1. Hotel Alfonso XIII

9.3
Hotel · Santa Cruz · Calle San Fernando, 2 (Av de Roma), Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: the grand dame of Seville hotels. Great central location, cool, comfortable rooms and courtyards and a swimming pool in the gardens. Doubles from 340 euros b&b.

Casa Romana Hotel is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

2. Casa Romana Hotel

6.8
Hotel · C. Trajano,15, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: four-star hotel built around a courtyard, 10 minutes’ walk from the Alcazar. Official rates go from 350 euros a night but are much cheaper on the website: Doubles in August from 85 (room).

Hotel Murillo Centro Sevilla is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

3. Hotel Murillo Centro Sevilla

5.9
Hotel · Santa Cruz · Calle Lope de Rueda 7 y 9, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Great two-star option in Lope de Rueda close to the Alcazar, this has some good deals at the moment with doubles from 62 euros a night, b&b, including two tickets to the Flamenco Museum (see below).

El Faro de Triana is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

4. El Faro de Triana

6.5
Restaurant · Triana · Pl. del Altozano (Puente de Triana), Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Stop for fried baby squid (puntillitas) and an ice cold beer, or fino sherry, at El Faro de Triana tapas bar by the Isabella bridge, with views up and down the river and over to the cathedral.

Casa de Pilatos is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

5. Casa de Pilatos

8.3
Museum · Plaza de Pilatos, 1, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This is a merchant’s palace dating from Columbus's time but adapted later into an appealing blend of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance and 19th-century architecture. Admission eight euros, open 9am-7pm.

Bodeguita Casablanca is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

6. Bodeguita Casablanca

8.1
Spanish Restaurant · Arenal · C. Adolfo Rodriguez Jurado, 12, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Try the whisky tortilla, fried fish and white chocolate tart. You may be in good company – it’s a favourite of the King and Queen of Spain. If a weekend, head for nearby Europa bar (see below).

383. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville (1987) is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

7. 383. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville (1987)

9.1
Historic Site · Santa Cruz · Catedral, Alcázar y Archivo de Indias en Sevilla (UNESCO World Heritage List), Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Go in the entrance and head to the left with the great west doors behind you - it's the only place to get an impression of the immense size. The tomb of Columbus may contain his bones, no one is sure.

Museo del Baile Flamenco is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

8. Museo del Baile Flamenco

8.8
Museum · Alfalfa · C. Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Flamenco fans might want to squeeze in a visit to the Flamenco Museum (flamencomuseum.com) which also holds classes and demonstration dances. Admission 10 euros, open 9am-7pm daily.

Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

9. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

7.0
History Museum · Alfalfa · Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: An extraordinary little museum adapted from a 16th-century palace 100 years ago by the Condesa de Lebrija to house her collection of Roman mosaics and sculpture.

Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

10. Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla

8.3
Art Museum · Museo · Plaza del Museo, 9, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This former convent is an appealing and under-visited art museum. Its strength is a collection of Baroque Spain painting by Velázquez, El Greco, Zurbarán and Murillo and its peaceful cloister gardens.

Bar Europa is one of 36 hours in... Seville.

11. Bar Europa

7.1
Bar · Alfalfa · Calle Alcaiceria de la Loza, Seville, Andalusia

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: At the classic Europa tapas bar retreat to the interior, with its blue-and-white tiles and black-and-white marble floor – or take one of the tables which spills into the Plaza de Jesús de la Pasión.