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A Taste of Seville

8 November 2020

6 days from £2,495pp

Basking in glorious Spanish sunshine, the capital of Andalusia is an art lover’s delight. Discover the work of Velázquez at the spectacular Hospital de los Venerables, indulge in the craft of Ibérico ham, visit Roman ruins and experience authentic flamenco.
  • See the masterpieces of Velázquez, Zurbarán, Murillo and the sculptor Montañés during an exclusive private visit to the Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes
  • Discover the Sierra de Aracena where we’ll immerse ourselves in the craft and taste of the famous Ibérico ham  
  • Visit the ruins of Roman Italica, on the outskirts of Seville, home city of emperors Trajan and Hadrian
  • Enjoy a moving and authentic flamenco performance
 
 
Seville, founded (it is said) by Hercules, was praised by Lorca for its oranges and olives, and by Byron for its oranges and women. Its location on the Guadalquivir river made it a natural entry point for Atlantic trade, and it grew rich on Spain’s plunder from the Americas. The city’s wealth in its 16th-century golden age can be seen in its private palaces, most notably the spectacular Alcazar, originally the seat of Moorish kings. The city also has a rich artistic history. Two of Spain’s greatest painters, Velázquez and Murillo, were born in Seville and examples of their work can be found in Seville’s marvellous galleries alongside countless other treasures. However, the glories of Seville cannot be enjoyed through sight alone. From the meltingly delicious Jamón Ibérico, to the crisp, jewel-toned sherry and exquisite tapas served in Seville’s charming and lively tapas bars, taste is as vital a sense as any other in the exploration of this city. Join Sue Rollin on this new Art Pursuits Abroad tour, a joyful celebration of art, architecture and gastronomy in the seductive capital of Andalucia.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia, Seville

★★★★
Overview
Crossing the threshold of this hotel means immersing yourself in a Seville known to only a select few. Comprising of 27 traditional houses it has 134 different rooms which are linked through 40 patios, gardens and a labyrinth of small passageways. The hotel is located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter and just minutes away from the main landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Royal Alcázar and the House of Pilatos among others. The remains of pedestals, Roman statues, amphoras, earthenware jugs, antiques and original furniture decorate each of its corners, giving it a unique atmosphere. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Air conditioning