Car rental Sevilla
Seville is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville, Spain. Situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, it is the fourth largest city of Spain, following Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. It is the strongest economical force among the Andalusian cities, also the cultural and financial center of southern Spain
. Internationally famed for its architecture, culture, music, gastronomy and nightlife, it tops as one of the world's leading tourist destinations.
Despite the city's well developed public transport system, car rental in Seville is still much favored among tourists to thoroughly discover the city and its amazing outlying towns and villages. When touring with car rental in Seville, try to avoid the rush hours which are generally between 07:00 to 09:30 and 16:30 to 19:30. It is important to rent a GPS device from the car rental company prior to travelling and take special notice of the shortcuts, which often turn out to be unpaved roads or mountain passes. Seville is well connected to many other cities by an extensive network, with six roads leading directly to and from Seville, which greatly facilitate the travelers by car hire. You can rent a car in Seville and head northwest to Sierra de Aracena, one of the most famous places for Jamón in Spain and full of charming little villages. It is about an hour and a quarter's drive with car rental from Seville by taking the A66/E-803 north from the city. Or you can take a day trip by car rental to Cordoba and visit the Mezquita with peppermint striped arches and enjoy a relaxing, Arabic bath in Hamam.
Traveling by car rental in Seville is favorable, although when parking in downtown you need to beware that it is not possible to park in the street in any part of Seville city center, a measurement of the government to eliminate congested traffic. There is a traffic control system with cameras to record your plate number. Once entered the center you can only park for 45 minutes in a hotel garage or a public garage. Surpassing the limit will result in a hefty fine. You can park your rental car in Seville in the following garages: Puerta de Jerez, Calle Adriano (near bullring), Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, corner of Calle Santa Maria la Blanca, Albareda, Calle Guzman El Bueno, corner Calle Abades, Calle Zaragoza, near Plaza Nueva, Calle Jaen and Plaza de la Magdalena.
Sightseeing & activities
To name only a few of Seville's numerous tourist attractions: The Alcázar, the royal palace in Seville, one of the best remaining examples of mudéjar architecture; The Cathedral of St. Mary, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world; the Archivo General de Indias, containing extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Events & festivals
With a rich cultural heritage, Seville boasts an array of popular annual events: Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clasica Andres Segovia, a famous classical guitar event held in January; Los Carnavales, featuring spectacular carnival parades around the city center; Dia de San Juan, held in June, known for its large bonfires and marvelous fireworks displays.