The Best Time to Visit Seville

14 November 2023

Best time to visit Seville

What is the best time to visit Seville? It’s the million-dollar question, one that many of our clients ask every year before deciding on their travel dates. Seville, a city brimming with charm and tradition, offers a unique experience in each season. In this article, we’ll guide you through the different times of the year to help you discover when is the best season to explore this gem in southern Spain.

1. Spring: Aromas, Holy Week, and April Fair

Springtime in Seville is a sensory delight. Orange blossoms fill the air with their sweet fragrance, and the incense from the churches heralds the arrival of the Holy Week (Easter) and the celebration of the April Fair. While the city comes alive, prices tend to be higher, and the Holy Week can disrupt the city’s routine. Therefore, before planning your trip, make sure it doesn’t coincide with Easter—unless experiencing this grand week is your primary goal.

2. Summer: Heat, Tranquil Days, and Lively Nights

In summer, Seville basks in intense heat, leading many businesses to close for holidays. Some, like ours, significantly reduce their hours, and many locals escape to the coast to seek refuge from the heat. However, nights come to life on bar terraces, offering a lively and welcoming atmosphere until late into the night. The main advantage is the absence of tourists, making it easier to book activities and find more affordable accommodations. However, keep in mind that our availability may be limited during this time, with weeks when no tours are conducted. We recommend contacting us well in advance.

3. Autumn: Pleasant Weather and Serenity

Autumn in Seville provides pleasant weather without the hustle of the Holy Week. While prices may be higher, they don’t reach the levels of spring. Businesses have reopened, and locals return to the city after their summer holidays to resume their routines. It’s an ideal time to enjoy the city with warm yet bearable temperatures.

4. Winter: Mild Weather, Local Festivities, and Christmas Spirit

For many, winter is the prime time to visit Seville. With temperatures warmer than the rest of Europe, sunny days, and a lower density of tourists, it’s the perfect season to explore the city. Additionally, during January-February, you can witness the orange harvest, a unique local tradition. Christmas is also a special time to visit, as Sevillanos exude contagious holiday spirit that can be felt from every corner of the city. Besides the festive lights and Christmas markets, the City Council organizes special events every year during this season for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. Don’t forget to follow the Nativity scene route to experience this deeply rooted tradition in the city.

In conclusion, the best time to visit Seville depends on your preferences. If you seek lower prices and relative tranquillity, winter is the optimal choice. If you prefer the bustling atmosphere and floral, exotic scents, spring is your season. Regardless of the time you choose, Sevilla always has something special to offer. Enjoy your journey!

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