Links about Seville and Spain

This section has just been updated and revised. I hope you will find it easier to use and better organized. You'll find many links, many of which I have happily "borrowed" from newsletters, sites and friends. I have also (with great pleasure) chosen not to use many links from these sites, friends and newsletters. Others I have come across surfing the net while doing research for this page. Many pages have a hard time keeping up to date, and thus I ask you to please email me about any links or information which is now outdated. For each link I try to give a short description of what they offer or simply my opinion. As I don't claim to cover everything on my page and many sites have done a better job on the mainstream Seville stuff I hope you can find what you are looking for on the pages below. Please note that these are sites in English, except for a few Spanish pages in cases they are useful or simply don't offer other language versions. This is not a link farm and I don't add just anyone to this list. These are all what I feel should be useful or relevant. If you want me to add a link to a useful page please email me. All form submissions indicating your site's page rank in Google, and how a link partnership between my site and your site about dog grooming can benefit us both will not be considered! (No offense to you dog groomers out there).

photo by Horace Scandlin

Topics in this section

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, good advice.

Spain country and city pages

General Spain

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 Spain portal.
About.com - Spain page with links and information about traveling in Spain.
Travelinginspain.com - a good, one man operation covering more and more of Spain every day.
All About Spain - very ugly page, but very good information in English, Spanish and German.
Lanetro.com - mostly in Spanish, but a callejero, or map section in English.
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 page.
In-spain.info - a portal with information on Spain, the regions and general travel.
Spaindreams.com - tourist information focused on destination and vacation plans.


Traveling in Spain Cordoba Page - one person's take on Córdoba. Very informative.
Infocordoba.com - American Tony Reed's guide to Cordoba with some great insider's advice.


Traveling in Spain Granada Page - one persons take on Granada. Very informative.
Granadainfo.com - An excellent site for content from two English speaking residents.
Alhambratickets.com - buy your tickets before you go!
Hammam in Granada - wonderful arab baths and spa in the center of the city.


Cadiz Photos from a native - take a look at some photos from someone who knows the city.


Traveling in Spain Malaga Page - one persons take on Málaga. Very informative.
Guiri.net - it's Malaga, and it's filled with guiris. I love it just for the name.
Official Town Hall Page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful information.


Official Tourism page - information about visiting Mijas
Official Town Hall page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful information.
City Museum Page - worth a visit to learn about Carmona


Official Tourism page - information about visiting Mijas
Traveling in Spain Ronda page - one persons take on Ronda. Very informative.

Marbella and Puerta Banus

Marbella & Puerta Banus Photo Album - ok, this is to my own page.
Official Town Hall page - from the Ayuntamiento to you. Helpful information.
Marbella Tourist Guide - lodging, pubs, restaurants, golf and more.


Official 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 general

Spainexpat.com - Seville based lawyer helps you learn about moving, working, visas and legal issues
Idealspain.com - 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 to Spain.
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 forum.
Expatexchange.com - the Spain page with expat advice, city profiles, classifieds and more.
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 topics

MultiMadrid Boards - Jeremy keeps his Madrid topic boards updated daily
MadirdMan Bulletin Boards
- all the way from Ohio, USA is MadridMan with a pretty active forum
Virtualtourist Forums - community and forum with very specific topics but less active.
Lonelyplanet.com's Thorn Tree - very active forum from the guidebook company.
Frommers Message Boards - for the high end traveler. Active, but not for budget travelers.
Let's Go Forums - from the popular books comes a very poor forum with little activity.
Rick Steves' Graffiti Wall - Active, but poor functionality and organization
Fodor's Travel Talk - for the high end traveler. Active, but not for budget travelers.
Bootsnall.com Forums
- wait to see if you are accepted...hmmm. Not a bad forum, though.
Travelpunk.com Boards - for the "hip, young traveler"
Busabout.com Forums - budget travelers unite!
Expatforums.org - European based forum on many general expat topics with plenty of posts
Meta-travel.com Forums - pretty weak in terms of active community
Yahoo 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.

Sevilla Tours

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
Sevilla Walking Tours - walking, cathedral and Alcazar tours
Labyrinth Tours - Nightlife, tapas and hen/stag (bachelor party)
Torostours.com - a focus on bullfighting
Heritagetoursonline.com Sevilla - large provider offers services for Sevilla
Magical 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 in Andalucia

Skydivespain.com - they offer several options when it comes to leaping out of a plane!
Horizonte Vertical - a paragliding school in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Pedalyaventura.com - offer guided mountain bike excursions in Andalucia and Extremadura.
Bikingandalucia.com - Located in Granada, they can take you on mountain or road biking tours.
Ridesierranevada.com - Mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Spirit 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 snow.

Toros & Festivals

Sevilla Bullfight Schedule - from portaltaurino.com
Andalucia.com Toros - English information on bullfighting in Andalucia
Mundotoro - another bullfighting portal
Festival Dates in Andalucia - dates of festivals throughout Andalucia.



Renfe.es - home page for the national rail system. English version available.
RENFE (Train) schedule page
- get timetables and prices for trains in Spain.

City Bus

Sevilla City Bus System (Tussam) - see all the bus lines and where they stop

Bikes and Scooters

alkimoto.com - rent a bike or moto in Sevilla
rentamoto.net - rent anything from a scooter to a motorcycle.

Car Rentals

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 prices.

Plane and Airport

Sevilla Airport - some information on the Airport in Seville
Spain Airports - a breakdown of every airport in Spain
Spain Flights by Airport - find where you can go from any airport in Spain
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

Romeu y CIA

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 else!

Sevillapartamentos.com - run by my friend Fernando who is always in the center of Sevilla
Centrosevilla.com - the largest provider of short term rentals in Sevilla
Swell 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.
Rent Apartments in Seville - two apartments for rent in Seville.
Spain at heart - sleeps 2-12 people in Santa Cruz.
Sevillaconencanto.com - apartments in Arenal or San Vicente. Spanish only and not much info.
Barriosantacruz.com - Santa Cruz apartments
Sevillatravel.net - ok, this is just centrosevilla.com with a different look.

Rural Accommodation

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 Spain.
Masrural.com - tourism information plus rural accommodation.


Parador.es - the official site for the Paradors of Spain. They have special deals!


Safety & Health

Safety and Health

Locate a Farmacia de Guardia - locate an open pharmacy or chemist near you
U.S. Embassy Spain - official home page
UK Embassy Spain - official home page
U.S. State Department Travel page - passports, travel warnings and more
State Department Arrest Services - help for U.S. citizens who have legal troubles abroad.

Travel and Health Insurance

Mapfre - private health insurance provider in Spain.
Sanitas - private health insurance provider in Spain.
Asisa - private health insurance provider in Spain.
Travelinsure.com - travel insurance provider.
TravelGuard.com - travel insurance provider.
TFG Global - travel insurance provider.



XE.com's currency converter - convert currency online, see the latest rates
American Express Office locator - locate the closest American Express office.
Locate any VISA/Plus ATM - worldwide ATM locator for the Visa and Plus system.
Locate any MasterCard ATM - worldwide ATM locator for Mastercard.

Conversion and Translation: Language, Numbers, Electricity

Convert Numbers and Words

Time Zone Converter - calculate the hour difference between two time zones
Online Conversion - convert anything to anything. Thousands of conversions.
World Electric Current - help with the dreaded electric current change by country
Online Translation - from babelfish, through altavista.


Traveling with Disabilities

Access Abroad
Emerging Horizons, Accessible Travel News
Global Access Disabled Travel Network

Study in Seville

College and University

St Mary's - program for U.S. college students offered through St. Mary's College
University of Florida - program for U.S. college students offered through the University of Florida.
University of North Carolina (UNCAR)
Northern Illinois University - program for U.S. college students offered through Northern Illinois Univ.
Trinity College (links to article as the website currently not working)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide - University just outside of Sevilla with program for University students.
Baker University - program for U.S. college students offered through Baker University
Wisconsin-Platteville - University program for U.S. college students
Wells College - program for U.S. college students offered through Wells College
Hollins University (through CCCS) - program for U.S. college students which uses CCCS facilities
Sweet Briar College - program for U.S. college students offered through small private college in VA.
SUNY - 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.

Private Academias

Center for Cross Cultural Studies - on calle Harinas. Hosts many American students.
LINC - newer, locally run school in modern facility in the center.
Babylon Idiomas - Seville location, also offers courses in other cities
Giralda Center - older, locally run school. Great location and teaches several languages.
Don 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.
Instituto San Fernando - cheap classes located close to Santa Catalina.
First Step World - don't know this one..sorry.


Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)
International Studies Abroad
Academic Studies Abroad
World Endeavors
A2Z Languages (through CLIC)
Di Bruno Brothers
Languages Abroad
Institute for International Studies
TEFL International
Academic Programs International
Adelante Abroad

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 diverse.


Utilities in Sevilla: Telephone, Internet, Gas, Electric & Water

Mobile and Home Telephone

Telefonica - largest home phone provider, plus cable television.
Movistar - 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.
World Mobile Phone Guide - everything you need to know about standards and mobile systems.
International Phone Dialing - country codes for every country
Eurodirect Phone Cards - a calling card with cheap rates to many countries.

High Speed Internet Service Providers

Telefonica - largest provider, reliable service (once connected), most expensive.
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 Spain.
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 by phone.
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 Spain.
Offcampus.net - email account, no longer offer phone support for free customers
Ya.com 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.
Wanadoo's 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 vendor.


Spain Television and Radio

Cable and Satellite Operators (and more channels)

Digital Plus - only satellite provider in Spain, about 120 channels available.
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)

Download a BitTorrent Client - you'll need a program like this start downloading
Monduna's FAQ about bittorrents - learn about the technology and problem solving
Mininova.org - popular and free directory of torrents

Spanish National TV

Antena 3
Canal +
Tele Cinco
TVE La 2

Spanish Regional TV

Barcelona Television
Canal 9 Televisió Valenciana
Canal Sur (live feed avail.)
ETB1 (live feed avail.)
Tele Madrid
TVG- Galicia (live feed avail.)
TVC Canal 3 - Catalunya
TVE Canarias
TVE Castilla y Leon

Sevilla Local Radio





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