Sevilla and Andalucia pages
sevilla5.com - another guide for Seville in English, Spanish and German.
I work here!
Turismo.sevilla.org - the official tourism page for the city of Sevilla
Turismosevilla.org - the official tourism page for the province of Sevilla
Sevilla.org - official town hall (ayuntamiento) page (in Spanish).
Discoversevilla.com - organizes excursions for American students.
Sol.com - covering
all of Andalucia in English and Spanish.
Andalucia.org - official tourism page for the region.
Andalucia.com - one of the largest sites about Andalucia in english.
Andalunet.com - portal for Sevilla and Andalucia in Spanish only.
Maribelsguides.com - PDF format guides, more for high end travel. Good writing,
Spain country and city pages
Spain.info - official Spain tourism page
Okspain.org - tourist information for traveling to Spain.
Spainalive.com - this link is not working...hmmm...
Wild-spain.com - focusing on nature and wildlife in Spain.
Thinkspain.com - news, helpful information and more in this English language
About.com - Spain page with links and information about traveling in
Travelinginspain.com - a good, one man operation covering more and more of Spain
Spain - very ugly page, but very good information in English,
Spanish and German.
Lanetro.com - mostly in Spanish, but a callejero, or map section
Spanish-living.com - covers all the regions in Spain, with travel information,
tours, car rentals, etc.
Cyberspain.com - culture and history on yet another very useful, but ugly
In-spain.info - a portal with information on Spain, the regions and general
Spaindreams.com - tourist information focused on destination and vacation
in Spain Cordoba Page - one person's take on Córdoba.
Infocordoba.com - American Tony Reed's guide to Cordoba with some great insider's
in Spain Granada Page - one persons take on Granada. Very
Granadainfo.com - An excellent site for content from two English speaking
Alhambratickets.com - buy your tickets before you go!
in Granada - wonderful arab baths and spa in the center
of the city.
Photos from a native - take a look at some photos from
someone who knows the city.
in Spain Malaga Page - one persons take on Málaga.
it's Malaga, and it's filled with guiris. I love
it just for the name.
Town Hall Page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful
Tourism page - information about visiting Mijas
Hall page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful information.
Museum Page - worth a visit to learn about Carmona
Tourism page - information about visiting Mijas
in Spain Ronda page - one persons take on Ronda. Very
Marbella and Puerta Banus
& Puerta Banus Photo Album - ok, this is to my own
Town Hall page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful
Tourist Guide - lodging, pubs, restaurants, golf and more.
Tourism Page - information about visiting Mijas
multimadrid.com - everything you want to know about Madrid and more from Jeremy.
Very active forum.
madridman.com - Great site with a ton of information about Madrid. Madridman
runs it all from the US!
Maribelsguides.com - PDF format guides, more for high end travel. Great writing
and very good advice.
Expat resources: Spain and
Spainexpat.com - Seville based lawyer helps you learn about moving, working,
visas and legal issues
Malaga based site with tons of information for expats.
Spanish-forum.org - non-profit web site with helpful information, first person
stories and a forum
Expatriatecafe.com - information, forums and more for those wanting to teach
English in Spain.
Globalrelocate.com - services to help you get moved abroad
Thespanishdream.com - moving to Spain with a focus on UK residents.
Thinkspain.com - a section of hot topics which cover expat themes.
Thisisspain.info - small site with information on those looking to relocate
Sispain.org - free exchange of information on Spanish culture, current
events, language and more.
Escapeartist.com - Spain page from this well known expat website.
Expatexpert.com - author of several books, the site is small, but the links
section a great resource.
Expatica.com - the Spain page with a lot of information and an active
Expatexchange.com - the Spain page with expat advice, city profiles, classifieds
Embassyworld.com - locate just about any consulate or embassy in the world.
Expatforums.org - European based forum on many general expat topics
Firstgov.gov - U.S. government guide to all the legal aspects of living
and traveling abroad.
Expatfocus.com - the Spain page on the site, with practical information
on living and moving.
Spainview.com - Freelance spain,a resource for journalists and editors.
Justlanded.com - the Spain section with some good info. Services: housing
location, translation, CV.
Travel Forums with Spain
MultiMadrid Boards - Jeremy keeps his Madrid topic boards
MadirdMan Bulletin Boards - all the way from Ohio, USA
is MadridMan with a pretty active forum
Forums - community and forum with very specific topics
but less active.
Thorn Tree - very active forum from the guidebook company.
Message Boards - for the high end traveler. Active,
but not for budget travelers.
Go Forums - from the popular books comes a very poor
forum with little activity.
Steves' Graffiti Wall - Active, but poor functionality
Travel Talk - for the high end traveler. Active, but not for budget
Bootsnall.com Forums - wait to see if you are accepted...hmmm.
Not a bad forum, though.
Boards - for the "hip, young traveler"
Forums - budget travelers unite!
Expatforums.org - European based forum on many general expat topics with
plenty of posts
Forums - pretty weak in terms of active community
Groups Spain Travel - don't like the format, not bad
for activity and a spammers paradise.
Hostelseurope.com - the world of hostelery (jobs) and some decent activity.
Travelinformation.org - not much going on over here.
iAgora.com - they put together a very bad forum for Erasmus students.
Reallydiscover - Dave and Luis offer some of the best tours!
Antonio Doblas - Guia Oficial de Sevilla - offers several walking
tours of Sevilla
Guias Andalucia - Activities and tours in Seville and Andalucia
Tours - walking, cathedral and Alcazar tours
Labyrinth Tours - Nightlife, tapas and hen/stag (bachelor party)
a focus on bullfighting
Heritagetoursonline.com Sevilla - large provider offers
services for Sevilla
Spain - for very good tours, from food to wine and olive
oil. Experienced and excellent tours.
Discoveringspain.com - Food tours throughout Spain and including Sevilla
Adventure and Active Tourism
Skydivespain.com - they offer several options when it comes to leaping out
of a plane!
Vertical - a paragliding school in the Sierra Nevada
Pedalyaventura.com - offer guided mountain bike excursions in Andalucia and
Bikingandalucia.com - Located in Granada, they can take you on mountain or road
Ridesierranevada.com - Mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
of Andalucia - In the Sierra Norte, an hour from Sevilla.
Horseback riding in a Natural Park.
Equiberia - Horseback riding excursions: up to 8 days with routes
in Sevilla and Huelva.
Fincalasuerte.com - guided horseback riding in a Natural Park. Guide from
the British Horse Society.
Centuresa.es - the official page of the Sierra Nevada's Slopes - skiing
Buentour.com - rent a "ski" apartment in the Sierra Nevadas
and hit the slopes.
Sierranevadaactiva.com - Sierra Nevada National Park activities when there is no
Bullfight Schedule - from portaltaurino.com
Toros - English information on bullfighting in Andalucia
Mundotoro - another bullfighting portal
Dates in Andalucia - dates of festivals throughout Andalucia.
Renfe.es - home page for the national rail system. English version
RENFE (Train) schedule page - get timetables and prices
for trains in Spain.
City Bus System (Tussam) - see all the bus lines and where they
Bikes and Scooters
alkimoto.com - rent a bike or moto in Sevilla
rentamoto.net - rent anything from a scooter to a motorcycle.
Carjet.com - highly recommended by me after several good experiences
Pepecar.com - Spanish provider with low cost rentals
Autoeurope.com - like carjet, as broker with good prices. I still think carjet
has the best prices!
Autoshispalis.com - local alternative near the Cathedral offering some decent
Plane and Airport
Airport - some information on the Airport in Seville
Airports - a breakdown of every airport in Spain
Flights by Airport - find where you can go from any airport
Airberlin.com - cheap flights from Spain, with many flights to Germany.
Easyjet.com - cheap flights in Europe
Ryanair.com - you always find mentions of this airline in the forums!
Ferry Service Morocco
Maps and Driving Information
Via Michelin - think mapquest for Europe.
MotoEuropa.com - a good resource for driving in Europe.
Hotels and Hostels
sevilla5.com - smaller selection, lots of information and photos on
each establishment - it's my job! If you like my site and
want to help support it you can book online through sevilla5.com.
I personally meet the owners of each hotel and take hundreds
of photos (many don't make the cut). On each page you get
the basic information but we also give you walking distances
to monuments and neighborhoods as well as tell you why we
selected the hotel or hostal. We also show photos inside and
outside of each establishment, plus take you on a small photo
tour of the neighborhood, showing the churches, monuments,
bars and restaurants nearby.
Booking.com Seville Hotels - well known hotel booking portal
Venere Seville Hotels - well known hotel booking portal
Bancotel.com - offers discount voucher system with great rates. Many hotels are not in the center.
2ABookings (aka sol.com) - largest selection for all of Andalucia. Well organized, basic information.
Spainhostels.com - list of hostels in Sevilla from Madridman
Hostelworld - book youth hostels online.
Hostelbookers - book Seville youth hostels online.
sevilla5.com - Markus runs the best apartment site in Seville - detailed
information and good photos. Why book with Markus and sevilla5.com?
Well, I work there every day and know the operation is run
very professionally. There is always someone in the office
and Markus chooses only the nicest apartments in the city.
He has been renting to tourists and students longer than anyone
Sevillapartamentos.com - run by my friend Fernando who is always in the center of
Centrosevilla.com - the largest provider of short term rentals in Sevilla
Apartments - upscale apartment in Seville.
Citysiesta.com - offers apartments in Barcelona, Seville and Granada. Not
local to Seville.
Apartamentosevilla.com - newly renovated apartment building in Jesus del Gran Poder
in the center.
Apartments in Seville - two apartments for rent in Seville.
at heart - sleeps 2-12 people in Santa Cruz.
Sevillaconencanto.com - apartments in Arenal or San Vicente. Spanish only and not
Barriosantacruz.com - Santa Cruz apartments
Sevillatravel.net - ok, this is just centrosevilla.com with a different look.
Toprural.com - find rural houses and lodging in the province of Sevilla
or in Spain and Portugal.
Ruralandlaus.es - country houses for rent in Andalucia. Small link to enter
on their insane Flash intro.
Turismorural.org - rural houses, apartments and hostals in Spain.
Rinconesdelmundo.com - link to Sevilla section, but they also cover the rest of
Masrural.com - tourism information plus rural accommodation.
Parador.es - the official site for the Paradors of Spain. They have special
Safety and Health
a Farmacia de Guardia - locate an open pharmacy or chemist
Embassy Spain - official home page
Embassy Spain - official home page
U.S. State Department
Travel page - passports, travel warnings and more
Department Arrest Services - help for U.S. citizens who
have legal troubles abroad.
Travel and Health Insurance
Mapfre - private health insurance provider in Spain.
private health insurance provider in Spain.
Asisa - private
health insurance provider in Spain.
Travelinsure.com - travel insurance provider.
TravelGuard.com - travel insurance provider.
Global - travel insurance provider.
currency converter - convert currency online, see the
Express Office locator - locate the closest American
any VISA/Plus ATM - worldwide ATM locator for the Visa
and Plus system.
any MasterCard ATM - worldwide ATM locator for Mastercard.
Conversion and Translation:
Language, Numbers, Electricity
Zone Converter - calculate the hour difference between
two time zones
Convert Numbers and Words
Conversion - convert anything to anything. Thousands of
Electric Current - help with the dreaded electric current
change by country
Translation - from babelfish, through altavista.
Traveling with Disabilities
Horizons, Accessible Travel News
Access Disabled Travel Network
College and University
Mary's - program for U.S. college students offered through
St. Mary's College
of Florida - program for U.S. college students offered
through the University of Florida.
University of North
Illinois University - program for U.S. college students
offered through Northern Illinois Univ.
College (links to article as the website currently not
Pablo de Olavide - University just outside of Sevilla
with program for University students.
University - program for U.S. college students offered
through Baker University
Wisconsin-Platteville - University program for U.S. college students
College - program for U.S. college students offered through
University (through CCCS) - program for U.S. college students
which uses CCCS facilities
Briar College - program for U.S. college students offered
through small private college in VA.
- New Paltz - program for U.S. college students offered
through a state university in NY.
Cornell-Michigan-Penn (still searching for home page) - program
for U.S. college students
CIEE - offering program for U.S. college students. Not affiliated
with a specific University
CINECU - company
based in Seville for U.S. college students.
Center for Cross
Cultural Studies - on calle Harinas. Hosts many American
LINC - newer,
locally run school in modern facility in the center.
Babylon Idiomas - Seville location, also offers courses in other cities
Center - older, locally run school. Great location and
teaches several languages.
Quijote - part of the large international corporation
with schools in Spain and Latin America.
Alhambra Institute - part of a national chain now in the Arenal.
CLIC - the biggest
of the bunch, with very big facilities. They do much more
than teach Spanish.
San Fernando - cheap classes located close to Santa Catalina.
First Step World - don't know this one..sorry.
Experiences Abroad (CEA)
Languages (through CLIC)
for International Studies
Study Abroad Portals and Directories
Goabroad.com - smaller list of study abroad programs
Studyabroad.com - The largest directory geared towars college students
but lists all. Ad supported.
Petersons.com - online guide plus publishes a print guide.
iiepassport.com - now owned by studyabroad.com
Transitionsabroad.com - study and other opportunities. Smaller listings but more
Utilities in Sevilla:
Telephone, Internet, Gas, Electric & Water
Mobile and Home Telephone
Telefonica - largest home phone provider, plus cable television.
Telefonica's mobile provider. Good coverage, generally most expensive.
Orange - generally poorest
coverage, cheapest provider. Also home internet and cable television
Ya.com - internet and home phone
Ono - internet,
home phone and cable television
Vodafone - good coverage, medium price range. Also home internet and cable television.
Mobile Phone Guide - everything you need to know about
standards and mobile systems.
Phone Dialing - country codes for every country
Cards - a calling card with cheap rates to many countries.
High Speed Internet Service Providers
Telefonica - largest provider, reliable service (once connected), most
Vodafone - Also home phone and cable television.
Orange - Also home phone and cable television.
Ya - Also home phone and cable television.
Ono - Cable internet access (others are ADSL), plus television and phone.
Jazztel - plus phone.
Tele2 - plus phone.
Free Dial up Internet providers (you pay only
cost of call)
Gonuts4free.com - national, free dial up with one national phone number for
Zork.com - national,
uses an ad supported model; One dial-up number for Spain
Tiscali.es - national, 4 email accounts, 10MB web space, get your email
Terra.es - national, 1 email account, 5MB "briefcase", 5MB
photo storage and Terra Messenger.
Oriolnet.com - national, 1 email account, one dial-up number for all of
Offcampus.net - email account, no longer offer phone support for free customers
Jazzfree - national, 1 email account, very cheap call
rates and 24 hour technical support!
Iredi.com - very easy set-up, one national number (with local call rate),
multiple email accounts.
Eresmas.com - national, cheap local dial up rates, pop-up
blocker, email account.
Atodevela.com - Asturias only, with 2 email accounts,
Water, Gas & Electric
ENDESA - National electric company
EMASESA - city water
Gas Andalucia - city gas. If you use containers of gas it will be another
Spain Television and
Cable and Satellite Operators (and more channels)
Plus - only satellite provider in Spain, about 120 channels
Auna (Supercable) - limited, urban area coverage for cable television.
Sky Satellite - English satellite TV available to people with a UK address,
or through a third party.
ESPN America - in Spain, only available through Sky Satellite. Maybe never available otherwise.
BitTorrents (watch the TV shows from back home
on your computer)
a BitTorrent Client - you'll need a program like this
FAQ about bittorrents - learn about the technology and
Mininova.org - popular and free directory of torrents
Spanish National TV
TVE La 2
Spanish Regional TV
Canal 9 Televisió
Canal Sur (live feed avail.)
ETB1 (live feed avail.)
TVG- Galicia (live feed avail.)
TVC Canal 3 - Catalunya
Castilla y Leon
Sevilla Local Radio