Seville is a city full of history, art, joy and a long tradition of University life. The capital of Andalucía, which currently has a population of over 703.021 inhabitants (2011), is the fourth largest city in Spain. The buisness and services sector are at the heart of its economy.
Light and colour are the dominating features of the city’s beauty, as can be experienced during the two world reknowned festivals celebrated during Spring: Semana Santa (Eastern) and La Feria (April Fair).
Average annual temperature is 18.6º C rising to 28.6º C during July and August. Maximum temperatures can reach 40-42º C. During the winter, the average temperature descends to 11-14º C and usually never falls below 2-3º C. Rainfall is moderate and the annual average is 578 l/m³.
Seville is well connected to the rest of Spain and Europe by road, bus and plane. Madrid and the coasts of Huelva, Cádiz, and Portugal are easy to get to; and the Andalusian highway Seville-Malaga-Granada-Almería is directly linked to the Mediterranean Highway leading to Valencia and Barcelona.
Recent changes have transformed the railway network of Sevilla into an important hub for connections between the Andalusian capital and the rest of the world. The high speed AVE train reaches Madrid in just two and a half hours.
The Guadalquivir River in Sevilla boasts the only interior port in Spain, just 80 kilometres away from the coast.
San Pablo International Airport, located just 10 km from the city centre, is easily accessible and offers regular flights to a all major European and Spanish cities
Seville offers a wide range of leisure opportunities and extracurricular activities including theater, cinema, exhibitions, and concerts. Full information on following web pages:
Cathedral: It is the third biggest Cathedral in the Christian World and the biggest Gothic Church in the world. Constructed during the 15th century on the site of an Islamic mosque. The Main Chapel is of particular note.
Giralda: The true symbol of the city. The bell tower of the cathedral was formerly a minaret of the main Islamic mosque of Seville.
Alcázar: Fortified Mudéjar palace with beautiful gardens close to the Cathedral.
Townhall: Remarkable building with a Neoclassical and Renaissance façade.
Barrio Santa Cruz: Narrow streets, several squares, attractive façades and courtyards. The quarter is located at the foot of the Cathedral.
Archivo General de Indias: Renaissance building located near the Cathedral. Houses a collection of documents from the Colonisation of the Americas.
Old Tobacco Factory: Now used as the site for the University. Impressive eighteenth century building, where the famous female tabaco rollers inspired Merimée's story of Carmen.
Torre del Oro: Arab tower from the 13th century on the bank of the river, it is now used as a nautical museum.
La Maestranza: Bullring on the bank of the Guadalquivir river. Main season is during the April Fair and occasionally between March and September.
Palacio de San Telmo: Baroque palace, today is the seat of the Andalusian government.
Casa de Pilatos: Private aristocratic residence from the 16th century. Mixture of Renaissance, Mudéjar and late Gothic style.
FineArt Museum: Renaissance building and the second biggest art gallery in Spain. Works by Murillo, Zurbarán and El Greco.
Plaza de España: Monumental square designed in a Spanish regional style from the early twentieth century for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929.
Cost of living
The currency in Spain is the Euro.
Renting a 2 bedroom apartment (depending on location)
Renting a room (depending on location)
Subway, bus or tramway one-way ticket
Cup of Coffee
Average Restaurant Meal or Set Menu
A glass of beer at a bar
Going out for tapas/ dinner
Cocktail in a pub or disco
A packet of cigarette
Drink from a vending machine
Taxi from the airport to the centre of the city
Cinema Ticket on the weekend
Oficinas de Relaciones Internacionales y Cooperación al Desarrollo. Universidad de Sevilla. Avda. Ciudad Jardín, 20-22, C.P. 41005-Sevilla, España.