Founded in 1857 and overlooking the Plaza Nueva square, the historic hotel boasts a privileged location in the very centre of Seville, just opposite the town hall and only a few walking minutes away from the most important sites such as the cathedral with the Giralda tower, the majestic Maestranza bullfighting ring or the Torre del Oro on the banks of the river Guadalquivir. Countless tapas bars can be found in the Santa Cruz district. As one of the oldest hotels in Spain, it has been Seville's leading hotel throughout its history, with guests such as Giuseppe Verdi or the Spanish royal family. Its interior design combines classical elegance with up to date amenities, and visitors will appreciate the restaurant and the elegant Irish pub. The large terrace offers unique, spectacular views over the roofs of the city. The hotel is an ideal place to explore the city surrounded by a touch of class.