Founded 3,000 years ago by the greek God Hercules (this has got to be 100% legit, right?), Seville is now a jewel of both southern Spain and big budget film productions. It’s home to Star Wars’ Naboo, and Game of Thrones’ Dorn, among other productions. After Hercules and before hollywood it had some Roman and Moorish history. Apart from all this, Seville is also a great place to have a weekend break.
If you are looking for some short-haul winter sun, Seville is the place to go. Its perfect in autumn, winter and spring, with great temperatures and lots to see. In the summer Seville is known as the frying pan of Spain, and I can personally vouch for the consistent 40*C heat every day. But the advantage of this time of year is you get not that many tourists. So if you are into photography, blogging or just plain dislike your views getting photobombed by high-vis jackets and sock and sandal combos, arm yourself with plenty of water, ice cream and go in the summer.
To make the most of my two days there, I walked around in the morning, siestad (how does one make siesta into a verb?) in the afternoon to hide from the heat and ventured out in the evening to take in some music, dancing and all of tapas. Which Seville has a phenomenal variety of. So visit, siesta and dig in. And if you still having trouble coping with the heat like I was, invest in a fan. Andalusia, the region in the south of Spain is famous for its flamenco dancing and fans are an invaluable prop to that. Pick one up on any street corner for a euro or two and you are set. Also invest in some industrial grade sun block (I opted for factor 60, lots of cover ups and only just escaped looking like crisp pork roast).