Hotel San Gil        


 C/ Parras, 28 41002 Seville − Spain

TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

In the historic, commercial and turistic center of Seville, San Gil hotel welcomes our customers with an exquisite treatment in an environment that combines history, modernity and elegance to be able to offer our users a totally unforgettable experience. Undoubtedly, a great option for those looking for hotels in Seville.

San Gil Hotel is a symbol of comfort, good taste and a delicate care for your satisfaction, that’s why, we have equipped our guest rooms with all the comfort and services necessary to accomplish the motivation of FP Hotels.

Our clients can enjoy a nice food based on Sevilla´s gastronomy served outdoors, in out interior garden during the summer and made more enjoyable by the Sevilla’s flamenco. Dishes such as gazpacho or salmorejo (pickle) feature in our menu which is completed with tortillas, chesses, Iberian products and several tapas and typical Andalusian dishes.

Hotel San Gil

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Ranked among the hundred best buildings of Seville*, this hotel emerged from the refurbishing of a palace mansion dating from 1901 work of the architect D. José Espiau. It has been renewed in 2000, 2007 and 2010 so as to meet the demands of the most modern hotel and catering business. Fountains, palm trees and a hundred-year-old cypress give prominence to a typical Andalusian interior garden which becomes the perfect corner for the re-encounter and for relaxation. Its many tile mosaics of Arabic influence at the entrance, the stairs, the front desk and cafeteria, of inestimable value, are original from the early 19th century building.

Crossing in the doors of this hotel implies to dive a little bit more in Monument Seville. We have 85 rooms, 69 double, 6 junior suites, and 10 single uso room all of them fully equipped.

San Gil Hotel has been acknowledged many times for its quality and prestige, some as prestigious as:

  • Quality Prize X Goleen Europe Award Paris.
  • XXI International Trophy of Hospitality, Hotel and Catering Spain.
  • International Trophy to the Tourist Promotion.

Each day we work to maintain the quality of our services and to give the best provisions. Our goal is your satisfaction.

Rooms & Suites

DOUBLE ROOM

San Gil Hotel is a symbol of comfort, good taste and a delicate care for your satisfaction, that’s why, we have equipped our guest rooms with all the comfort and services necessary to accomplish the motivation of FP Hotels: to make your stay in our hotels an unforgettable experience. We have 69 double rooms, all of them fully equipped.

All our rooms are spacious, quiet and bright.


JUNIOR SUITE

MAXIMUM COMFORT AT YOUR SERVICE

San Gil Hotel is a symbol of comfort, good taste and a delicate care for your satisfaction, that’s why, we have equipped our guest rooms with all the comfort and services necessary to accomplish the motivation of FP Hotels: to make your stay in our hotels an unforgettable experience. We have 10 junior suites, all of them fully equipped.

All our junior suites are spacious, quiet and bright.

 

Services

  • Air-conditioner, heating.
  • Direct dialing telephone.
  • Cable TV.
  • Mini bar.
  • Safe box.
  • Fully equipped marbled bathroom with hair dryer and magnifying mirror.
  • We offer access to Internet from the rooms (ask for your password in reception, please).

Swimming Pool

 

ENJOY THE SUN OF OUR SEVILLE

Seville’s good weather turns our outdoors swimming pool into a great attraction for customers. You can enjoy the environment while you take a swim and get a tan under Seville’s sunshine.

*Free towel service at the hotel front desk.


Charming Gardens

Fountains that let water fall, palm trees and a hundred-year-old cypress adorn our interior garden and isolate the traveler from everything.

An ideal spot for resting, reading, talking or enjoying a tapa or a dinner surrounded by architectonic history, vegetation, aromas, sounds…

Since the opening of San Gil hotel, this spot has been praised by our guests.

REAL MAESTRANZA OF SEVILLE

THE VENUE FOR THE BULLFIGHTS CARRIED OUT IN SEVILLA CITY

The Plaza de Toros (bullring) of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla (Royal Cavalry Armory of Seville) is the venue for the bullfights carried out in Sevilla City, being of special relevance for the aficionados the ones celebrated during the April Fair. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and it’s among the city’s most visited monuments.

It was built between 1761 and 1881. It has a baroque façade painted in a bright white and golden ocher. The higher sections are covered by a roof supported by marble arches and columns that give a particular personality to this plaza.
The East Gate of the building is the so called Prince’s Door. Only the most successful bullfighters are allowed to go through it straight to the Arena.

The Armory has a taurine museum which details the history of bullfighting in Sevilla. Among its collections of bullfighter’s costumes, paintings, portraits and posters, there is a purple cape painted by Picasso. Next to the Armory, there is the venue of the Real Maestranza de Caballería (Royal Cavalry Armory) made by Anibal Gonzalez in 1929. This is the owner of the plaza. It is a peerage corporation that has its origin in the Re-conquest times and that was reorganized in the 17th century.

The Plaza de Toros of the Maestranza de Sevilla ( Sevilla Armory) is considered as well as Madrid’s Ventas one of the most important of Spain and can accommodate more than 12,500 spectators.


MARIA LUISA’S PARK

FORMER PRIVATE GARDENS OF THE PALACIO DE SAN TELMO

Maria Luisa’s Park is a public garden or the most famous park in the city and one of its green lungs. It has recently been declared Asset of Cultural Interest.

These Gardens, which in their beginnings were part of the private gardens of San Telmo Palace, were donated to the city by Infanta Maria Luisa Fernanda de Borbon (duchess of Montpensier) in 1893. They were reformed by the French engineer Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, keeper of the parks and gardens in Paris, who gave them a romantic touch inspired by the Generalife, Alhambra and Seville’s Alcázares gardens.

Finally Maria Luisa’s Park opened to the public on April 18th 1914- though its definite image, exactly as we see it today, was finished shortly before the opening of the Iberian-American Exhibition on May 9th 1929. By that time, the big America and Spain Plazas and a number of smaller squares were added to the premises.

Its distinct local character shown in the abundant use of materials of great tradition such as bricks and ceramics, in spite of the filiations of those who intervened in its design, turns Maria Luisa’s park into a significant exponent of a way to approach public gardening, forgotten and relegated today by others of much more acceptance by the customers of these times.

Since its opening, and until 1973 (opening date of the Princesses Park), Maria’s Park is the only one in the city, that’s why the popular imaginary considers it as Sevilla’s Park.


SPAIN SQUARE

THE FLAGSHIP PROJECT OF THE LATIN AMERICAN EXHIBITION 29

Oval square of about 200 meters in diameter which is “hugged” by a magnificent construction with an impressive tower at the end of each arm. In the middle of the square there is a spectacular fountain.

Representative of the regional architecture, it is made of exposed bricks with polychrome ceramic applications.

The semicircular shape symbolizes the Spanish hug to its former colonies and it looks towards the Guadalquivir River, the way to be followed to get to America. It is mainly decorated with exposed bricks, marble and ceramic which give a baroque and renaissance touch to its towers.
The square is surrounded by a channel crossed by four bridges that represent the four former Spanish kingdoms. The walls of the gigantic main building offer a repertoire of benches and tile ornaments that represent the forty eight Spanish provinces with maps of the provinces, mosaics on historical events, the coat of arms of each city and on the sides of the building there are columns with niches in which there were literature, history and art books of each city.

The Spain Square constituted the most emblematic project of the Iberian American Exhibition in 1929. Construction works began in 1914 and it turned to be the most ambitious and expensive project of the exhibition with more than a thousand men working in it at the same time.


THE GIRALDA

THE OLD MINARET OF THE ALMOHAD MOSQUE OF SEVILLE

One of the most characteristic monuments in Seville City is La Giralda (weather vane), one of the biggest in the world and a real jewel.

It is the ancient minaret of Almohade Mosque dating from the 12th century on which, later on, the present Cathedral of Sevilla was built. The inferior part was built originally by the Muslims back in 1184 by an order from the Morocco Sultan Abu Yaqub Yusuf. The foundations are built with stones from ancient Roman constructions and today they can still be seen down to the floor.

In other times it was the highest tower in the world and one of the most beautiful of the Islamic world. With the conquest of the city by the Christian King Fernando III of Castile, the mosque became a cathedral and was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1356. In 1433 the mosque was demolished and the Cathedral which was inaugurated in 1507 was constructed. Giralda is still being used as the bell tower in this new construction.

Between 1558 and 1568, a new Renaissance bell tower was built crowned by an enormous bronze weathercock, reaching today’s height of 97, 5 meters. Giralda was named that way because of the turning movements of the weathercock due to the wind.


SANTA CRUZ’S NEIGHBORHOOD

IT IS WORTH TAKING THIS WALK QUIETLY …

Santa Cruz is par excellence the most popular neighborhood in Sevilla, because of its typical and narrow streets, its stately houses, its patios full of flowers, the murmuring of its fountains, the smell of the orange blossom,… and for all the charms and legend that surround it.

It arouse from the ancient Seville Jewry, when King Fernando III conquered the city and the most important Spanish Jewish community gathered there together. After the Jewish were driven out in the year1483, the neighborhood decayed and it was not until the 19th century that it was decided to refurbish it so that it became what it is today.

The neighborhood is shaped by narrow streets and alleys built this way so as to create fresh air streams to bear the heat in summer. These narrow streets come out onto plazas, as the famous Plaza de los Venerables (Venerable Plaza) named after the ancient Hospital para Venerables Sacerdotes (Hospital for the Venerable Priests). Another of the most important Plazas in around is precisely the one that gives its name to the neighborhood itself: the Plaza Santa Cruz. In the middle of the Plaza there is a cross that dates back to the 17th century. However these are not the only plazas in the neighborhood, there are many, and each of them has its own charm, as the Plaza de Cruces, Plaza de Doña Elvira, Plaza de los Refinadores and Plaza de la Alianza among others.

It`s worth taking the walk calmly, get lost along its streets and enjoy any corner, shadow, aroma,…


THE CATHEDRAL

THE THIRD LARGEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN THE WORLD

“Let’s make a church so that those who see its elaboration would consider us crazy”

That’s the way the people translated what the canons of Sevilla had decided in their meeting in 1401. Unconsciously, they were giving birth to this marvel we see today and which history is amazing. The Cathedral was built in 1402, on the ancient major Mosque(Mezquita mayor)from which it is only kept the modified minaret (la Giralda) and the Patio of the ablutions (Naranjos). By the year 1987, UNESCO declared it World Heritage.

During the seven centuries of history of this cathedral, the Metropolitan Chapter has always been present, keeping celebrations and festivities such as the Corpus and the Blesses Virgin, besides attending to the king and queen devotion for the virgin. During its construction it has undergone different stages or phases that, one by one, have given important contributions to the whole that supposes this impressive Cathedral.
Due to its dimensions, it is the third biggest Christian temple in the world, after Saint Peter’s in Rome and Saint Paul’s in London; and it is the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world.

“LA CALESERA” RESTAURANT

DESIGNED TO ENJOY THE TYPICAL FOOD OF OUR REGION

San Gil Hotel has "La Calesera" restaurant that serves a great buffet breakfast with a wide choice of products.

Our clients can enjoy a nice food based on Sevilla's gastronomy served outdoors, in out interior garden during the summer and made more enjoyable by the Sevilla’s flamenco. Dishes such as gazpacho or salmorejo (pickle) feature in our menu which is completed with tortillas, chesses, Iberian products and several tapas and typical Andalusian dishes.

La Calesera offers discrete and thoughtful service in a cozy atmosphere…, everything designed for you to enjoy the typical food of this region.

COFFEE – BAR

HOT AND COLD DRINKS, COCKTAILS AND A VARIETY OF LIGHT LUNCH

It has two atmospheres, one indoors, and another outdoors for those who prefer to enjoy a drink in our interior garden under the Sevilla’s blue or the stars, made livelier at some hours by Sevilla flamenco scenes.

It offers hot and cold drinks and a wide range of light food.

NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY


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By car
From the Airport: take Carretera de Miraflores direction Sevilla-Centre. Turn right onto Av. De Las Juventudes Musicales. Then bear right at Glorieta Olimpica/SE-30. Turn left on Plaza Duquesa Cayetana de Alba. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. Bear left onto Calle Blanquillo and another left onto Calle Calatrava. Turn right onto Alameda de Hercules and left at Calle Relator, after that turn left at Calle de Parras.

(+34) 954 90 68 11   Fax: (+34) 954 90 69 39      sangil.reservas@fp-hoteles.com

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