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How to come to Seville
To get to Sevilla by plane you have different options.
Sevilla Airport – This is the most comfortable option if it is possible for you to find a flight, as this airport is not really big and just offers a limited number of flights. To check the available destinations in this airport you can check the following link: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Sevilla/en/Page/1056530002672/.
Once in the airport is easy to get into the city by taxi (around 25€) or by bus (4€).
Málaga Airport – This is the biggest airport in the south of Spain. It is an international airport where you probably will find any destination you are looking for. In the next link you can find all the available destinations: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Malaga/en/Page/1056529994748/.
Once in the airport you will have to first take a train from Malaga airport (you can find the train station just outside the airport and you can find trains quite often) to Malaga. In the following link you can find the schedule of trains (Select as “From” (Origen) àAeropuerto and “To” (Destino) àMálaga -María Zambrano): http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/cercanias/malaga/
Finally in Malaga train station (Málaga- María Zambrano) you should take a train going to Sevilla. There are trains every hour or two hours starting from 06:45 in the morning and finishing at 20:15 in the evening. The price varies between around 25€ if you take the slow train (MD – 2h 30min.) and around 45€ for the fast one (Avant – 1h 55min)
Jerez Airport – This airport is even smaller than Sevilla airport. There are not many available destinations from this airport but if you find a flight going to it, it is also easy to get into Sevilla.
From the airport you can take a direct train going to Sevilla from 5:40 in the morning to 21:15 in the evening with an approximate price of 11€.
Madrid Airport – This is the main airport in Spain. If there is no other option you will probably find a flight going to Madrid. From this airport there are two possibilities to go to Seville: by train or by plane. By train, you should take the underground (or directly a train with line C1) to the Central Train Station (Atocha) and then take a train going to Sevilla. These trains costs around 75€ (or cheaper when booking about two months before the trip) and are available from 6:20 in the morning until 21:15 in the evening (see http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/for more information or for booking). The journey lasts around 3 hours. By plane there are several flight per day with the company Iberia (http://www.iberia.com/).
Instead of using the train it could be also possible to rent a car from one of the popular car rental companies (AVIS, Europcar,…). Sevilla is well connected by highway with almost every city in Spain. In the next links you will find maps indicating how to get into the conference place from different locations.
- From Málaga: https://goo.gl/maps/rU4jS (around 2h 30min)
- From Jerez: https://goo.gl/maps/VUwVH (around 1h 10min)
- From Madrid: https://goo.gl/maps/JKFC3 (4h 30min - 5h 00min)
Apart from the train connections commented above, Spain has a very good railway network connecting all main towns and cities. So, if you are planning to travel to any different city that those ones we suggest, you will be probably able to find a good train connection. In the following link you can check the scheduling and prices of trains and you can also book them from there: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
This is the biggest Christian gothic cathedral in the world. It was built on an old Mosque, but it is still possible to visit its minaret (Giralda) and the "Patio de los naranjos" (the main courtyard of the Mosque).We can also find next to it the "Archivo de Indias" that was built to unify the documentation of all Spanish colonies in 1785.
You can find more information and some photos in www.catedraldesevilla.es/
A set of palaces surrounded by a wall and located inside the city of Seville next to the cathedral. It shows different architecture styles from the different ages in history going from Islamic to mudejar or gothic. It also incorporates some elements from Renaissance and Baroque.
You can find more information and some photos in www.alcazarsevilla.org/?p=129
"Torre del oro"
It was built around 1200. It is located by the Guadalquivir river bank. It is commonly said that its name is due to it was used to recollect the gold arriving after the Discovery of America, but it has been proved that the name was related to its shine due to the materials that were used to build it.
You can find more information and some photos in www.visitasevilla.es/es/lugar-interes/torre-del-oro
"Parque de Maria Luisa" and "Plaza de España"
"Parque de Maria Luisa" is the largest park in the city. In the beginning, it was part of "San Telmo Palace" but from 1914 it has been a public park. "Plaza de España" is located inside the park and it was created for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929. As a curiosity we can say that it has been used as scenery for many well-known films.
You can find more information and some photos in sevillapedia.wikanda.es/wiki/Plaza_de_Espa%C3%B1a_%28Sevilla%29
We could consider the city center as Plaza Nueva (the city hall is here) and its surroundings. This is the most active part of the city, you can find people walking around until late in the night. Next to "Plaza Nueva" we find the two main "shop streets" in the city, "Sierpes Street" and "Tetuan Street". It is also possible to find many different terraces to take a rest and enjoy the gastronomy of the city.
"Barrio de Santa Cruz"
It was the old "Jew Neighborhood". It became the second biggest community of Jews in Spain (just after Toledo) after the "Reconquista". It is composed of a large set of really narrow streets where it is quite easy to get lost. Nevertheless, it is a place that must be visited due to its beauty and its peculiarity.
You can find more information in http://www.andalucia.com/cities/seville/barriosantacruz.htm
"Alameda de Hércules"
It is another kind of park totally different to "Parque de Maria Luisa". This is maybe not a so touristic place so it is easy to find local people enjoying the weather seated in a terrace having a drink. One extreme is quite close to the city center while the other is next to the river (Guadalquivir). This place is highly recommended for having dinner as it is full of restaurants where you can try some "tapas". Moreover, as it is not so touristic it is not very expensive.
You can find more information and some photos in http://sevillapedia.wikanda.es/wiki/Alameda_de_H%C3%A9rcules