If you want to do something different this summer, why not try these recommendations from Vincci Hotels to spend your time off in fascinating Spanish cities away from the coast, where you can enjoy gastronomy, culture, entertainment… These are ideas for a different kind of summer, one that’s just as exciting and where there is something for everyone.
The summer holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to make plans and choose your destination – a place to relax and unwind from the everyday routine. For some the summer will always take them to beach, while others look for culture, outdoor activities, delicious food, a place to be pampered, or the best in entertainment. And in good company they are all great choices.
So why not try heading away from the coast and spending your summer inland, where you can enjoy holidays that are delightfully different.
Spain has a wide range of cultural activities, entertainment and gastronomy away from the coast in summer and Vincci Hotels would recommend Seville, Madrid and Valladolid as three cities you can lose yourself in, places full of hidden corners with fascinating histories to discover.
Seville, city of civilisations
On the banks of the Guadalquivir River lies Seville, a city full of history. The various civilisations that have passed through have left a marvellous cultural legacy that can’t be ignored. We’d like to present the Vincci Rábida 4* Sevilla, designed around a mansion house from the 18th century and located in the centre of the city, in the Barrio del Arenal, just a stone’s throw from Seville Cathedral and the bullring, ‘La Maestranza’. It’s easily accessible no matter how you arrive in the city, and is to be found right by the city’s lively commercial zone, close to landmarks such as the Torre del Oro, la Giralda and the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Seville is the place to experience real flamenco and a true Andalusian atmosphere.
* Views from the terrace at the Vincci La Rábida 4* Sevilla.
Madrid, a thousand ways to enjoy yourself
Spain’s capital and a city of opportunity. Madrid constantly bustles with life; in fact they say it’s the real city that never sleeps. And there’s no better reflection of that than the main street, Gran Vía, which is always full of people: going shopping, heading to the theatre or going out for a meal in one of the many restaurants. In this great thoroughfare, in the heart of the city, you’ll find the Vincci Capitol 4* Madrid, in the Carrión building, just behind the famous neon Schweppes advert.
Inside, the building’s heritage has been preserved, with its avant-garde decor. It’s the ideal spot to take in the best musicals and shows, as well as being just a couple of minutes from Madrid’s emblematic locations such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace, amongst others.
The hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites are full of originality and unique touches. You can soak up the cinema in a Hollywood themed bathroom, or sleep in an entirely round bed.
* Bathroom in one of the suites at the Vincci Capitol 4* Madrid.
And who said it’s not possible to relax in Madrid? The Nammu Corner Area Spa at the Vincci Capitol 4* Madrid offers you the chance to unwind in the privacy of its thermal circuits, along with a range of treatments.
And don’t forgot one of the hotel’s highlights… the chance to head up to the roof and enjoy the views!
*View over the Plaza Callao and Gran Vía, from the Vincci Capitol 4* Madrid.
Valladolid, a history worth knowing
Valladolid has a wealth of history and nowadays it offers an extensive range of cultural activities. Museums, exhibitions and famous landmarks will be the highlights of your summer. On the city’s main thoroughfare you’ll find the Vincci Frontaura 4* Valladolid, which seamlessly combines luxury and functionality. It’s set in a privileged area, allowing you to visit the famous buildings and monuments that make up the city’s enormous historical legacy, such as the Church of San Ildefonso or the Casa de Cervantes Museum and the Royal Academy.
The hotel also has an outdoor pool, and thermal zones, where you can have a dip to refresh yourself right in the heart of the capital of Castile-Leon.
*Pool at the Vincci Frontaura 4* Valladolid.