the 16th Century. The streets of Seville come alive with music and drums, floats and processions, parades of religious sculptures, seas of flowers and flamenco dancers.
Two weeks later, the lavish fiesta of Feria de Abril arrives. Famed for its giant fairground, food and drink, flamenco and fireworks, this is the country’s largest annual party and it draws immense crowds. There are parades and processions in carriages and on horseback and daily bullfights.