Averages for Seville in December
Its winter in Seville and just like the rest of the Northern hemisphere, temperatures begin to cool. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 5 hours per day but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 8 days of rainfall during the month. Around 79mm of rain falls throughout December with temperatures gener...
Averages for Seville in December
Its winter in Seville and just like the rest of the Northern hemisphere, temperatures begin to cool. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 5 hours per day but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 8 days of rainfall during the month. Around 79mm of rain falls throughout December with temperatures generally settling between 7 °C and 16 °C.
The daily average temperature for Seville in December is usually around 12 °C and there’s a good chance of a heavy shower. Make sure you pack a raincoat or umbrella as you may need them. However, despite the colder temperatures, the weather is warmer here than the UK at this time of year. The highest ever recorded temperature in December for Seville is 25 °C with the lowest being -3°C. However, temperatures are usually within the averages for the month. The average sea temperature in December is normally around 18°C which is too cold for most to want a swim in the ocean. The average humidity for the resort is around 76% and due to the mild temperatures, you won’t feel any fatigue or discomfort.
Where to stay
Seville is home to a variety of stunning hotels. Located close to the local bus station is the NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas. This large hotel offers 262 rooms with elegant interiors, free Wi-Fi, stylish bathroom and satellite television. Guests can enjoy dining in the hotel restaurant, which boasts various cuisine to tempt all taste buds. There is also an on-site bar to relax with a few drinks. Situated close to several restaurants, shops and just 350 yards from the fine art museum, this accommodation is ideal for those wanting to be close to all the action that Seville has to offer.
Another beautiful hotel is the Zenit Sevilla. This four star accommodation features 128 hotel rooms with a private bathroom, minibar and exquisite décor. The modern wooden floors and ceramic tiles offer a taste of luxury, while the elegant restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic meal. Located next to the River Guadalquivir, this hotel is also close to the bullring and Seville Cathedral. If the weather is not feeling too mild then you can sit and unwind on the terrace and enjoy a few refreshing beverages. Free Wi-Fi is available for all guests to use and family rooms are suitable for those with children of all ages. This hotel also has a 24 hour reception, dry cleaning service and gift shop.
Things to do
If you want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city then a visit to the Seville Museum of Fine Arts is recommended. Here, you’ll be able to discover more about the pieces of art on show, as well as enjoy a traditional Spanish tapas lunch. A tour guide will be able to give you the lowdown on the history of the museum, with a wide range of religious artwork on show from medieval periods to the 20th century. A two hour tour will allow you to view works by El Greco, Riberia and Zurbaran.
If you’d prefer to explore the local shops for holiday gifts then head to El Corte Ingles department store. With four separate buildings, there’s something for everyone here!
The Door of Estepa
Restaurants and nightlife
There are a variety of restaurants in Seville that cater to all tourists. The Room offers international dishes from fish and chips to tapas. The casual vibe of the restaurant means it has a very relaxing but friendly atmosphere. Open until late, you can sit down for a meal or just partake in a few quick drinks.
Alternatively, Casa Cuesta offers traditional Spanish cuisine complete with an authentic atmosphere. Featuring posters of bullfights and flamenco touches, this restaurant is ideal for lunch or dinner.
The Cathedral of Carmona
Dates to note
The celebration of the Immaculate Conception (La Immaculada Concepcion) is held every year on December 8th. Groups of minstrels walk the streets playing music and singing songs. Head down to Plaza del Triunfo and Santa Cruz for a chance to hear them.
There are plenty of Christmas fairs and markets leading up to Christmas, including the Mercadillo de los Jueves. Held in the Calle Feria on Thursdays, it sells books, bric-a-brac and various antiques.
The Mercadillo del Duque la Magdalena, held in the Arenal area of the city, is a craft market selling mostly jewellery and clothing and is open Thursday to Sunday.
To round off the month, New Year's Eve sees fantastic street parties held all over the city!