A city open to proffesional tourism.
More than a hundred congresses every year, exhibitions and other events, give credit to Seville as one of the main destinations for touristic business in Spain.
The excellent communications that the city counts on include a modern international airport a few kilometers away from the center, as well as a “high speed” Railway Station (AVE) that will take us to Madrid in little more than two hours trip. Besides of a dense network road, highways and motorways.
Year after year, Seville welcomes all types of fairs, professional symposiums and meetings in the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses (FIBES), located at the city gates. One of them is a modern complex of futurist architecture that is made up of a central building, two side buildings and three exhibiting pavilions. All together, 30.000 sq. meters of surface that offer capacity to lodge an audience of more than a thousand people plus rooms equipped with the most modern technologies and multimedia services as well as restoration and refreshments-room.
Located in the island of the Cartuja, the Palenque is a wide complex of 9.000 sq. meters perfectly equipped to give capacity to all types of acts: professional meetings, presentations, congresses, etc. Among its instalations we should point up the auditorium hall with capacity for 1500 seats.
The hotel capacity in Seville is beyond all doubt as it counts with nearly 10.000 places distributed in five and four stars hotels, and around 3500 places in three stars hotels.
Among its singular lodging, they emphasize “Alfonso XIII Hotel”, located in a neomudejar building, and the “Casas de la Judería Hotel” in the center of the old jewish district where the Duke of Béjar use to abide. In the city surroundings there are three hotels worth mentioning: the “Hacienda Benazuza” in San Lúcar la Mayor; the Hotel “Casa de Carmona”, and “Rey Don Pedro’s Alcázar Parador”, in Carmona.
Leisure alternatives for all tastes.
Seville is a jovial and cheerful city and this is why it connects easily with young people.
There are many cultural activities that will attract the attention of the young public. Such is the case of festivals like theSeville territories or the Nations Festival with great encounters of ethnic music, solidarity events and many multicultural manifestations. In the Theater of the Maestranza the Iternational Encounters of Cinema Music take place in may, including in their programmes concerts of sound tracks from films accompanied with projections.
Throughout the year, some of the most outstanding soloists and groups from the national and international musical panorama march past the two most emblematic scenes of the sevillian capital: the auditorium of the Cartuja and the Palenque.
The supply of theater takes place in the “Sala Imperdible”, where the young promises share stage with the ones proposed by the independent companies; and in the Central Theater which welcomes the most innovating and daring performances.
Seville also welcomes every weekend the last movie premières that arrive at the spanish billboards. The capital holds numerous movie-theaters, many of which are within commercial centers, like Alcampo Multicines, Nervión Plaza, or Arcos Multicines.
Also important to keep in mind one of the great leisure alternatives in Seville, the thematic Isla Mágicapark. Its well taken care of environment as well as attractions and live activities, will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable day.
At night, the city has a wide supply of premises. The district of santa cruz and the Argote deMolina Street are ideal to have the first evening drink. The animation spreads out towards Betisand Alfalfa Streets, with an ample supply of bars and discotheques. Also the areas ofMarqués de Paradas, Julio César and Adriano Streets, very close to the old Plaza de Armas Station, are ideal for the ones who like to be out until dawn or late in the evening. If you are visiting in summertime, we advise you to sit on the numerous terraces at both banks of the river.
Young people have it very easy to move around the city, since they can get a “young bus pass” that will allow them to take urban buses at low cost, as well as the “studio card”, valid for all neighbourhood trains.