Cobbled streets lined with orange trees, flamenco performances, the third largest cathedral in the world, the beautiful palaces of the Real Alcázar - there's a lot to see in this pretty yet compact Andalusian city.

Hotel Hospes Las Casa Del Rey de Baeza is a short saunter from most of the main sights. Rooms are simple yet stylish and centred, like all old houses in Seville, around internal courtyards.

This is a city made for ambling - between tapas bars (try El Rinconcillo near the hotel), along those picturesque streets and around the gardens of Real Alcázar.

Visit in April for two of the biggest festivals on the Spanish calendar - the crowd-drawing religious processions of Holy Week and the April Fair, when the partying goes on into the early hours.

WOW FACTOR: Relaxing with a glass of cava by the rooftop pool.

FLIGHT TIME: 3 hours

WHEN TO GO: Spring, Autumn

GO: From £92 per night, room only ( Easyjet ( flies from £30 one-way.