The Spanish city of Seville dates back to the 8th century BC and is the capital of the county's southern region, Andalusia. The city was built on the River Guadalquvir's plain and is divided into 11 districts, home to a rich tapestry of history, cuisine, culture and architecture. Hiring a car from Seville Airport means you can tour Casco Antiguo, Seville's old quarter. Just 10 minutes away, this historic area is home to the city's most iconic landmarks. The city's royal palace, the Alcázar, is a glorious piece of Mudéjar architecture and is still the official Seville residence for the monarchy. Seville Cathedral is the largest gothic structure in Europe, while the world's oldest tapas bar, Rinconcillo, is still going strong and well worth a visit.
Seville is alive with music and dance, with the city most famous art form, Flamenco, showcased throughout. Visit the Museo del Baile Flamenco to learn about its history, take in a bar show at La Carboneria, or even attend the city's bi-annual Flamenco Fiesta. If you are keen on shopping, Seville has a lot of retail therapy opportunities available. Tiendas del centro is the main central shopping area. There are three indoor malls, and a selection of markets, including the Charco de la Pava flea market. For a spot of hiking and fresh air, rent a car from Seville Airport and visit the Sierra Norte de Sevilla national park, just 75 minutes away.