Year of Murillo, key event in choosing Seville as Best Destination 2018

El Año Murillo, un factor clave en la elección de Sevilla como destino - Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento

Seville is world’s best capital visit destination according to Lonely Planet, recommending our city in their list ‘Best in Travel 2018’. This is the first time that a Spanish city is bestowed with this type of recognition, accompanied on this occasion with the celebration of the Year of Murillo.

Andalusia consolidates its position as a MICE region, ranking as the second destination with a greater number of conventions and the third destination with a larger number of participants, both at a national and international level. An area that offers advantageous infrastructures and excellent services to host any type of events, meetings, or activities.

The city of Seville is a leading destination in the field of meetings, events, and conventions, plus a favorite spot for successful incentives. The majestic historical heritage, the city’s gastronomy, setting and surroundings offer an appealing context and added value to the event industry. The city possesses numerous multi-purpose and versatile venues for hosting any kind of corporate event or congress.  Además, la ciudad hispalense cuenta por si misma con excelentes conexiones aéreas, terrestres –con ferrocarril de alta velocidad- e incluso vía fluvial que la hacen un destino idóneo para viajes de negocios o familiares.

El Año Murillo, un factor clave en la elección de Sevilla como destino - Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento 2

In addition, this 2018 Seville opens its doors to celebrate the genius of Murillo, with hundreds of activity programs to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of the Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. A memorable year that amazes both locals and visitors curious about the life and work of this unique artist. Until March 2019, the city will continue offering diverse activities, from dramatized tours to gastronomic routes inspired by the painter and his masterpieces, alongside with literary visits, exhibitions, musicals…

An endless number of actions which have already captured the attention of editors, experts, and travelers interested in the vast cultural and historical, and artistic culture of the city. The capital reflourishment in the last years, and specially the celebration of the Year of Murillo have contributed to arouse this interest and reaching the record of half million visitors each calendar quarter.

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