The long and varied history of the lovely Spanish city of Seville is apparent when you witness the beautiful architecture influenced by different regimes. The capital of Southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville presents a beautiful flowering of the region's culture. The sheer potential the city presents to the visitor in the form of the huge Gothic cathedral, baroque churches, Mudéjar palaces, shopping centers, winding maze-like lanes and a vibrant nightlife is mind-boggling. The birthplace of the famous Flamenco dance and the mouth-watering tapas, the city invites you in and leaves you wanting more. Steeped in culture and history, Seville is also the main center of the South of the European Nation and the only river port in Spain. Seville is overwhelming and charming; a must visit for anyone traveling to Spain.
Seville has a very good and efficient public transportation. It offers plenty of modes of transport ranging from buses to boats. The Spanish bus service is punctual and comfortable, and most buses have an air-con and a toilet. To get to Seville from other cities in Spain can be only minimally longer than the train (but much cheaper). The buses between cities are punctual and depart either from the Plaza de Armas bus station near the river, or the Prado de San Sebastián station near the University. The metro follows an 18km reverse U-turn from the south-west to the south-east through the southern end of the city center where it stops at Plaza de Cuba, Prado de San Sebastian and San Bernardo and goes on to near cities in the metropolitan area. The metro runs from 6.30AM-11PM on weekdays, and until 2 o'clock on weekends. There are 5 lines of commuter trains (Cercanías) in Sevilla. Line 4 is a circular line that runs inside Sevilla, linking Santa Justa and San Bernardo train station with the convention center. You can also rent a car for a day from leading car rentals companies like Hertz and Avis. Cars with GPS equipment are an added advantage. You can also rent a Limousine from companies like Royal American. Another good option is to rent a scooter for the day or week. You do not need a license to ride it and the traffic rules are relaxed for the most part while riding so long as you are careful.
Cleanliness: High; Efficiency: High
Just 25 minutes drive from the city center is located the Sevilla International Airport. A bus service "Especial Aeropuerto (EA)"] runs every 30 minutes from just outside the "Arrivals" hall during most of the day and costs €4 (€6 for a same day return) and takes 20-30 minutes. Taxis are always available next to the bus stop and run on a fixed fare to Seville center: €21.90 during the day and €24.41 after 10 PM and on weekends/holidays. Although driving is an option for long distance travel in Spain, isn't as convenient or as useful once you are in the city. If you intend to drive into Seville and are staying in one of the Old Towns, don't be over-reliant on GPS as it is very difficult to navigate the correct location. There is a refillable multimodal card (named Tarjeta del Consorcio), that can be used in local and metropolitan buses, the tramway and the metro, allowing transfers for two hours. It can be purchased for 1.5 € at many newsstands and the two main bus stations. There is also a card only for the local buses that don't allow transfers (Tarjeta multiviaje de Tussam) for a slightly cheaper fare (0,69 € instead 0,76 € for a local bus trip). Bikes cost an economic 11.50 euro for a week pass, which allows the first half hour free and subsequent hours are a euro each. Also, yearly passes can be purchased for 33 euro (39 with insurance) with each half hour free and additional hours are priced at 50 euro cents. It's cheaper to do an annual pass than over three weeks of weekly passes. Scooters are available for rent for €30 for the day and €120 for the week. These are an eco-friendly and a cost-efficient way of getting around and a drivers license is also not necessary.
Sevici is a popular mode of transportation among both locals and tourists alike with more than 250 cycle stations where you can grab a bike and cycle from one station to another. As a tourist, you can buy a card for 11 euros which allows you to hop on and off and bike through the city. Tickets are €1.30 for a single zone (€0.82 using Tarjeta del Consorcio) or €4.50 for one day for all 3 zones unlimited trips. Another great service in Seville for renting a bike is Centerbici, where you can see Seville in a better way. Largely pedestrianized and flat, the city is ideal for exploring by foot. Nothing is too far away either: pick up a map from one of the tourist offices and enjoy exploring Seville.Suggest an Edit - Share your experience
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Seville's non-stop nightlife will leave you invigorated and spoilt for choice! There is a range of fun activities that you can do until the wee hours of the morning. The vibrant nightlife of Seville will certainly make you wish if you could spend every night there. At the El Palacio Andaluz, you can enjoy the traditionally famed Flamenco dance in a royal ambiance, tranquil atmosphere and try to decipher the story they narrate. They also serve amazing food. Try La Fresquita, a hugely popular hangout among the locals for the specialty of Seville – tapas.
In summer, the city offers an amazing array of terrace bars and nightclubs located down the riverside, past the Torre del Oro, and onto Paseo de las Delicias. The atmosphere is lively and you can enjoy wonderful music. Famous places here are Chile, Mulle New York, Erasmus, and Libano to name a few.
Alfalfa is a hotspot for university-goers and you will see scores of students partying here and the ambiance caters to the young and international crowds. Another place is, El Tendido which offers delicious tapas and a wide range of drinks.
If you are seeking some fine dining, head to Paseo de Cristobal Colon, down the river. The area has a score of classy and sophisticated bars and restaurants. Popular bars in this locality are MKC, Boga and the three-floored nightclub Uthopia.
Alameda de Hercules is a food lover's paradise. You can go to the cozy Gigante Bar or the happening Cafe Central. There are rock clubs like the Fun Club and Obbio by Holiday, and these places are open almost all night.
There is a wide range of activities that you can do in Seville:
Given the rich cultural history of Seville, it is no surprise that the visitor is spoiled for choice when it comes to souvenirs.
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