Seville is a magnificent destination for a getaway at any time of the year, but spring is the perfect time to visit. The sunlight that illuminates the city has a special glow and the scent of orange blossom wafts round every corner. So, here we show 8 ideas for enjoying Seville in the springtime. If you decide to visit Seville this spring, we at LOCK & enjoy! will take care of your luggage so the only thing you have to do is have fun.
8 ideas for enjoying Seville in the springtime
There are so many things to do in Seville during the springtime. Strolls through the city centre or parks, sightseeing and soaking in the atmosphere of the Feria de Abril are some of our recommendations.
María Luisa Park
You’ll find it in full bloom and at its best this time of year. Lose yourself among the region’s endemic flora and plants from other regions. Visit the famous statue of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and stroll amongst the lotus ponds and the gazebos that surround them.
If you’re here on the third Sunday of the month, pay a visit to the market stalls. You’ll find the latest fashions, arts and crafts and decorations in this area of the park.
The city boasts a wide variety of mansion houses, symbols of the splendour of the age of commercial routes to the Americas. Built in a range of architectural styles, such as Moorish and Renaissance, you’ll see excellent examples of these grandiose mansions at the Palacio de Dueñas, Casa de Pilatos and Casa Palacio de Salinas. You’ll be charmed by any of these buildings, which will take you on a journey through time.
You won’t be able to stay in these houses, but you will be able to leave your suitcase at our lockers in Seville so you can enjoy your visit to the max.
How about a bike ride?
If you like getting about on two wheels, spring is the perfect time to be in Seville. The sunshine isn’t too hot and the temperature is just right for a bike ride that won’t finish you off! Set your own pace on your bike or book a tour with a company who will take you to the city’s most iconic spots.
Whatever you do, don’t worry about your backpack or suitcase – you can keep them in our lockers in Seville.
If you want to get away a bit from traditional Seville, head to the Alameda de Hércules neighbourhood. This is one of the city’s trendiest districts, where you can eat in any type of restaurant and listen to flamenco or watch a variety of performances at the Espacio Santa Clara.
Fine Arts Museum
If you’re looking to do a spot of sightseeing and fancy heading somewhere quiet and cool the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) is for you. This is one of the country’s most significant art galleries. You can find paintings by some of Spain’s finest artists such as Murillo and Zurbarán. Find out about the temporary exhibitions – there could well be something that interests you.
The Feria de Abril
This festival is a must if you are in Seville while it’s on. Here are some tips to bear in mind:
- You don’t need deck yourself out in flamenco gear, but if you want to add some Seville-style flair to your outfit, a hat (for men) or a flower in your hair (for women) will do the trick.
- Get into the rhythm of the dancing and music. Enjoy the food on offer and try some local specialities.
- Book your accommodation in time; Seville will be full of tourists.
- The marquees are private but you’ll find some for tourists. You can still enjoy the party even if you don’t have any friends in Seville.
- Join in with the crowds unencumbered and forget all about your suitcases and bags. LOCK & enjoy Seville has lockers with your name on. Remember to book your locker – the huge influx of people during the Feria de Abril could make it harder to find one nearby.
The district of Triana
You simply can’t go to Seville and not visit Triana. The coming of spring awakens the area from its winter lethargy and the streets come alive once more. Head to the Guadalquivir and enjoy the views of the river and the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) in the background. It’s all even more beautiful if you visit as night falls, with the setting sun adding its special magic to the scene.
A number of composers, including Mozart, Verdi and Bizet used Seville as the setting for their operas. Follow in the footsteps of Carmen or Don Juan and lose yourself in the places where their stories were set. There are a couple of routes that will delight opera lovers.
These are some of our ideas but there are plenty of other things to do in Seville, to suit all tastes. If you’re coming to visit this marvellous city, remember that LOCK & enjoy! offers lockers in Seville.