There are cultural and leisure activities near our hotels in Seville to see the river Guadalquivir together with the Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christians who have left their customs and culture everywhere in Seville, forming part of its character. Seville is full of taverns where you can try the fine cuisine amid festivals, bright colours and gaiety emanating from its traditions and modernity. Going for tapas in the bars and taverns of Seville has become a rite for sampling the local fare, as found in the most traditional dishes, such as beef in Seville style, spinach with chickpeas or tripe, and end with a delicious dessert of tortas de aceite biscuits with olive oil, or home made mantecados from Estepa. The cuisine also includes soups and stews. The most typical bars are in the Santa Cruz or the traditional Triana districts, where you can try fried fish and a drink of sherry or Manzanilla to the rhythm of hand-clapping and flamenco in the places close to your hotel in Seville. Spring and orange blossom take over Seville for the most eagerly awaited festivals in the city. The world-famous Holy Week and its traditional processions. the April Fair with its strong folk customs, where flamenco, horses, bull-fighting and sherry take centre stage. You can also see brightly coloured festivals in one village after another, where stalls and fun Seville-style are assured until September. Another of the big festivals is Corpus Christi with a procession through the city centre. After some good wine and tapas, you can have fun at night in Seville's night spots near your hotel in Seville. The city centre has many venues in the Alfalfa area, la Plaza del Salvador and Calle Alemanes, where large numbers of people gather. There is also the Alameda zone famous for its live music and bars. Another of the more popular and attractive areas is in the magnificent María Luisa park on the banks of the river Guadalquivir, where there are pleasant terraces and many different venues where there is dancing sevillanas and all kinds of rhythms. There is a wide range of accommodation in Seville, also bars, street markets, shops and shopping centres in the city's old town and Nervión and Triana districts. You can find whop windows full of crafts, antiques, presents, jewellery, clothes and foodstuffs if you want to buy souvenirs during your time in Seville.