If you are thinking about a vacation in the south of Spain you usually plan for the summer time, right? Andalusia has one of the warmest climates in Europe.
During the summer Sevillanos keep their cool by avoiding the midday sun and drinking their beer as cold as possible.
However, admittedly sightseeing in hot temperatures is not the most pleasant thing to do but fantastic for tourists wishing to secure some reliable sunshine.
If you would like to fully enjoy the cultural offer I suggest you rent your Seville apartments right about now in the low season.
In 2010 Spain got hit by a pretty harsh winter. This is what it looked like in Seville:
Even during December and January when the rest of Europe is facing an icy-breeze and wintercoat, scarf and hat are a daily requirement to leave the house, the temperatures in Seville usually don’t go far below 20°C.
The last time the city saw snow was in the 1930s and the snow stayed on the ground for about 30 minutes. So you definitely won’t freeze to death if you spend the whole day sightseeing and you will avoid the crowds.
There will be no lines getting into institutions like the Museo de Bellas Artes or the Alcázar, for example.
And don’t be fooled thinking you won’t get into the holiday spirit in these mild temperatures. As a matter of fact the Christmas market in Seville is among Spain’s most popular.
Though it is still a little early there are some pre-Christmas markets that slowly but surely will get you in the right mood for the holidays.
Starting in mid-November up until right before Christmas the Feria del Belén de Sevilla put everything on display for the nativity scene.
Famous stores from all over the country have booths at the fair and people can buy figures and everything else one needs for a nativity scene.
Also from mid-November until the beginning of Dec another fair will open where people can buy new and old printed media. At the Feria del Libro Antiguo you can browse for rare and antique posters, prints, books, newspapers etc.
For those who are interested this is a great place to buy titles about the history, art and architecture in Seville. To enjoy a mild winter – at least for a little while – think about spending some time in apartments in Seville.