Why Seville?

If you have not decided on a destination to travel from the 1st of November, we will give you some key points explaining why Seville becomes such a unique place during these times. A city that combines fun plans with history and legends, new experiences and the authenticity of its tapas bars. 

Plans for the bank holidays of November

This year Seville celebrates the 400 year anniversary of the birth of the artist Murillo. The year of Murillo brings a large amount of activities to the city. Among these activities is the exhibition ¨Murillo in the Cathedral of Seville¨¨.

Mes de Danza celebrates its 20th edition in Seville. This is a festival of Dance that not only takes place in theatres like the Alameda and the Maestranza, but also goes to public spaces like the Plaza Virgen de los Reyes or Maria Luisa Park. 

On the night of the 31st of October, you have an appointment at the ¨Teatro de la Maestranza¨ with the opera, it represents Tenorio, by Tomás Marco.

Seville also offers great plans for you to enjoy as a family: Around the world under the sea in the Seville Aquarium, the Planetarium of the 'Casa de la Ciencia' Museum or the brand new Caixaforum.

10 Tips for 1st November in Seville

Alameda de Hércules, Sevilla
Giralda, Sevilla
The Giralda will be the leitmotif of your trip

The 24 bells of the Giralda ringing, or its silhouette standing out in the profile of the largest historical quarter in Spain will  both accompany you in key moments of your stay. Take advantage of the good weather in Seville and enjoy the many rooftops of the city: and stand face to face to the ancient tower, the symbol of the city. 

The Giralda, with more than 100 meters, was for centuries the tallest tower in the world.

Plaza de Doña Elvira, Santa Cruz. Sevilla
From Murillo to Don Juan Tenorio

One of the plans you should not exclude on your trip is a walk through the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, one of those places that have no other comparison anywhere in the world. It is incredible that such small streets hold such big events in history. 

In the year of Murillo, we recommend a visit to the Casa Murillo and the Hospital de los Venerables, today the headquarters of the center Velázquez and where you can admire works of both Sevillian painters. The building is worth visiting and especially its church: a jewel of the Baroque with outstanding mural paintings by Valdés

Santa Cruz is also the neighborhood where the story of a mythical character unfolds: Don Juan Tenorio. The beautiful Plaza de Doña Elvira is the main stage of her love for Doña Inés. And another square, that of Refiners, next to the Murillo Gardens, is presided over by a statue of Don Juan.

To keep in mind...
  1. November is the ideal month to discover the Maria Luisa Park, its lush vegetation, its museums and dreamlike corners. 
  2. During your stroll through the park you should not miss the Glorieta de Bécquer, a sculptural group that pays homage to the most romantic poet in Seville.
  3. Enjoy the magnificent great time you will spend discovering Seville´s spectacular Tapas to taste.