This year 2019 the festival of All Saints falls on Friday, so the bridge becomes little more than an extended weekend. But as three holidays are three holidays, here we bring you ideas of where to go on the November bridge, in the form of five escapes through Spain.
We propose only Spain so that you do not spend more time than necessary, especially if you fly to your destination, and enjoy these three days more.
In addition to making suggestions of where to go, where to stay and, in some cases, where to eat we recommend what to see in the form of excursions to make the most of those holidays.
Cathedral of Sevilla
"Seville has a special color" and is not limited to the days of the April Fair. You will notice it walking along the shore of the Guadalquivir or crossing bridges such as San Telmo or Triana, to have the best perspectives of the city's profile.
In addition to the small Torre del Oro, the Giralda and the Cathedral of Seville will stand out on the horizon, but you must go down at street level to explore one of the most spectacular open spaces in the city, the Plaza de España.Spain Square, SevilleDiscover Sevilla Hotel Ibis
The Feria de Abril de Sevilla may be the best known party, but you cannot leave the Spanish capital without attending a flamenco session, even though it may seem like a tourist to you (it is not).
Seville can be easily reached by plane (check prices and flight schedules here) or by AVE, although its airport is very well connected with all of Spain. You can read how to get to Seville from the Airport in this article (or by private transport with driver here)
Where to sleep in Seville: Hotel Ibis Sevilla (more info in this post), Hotel Monte Triana (more info in this post), Hotel Triana Montalvan
Here is an article about eating tapas in Seville
Activities in Seville
- Tour of the Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda (more info here)
- Seville tourist bus (more info here)
- Flamenco show at the Palacio Andaluz (more info here)
- Luxury cruise on the Guadalquivir with dinner (more info here)
- Guided tour of an Almazara (more info here, we made it to the Hacienda Guzmán)
2Port of Santa María
The Port of Santa María is the brother of Cádiz, on the other side of the bay that the second protects. It is far from its shadow, but it is that affordable to walk and explore its surroundings.
Before going out to explore them, with its beaches, the thin green of the Toruños Natural Park or the affordable luxury of watching the sunset having a drink in Puerto Sherry, we have to stroll through the quiet “El Puerto”.
City of wineries protected by the D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (it is essential to visit one to tapas or do a tasting, you have links below), city where Columbus lived, city “of the 100 palaces” for the riches of the Chargers of the Indies, city that saw the birth of Rafael Alberti, the Port of Santa Maria is a small great discovery for a getaway this bridge.
The closest airport to the Port of Santa María is that of Jeréz de la Frontera, although you may also be interested in Seville Airport (by frequencies and airlines). You can check prices and flights here.
Where to eat in Puerto de Santa María in this article
Where to sleep in Puerto de Santa María: Hotel Monasterio de San Miguel (more information in this article), Hotel Soho Boutique Puerto, Apartamentos Larga 70
Activities in the Port of Santa María:
- Guided tour of the Port of Santa María (more info here)
- Tour of the Chargers of the Indies (more info here)
- Colombian Route through the Port of Santa María (more info here)
- Jerez wine tour (more info here)