10 plans to know and enjoy Seville in summer
It is a reality that Seville, summer and heat are synonymous. In the months of July and August it is usual to reach 40 degrees. The streets of the city are deserted, the Sevillians take advantage of any occasion to leave the city and, those who stay, they lock themselves in their houses with the air conditioning on 24 hours and with the hope that the bill of light be incorrect and Endesa copper less ...
However, there are many people who, despite the inconvenience of the heat, are attracted by the charms of the Andalusian capital and take advantage of these months of vacation to visit it. For this reason, we propose you 10 plans to know and enjoy Seville in summer.
1. Make a small route through the Barrio de Santa Cruz
Seville's Jewish quarter is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous and beautiful areas of the city. If you visit Seville, it is "mandatory compliance" that you miss by the network of streets that make it, which being narrow and shaded, make the high temperatures go down several degrees.
The stately homes that you will find on your way through the Barrio de Santa Cruz feature the typical Sevillian architecture of yesteryear: a patio in the center of the house full of plants and fountains. Both the water from the springs and the plants make the houses cool, a fact that is also perceived when passing in front of the patio doors.
Another way to get to know the neighborhood is at night. When the sun goes down and the temperature goes down, it is even more pleasant to walk around the city. That's when Seville becomes active and full of life.
2. Stroll between the market stalls of Triana and visit the Castillo de San Jorge
To continue counteracting the heat while still enjoying the city, a good option is to cross to Triana to mingle with the most typical atmosphere of the city. Right in the market of Triana, in the Altozano, next to the bridge that receives the name of the neighborhood, you can live the essence of this famous place.
Among its attractions you can find, not only the typical fruit, vegetable, fish or meat stalls characteristic of the food markets, you will also discover a sushi bar, a brewery or a theater. It is necessary to know this place with so much charm. You will not regret!
3. Listen to live music in the best stages of the city
Seville in summer becomes the best stage to listen to live music. From terraces with spectacular views to the most iconic and emblematic places of the city, passing through the magical gardens of the Real Alcázar and the historic Monasterio de la Cartuja. All of them welcome the most alternative and traditional groups of the Sevillian musical sphere.
No matter what style of music you want to listen to, you can always do it live and with Sevilla as a set.
4. Stroll along the river while dusk
If something defines Seville that is, without a doubt, the Guadalquivir River. Walking along the riverbank is one of the most pleasant activities you can do in the city. We advise you to travel the river from the Torre del Oro to the Alamillo Bridge, to admire how the sky changes color while the bridges that connect the two parts of Seville are illuminated by the fall of night.
5. Visit the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art
If you are a lover of contemporary art, we advise you to visit the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art. In addition to amaze you, it will be a place that will leave you very good taste. It is located in the buildings of the Monastery of the Cartuja, and is the ideal place where you can contemplate the best of national and international contemporary art.
6. Come back to watch a movie at the historic summer cinema
In addition to having an outdoor cinema, you also have the option to check the billboard and choose the movie that you like the most. In the Diputación de Sevilla and even on a rooftop, you will have the option of seeing that movie you stayed with the desire to see in your day, and with the incentive of doing it outdoors and under the stars. Can you ask for more ?.
7. Take a theatrical night tour through the Real Alcázar
Surely on your vacation to Seville you had not imagined knowing the dependencies of the Real Alcázar by the hand of some of the most important historical figures who have lived in them, right? The route lasts an hour and a quarter, and it will be Isabel La Católica, Pedro I, María de Pineda or Queen Isabel II who will tell you the secrets and mysteries lived in the Royal Palace in the oldest use in Europe.
With the feeling of traveling in the time machine, you will go back through the centuries and you will go through the most emblematic and beautiful places of the Alcazar of Seville in a very different way from the usual: each of its rooms and gardens will be illuminated to fall the night causing that everything becomes of a unknown mysticism until that moment.
The entrance costs 12 euros per person and is only available for Fridays and Saturdays from 9 o'clock at night, with passes every half hour.
8. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
A perfect visit to continue culturizing with the history and art of Seville but without passing heat is what can be done in the Museum of Fine Arts, the second largest gallery in Spain.
If you are a lover of art, strolling among paintings by Murillo, Velázquez or Zurbarán will be one of the many satisfactions that you will take from your trip to Seville.
9. Have a drink at nightfall with views of the Giralda
If you want to continue combining leisure and culture, you can go up to any of the countless Sevillian roofs that have been transformed, in recent years, into cocktail bars. In them you can enjoy good music, cocktails, and even sometimes, a swim in the pool that some bars have for the use of their customers.
In addition, many of these terraces have views of the most emblematic places of the city, such as the roof of the Hotel EME or Doña María, both with views of the Giralda. The Monasterio cocktail bar, in Amor de Dios street or Hotel Inglaterra, in Plaza Nueva, also have terraces where you can enjoy spectacular views.
10. Discover the skyline of Seville from the Metropol Parasol
If you want to close your vacation contemplating one of the most beautiful sunsets you can see in Seville, we invite you to go up to the Metropol Parasol. Let yourself be surprised by the fall of the night while the whole city lights up accompanied by your favorite drink.
And if you are thinking of taking a family trip, we advise you to read our article about how to enjoy Seville with children. In it we recommend the best activities to enjoy the city with the little ones.
We hope that you have liked these tips and we encourage you to share your feelings and opinions of a holiday that, we are convinced, will be to remember.
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