Seville is a wonderful city to visit at any time of the year. With its monuments, its churches, the Alcazar, the Guadalquivir river, the Torre del Oro and its historical centre, it is very difficult not to fall in love with it whatever the season. Besides, the Sevillians are always lively, walking around the centre and filling the bars. However, there are times of the year when the weather is not ideal for sightseeing in Seville and others when the city shines in a special way. If you want to know which are the best times to plan your trip to Seville, read on!
Seville is a city that in its hottest months can exceed 45°C, a temperature that is not very pleasant for tourism. For this reason, the best months to visit are the mild months when it is not too hot, such as April, May, the first half of June and even September and October.
If you are a devotee of the Holy Week we recommend that you visit Seville in April. During this week, the Sevillians dress up to accompany their brotherhood and the processions are an art in which every detail is taken care of. You will fall in love with the music, the smell of incense and the passion of the Sevillians.
In addition, the spring of Seville welcomes us with its characteristic smell of orange blossom, an enviable sunny weather and of course, the wonderful Feria in April. The Feria of Seville is the Andalusian feria par excellence and an experience not to be missed.
One of the worst times to travel to Seville is undoubtedly during the coldest and cloudiest months, as they take away part of the charm of this colourful city. These months are November, December, January and February, so if you are thinking of visiting Seville in autumn and winter take a good look at the weather forecast.
However, even during these months, Seville surprises us from time to time with nice sunny days and, if you come from the north, you will probably find that in Seville it is always spring. Besides, if you like Christmas and you don’t mind travelling in winter, the Christmas decorations in the centre, the nativity scenes and the festive atmosphere
On the other hand, unless you are not used to it, we do not recommend you visit Seville during the summer months, July and August, when the temperature only drops below 30°C from ten o’clock at night. If you are still going to do this, remember to get into the shade, not to be outside at the hours when the sun hits hardest and to drink plenty of water so as not to get dehydrated.
The high season in Seville coincides with the best times to visit it, that is, the mildest seasons: spring and early autumn.
Booking a room in a well-located hotel or apartment during Easter and the Feria of Seville is not cheap, so get your wallet ready if those are your plans.
The average season in Seville corresponds to the months of November, June and March, when it is not so hot or cold either, so they are a very good option and will cost you a little less.
Besides, the first fortnight of November coincides with the European Film Festival in Seville, it is a month that is not usually so cold or humid, so it can be a great option to plan your escape.
The low season in Seville is the months of December, January, July and August, of which we certainly recommend December, when, although it is cold, you can enjoy the decoration of the streets and the Christmas spirit that you can breathe in the city, and you can walk around the handicraft stalls that are placed next to the cathedral.
In case you travel to Seville during the low summer season, we give you some advice to take the heat and visit the city in the best possible way. In July and August try not to walk at the warmest hours of the day and hydrate regularly. Some plans you can make in spite of the heat are to take a walk with an ice-cream in the city centre; go out to see the city from seven o’clock in the evening, as you will still have about three hours until it gets completely dark; walk along the Guadalquivir River so that the river breeze cools you down, and go into the museums and places of worship which normally have air conditioning.