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The southern Spanish city of Seville is a popular city break destination for those who want to immerse themselves in the rich Andalucian culture of the region. An exciting time to visit is during the festivals that are celebrated with passion and revelry during the week of Semana Santa (holy week) and the April Fair, with parades winding around the narrow cobbled streets filled with the scent of blossoming orange trees.
The birthplace of tapas, gastronomy is an important part of the social scene here. With 1,000s of tapas bars serving endless local delicacies, from manchego cheese and the Spanish black pudding "morcillo" to spicy chorizo sausage and grilled white bait. With a young and vibrant night life, it's popular for both locals and visitors to hop from bar to bar sampling delicious nibbles as they go.
Throughout your Seville holiday, everywhere you look you'll see evidence of the various cultures that inhabited this great city over the centuries - in the architecture of the enormous Gothic cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, the intricately-tiled walls of the royal Alcazar palace (originally a Moorish fort), the collection of fine paintings in the museo de belles artes (museum of fine arts) - even the simple winding lanes and hidden plazas hold indelible traces of times gone by.
With direct flights from Dublin to Seville and fantastic hotel options to suit all price ranges, search for short trips to Seville, and come and explore this amazing city on your next holiday. Here you can learn of the legend of Don Juan, take a flamenco dance class, shop in the local markets, see a traditional bullfight or simply enjoy a glass of wine beside the banks of the Guadalquivir river.