Sevilla is located in the Southeast of Spain. A provincial capital, seat of the government and parliament of the Comunidad Autónoma de Sevilla (Regional Government). It has more than 700,000 inhabitants, nearly half the population of the whole province. The city of Sevilla is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir river which crosses the city from North to South.
The river can be navigated from Sevilla all the way to its outlet near Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the Atlantic coast. You can fly direct to Sevilla’s Aeropuerto San Pablo, nine kilometres to the north east of the city centre. There are several connecting flights with Madrid each day; or take a cheap charter flight into Malaga, 200 kilometres to the south east of Sevilla.
Sevilla has good rail links to Barcelona, Cádiz, Córdoba, Jaén, Jerez de la Frontera, Granada, Huelva, Madrid, Málaga, Ronda and Valencia. The fast-track AVE railway line provides a 2h 30min connection to Madrid every hour.
Travelling by bus tends to be cheaper than by train. Access/services to various cities is more available (for example: 10 buses a day to Málaga). There are two bus stations in Sevilla, each providing services to separate cities: The best times to visit are in the spring or autumn. Sevilla is the Iberian Peninsula’s hottest city; temperatures can nudge 40C in the height of the summer.
April sees one of Spain’s biggest and most impressive fiestas – the Feria de Abril in which the city’s streets transformed into a giant, round-the-clock party. This spectacular attracts more than a million visitors who flock here to join in the week-long festival of street dancing, parades, flamenco and fireworks.
Weather in Sevilla
With over 320 days a year of sunshine, it makes it an ideal getaway during the winter months of the year, even if just for a few days. It’s suprising how a few days of sunshine can cheer you up.
Other areas of interest here include Cadiz, Tarifa, Punta Umbria, Ayamonte and Sanlucar de Barrameda