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    Seville – a brief overview

    Seville is the capital city of the autonomous region of Andalusia and has a population of around 700,000. It is situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, 70 kilometers from the river’s mouth. The picturesque historic old town is home to architectural works of art that testify to the coexistence of Christians, Muslims and Arabs in Andalusia. Examples include the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See and the Alcázar of Seville, which is a royal palace dating back to the fourteenth century. Both sites have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987.

    The Universal Exposition of Seville in 1992 provided fresh impetus for development in the city. As a result, a large leisure park and a center for contemporary art were established on La Cartuja Island. The Metropol Parasol, a 26-meter-high wooden construction at La Encarnación square, has attracted attention in more recent years. There are festivals and festivities all year round in Seville but the highlights of the events calendar are the Holy Week processions (Semana Santa) and the Fería de Abril, which is one of the largest public festivals in Andalusia.

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    City skyline from the Metropol Parasol, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
    The Giralda dominates Seville’s skyline, and the 26-meter-high Parasol construction built in 2011 (foreground) has not been allowed to tower above it

    Catedral de Santa María de la Sede

    Avenida de la Constitución
    41001 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-902/09 96 92
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    Opening times:
    Mo 1100 – 1530
    Tue-Sat 1100 – 1700
    Sun 1430 – 1800

    The imposing Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See was built on top of the Moorish central mosque in the fifteenth century. Some elements of the mosque remain, including the minaret, which became the ‘Giralda’ bell tower. Visitors to the cathedral can see delicate stonemasonry, sculptures, paintings and the grave of Christopher Columbus. Tip: Avoid visiting in the early afternoon, because it is particularly busy at that time of day.

    Reales Alcázares

    Patio de Banderas
    41001 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-954/50 23 24
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900 – 1700

    The Alcázar of Seville is a famous palace with thick outer walls. These walls are the remains of a fortress dating back to the ninth century, which was built for the Moorish rulers. Today, the palace features a combination of styles from Islamic and Renaissance architecture. This is also true of its patios and gardens.

    Barrio de Santa Cruz

    Plaza Santa Cruz
    41001 Seville
    Spain
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    The Santa Cruz district — the area between the cathedral, the Alcázar and Calle Santa María de la Blanca — is a very picturesque part of Seville, which makes it a popular destination. Its narrow alleys, green inner courtyards and cozy cafes and restaurants entice visitors to stroll, relax and enjoy. A visit to the shaded Jardines de Murillo (Murillo Gardens) comes highly recommended — especially during the hot hours around midday.

    Casa de Pilatos

    Plaza de Pilatos 1
    41003 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-95/422 52 98
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900 – 1800 (November – March)
    Daily 0900 – 1900 (April – October)

    This town palace is a prime example of Mudéjar, the fusion of Moorish and Christian architecture. It was constructed between 1492 and 1520, and the building surrounds an enchanting patio with fountains and rounded arches. In the indoor spaces, visitors can see the azulejos, which are tiles adorned with traditional, artistic designs.

    Torre del Oro

    Paseo de Cristóbal Colón
    41003 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-954/22 24 19
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    Opening times:
    Mon – Fri 0930 – 1845
    Sat, Sun 1030 – 1845

    This 36-meter-high tower was part of the city defenses, which protected the Alcázar. It is said that at one time, its roof was tiled with gold-plated azulejos. Today, the only gold on this tower is the golden light that the setting sun casts over it. Inside the tower, there is a small maritime museum called the Museo Naval de Sevilla.

    Parque María Luisa

    Avenida de Isabel la Católica
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0800 – 2200 (November – March)
    Daily 0800 – 2400 (April – October)

    This fantastic park dates back to the seventeenth century. It was given its current style, which is inspired by French garden architecture, when the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition was held in Seville. It was also at this time that the Plaza de España was constructed in the northern section of the park. The imposing plaza was designed to be a testament to the entire history of Spanish architecture. There are curved staircases leading up to the buildings, which are decorated with azulejos. It also features a waterway and four Venetian bridges.

    Ceramica Triana

    Calle Callao 14
    41010 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-954/33 21 79
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    Opening times:
    Tue – Sat 1100 – 1700
    Sun 1000 – 1430

    The Triana district, which is on the eastern bank of the Guadalquivir River, is considered to be the home of the gitanos, flamenco dancing and potters. Here, visitors can find stores selling authentic flamenco costumes — including ruffled dresses and dancing shoes — and stores selling pottery. If you are interested in Seville’s traditional ceramics industry, you should visit the Centro Ceramica. It has a permanent craftsmanship exhibition and also organizes guided tours of the district.

    Museo del Baile Flamenco

    Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos 3
    41004 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-954/34 03 11
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000 – 1900

    This museum in the historic old town provides visitors with insights into the world of flamenco dancing. The interactive exhibition about the origins and different kinds of flamenco is a unique experience for anyone who loves dance — as are the performances! The museum also has its own dance school and a shop selling accessories.

    Metropol Parasol

    Plaza de la Encarnación
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    In 2011, Seville was given a new landmark: the Parasoles (parasols) or Setas (mushrooms). These six, spectacular wooden constructions were designed by architect Jürgen Mayer H. and erected on the Plaza de la Encarnación — where the city’s market building used to stand. As well as casting shade, these 26-meter-high four-story constructions also contain spaces dedicated to various uses. In addition to bars and restaurants, there is an archaeological museum in the basement and a panoramic walkway that loops around the roof.

     

    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

    Avenida Américo Vespucio 2
    41092 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-955/03 70 70
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    Opening times:
    Tue – Sat 1100 – 2100
    Sun 1000 – 1530

    If you cross the Gualdalquivir River towards the East, you arrive at the Andalusian Contemporary Art Centre (CAAC). It was founded in 1990 and since 1997, it has been located in the former monastery of La Cartuja, on the river island that bears the same name. This area was used for the Expo ‘92 and is also home to the Isla Mágica amusement park and Agua Magica, a water park.

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    Country Information

    Country overview

    Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Endless beaches, brilliant sunshine and azure waters draw beach lovers to the Mediterranean coast, and the Balearic and Canary Islands. But visitors also flock to see the historical architecture of cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Leon, Seville and Segovia.

    If you want to experience the real Spain, don’t go to bed too early. In these parts, people stroll the city squares and dine out late into the night.

    Geography

    Spain accounts for roughly four-fifths of the Iberian Peninsula, with Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar occupying the remainder. In the northeast, the Pyrenees form a natural frontier to France. The state territory also encompasses the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) located southeast of Barcelona, in the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. Ceuta, Chafarinas, Melilla and Ladu are tiny Spanish exclaves in North Africa, relics of the former Spanish Empire.

    Spain is a mountainous country. The Pyrenees extend for 400 kilometers from the Basque Country in the northwest to the Mediterranean. Some peaks rise more than 3000 meters above sea level; the highest elevation here is the Pico de Aneto at 3404 meters above sea level. The country’s interior consists of a vast plateau, the Meseta, which is intersected by a number of mountain ranges.

    In the north and northwest, the Meseta is bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains and the Iberian Mountains, and in the South by the Sierra Morena, beyond which lies the Guadalquivir Valley. Galicia’s mountainous landscape runs along the jagged Atlantic coast. The extreme south is also mountainous; the Sierra Nevada southeast of Granada belongs to the Betic Cordilleras, which run parallel to the Mediterranean and include the highest mountain on the Spanish mainland, the Mulhacén (3481 meters above sea level). The highest elevation on Spanish territory is the Pico del Teide (3718 meters above sea level) on Tenerife.

    Spain has just under 5000 kilometers of coastline. The Mediterranean coast extends from the French border to the Rock of Gibraltar. The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and divides Spain from North Africa.

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    Key facts

    Population: 46.33 million (2017)

    Capital: Madrid.

    Language

    The official language is Spanish (Castellano, Castilian). In the Autonomous Communities of the Basque region, Galicia, Catalonia, Valencia, Navarra and the Balearic Islands, the relevant regional languages are also used as second official languages according to the Statutes of Autonomy. In tourist areas, English and German are commonly spoken foreign languages.

    Electricity

    220 V, 50 Hz (sometimes 110/125 V in older buildings in smaller places)

    Currency

    1 euro = 100 cents
    Currency sign/abbreviation: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes are available in the values 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins, in the nominal values 1 and 2 euros, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

    Public holidays

    The public holidays for the period January 2018 through December 2019 are listed below.

    Please note

    a) Several regional public holidays also exist.
    b) It is usual for public holidays which fall on a Sunday to be substituted by work-free days on subsequent weekdays.

    * not in all parts of the country

    2018

    Año Nuevo (New Year’s): 1 January 2018
    Epifanía (Epiphany): 6 January 2018
    Día de San José (St. Joseph’s Day): 19 March 2018*
    Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday): 29 March 2018*
    Viernes Santo (Good Friday): 30 March 2018
    Domingo de Resurrección (Easter Sunday): 1 April 2018
    Día del Trabajo (Labor Day): 1May 2018
    Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption Day): 15 August 2018
    Fiesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Day): 12 October 2018
    Fiesta de Todos los Santos (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2018
    Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day): 6 December 2018
    La Inmaculada (Feast of the Immaculate Conception): 8 December 2018
    Navidad (Christmas): 25 December 2018

    2019

    Año Nuevo (New Year’s): 1 January 2019
    Epifanía (Epiphany): 6 January 2019
    Día de San José (St. Joseph’s Day): 19 March 2019*
    Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday): 18 April 2019*
    Viernes Santo (Good Friday): 19 April 2019
    Domingo de Resurrección (Easter Sunday): 21 April 2019
    Día del Trabajo (Labor Day): 1May 2019
    Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption Day): 15 August 2019
    Fiesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Day): 12 October 2019
    Fiesta de Todos los Santos (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2019
    Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day): 6 December 2019
    La Inmaculada (Feast of the Immaculate Conception): 8 and 9 December 2019
    Navidad (Christmas): 25 December 2019

    Information subject to error.

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    Arabian-style relaxation

    A wonderful place to relax after a day in the hustle and bustle of Seville is within the thick stone walls of a Mudéjar palace dating from the 16th century. The building in the city’s Santa Cruz neighborhood has been elaborately restored in its original Arabian style and today houses the Aire (beaire.com) ancient baths. The Aire’s hammam and spa invite visitors to unwind and choose from an array of additionally bookable treatments and massages. A reservation is required.

    AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla
    Aires 15
    41004 Seville
    Spain
    Tel. +34-955/01 00 24

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    Restaurants in Seville

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    In Seville, the evening meal or cena is eaten at about 10 pm, so many restaurants do not open until 9 pm. In the summer, when the siesta is extended due to the heat, the afternoon begins very late. As a result, the small midday meal is served until 3 or 4 pm.

    It is generally a menú del día consisting of two or three courses or a plato del día, a hot one-course meal. Popular tapas appetizers are generally also available in larger portions (racion) or as a main dish (plato). In Seville’s Santa Cruz district, you will find a wide range of good restaurants and tapas bars.

    Restaurante Tribeca

    Calle Chaves Nogales 3
    41018 Seville
    Spain
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    Price: Luxury

    In the modern atmosphere of this restaurant, Chef Pedro Giménez and his team serve an exclusive selection of Andalusian specialties, which are predominantly made using regional products.

    Abantal Restaurante

    Calle Alcalde José de la Bandera 7 & 9
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Price: Luxury

    Julio Fernández Quintero, who has won numerous awards for his culinary creations, is setting new standards in the region. He designs unconventional dishes that give traditional Andalusian cuisine an avant garde twist, and his creations delight even the most demanding of connoisseurs.

    El Rinconcillo

    Calle Gerona 40
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Price: Moderate

    Dating back to 1670, the Rinconcillo is said to be Seville’s oldest bar. Whether seated on the outdoor patio or inside admiring the archetypal Andalusian decor, visitors can enjoy the specialties offered by the traditional menu, as well as excellent wine and tapas.

    Cervecería Giralda

    Mateos Gago 1
    41004 Sevilla
    Spain
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    Price: Moderate

    From the terrace of this tapas and beer bar, visitors have a direct view of the cathedral. The bar’s indoor seating is in a faithfully restored vaulted hall. The tasty snacks offered here are available as starter-sized dishes and as main dishes.

    Mas Que Postres

    Pureza 5
    41010 Seville
    Spain
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    Price: Budget

    At the Dulcería Triana, confectioner Manuel Jara creates what may well be the finest patisserie products in Seville. His wares include macaroons and tarts, and he has two other shops (one in Nervión and one at the Mercado de Triana).

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    Hotels in Seville

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    With approximately 20,000 beds available for visitors, Seville has a good range of options for accommodation. In the years preceding Expo ‘92, many budget chain hotels were built. In recent years, however, some of the town palaces and stately homes in the city center have been converted into tasteful boutique hotels.

    Although there is an extensive range of options, you should always book in advance if you are visiting during the Easter period. Accommodations in Seville tend to be fully booked during Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Feria de Abril.

    Hotel Alfonso XIII

    San Fernando 2
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Luxury

    This Luxury Collection hotel from Starwood is in a palace that was built in 1929 for the Ibero-American Exposition. As was the case then, this is where wealthy international visitors and stars book their rooms. The location and facilities are excellent, and it has a distinguished atmosphere.

    Hotel Casa 1800

    Rodrigo Caro 6
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Luxury

    This centrally located early nineteenth century town palace is now home to a stylish boutique hotel with all of the modern conveniences. Magnificent chandeliers and hand-carved furniture add a finishing touch to the elegant interior. The roof garden with a pool and a view of the cathedral is a welcome extra.

    Hotel Casa Del Poeta

    Don Carlos Alonso Chaparro 3
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    This boutique hotel is somewhat hidden away, and the rooms vary in terms of size and facilities. An apartment is also available. The rooms are arranged around a central patio, which features a little fountain.

    Posada Pilatos

    Calle Muro de los Navarros 22
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    In the Alfalfa district, near Plaza San Augustín, there are apartments of various sizes. Shops and nightlife destinations are in close proximity.

    Pension Doña Pepa

    Juan de Vera, 20
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Budget

    This little guest house is about 300 meters from Santa Justa train station and about a kilometer from the cathedral. The rooms vary in terms of size and facilities, but all guests can use the Wi-Fi and the lovely terrace.

     

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    Nightlife in Seville

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    Daytime temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius are frequent in Seville, so it is hardly surprising that the nightlife here starts even later than it generally does in the rest of the country.

    In the cooler hours of the evening and night-time, the Santa Cruz district and the area surrounding Plaza de la Alfalfa are popular meeting places. If you like to look out over water, you should cross the Guadalquivir River and visit one of the riverside bars in the Triana district.

    La Carbonería

    Calle Céspedes 21
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Visitors to this flamenco club can watch dance performances — or even show off their own moves. Here you can enjoy guitar music and sangria and experience the rhythmic side of Andalusian culture.

    Casa Morales

    García de Vinuesa 11
    41001 Seville
    Spain
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    People meet in and outside this bar around midday – and in the evening, of course. It is near the cathedral and has a wonderfully old-fashioned interior. The atmosphere is pleasantly relaxed.

    Fun Club

    Calle Alameda de Hércules 86
    41002 Sevilla
    Spain
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    Fun Club on the Alameda square has been a hub for Seville’s indie scene for more than 30 years. The club has its own record label, and visitors can expect an ambitious repertoire of indie, rock and hip-hop.

    Teatro de la Maestranza

    Paseo de Cristóbal Colón 22
    41001 Seville
    Spain
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    This building is where the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra plays. The events program includes classical music concerts, operas and ballets. To book tickets, visit the theater’s website (teatrodelamaestranza.es).

    Antique Theatro

    Matemáticos Rey Pastor y Castro
    Antiguo Pabellón Olímpico
    Isla de la Cartuja
    41092 Seville
    Spain
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    This well-established club is on the Expo ‘92 site on La Cartuja Island and has a pleasant outdoor area. Since it is one of the city’s most stylish clubs, there will be some spectacular outfits to admire. Visitors should therefore make an effort with their own appearance.

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    Calendar of events in Seville

    Semana Santa (Holy Week)

    14 – 21 April 2019

    Location: The whole city center

    Numerous processions take place in Seville between Palm Sunday and Easter Day. The high point of the festivities is Good Friday. Wearing traditional, eerie costumes, the members of the brotherhoods (Hermandades) carry crosses. They are followed by the penitents (Nazarenos). During the festivities of Holy Week, normal life is put on hold to some extent.

    Fería de Abril

    April/May 2019

    Location: The whole city center

    About two weeks after Easter, Seville celebrates its colorful Fería, which is a social event of the highest order. This fair, which also involves costumes and music, goes on for several days. It is one of the region’s biggest events.

    Velá de Santa Ana

    21 – 26 July 2018

    Location: Various venues in Triana

    This festival is celebrated in honor of Saint Anna, the patron saint of the Triana district. There is flamenco dancing on the streets until the small hours, and the food marquees (casetas) stay open late as well.

    Noches en los jardines del Real Alcázar (concert series)

    July – September 2018

    Website

    Ort: Real Alcázar

    This popular concert series takes place in the gardens of the royal palace. In this romantic setting, audiences are treated to classical, flamenco and jazz music performances, among other genres. Each concert begins at 10:30 pm.

    Biennal de Flamenco

    6 – 30  September 2018

    Website

    Location: Various venues including Alcázar and Teatro Alameda

    This biennial flamenco event is held in Seville in even-numbered years. There is always a theme as well as competitions for singing and dancing. There is also an extensive program of performances as part of the festival.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone
    Country code: +34

    Mobile telephony and Internet
    Since June 2017, EU citizens traveling within the EU, and also in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have been able to use their cell phones and surf the Net without incurring any extra charges: In other words, customers pay the same price for phone calls, text messages and data volume as they do at home. Restrictions do apply to the constant use of SIM cards abroad, however, and caps may be set on data packages. For full details, contact your mobile telephony provider in your country. Travelers using a SIM card from a non-EU state do not benefit from the new arrangement.

    Free Internet access via Wi-Fi is possible in many busy tourist spots. When using public Wi-Fi networks, it is a wise precaution to ensure encryption of all passwords, credit card details and banking TANs entered. Use of a VPN app or security software to check the safety of a hotspot is recommended.

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    Shopping in Seville

    Key Areas

    The main shopping areas are Calle Sierpes and Calle Tetuán – both streets are to the North of the town hall – as well as Plaza Nueva. In these areas, shoppers can find traditional independent stores. Increasingly, there are international chains too. If you love Andalusian pottery, you should visit the Triana district, where there are some larger ceramics retailers such as those on Calle Antillano Campos and Calle Alfarería.

    Traditional souvenirs include lace, wine and sherry, shawls and fans of all sizes and flamenco accessories. These goods can be found in specialist shops in the historic old town and at most of the markets.

    Markets

    You shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the splendidly colorful array of fresh goods on offer year round at an Andalusian market. Although the market is a sales area, it is also a meeting place. Seville has numerous farmer’s markets, and they are open every day from Monday to Saturday. Particularly noteworthy markets include the Mercado de la Encarnación in the shade of the Metropol Parasol (the spectacular 26-meter-high wooden construction at Plaza de la Encarnación) and the Mercado de Triana at Plaza del Altozano, which sells both food and a varied assortment of souvenirs.

    At weekends, there are flea markets and creative arts markets. These include the Sunday flea market on Alameda de Hércules and the creative arts market on Plaza del Museo in front of the Museo de Bellas Artes (mornings).

     

    Malls

    Most of Seville’s malls are open from Monday to Friday, and the restaurants in the large shopping centers are open on Sundays as well. Although it is the range of goods these malls offer that makes them popular, in the summer months they are also popular because of their air-conditioning systems. In the city center, some recommended malls include Plaza der Armas (centrocomercialplazadearmas.es), which is in the old railway station at Plaza de La Legión, and the huge, modern Nervión Plaza (nervionplaza.com) on Calle Luis de Morales, near Santa Justa railway station.

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    Climate & best time to visit Spain

    The Spanish climate varies from region to region, spanning moderate in the north to Mediterranean in the south, and even subtropical on the Canary Islands.

    The best times to visit Spain are generally in the spring and the fall, when temperatures are agreeable. In most parts of the country, it is very hot at the height of summer, but sea breezes on the coast keep it bearable; the interior is best avoided in July and August. The climate on the Atlantic coast and in all of Galicia is pleasant even in summer. In winter, you can enjoy winter sports in the Pyrenean Mountains or agreeably warm days on the south and southeast coast, as well as on the Canary Islands.

     

    Andalusia

    Andalusia is at its most pleasant in the springtime and fall, when the temperature is a comfortable 23–25 degrees Celsius. In high summer, the inland regions of Andalusia are very hot. Coastal areas are somewhat cooler due to the wind. Winters tend to be mild, and downpours are to be expected. In mountainous regions, it gets remarkably cold. Visitors traveling to Andalusia around Easter should book accommodation well ahead of time, because the Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions are some of the region’s biggest attractions.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    It is polite in Spain to shake hands in greeting. The usual courtesies should be observed. If you are invited to someone’s home, your host will appreciate a small gift. Flowers are given only on special occasions.

    Clothing

    Casual dress is appropriate almost everywhere, although some hotels and restaurants require men to wear a jacket and tie; evening dress is only required for particularly formal occasions. Swimwear belongs without exception on the beach.

    Smoking

    A smoking ban applies in all public institutions, on public transportation, in telephone booths and in rooms containing ATMs, as well as in children’s playgrounds and schoolyards. The smoking ban also applies to all bars, cafés and restaurants. Smoking areas inside bars and restaurants are no longer permitted.

    Tipping

    Tips are generally included in hotel and restaurant bills. It is nevertheless usual to leave a small tip for the service staff. Porters receive a small sum per item of luggage. The usual amount tipped in restaurants is between 10 and 15 percent. When the waiter brings your change, you leave some as the tip. It is considered extremely rude, however, to leave two- or five-cent pieces. When tipping your taxi driver, simply round up the fare.

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    Health

    Emergency telephone number: 112

    Lyme disease, TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) and leishmaniosis are all diseases which are passed on by ticks and mosquitoes and also occur in Spain. Clothing that covers the skin and insect repellents provide protection.

    Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur all over Spain. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Visitors planning an extended stay and close contact with the local population, and generally with children and young people, should also have a hepatitis B vaccination.

    Measles and whooping cough occur in Spain. Before traveling to Spain, visitors should definitely check whether their vaccinations are up to date and if necessary, get a booster shot.

    Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis occur in Spain. Visitors should seek protection by getting a vaccination and avoiding large crowds. Children and young people, in particular, should be vaccinated. According to the latest recommendations, the vaccination applies as required travel vaccination for extended stays for certain groups of people (teenagers, school and university students). Visitors should consult their physician regarding the need for vaccination in the light of recommendations in the country of destination.

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