Seville is a fairly large city in the south of the Spanish province of Andalusia, located at the shore of the Guadalquivir River. The river runs through the city and in the old days it was used as the connection between the harbor and the sea for the main area. The city's Old Town is the third largest of Europe and full of historic sites, museums and churches. The most famous historic sites are the Cathedral of Seville, the world's third-largest church, the Real Alcazar Palace, the Torre del Oro, an old dodecagonal watchtower, the Spanish Square and the new wooden building Metropol Parasol, which was built in 2011, is about 26 meters high, and has a spongy structure. The city area also hosts the annual flamenco events as well as bullfights.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best time to go to Seville is either spring (March to June) or fall (September and October) when days are longer and temperatures are not insanely high. From the last weekend of March till late October, the summer daylight saving time is applied.
More information: Seville forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Seville is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $51.91, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $175.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $59.33
- Hotel (3 stars): $93.09
- Hotel (4 stars): $105.06
- Hotel (5 stars): $287.46
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.72
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.18
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.96
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.87
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.83
Seville has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 69.8 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 86.9 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 68.7 (better than United states average 41.8)
More information: Seville safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.