Seville | The City and its Arts
There is a rich artistic thread that runs through Seville’s history. What else would you expect from an area (mythically) founded by Hercules himself...
“Raised by Hercules, Julius Caesar fortified me, with high walls and towers, I was conquered for the king of heaven by Garcí Pérez de Vargas”
It’s an eclectic thread too, confined not just to a colourful art scene that boasts canvases by Picasso. Our tour also takes in an abundant array of regal architecture, including iconic Moorish masterpiece the Alcazar Palace. We also learn how to dance like a local whilst learning more about traditional music, and sample the most sumptuous of all aperitifs during a Jerez sherry tasting.
Join us and explore this most vibrant city — whose heart beats to a flamenco rhythm...
We travel from London to Seville. We arrive in the evening, and transfer to our hotel.
Discover more about the city’s architecture during today’s touring. Along our way, we stop at the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, Catedral de Sevilla. We discover the Moorish influence present in the city this afternoon, during an enlightening visit to the extraordinary Alcazar Palace.
Fine Art & Tiles
The Seville Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the finest for Spanish art of the 17th century — and is where we begin our day. We continue to the Centro Ceramica Triana. We tour the interesting tile museum, and see how the tiles are made and decorated.
The Art of Flamenco
We visit a number of wonderful churches this morning, including the Monasterio de Santa Paula and Iglesia San Pedro. Both feature an impressive selection of artworks. Our tour takes a different turn, stamp and tap this afternoon... Following a private tour of the Flamenco Museum, we feel the rhythms of the music during a dance workshop.
A Private Picasso
You know you’re on holiday when sherry tastings start in the early afternoon. We sample the local aperitif at a local bodega where we also view a private art collection that includes works by Picasso. We continue to the Museum of Contemporary Andalucian Art, housed in a former monastery and ceramics factory.
We enjoy a tour of the Seville Opera House and the Museum of Arts and Traditions on our final morning. We enjoy some free time in Seville this afternoon, before our evening flight back to London.
- Guide Lecturer - Susan Wilson
- Professional Tour Manager
- Return Flights - London to Seville
- All Meals Included - dinner with wine
- Hotel - 5 nights in central Seville
- Local Travel - air conditioned coach
- Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included