2018 Destination of the Year: Seville
The Andalusian capital has never fell short of claims that it is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Historical and artistic heritage combined with its continual adaptation to modernity has created a city filled with charm, where the trams, bikes and horse-drawn carriages bypass tourists and locals in a setting replete with striking monuments such as the Cathedral, Giralda or Alcázar.
Coinciding with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of homegrown Baroque painter Esteban Murillo, Lonely Planet has published its selection of the Top Cities to visit in 2018. And guess who crowns the ranking: Seville.
For the first time a Spanish city heads the rankings of the world’s most renowned travel guide, and it’s hardly a surprise.
In the last 10 years the city has undergone a complete transformation. Whilst upholding its artistic legacy, it has managed to reinvent itself all whilst maintaining the allure that those who visit it are unable to forget.
Throughout the year you can visit more than half a dozen Murillo exhibitions and the 31st European Film Awards, as well as the iconic Triana Bridge or Spain’s oldest restaurant, the famous Rinconcillo.
We also have the best places to stay in the city, all catered to your tastes. If you’re looking for a traditional sevillano enclave our recommendation is Casa Palacio San José, a genuine Andalusian palace with views overlooking Seville Cathedral.
If modernity is more your thing, our firm recommendation is Casa Noa due it its excellent location and amenities.
Do you really need any more reasons to add a trip to Seville to your bucket list?