We would like you to leave this DrupalCamp with a good impression, which is why we provide you with the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
DrupalCamp Spain 2023 will take place in Seville, capital of the beautiful autonomous community of Andalusia.
Seville is the antidote to bad mood, an infallible recipe for happiness.
Sevilla (Seville) is Spain's fourth largest city and located in the central South of the country. It's the capital of the autonomous region of Andalusia. According to the legend, the city was founded by the Greek hero Hercules. The city is a centre of industry and trade as well as an important centre for tourism. Seville is located on both banks of the Guadalquivir on extensive and fertile lowlands. The city's panorama looks quite impressive due to its numerous towers and bridges.
How to get there?
Seville airport is the sixth busiest inland airport in Spain. It is the main international airport serving Western Andalusia in southern Spain, and neighbouring provinces. The airport has flight connections to 42 destinations around Europe and Northern Africa.
Seville Airport is capable of handling ten million passengers a year.
By Bus / train
The Seville Train Station (Sevilla Santa Justa) is the third-busiest station in Spain, servicing over 8 million travellers per year. It is located in the eastern part of Seville’s city centre and this contemporary station provides service to Cordoba, Malaga and Madrid via the AVE and RENFE trains.
If you decide to come by road, Seville is about 100 kilometres from the beach in provinces such as Cadiz and Huelva, currently (May) this is a great time to visit as the temperatures are ideal. It is also just 1 hour and 45 minutes from Cordoba.
The roads linking Seville to these cities are fast roads, motorways and dual carriageways, all of which are free, and the journey time to the beach is approximately one hour.
The School of Computer Engineering (ETSII) is located on the Reina Mercedes Campus of the University of Seville and is easily accessible by public transport services.
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática
Universidad de Sevilla
Avenida Reina Mercedes s/n
Teléfono: (+34) 95 4556817
Nº 03. Bellavista - Pino Montano.
Nº 06. Glorieta Heliópolis - San Lázaro.
Nº 34. Los Bermejales - Prado.
Nº 02. Barqueta - Glorieta Heliópolis.
The university can also be reached using the Reina Mercedes cycle path, which also has several stations of the municipal bicycle rental service.
By Car / Taxi / Cabify / Uber / Bolt
There is a great variety of transport, which means that Seville has a wide range of VTC vehicles as well as taxis.
Taxi, Cabify, Uber, Bolt
It is the means of public transport that respects the environment, the urban landscape and the cultural heritage and connects the most relevant points to discover Seville.
OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT
To get around with agility and without thinking about where to park, there are other options such as scooters (reby, bird) and shared mobility scooters (Acciona and Yego scooters).
On the other hand, there is also a caravan parking area available very close to the event.
Check the guide about https://visitasevilla.es/en/during-your-stay/#moverte in Seville.
In Seville you will find a wide range of accommodation: boutique hotels, charming hotels, rural accommodation, tourist flats, hostels, baroque palaces, haciendas and farmhouses, romantic and traditional hotels. Charming, urban or rural accommodation. Always attended by very friendly people who will guide you. Privileged locations in contact with nature or in the most authentic part of our villages.
In all of them you will feel the Andalusian way of life. Memorable siestas, walks and excursions in contact with nature, authentic gastronomy and experiences tailored to your wishes.
In Seville the night passes slowly, without haste. Travellers rest and recharge their batteries for the next day. The scent of orange blossom or the smell of the fireplace invades the room. The night sounds. And you dream of returning to Seville.
In this link you can consult the complete list of accommodation available in the city: read more
The closest hotels to the DrupalCamp venue are:
- AC Hotel by Marriott Ciudad de Sevilla
- Limehome Sevilla
- Hotel Exe Sevilla Palmera
- Hotel NH Collection Sevilla
- Silken Al-Andalus Palace
- Hotel Sevilla Center
Museums and attractions
When on a trip to Seville, you will see a diverse range of highlights, sights and tourist attractions. Such highlights and landmarks include the sightseeing of the historic city centre with Moorish influences, the royal palace Real Alcazar and the large cathedral with the Giralda tower. In addition, the famous Plaza de España, the green parks and the delicious tapas make Seville in Andalusia one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
Must see: Alcazar of Seville
Alcázar Real de Sevilla' is the Royal Palace of Seville. This Moorish palace complex is by far the most famous Seville attraction. The Alcazar palace should not be missed during your city trip. The palace is still in use today by the Spanish King. Due to the limited number of visitors per hour, it is crucial that you book your tickets in advance. More info about the 'Real Alcazar'.
Seville Cathedral & La Giralda
The 'Catedral de Santa María de la Sede' is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was built over the remnants of a Moorish mosque. The Giralda tower was once part of this mosque. Once in the cathedral, you can admire a treasure trove, the tomb of Columbus and the royal chapel. You can also climb the Giralda tower for a beautiful panorama of the city. More info about the 'Seville Cathedral'.
Note: We recommend that you always book the tickets for the Real Alcazar and the Cathedral of Seville in advance. A good deal is the Super Seville Combi.
Plaza de España - Spain square of Seville
The most famous square in Seville is located in the Maria Luisa park. The 'Plaza de España' was created for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929 to symbolise peace with the former colonies. A highlight of this 'Spanish square' are the 52 benches with Andalusian tiles that represent all Spanish provinces. More info: 'Plaza de España'.
Check 25 attractions and sightseeing in Seville for more info here.
Tourist information points
- Marqués de Contadero
Weekdays - Weekends and Holidays::
- Kiosco Paseo Colón
Weekdays - Weekends and Holidays:
- Costurero de la Reina
Weekends and Holidays: Cerrado
- Marqués de Contadero
Bars & restaurants
Lunch and dinner on Saturday are included with the DrupalCamp ticket.
If you prefer to enjoy the gastronomy of Seville on your own, we propose several options.
Casa del Tigre, a place to see and be seen.
Calle Amparo nº 9, local B
In the ranking of trendy restaurants where to eat in Seville in 2023, Casa del Tigre is probably at the top of the list.
This place with a curious history that begins as follows: "At one time, in this house lived a tiger..." has it all figured out: it is small but has several rooms and nooks and crannies that provoke different sensations, it has a very mystical ambience in half-light full of chiaroscuro, the decoration is original without being excessive and its menu, short but with character, delights all palates.
La Cochera del Abuelo, is like eating at the home of the Sevillian grandparents.
C/ Álvaro de Bazán, nº 2
One of those places you've barely been to and you already want to go back. A restaurant in the Alameda area that I love, with very few tables and which is worth a visit just for its tablecloths and vintage crockery.
They have a short seasonal menu that changes according to the season. Everything is delicious, full of flavour and taste in every way. Very original and very friendly service. It is also dog-friendly.
Lobo López, the living room is a decorative gem.
c/ Rosario, 15
Converted into a kind of Andalusian courtyard, it retains the reminiscences of what could have been a neighbour's courtyard. In this southern spirit, the architects knew how to combine the Sevillian tradition with more tropical and exotic elements.
Puente de Triana, Esq. Plaza del Altozano
Restaurant in Seville in the Triana neighbourhood “Mariatrifulca”. The seafaring essence of what Seville was and still is, an exclusive enclave to share!
Pubs & discos
In Seville there are a large number of pubs and discotheques. Some of the best known are the following ones:
- Muelle New York
- Santo Copas (Hotel EME Catedral)
- El Gallo Negro
- El Mercader
- Le XIX
- Discoteca Bandalai
- Antique Theatro
- Uthopia Sevilla
- Fun Club
- Abril Sevilla