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Read more on this destination in The AA AA Essential Guide to Andalucia.
Tourist Office - The local tourist information centre can be found at Avenida Constitucion, 21.
Embassies and consulates - The British Honorary Consulate can be found Malaga while the office of the British Embassy is in Madrid.
Language - In Seville they speak standard (Castillian) Spanish, although you will find that English is widely understood by many locals.
Passport and Visas - UK visitors only need a valid passport to stay in Seville and no Visa's are required.
Insurance - You should buy full health and travel insurance before your trip and make a note of their 24hour helpline number. EU citizens are entitled to free or reduced cost emergency care as long as they have the relevant documentation. For Britons this is the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Customs - EU nationals do not have to declare goods imported for their own use, although you may be questioned by custom officials if you have a large amount of certain items. The limits for non-EU visitors are 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1 litre of alcohol (over 22 percent alcohol) or 2 litres of wine; 50g of perfume.
Visitors with Disabilities - Many Andalusian towns can be quite hilly or have a number of stairs to navigate it can be hard to get around but things are slowly improving and towns are trying to accommodate everyone. If you want to travel somewhere specific it may be a good idea to contact the local tourist office.
Money Matters - Seville uses the Euro as its currency. The Euro is broken up in to 100 cents (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1 and 2 euro coins) and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 euro notes. There is no shortage of banks and ATM's in the central area.
Lost Property - If you loose your passport you should report it to the local police station and then to the nearest embassy or consulate. Keep a separate note of any travellers cheque numbers as you will need them to make a claim if lost.
Medicines and Medical Treatment - For any medical emergencies, you can go to the Virgen Macarena Hospital or Centro de Salud El Porvenir a public clinic with an emergency service. Citizens from the EU are entitled to free or reduced-cost NHS (National Health Service) treatment, including dental treatment - bring the EHIC card from your home country. Full health and travel insurance is still advised.
Electricity - 220 volts, 50 Hz - round two-pin plugs are used.
Smoking - In many buildings and on public transport you are restricted from smoking and this is usually indicated by no-smoking symbols in prominent places, although many bars still allow customers to enjoy a drink and a smoke.
- 409 5530 – Medical emergencies
- 91 or 95 – Police
- 80 or 85 – Fire services
- 112 – European general emergencies