Looking for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Seville? Check out these ways to welcome in the New Year in style!
New Year’s Eve is generally a family celebration in Spain where people gather at home for a special traditional meal, but for people visiting Seville this New Year’s, there are still a tons of great options to start the year in full swing.
A selected number of the most popular restaurants prepare a special menu you can enjoy on New Year’s Eve in Seville. While most Spaniards celebrate New Year’s Eve at home, you could be one of the many visitors that decide to celebrate in Seville with a superb a meal.
The options are endless, since you could for example go to the finest hotel in town, the Hotel Alfonso XIII to have a luxurious dinner. Alternatively, you could book a table at the cutting-edge Abades de Triana where you can enjoy some wonderful views of the old town from the other side of the Guadalquivir.
With such an incredible of offer of great food and amazing wine you will have a once in a lifetime experience.
New Year’s Eve in Spain is called Nochevieja that stands for “The Old Night”. Hours before midnight on New Years Eve, tens of thousands of people gather in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to await the chimes of the clock on the tower which dominates the Spanish capital’s central square.
Here in Seville people gather at Plaza Nueva, right in front of the City Hall. It’s without a doubt the most iconic place in Seville to hear the 12 gongs, and eat your grapes.
The first grape, and the second, are easy… But as your cheeks get filled it will be hard not to laugh making it harder to eat all 12 grapes on time. However, if you are brave enough and manage to eat all the 12 grapes as the last gong, you will have a lucky year.
A New Year’s Eve party, or cotillón, is the perfect way to welcome the New Year. Given the following day is a national holiday, locals are often out partying until the wee hours of the morning, and there are many ways you can get in among them and celebrate Sevillano style!
At the EME Cathedral Hotel, you can eat the grapes at one of the best rooftop bars in Seville, and take in the stunning views of the Cathedral and its bell-tower, La Giralda, as you party the night away!
Feel like something a bit more luxurious? Then get your cocktail dress out and book into the New Year’s Gala at the extravagant Hotel Alfonso XIII. This all-encompassing experience includes a sit down meal followed by a cocktail party that runs until 5:00.
The legendary flamenco scene is one of the city highlights and as you might have guessed, there are many special flamenco performances on New Year’s Eve in Seville.
Seville is a perfect place to see flamenco in the land where this dancing style was born. But, with an abundance of venues, finding the right show can be a tricky. Here is a list of places where you can enjoy a traditional flamenco show.
Another tradition, far more practical than grape eating, is the stop for chocolate con churros on the way home after spending an awesome New Year’s Eve in Seville.
Served hot and straight out of the the frier, churros are elongated, star-shaped pieces of deep fried dough covered in sugar. And as delicious as they are on their own, they are served with a side of velvety melted chocolate for dipping.
It’s the best hangover cure!