Seville

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Seville Money-Saving Tips

Habla ingles?

Although many people speak some English, you’ll find a phrase book to be useful, especially when dining out as many menus do not have English translations. 

Festivals

Seville is known for celebrations like Semana Santa (Easter) and Feria de Abril (April Fair), where beautiful processions unfold with lots of dancing, drinking, and socializing. Prices may be more expensive, and rooms harder to find (book at least three months ahead), but the experiences justify the rates.

Taxis

Unless it is during a main fiesta, it’s easy to hail a cab on the street, just be sure you know how to pronounce your destination in Spanish as most drivers don’t speak English very well. Look for taxis with green lights and make sure they’re metered.

Tipping

Although it’s considered polite to round off to the nearest euro, tips aren’t expected for meals, drinks, or cabs. Upscale restaurants are the only exception, and even then just a few extra euros will do.

Money exchange

The most efficient way to exchange money is at ATMs, which are easy to come by.

Calling cards

Making phone calls to the U.S.? Get the most for your money by purchasing a phone card in an estanco (tobacco shop) or kiosco (newsstand). The Telefonica card has excellent rates. (Note: 900 numbers are free in Spain.) www.telefonica.com.ar (Spanish only)

Bus pass

If you plan on riding the bus often more than six times, pick up a 6-euro bónobus card (10 trip tickets) at a kiosco (newsstand) or estanco (tobacco shop). Main bus stations include: Puerta de Jerez, Plaza de la Encarnación, La Barqueta, and Prado de San Sebastian.

Tours

Eschew bus tours for a walking tour, which will give you a better sense of the city. Concepion Delgado runs excellent city outings, plus Cathedral and Alcazar tours ranging from about $9 to $18 per person for two hours. www.sevillawalkingtours.com

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