When it comes to Spain, one cannot help but think of Seville, a splendid inland city in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. Among the many Spanish cities, Seville is famous for being the city of flamenco and for its monuments, among which the Alcàzar castle and much more.
While it is easy to find activities to do in Seville, it is not so easy to visit it, given the temperatures. In fact, in this city the climate, so similar to the Italian one, can reserve unpleasant surprises. To know how to deal with them, you just have to find out what weather you will find season by season.
- Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- When to go to Seville: the cheapest period
- Seville in Spring
- Seville in Summer
- Seville in Autumn
- Seville in Winter
- User questions and comments
Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- Best time: April-May and September-October. Seville is always enjoyable, but in the height of summer the heat is very muggy, the winter is colder and rainier. Very impressive at Easter during the Semana Santa
- Period to avoid: no one in particular. Even in winter you just need to equip yourself with warmer clothing and an umbrella to enjoy the city
In Seville you will find a Mediterranean climate marked by summers that are much warmer than ours. Temperatures do not drop below 0 ° even in the winter months and the maximum, even in the coldest months, can easily exceed 15 °.
As for the rains, don't worry, they are not particularly frequent and abundant. In some months (like July) you might not even come across even a rainy day.
When to go to Seville: the cheapest period
Although summer in Seville is not a high season, it is still not an economic period as it coincides in many cases with the holidays of Italians. The low season in Seville is winter (excluding holidays) and late autumn (November), which are still not bad times to visit the city.
The best compromise is in the months of March and October, which however are already almost high season.
Seville in Spring
As for spring, you may encounter some problems. The season is in fact quite unstable, given its presence of days of rain and wind alternating with days that can even reach 30 °.
In this period it is still possible to wander through the streets of the town, so take the opportunity to see some places such as Plaza de Espana, the monumental square of the city famous for being also used as a film set or the Real Alcazar, the Royal Palace of Seville famous for its its pomp and the art it contains, without forgetting the palace gardens.
In addition, from 7 May to 29 October it also includes night visits every Friday and Saturday.
Seville in Summer
Summer is really hot, with highs that even exceed 35 °, and they do it very easily. You might even come across peaks of 47 °, which fortunately do not happen often. The climate in this period is very dry, given the almost total absence of rain. However, do not be fooled by the average temperatures of these months: between the evening and the hottest hours there are differences of even 16 °.
Summer is bad if you want to visit the city, better take advantage of it to visit the museums in Seville. Among the many available you could take a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts (pay attention to the closing time, which until 15 September is at 15:30). And if you want to take a tour of the city in the evening, no problem, as long as you do it in the evening.
Take advantage of it to visit the Plaza de Toros, the Seville bullring and the attached museum, or one of the many buildings that organize night visits such as Casa de Pilatos, which seems to have been built in the image and likeness of the palace of Pontius Pilate.
Seville in Autumn
Autumn is also warm and sunny, especially in the first part when you can touch the maximum temperature of 30 °, from the second part onwards the rains begin to present themselves, cooling the air.
Take advantage of the cool to visit the historic districts of the city, such as the Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of the city or the Cathedral of Seville. This splendid Gothic church, dating back to the 1400s and built over an ancient mosque, contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus and other unique places, such as the Treasury room, the Gothic Retable of the Capilla Mayor and the Patio de los Naranjos.
Visiting the cathedral in autumn you will also have no problem climbing the Giralda, the symbol of the city from which you can enjoy a splendid panorama given its height of 70 meters. Although it is the bell tower of the Cathedral, it is considered almost a separate building that still retains the distinctive features of the original minaret.
Seville in Winter
Winter in Seville is very mild with average temperatures hovering around 10 °, although you may also come across lows that reach 0 ° (although it is very rare). However, wind and rain are also frequent. During this season, green light for everything you can and want to see. Museums, walks in the historic center even during the hottest hours, everything is allowed.
Among the destinations we recommend the Palacio de Lebrija, one of the most sumptuous private buildings in the city open to the public, which contains paintings and art collections of all kinds, and a nice walk along the riverside until you cross Torre del Oro, built in the XIII. century and testimony of the "maritime" side of the city. Inside you will also find a naval museum complete with documents relating to the port of the city.
Furthermore, you cannot miss Puente de Isabel II which, according to a mistaken belief, was designed by Eiffel (in reality the work was done by the engineers Gustavo Steinacher and Ferdinand Bennetot in the first half of the nineteenth century).
How to dress: what to pack
- In winter: sweaters, coats and anything that can keep you warm. Green light also to hats, scarves and gloves without forgetting suitable waterproof shoes. You may run into rain and therefore a raincoat and umbrella are indispensable.
- In summer: even more important than clothing is sunscreen. You will have to use a lot of it to protect yourself from the sun of these months. Despite the temperatures try not to keep too much skin uncovered, you could burn yourself. Better a loose and comfortable clothing that allows the skin to breathe while protecting it from the sun.
- In autumn and spring: in these seasons you can take advantage of normal summer clothing as long as you also keep something heavier with you. In the evening, the air becomes cooler, so take your jackets or a light sweater with you just in case.
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