There's a reason Seville oranges are famous. Their orange blossom scent pervading every plaza in a perfect accompaniment to the laid-back life of the Andalucian capital. Seville is all about having fun, seen at its most intense during April's Feria festival and Easter's Semana Santa. But, this devotion to enjoyment is a year-round affair, with evenings teeming with stylish locals who perch in side-street tapas bars and days filled with sightseeing beautiful architecture.
With winding medieval lanes and Roman, Islamic, Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance traces, Seville is a wonderful fusion of history, found in combinations such as the Cathedral of St Mary, which, like the Alcazar facing it, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It all continues in the flamenco's blend of gypsy music, Moorish rhythm and Spanish guitars, a living dancing embodiment of the myriad influences that have shaped this part of Spain over the centuries.
Triana neighbourhood Seville, Andalucia