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The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusian region, Seville has been inspiring travelers forever. Situated right in the heart of the city in its commercial and financial district, Gran Meliá Colón has been a veritable landmark for decades. If walls could talk, you would hear the stories of famous bullfighters and dignitaries that laid their heads here. Swept in red and golden colors, the hotel is honored to belong to “The Leading Hotels of the World,” one of the most prestigious associations in the whole world. Unwind inside your modern room and see the medieval and Gothic sights of the hotel’s neighboring architecture.
The Santa Cruz neighborhood is made up of narrow streets and alleys. It’s the most well-known amongst travelers to Seville. Most of the city’s oldest churches are here, including the Cathedral of Seville.
You would be remiss to visit Seville and not sample the array of award-winning tapas establishments. With a tour, sample the best that Andalusia has to offer. A typical tour will include paired wines and takes about three hours.
Thanks to its inland location, the landscape south of the city provides a beautiful backdrop for several public golf courses. We recommend La Pineda, Las Minas, Real Club de Golf, and Zaudin.
Moorish Muslim kings built this royal palace centuries ago. Today, it’s one of Spain’s most prized pieces of architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the Courtyard of the Maidens and the sunken gardens and pools.
Seville hosted a World Fair in 1992 and its former grounds are now home to Isla Mágica, a family-friendly theme park with games and attractions. Rollercoasters, waterslides, and merry-go-rounds will delight the little ones.
Just 15 minutes from your inviting suite at Gran Meliá Colón, Gran Casino of Aljarafe is a spacious casino with valet service and on-site dining options. Watch a live tournament or try your hand at a slot machine.
In the week prior to Easter, Seville observes the Holy Week. Besides the April Fair that occurs two weeks later, this is the biggest festival in the city all year. The Catholic population commemorates their history with street processions and pasos.
For a feast of the senses, see a flamenco show. Los Gallos, El Palacio Andaluz, and El Patio Sevilleno are just a few of the tablaos (tapas-style restaurants with live flamenco shows) from which to choose during your vacation in Spain.
For an authentic feel and as an appreciative nod to Andalusia’s history, the floors and rooms at Gran Meliá Colón are thoughtfully decorated with several detailed reproductions of art and sculpture by Spain’s finest creators.
All of Inspirato’s accommodations at Gran Meliá Colón include RedLevel Service. This means you’ll have exclusive access to the RedLevel Lounge, personalized check-ins, 24-hour bell service, complimentary laundry service, daily turndowns, and much more.
If it’s sun you’re seeking, book your vacation to Seville for the month of July to enjoy its 12 hours of daily sunshine. In the summer months, temperatures average 82 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the region’s coldest month, although lows are not at all extreme at 52 degree averages, and March is its rainiest. As is true for most of Spain, the best month to take a dip in the ocean is August when water temperatures are around 73 degrees.