Seville, Spain took top honors in the travel site’s annual Best in Travel roundup, which names both cities and countries worth visiting in the coming year. Seville ranked first in the cities category due to its relatively new network of biking paths and a slate of special local activities related to the anniversary of legendary painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The city has also enjoyed some screen love lately, Lonely Planet notes: Seville was featured on “Game of Thrones” this year and will host the European Film Awards in 2018, making it a prime time to visit this dazzling historical hangout.
Even if you don’t stop by next year, Seville deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture and authentic culture that includes plenty of tapas tasting and Flamenco dancing.
Must-sees include Seville’s central cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Alcázar’s palace and gardens were built over a 100-year span (and made their “GOT” cameo in season five), and the Plaza de España is a wide-open square perfect for mingling with locals. Off the beaten trail, you’ll find charming neighborhoods, bars, markets and churches waiting for your exploration.