Seville is the capital of Andalusia in Southern Spain and is famous for its Easter processions and other local festivals, such as the April Fair, a lively, colourful spectacle which attracts visitors from all over Spain. The magnificent cathedral and an array of monuments testify to the importance of Seville in the history of the region and the best way to appreciate its architectural wonders is to take a stroll through the city centre.

The centre is also a great place to shop or to visit some of Seville’s many typical bars and restaurants, although there are many other districts to choose from, each with its own particular charm. A bustling city of 700.000 inhabitants, Seville boasts many modern developments, including a metro system linking the outskirts to the centre, high-speed rail-links to Madrid, Cordoba and Malaga and an international airport.

If you need to get away for the weekend, Granada and Cordoba are easily reached or if you want a change from city life, the beaches of Huelva and Cadiz provinces are just over an hour away. Ronda and other villages up in the mountains are also well worth a visit, as is the Southern coast of Portugal.

Like the rest of Southern Spain, Seville has mild winters and hot summers. Spring is a popular time of year; the warm weather and the orange blossom lift everyone’s spirits, not to mention the prospect of Easter and the April Fair!