Only a short 20 minute drive to the city of Seville which is Andalucía’s capital city, your holiday can begin almost as soon as you touchdown on Spanish soil. Furthermore, the airport’s central location within Andalucía makes it an ideal starting point from which to drive in any direction and visit numerous popular destinations.
What Can I See in Seville Itself?
A particularly vivacious city, Seville is bursting with things to see and do during your visit.
Alongside Seville’s striking medieval architecture, such as the Alcazar Palace, the city is also home to two of Andalucia’s most famous traditions – flamenco and bullfighting. Flamenco dancers can often be found performing in the city’s plazas, and Seville’s bullfighting ring is open for tours year round, making it a great place to immerse yourself in the history of the region.
Alternatively, tantalise your tastebuds in one of the many tapas bars, or take a stroll through the romantic winding lanes lined with the famous Seville orange trees for an equally enjoyable experience.
Reasons to Book a Hire Car in Seville
Famed for its outlandish medieval architecture, the region of Andalucía is strewn with breathtaking cathedrals, palaces, and Moorish ruins. The jewel amongst these historical delights is without doubt the Alahambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Located in Granada, a 2 hour drive from Seville or Cordoba, the Alhambra Palace is a must-see. Framed by the Sierra Mountains, the Palace and Gardens are an exquisite monument to the region’s Moorish culture. It is no surprise that they are two of the most visited historical marvels in the world!
For those who have had their fill of historic sights, a scenic drive to the Parque Nacional de Donana is an excellent opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy towns and cities.
Huelva is also another great destination for those looking to venture away from tourist crowds. It's home to Spain’s oldest football club, Recreativo de Huelvo, a 15th Century Gothic Church and a museum displaying Roman artefacts, as well as being a great place to stock up Spanish delicacies such as cured ham, fresh strawberries, and marzipan. The town is an excellent opportunity to experience a taste of the region’s famed heritage on a smaller scale.
However, Andalucia isn’t all sight-seeing and bar hopping, it is also home to some of Spain’s most beautiful coastline. Drive for 90 minutes from Seville Airport and you will reach Cadiz. Being perhaps the oldest settlement in Europe, it is steeped in millenniums of history. Although not as commonly visited as Malaga and Marbella, this historic port city’s unspoilt beaches and famed seafood make a drive there a certain holiday highlight.