Holy Week 2024 in Seville: A unique experience

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Every year, between March and April, Holy Week, one of the most traditional festivities in our country, is celebrated with great emotion. During these days, Spain is transformed. You will discover images of great artistic richness walking the streets by candlelight, among the colors of the flowers, the art of religious sculptures and the sound of the music of the drums.

In the streets of Seville, Holy Week is lived with a unique intensity, more profound than in any other part of the country. If you want to immerse yourself in this cultural and religious spectacle, we have prepared a brief guide with tips to squeeze every moment. From CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés, we invite you to discover how the Sevillian Holy Week is celebrated and to make the most of this unique experience. Welcome to a journey of devotion and tradition in the bowels of Seville!

Enjoy the processions

The streets of Seville come alive during Holy Week with the processions of its main brotherhoods. Each one, such as the Hermandad de la Macarena or the venerated Hermandad del Gran Poder, brings centuries of tradition and devotion. Dressed in distinctive tunics, the members carry sacred pasos, authentic artistic jewels that narrate the passion of Christ. Religious fervor intermingles with the solemnity of the processional marches as the pasos walk through the narrow streets of the city. It is in these moments when the emotion reaches its peak, leaving an indelible mark on those who have the opportunity to live this unique experience in the Sevillian Holy Week.

Here are some of the main processions that will give life to the streets of the city in 2024:

  • La Borriquita: Beginning of the Holy Week, it represents the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem.
  • Jesús Despojado: It stands out for the beauty of its steps, transmitting the stripping of Christ before the crucifixion.
  • La Hiniesta: One of the most solemn processions, with imposing steps and an atmosphere of deep devotion.
  • La Cena: Commemorates the Last Supper, standing out for the artistic quality of its images.
  • La Paz: A procession of great solemnity that transmits a message of serenity and hope.
  • San Roque: A manifestation of faith that pays homage to this protector saint against plagues and epidemics.
  • La Amargura: Characterized by sobriety and respect, reflecting the suffering of the Virgin Mary.
  • La Estrella: Outstanding for the elegance of its steps, representing the Virgin under the invocation of the Star.

Program, schedules and itineraries of the Holy Week of Seville 2024.

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Photo: Holy Week in CoolRooms Palacio Villapanes by Antonio Bellido

Take the opportunity to visit temples

During Holy Week in Seville, the opportunity to explore the temples is an enriching experience. The main temples and brotherhoods open their doors, offering visitors the chance to admire the impressive religious images and majestic processions that are part of this significant festivity.

The imposing Cathedral of Seville stands out as one of the most significant attractions of Holy Week, housing the famous image of the Christ of the Expiration, known as “El Cachorro”. This visit provides a unique perspective of the devotion and artistic mastery that characterizes this celebration.

Other outstanding temples not to be missed include the Basilica de la Macarena, the Iglesia del Salvador and the Capilla de los Marineros. Touring these emblematic places will further immerse you in the tradition and religious fervor that defines Sevillian Holy Week.

CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés offers an exclusive cofrade route to discover the tradition of the Sevillian Holy Week. Visit the most emblematic Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods of the city, exploring the downtown area, including La Redención, San Isidoro, El Salvador (Brotherhoods of El Amor and La Pasión), and the visit to Paquili, embroiderer and reference of Sevillian craftsmanship. More information.

Photo: Seville Cathedral from the rooftop of CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés

Taste the typical foods of the Sevillian Holy Week

Holy Week in Seville goes beyond the processions and religious rituals; it is also experienced in bars and pastry shops, where people seek rest and revitalization after long hours of participation. Typical dishes of this time, such as fried foods, cod stews and spinach with chickpeas, become authentic delicacies to satisfy the palates during this festivity.

In the pastry shops, pestiños and torrijas are the undisputed protagonists, sweetening the moments of Lent and Holy Week. An essential stop to experience the authentic flavors of Lent in Seville is Manu Jara, in the Triana Market. Here, the torrijas, pestiños and rosquillas are pure craftsmanship, 100% made in his workshop with selected raw materials.

For the occasion, the restaurant of CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés, Los Rincones del Marqués reveals its special Holy Week menu with these typical dishes such as hake with cumin aioli as starter, spinach with chickpeas and cod as main course and for dessert a traditional milk torrija with creamy almond, for only 42 € (starter, main course, dessert and drink included).

Photo: Pestiños

Get to know the city beyond the festivities

Holy Week in Seville is a unique window to get to know the city at its best. Once the processions have left their mark, we encourage you to explore the hidden treasures and daily life that make Seville a charming destination all year round.

Regardless of the time of year, if you come to visit Seville you should not miss its emblems and highlights. Among the most outstanding activities is a guided visit to the Royal Alcazar of Seville, the oldest royal palace in Europe in use. Also, enter the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic temple in the world.

Nor should you miss a stroll through the Santa Cruz neighborhood to see the old Jewish quarter of the city, or walk to the Plaza de España, the unique emblem of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

An excellent way to get to know the city is by bicycle. CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés offers a bike tour of Seville in collaboration with See by Bike. This 3-hour tour will take you to discover the monuments, neighborhoods and most representative points of the city, as well as its history, legends, culture and the way of life of the Sevillians. Book your experience here.

Photo: Plaza de España, Seville

And to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the exciting Holy Week activities in Seville, we recommend you check out our Perfect Agenda for Holy Week 2024 in Seville.

The Perfect Agenda for Holy Week 2024 in Seville

Welcome to Holy Week in Seville, a unique experience you won’t want to miss! From CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés, we offer you a perfect agenda to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this special celebration. From exciting processions to delicious gastronomic experiences, we will guide you through the best moments that Seville has to offer during this time of the year. Get ready to live an unforgettable Holy Week in the most passionate city in Spain!

Friday of Sorrows. March 22nd.

5:00 p.m. Torrija Confectionery La Campana

7:45 p.m. Christ of the Crown Procession. Cathedral.

9:00 p.m. Dinner Tapas Las Golondrinas in Triana.

11:00 p.m. Calle Pureza. Passion and Death Procession

Christ of the Crown Procession. Catedral.

Passion Saturday. March 23rd.

2:30 p.m. Lunch at Becerrita

7:00 p.m. Procession of San José Obrero. Santuario de los Gitanos.

8:00 p.m. Procession of Cristo de los Desamparados. Plaza de la Campana.

21:30 p.m. Dinner at El Traga. Calle Águilas

Procession of San José Obrebro. José Ángel García

Palm Sunday. 24th March.

12:30 p.m. Brunch at CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

3:30 p.m. Procession of La Cena in Las Setas

5:00 p.m. Peace Procession in Plaza Nueva

6:30 p.m. Procession of the Star in Calle Reyes Católicos

8:30 p.m. Dinner at Catalina

11:00 p.m. Procession of the Amargura in Las Setas.

00:00 a.m. Entrance of San Roque (5 minutes from CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés).

Brunch del Marqués. CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

Holy Monday. March 25th.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués

2:45 p.m. Departure from Redención. In front of the CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

5:00 p.m. Procession of San Gonzalo in Calle Reyes Católicos.

7:30 p.m. Procession of Las Aguas in Calle Reyes Católicos.

9:00 p.m. Dinner at Justa y Rufina

11:00 p.m. Procession of Vera Cruz in Calle Orfila.

00:00 a.m. Procession of San Vicente in Plaza de la Campana.

01:00 a.m. Procession of El Museo in Calle Gravina.

Los Rincones del Marqués

Holy Tuesday. March 26th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:30 p.m. Procession of San Benito in Calle Santiago.

5:30 p.m. Procession of La Candelaria in Plaza de la Alfalfa.

7:00 p.m. Departure of the Procession of the Students from the University of Seville.

8:30 p.m. Procession of Santa Cruz in Plaza del Triunfo.

10:00 p.m. Dinner at La Azotea in Calle Mateos Gago.

10:30 p.m. Procession of Dulce Nombre in Plaza del Salvador.

00:00 a.m. Procession of Los Javieres in Plaza del Salvador.

La Azotea. Calle Mateos Gago

Holy Wednesday. March 27th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:30 p.m. Procession of La Sed in Calle Santiago.

5:00 p.m. Procession of San Bernardo in Plaza del Salvador.

6:30 p.m. Procession of La Lanzado in Calle Trajano.

8:30 p.m. Procession of Las Siete Palabras in Plaza de la Gavidia.

9:30 p.m. Dinner at Az-Zait Restaurant.

11:30 p.m. Procession of the Buen Fin in Calle San Vicente

01:00 a.m. Procession of El Cristo de Burgos in Plaza de la Alfalfa.

Az-Zait Restaurant

Holy Thursday. March 28th.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:00 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Los Negritos. Calle Recaredo (5 minutes from CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés).

5:00 p.m. Procession of La Exaltación in Calle Laraña.

7:00 p.m. Procession of El Valle. Calle Laraña.

9:00 p.m. Dinner at La Barra de Catalina. Plaza de la Alfalfa.

11:30 p.m. Procession of Las Cigarreras on the Bridge of San Telmo.

00:00 a.m. Entrance of the Passion Procession in the Plaza de El Salvador.

Procession of Los Negritos. Calle Recaredo

La Madrugá.

2:00 a.m. Procession of La Esperanza de Triana in Calle Reyes Católicos.

5:00 a.m. Procession of El Gran Poder in Calle Reyes Católicos.

7:00 a.m. Procession of La Macarena in Las Setas.

9:30 a.m. Procession of Los Gitanos in Plaza Cristo de Burgos.

Procession of El Gran Poder. Calle Reyes Católicos.

Holy Friday. March 29th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at La Quinta in Plaza Padre Jerónimo de Córdoba.

5:30 p.m. Procession of El Cachorro in Calle Reyes Católicos.

6:30 p.m. Procession of La O in Calle Reyes Católicos.

8:30 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Monserrat in Calle San Pablo.

9:30 p.m. Dinner at Taberna Dos de Mayo in Plaza de la Gavidia.

11:00 p.m. Procession of San Isidoro in Cuesta del Rosario.

00:00 a.m. Procession of the Mortaja in Cuesta del Rosario.

Taberna Dos de Mayo. Plaza de la Gavidia

Holy Saturday. 30 March.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at El Rinconcillo.

3:30 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Los Servitas in Plaza de San Marcos.

5:00 p.m. Procession of the Trinity along Calle Laraña.

7:00 p.m. Procession of the Sun in Calle San Gregorio.

8:30 p.m. Dinner at La Isla. Calle Arfe.

11:00 p.m. Procession of the Soledad de San Lorenzo in Plaza del Salvador.

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Resurrection Sunday. March 31st.

10:00 a.m. Procession of El Resucitado in La Alameda de Hércules.

1:00 p.m. Procession of the Resurrected in Cuesta del Rosario.

2:30 p.m. Lunch at Juan Palomo in Calle Huelva.


Holy Week in Seville is an incomparable experience full of emotion, tradition and beauty. From CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés, we hope this agenda has inspired you to immerse yourself in the magic of this unique festivity. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope to see you soon in Seville to live unforgettable moments together!

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The awaited Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés would like to invite you to express your love or friendship by gifting the most memorable experience to your loved one: a gift voucher for a luxury stay with its personalized card, a gourmet dinner in one of our restaurant, one of our spa rituals or CoolRooms best playlist. Grab a pen, it’s time to write drown an unforgettable story…

In our corner of love in the heart of Seville…

Gift voucher – Sent with Love

Sent with Love is the perfect choice if you want to express your love or friendship to your favorite person. Experience a romantic evening with a luxurious night with breakfast in a Deluxe room and special attentions with Champagne, strawberries and chocolate. This special offer can be complemented with a special offer of a Valentine’s Day massage ritual for 2 people (not included).

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Sent with (total) Love is an exclusive invitation to the most refined stay imaginable. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a luxurious night with breakfast in a Suite room, special attention with Champagne, strawberries and chocolate, bouquet of roses, romantic dinner for two in your room with exclusive waiter service, Valentine’s Day massage ritual, personalized bathrobes and our surprise Love Box. The romantic dinner includes: appetizer, fish, meat and dessert, all paired with champagne and a selection of wines.

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Step into the beauty of a luxurious 18th century palace in the heart of Seville. Spend a relaxing time in the CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés‘ emblematic spa, followed by a romantic dinner at Los Rincones del Marqués. Dinner includes: appetizer, starter, fish, meat and dessert, all paired with a selection of wines.

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Special Valentine’s Day Menu at Los Rincones del Marqués

From February 9 to February 18, if you want to spend an intimate and unforgettable evening, CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés offers you the possibility to enjoy the best dishes of its cuisine in its restaurant Los Rincones del Marqués. Experience the privilege of a romantic dinner in a wonderful 18th century palace, where the luxury of the present and the past merge to create a unique atmosphere. Dinner includes: appetizer, starter, fish, meat and dessert, all paired with a selection of wines.

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Love Cocktail

Introducing our luxurious Love Cocktail, designed exclusively for Valentine’s Day. This enchanting concoction is a harmonious blend of premium ingredients. An exquisite cocktail based on natural orange juice, mint and sweet sherry wine. Whether you are toasting to a new love or celebrating years of friendship, this cocktail will be the perfect way to share an unforgettable moment with your loved ones.

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Love/friendship letter

In your room, next to the charms that await you, we invite you to write a letter of love or friendship to your loved ones. Let the inspiration of the place flow into your words, and we will take care of the mailing, including an envelope and a special CoolRooms card. Let this letter be a tangible testimony of your affection, a message that will go straight to the heart of your loved ones.

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Enter our special giveaway on Instagram (@CoolRoomsHotels) starting February 14, for a chance to win a free stay at any of the CoolRooms brand hotels. How can you enter? It’s simple: share your message of love or friendship in the comments mentioning your loved one. We will announce the lucky winner on Instagram on the date of the giveaway.

Spotify Playlist – Sent with Love by CoolRooms

We want you to continue to enjoy the magic of love during your stay and beyond, that’s why we offer you our “Sent with Love by CoolRooms” playlist on Spotify. Click here to explore and let yourself be enveloped by the melodies. Don’t forget to share your favorite songs on your Instagram stories by mentioning us, so we can celebrate your love with you.


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Immerse yourself in the Magic of Autumn: ” Fall(ing) for CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés ” – Your Luxury Destination in Seville

Autumn in Seville, how wonderful! You already know that the Andalusian capital is spectacular at any time of the year, but autumn has something special. The scorching heat of summer is left behind, the leaves of the trees turn orange and the promise of enchanting nights. In the heart of this vibrant city, CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés dresses in the golden hues of autumn to welcome a season full of charm and elegance.

Ready for a dose of luxury and style, we have what you need to make your autumn truly special!

Gastronomic getaway: A route of flavors through the city

In Seville, the tradition of tapas is a way of life. From classic flavors like Iberian ham to the most creative signature tapas, we invite you on a culinary journey through the city’s cobblestone streets. At each stop, you will discover the passion and dedication of the local chefs who create these delicacies. During this culinary escapade, you will also enjoy dinner at Los Rincones del Marqués restaurant. A culinary experience that fuses tradition with innovation, in a setting that combines history and exceptional flavors.

The gastronomic getaway includes a two-night stay in a Premium room with breakfast included, a private tapas tour that will take you through the narrow streets of Seville, where authentic bars and lively squares will liven you up, and a gastronomic dinner at Los Rincones del Marqués (drinks not included).

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Cultural getaway: Immerse yourself in history

For those who delight in culture, Seville presents itself as an exceptional destination. This Andalusian city, with its rich history and Moorish influence, is a true treasure trove for those who wish to immerse themselves in Spain’s artistic heritage. From the majestic Giralda to the charming corners of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, every step is a journey through time and art.

The cultural getaway includes a two-night stay in a Premium room with breakfast included and a 3-hour private tour of Seville “Seville Indispensable”.

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Craft and design getaway: A cultural feast in Seville

If you are looking for a dose of culture and tradition, here is the perfect plan. This getaway is an invitation to immerse yourself in the artistic heritage of Seville. A journey through the world of Sevillian craftsmanship and design, a tradition that has endured over time. Discover the creativity that defines Seville and take home unique treasures and indelible memories.

The craft and design getaway includes a two-night stay in a Premium room with breakfast, a 3-hour private guided craft tour to discover the best of Seville’s craftsmanship and design. And to take with you a little piece of Seville, we will give you a book of art and design that summarizes the essence of this city.

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Wellness getaway: Time to take care of the body and revitalize the mind

When was the last time you took time to pamper yourself? Immerse yourself in an oasis of relaxation and serenity for two in our palace. Disconnect from the world and eliminate the stress of every day with our integral beauty ritual “Ritual Eternal Beauty” which consists of a combination of a body and facial treatment with Dead Sea salts and mud, with exotic fragrances with soft hints of incense and myrrh. It provides a sense of peace and relaxation that is transmitted through body and mind – welcome to a moment of personalized care and pampering!

The wellness getaway that includes a two-night stay in a Premium room with breakfast, private spa for two, “Ritual Eternal Beauty” body rituals and a complimentary tea.

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Ready for a journey that awakens your senses and enlightens your soul? Imagine this: the rustle of orange leaves beneath your feet as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of Seville, the aroma of roasted chestnuts wafting through the air and the gentle murmur of the city serenading you with tranquility. Now, imagine all of this combined with the luxury and exclusivity of a deluxe stay in an authentic 18th century Sevillian palace. From elegant rooms to gastronomic experiences that will delight your palate, we are ready to transform your autumn getaway into an unforgettable adventure. What are you waiting for? Come and discover for yourself why Seville in autumn is magical and why CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés is the place you want to be.

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HOLA VERANO by CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés

Booking at CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés during the summer is a perfect option to enjoy an unforgettable experience. With its privileged location in the heart of the city and its wide range of amenities, our palacio becomes the ideal accommodation for travelers who want to explore and get to know the capital of Andalusia. This summer let yourself be surprised by our new offers and immerse yourself in the ultimate holiday oasis.

HOLA VERANO – Cool Wellness

Do you need to rest a few days from the routine and get your strength back? This getaway is perfect for you, come to Seville to give yourself that treat you are looking for at CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés. Treat yourself to a moment of disconnection in our palacio with Spa and gym and discover everything we offer you during your stay.


During the months of July and August enjoy the Cool Wellness experience which includes aromatherapy relax massages in our wellness space, with a selection of ALQVIMIA best products, the Spanish firm of high natural and holistic cosmetics .

The Cool Wellness experience includes a luxury night in a Deluxe room with breakfast for two, upgrade upon availability, welcome care, welcome details from ALQVIMIA natural and holistic cosmetics, relaxing aromatherapy massage for two, private access to the spa and access to the gym.

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HOLA VERANO – Romantic Getaway

The routine can sometimes be exhausting, therefore, it is important that sometimes, we disconnect from it and for that there is nothing like a romantic getaway in Seville to rekindle the passion. CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés is an intimate and romantic place where time stands still, making every moment a unique moment.

During the months of July and August enjoy our romantic getaway for two in the magical city of Seville in a magnificent palace. CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés has designed your getaway which includes an authentic Andalusian gastronomic experience at Los Rincones del Marqués.

The romantic getaway for two includes a luxury night in a Deluxe room with breakfast in the room for two people, upgrade according to availability, romantic welcome gift (champagne and chocolates), romantic dinner for two people with a drink included.

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HOLA VERANO – Wedding night

Are you looking for a hotel for your wedding night or to celebrate your wedding anniversary in Seville? In CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés we put at your disposal this magical corner located in the historic center for you to enjoy a perfect wedding night. The awaited wedding night deserves the best place.

During the months of July and August, enjoy an unforgettable wedding night in CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés, which includes a luxury night in a Suite room with breakfast in the room for two people, romantic welcome attention (Champagne Ruinart Brut and San Pancracio chocolates), bouquet of flowers in the room, late check out at 14:00 under availability.

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Book now your perfect summer plan to disconnect!

Don’t leave for tomorrow the plan you can organise today, because summer is here! Discover here all of our offers for this summer 2023 here.

A new holistic experience of wellness and beauty in an 18th century Seville palace

In order to continue offering a complete and unique experience, CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés has included the refurbishment and increased equipment of its wellness space (spa, gym and treatment cabins), the hiring of qualified staff trained by ALQVIMIA and the creation of a complete menu of treatments with the 100% natural, holistic and eco-sustainable products of the Spanish brand.

A new oasis of peace in the center of Seville

CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés has equipped its new wellness area with a Jacuzzi, tropical contrast shower, hammam, massage shower, Finnish sauna, ice fountain and relaxation area with thermal loungers, as well as two treatment cabins, one of them double. Its ALQVIMIA treatment menu includes three facial treatments, five body treatments with special options for pregnant women and two exclusive rituals: “Queen of Al-Andalus” and “Joy of Orange Blossom“. The hotel also has a gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment: treadmill, elliptical trainer, exercise bike, weight bench and kinesis. This project is complemented by a range of personal training sessions, yoga classes at sunrise and sunset on the rooftop terrace with views of the Giralda and “yoga & beauty retreats” with renowned yoga and beauty professionals. Click here to consult our treatment menu.

A new wellness space aimed at offering a personalised, exclusive and unforgettable experience to our guests.

Alqvimia, a beauty travel

Founded in 1984 by Idili Lizcano, ALQVIMIA currently has an excellent position in the luxury cosmetics sector and is present in more than 20 countries. Inspired by the power of pure special oils, ALQVIMIA’s products are based not only on 100% natural formulations – it has its own biodynamic production garden that supplies the company with aromatic plants and flowers – but also on the company’s philosophy of sustainability and respect for the environment, this philosophy is shared with CoolRooms Hotels.

ALQVIMIA, winner of the Ecoproducts Award from the Department of the Environment of the Generalitat de Catalunya and holder of the Greenpeace Green Label, is committed to artisanal manufacturing with renewable energies – it has recently built a photovoltaic plant in its Olot warehouse – and without CO2 emissions, and all the ingredients and materials used in its cosmetics have a certificate of social responsibility, both with the workers and in forest management. Furthermore, in line with the CoolRooms Hotels‘ offer, the brand supports fair and local trade, prioritizing zero kilometer whenever possible, and uses recycled and fully recyclable or biodegradable packaging.

In addition to their commitment to sustainability, CoolRooms Hotels and ALQVIMIA have in common the search for a global wellness experience for their clients. The cosmetic firm bases its treatments, tested by therapists trained in kinesiology, on the balance between beauty, health and well-being and on the use of essential oils, creams and serums with not only physical but also therapeutic and emotional benefits thanks to the use of living molecules that are transported throughout the body and deeply relax, combat discomfort, anxiety, insomnia and fill the body with energy.

Cool Wellness stays

CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés celebrates this agreement with ALQVIMIA with a special offer availaible in our voucher page or by contacting us by phone (+34 954 50 20 63) or email (reservations@palaciovillapanes.com). Cool Wellness Palacio de Villapanés during the months of July and August includes one night’s accommodation with breakfast for two people in a Deluxe room, up-grade subject to availability, ALQVIMIA gift, welcome amenities, access to the gym, two 70-minute relaxing aromatherapy massages and private access to the Spa.


We look forward to welcoming you to discover this new wellness experience.


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Holy Week plans in Seville

Holy Week is coming and you still have no plans or destination to celebrate?

CoolRooms Hotels, which has hotels in historical, urban and natural environments, has designed special plans to enjoy the Holy Week from the front row!

Every year, at the end of March / beginning of April, Easter is celebrated with great emotion, indeed it is one of the most traditional festivities in Spain. One week to live an extraordinary and mesmerising experience, accompanied by the deep thud of drums and mournful wailing of trumpets.

In Seville, Holy Week is synonymous of emotion and passion. In order not to miss any of its events, you can stay at Palacio de Villapanés, where you will be in a strategic location to enjoy the most emblematic parade.

Unique processions

Holy Week in Seville is a unique celebration that mixes the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Devotion, art, color and music are combined in an acts that commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. The members of the different brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic costumes, walk through the streets under the weight of religious images (pasos) that they carry to the rhythm of drums and music, giving rise to scenes of simple beauty.

Holy Week Program in Seville

  • Saturday of Passion:
    • San José Obrero: Carmona Road (20:30h).
  • Palm Sunday:
    • The Borriquita: Plaza del Salvador (15:30h)
    • La Cena: C/ Gerona (15:30h), Plaza Alfalfa (20:30h), Calle Alhóndiga (22:30h)
    • San Roque: Ponce de León Square (18:00h) and Recaredo St. (01:00am)
    • El Amor: Plaza del salvador (21:30h).
  • Holy Monday:
    • Kiss of Judas: Santiago Street (14:45h and 23:30h)
    • Cautivo de San Pablo: Cuesta del Rosario (15:30h).
  • Holy Tuesday:
      • San Esteban: C/ Águilas (14:00/19:00/21:00h), Cuesta del Rosario (15:00h)
      • Candelaria: Plaza de la Alfalfa (16:30h)
      • San Benito: C/Muro de los Navarros (17:00h), Pilatos square (23:00h), Carmona door (23:30h)
  • Holy Wednesday:
    • Carmen Doloroso: Cuesta del Rosario (19:30h)
    • La Sed: Puerta Carmona (15:30 and 21:30h), Santiago street (16:00h), C/Águilas (20:00h)
    • San Bernardo: Cuesta del Rosario (16:30h) and door of the Flesh (23:00h)
    • La Lanzada: Plaza del salvador (22:30h)
    • Los Panaderos: Plaza del Salvador (01:00h)
  • Holy Thursday:
    • Los Negritos: Puerta de Carmona (15:30h), C/ Águilas (16:00 and 21:00h), C/ muro de los Navarros (21:30h), Recaredo (22:00h).
    • Exaltation: Cuesta del Rosario (21:00h), Santa Catalina (23:00h)
  • Madrugá:
    • El Silencio: Plaza del Salvador (03:30h)
    • Macarena: Plaza del Salvador (06:00h), Plaza de la encarnación (07:00 h), Santa Angela de la Cruz (08:00h)
    • Los gitanos: Cuesta del rosario (09:30h), plaza Ponce de león (12:00h).
  • Holy Saturday:
    • Trinidad: Cuesta del rosario (21:30h)
  • Resurrection Sunday:
    • La Resurrección (8:30h).


To read more information about the processions: see full program.

In addition, Palacio de Villapanés offers private tours through the processions, with an official guide, from 300€, with a duration of 3 hours. If you have any questions about the private tours at Easter, please do not hesitate to contact our Guest Experience Manager.

La Madrugá, the highlight of Holy Week in Seville

The most special moment of this week, not to be missed, is the Madrugá, which takes place on the night of Holy Thursday to Good Friday. A religious festival that has been celebrated since 1777. It is one of the longest and most exciting nights of the Andalusian capital, during which the Sevillian faith reaches its full splendor. The streets of Seville are filled with a contrast between the sepulchral silence and the saetas, songs sung by the inhabitants of the city from their balconies. Very old brotherhoods, some of them from the Middle Ages, parade with two icons, objects of devotion, representing the Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena and the Virgen de la Esperanza de Triana. In addition, many of the most famous and prestigious brotherhoods of Seville will parade in the street during this magical night:

  • La Macarena: it has 13,000 brotherhoods and performs its penitential station at dawn on Good Friday (‘La Madrugá’). It is also the brotherhood with the longest route of the night (5.5 km) and a total duration of 14 hours of penitence.
  • La Esperanza de Triana: it has 11,100 members and also performs its penitential station during La Madrugá.
    Gran Poder: The number of brotherhoods totals 10,700 and is part of the group of brotherhoods that go out at dawn on Good Friday.


The scenes that can be contemplated in the streets of Seville will seem immutable, giving you the sensation of traveling through the centuries. Admire the pasos (a kind of altar carried on the back of a man) with sculptures made by great artists, from the Baroque to the present day. The procession that accompanies these representations consists mainly of Nazarenes, whose faces are hidden as a sign of penitence, in charge of carrying candles and incense. Emotions overflow to the sound of the saetas, those songs full of fervor and contemplation, or in the silence of the crowd that walks the streets.











Proceso foto Roció de la Torre 2

Breakfast enjoying art

Mornings that taste like art

Photographs: Antonio Bellido 

Having breakfast while contemplating art is a luxury dream come true thanks to Rocío de la Torre.

All it took was a few brushstrokes from the Spanish artist to enjoy a palatial breakfast surrounded by art. The versatile artist has just finished weeks of work in the breakfast room of our palace, turning it into an inspiring and welcoming place.


Proceso foto Roció de la Torre

After dressing the walls of CoolRooms Palacio de Luces in Asturias and styling the English bar of CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha in Madrid, Roció de la Torre started a new work in our 18th century palace.  An illustration entirely handmade that invites you to discover Seville, its vegetation, monuments, landscapes and the joy of its people.

Mañanas con arte Palacio Villapanes

Proceso foto Roció de la Torre 2


An illustration entirely handmade that invites you to discover Seville, its vegetation, monuments, landscapes and the joy of its people.


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Breakfast is one of our guests’ favourite experiences, so we do it differently. Mornings that taste like art and invite you to travel.



Dior crucero 2023 Sevilla

Dior Cruise 2023

Dior pays Homage to the Spanish Artisianal Tradition



The Dior Cruise 2023 presentation in Seville has been great news because of what it means that the ‘grand maison’ has picked a Spanish city to launch its emblematic collection of clothes and accessories, and at the same time the opportunity to involve in the show fifteen local artisans that have provided their creations to enhance Dior´s excellent work even more.

The fabulous show celebrated in Seville´s Plaza de España was the culmination of more than a year of hard work, when the artistic director for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri picked the capital of Seville to host the event and the Andalusian artisanal traditions as an essential part of their models. Maria Grazia´s relationship with handcrafts is not recent. According to what she said to local news, she has been studying embroidery and laces for over 30 years. During her stay in Seville she visited  professionals that work with bobbin lace, and golden and silver thread and she admitted that “many times in fashion the very important crafts that are behind making a garment go unnoticed”. “This collection is intended so that, specially young people, realize that behind a textile product exists an artisanal history that expands centuries, sustained by workshops maintained through generations. Trades that need to be given visibility so they can continue”, explained Dior´s artistic director.


“This collection is intended so that, specially young people, realize that behind a textile product exists an artisanal history that expands centuries, sustained by workshops maintained through generations.


The show moved us with garments that enhance and strengthen a feminine and very Mediterranean woman, sieved by the Andalusian idiosyncrasy very present in numerous details, with a nod to our country´s religious devotion.


Abanico de encaje del taller español Abanicos Carbonnell para la colección crucero Dior 2023.

For instance, the fan, a very Spanish accessory that for the occasion was made with lace by the artisans from ‘abanicos Carbonell.


Dior en Sevilla


‘Orfebrería Ramos’ developed an entire line of jewelry about GranVille´s rose as an homage to Moinsineur Dior. There were also hats, with pieces created in the Sevillian workshop by Fernández y Roche. And of course leatherwork, with a clear equestrian inspiration that is so traditional in Andalusia, and in general all over Spain, and that for the occasion they had works from craftsmen like Daniel López-Obrero Carmona or Javier Menacho Guisado.


Desfile Dior 2023 Sevilla

An emblematic garment for the Spanish woman is the Manila shawl. A Chinese embroidery technique that arrived in Seville thanks to the commerce established with the Philippines in the XVI century. And of course there was no lack of the best shawls  in Dior´s show thanks to the work of three generations of woman that work in María José Sánchez Espinar.


An emblematic garment for the Spanish woman is the Manila shawl. A Chinese embroidery technique that arrived in Seville thanks to the commerce established with the Philippines in the XVI century




The Palacio de Villapanés hosted numerous celebrities that attended this great fashion party, journalists, designers, and some of the most important models chose the comfort of the Sevillian CoolRooms Hotels establishment.


The Dior Cruise 2023 is been a luxury for Seville and for Spain after its celebration in other big cities. As it couldn’t be otherwise, the Palacio de Villapanés hosted numerous celebrities that attended this great fashion party, journalists, designers, and some of the most important models chose the comfort of the Sevillian CoolRooms Hotels establishment during the duration of the event. Congratulations.




10 things you have to do in Seville

These are Coolrooms’s top 10 things you have to do in Seville:

1. Admire its monuments

Did you know that Seville has three sites on the World Heritage list? The Cathedral with its bell tower, better known as the Giralda, is one of them. It’s the biggest gothic cathedral in the world and the third Christian temple after Saint Peter in Rome and Saint Paul in London.
The second site is the Real Alcázar, a true architectural gem, whose current aspect is owed mostly to the city’s Islamic past. Strolling around the gardens among the orange trees could constitute one of the most unforgettable experiences of your visit.
In third place is the Archive of the Indies, which was created at king Charles III’s command, with the aim to centralize in one place all the documents related to the administration of the Spanish colonies. However, the building dates back to Philip II’s reign.
No less remarkable and deserving of a visit are the Church of the Divine Savior, the Maestranza Bullfighting Ring, the Gold Tower or the Plaza de España.
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2. Sample its gastronomy
Sevilla is proud of its tapas culture. From the more traditional ones in taurine taverns to the more innovative ones in more modern gastronomic spaces, there are tapas for every taste. As a curiosity, it’s worth mentioning that the oldest bar in Seville, El Rinconcillo, was opened in 1670.
However, that’s not all there is to Seville. Its culinary scene is full of creative spaces that elevate the traditional gastronomy to a whole new level. A clear example of that is Los Rincones del Marqués, the restaurant at the Palacio de Villapanés Hotel, which preserves the Andalusian essence while introducing flavors from other cuisines to create unique dishes.
The city has, so far, one Michelin Star restaurant, Abantal. But there are many others worth taking a look at, like El Gallinero de Sandra or Torres y García, both serving a more contemporary cuisine.

3. Fall in love with Flamenco

Flamenco is probably the purest expression of Andalusian folklore. It seems that its origins are related to the arrival of the gypsies to the countryside of Cadiz and Seville back in the 15th century. Halfway through the 19th century it became popular through the singing cafés, the first of which opened in Seville around 1885.
The restaurant Los Rincones del Marqués offers you Luna Flamenca, a dinner with a Flamenco show in our orange tree courtyard.
Moreover, the city has numerous tablaos where you can enjoy this artistic discipline, while tasting a typically Andalusian menu. El Arenal, El Patio Sevillano, Los Gallos or Pura Esencia are just some examples. Other choices for a full cultural immersion are Triana’s Flamenco Theater, the Flamenco Dance Museum or the Casa de la Memoria Cultural Center.
In addition, the Bienal Flamenco takes place every two years and it has brought together the best singers and dancers for over 20 years.

4. Contemplate its silhouette

It’s worth it to stop for a second and stare at the inimitable skyline of Seville. The rooftop at CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés proposes a day of sunbathing and swimming with unbeatable views. For its part, Las Setas, which we’ve already mentioned before, also have a 360° viewpoint, particularly magical when night falls. In addition, they have bars and restaurants where you can prolong the experience a bit longer.
Needless to say, the Giralda regales us with one-of-a-kind views at no less than 104 meters of height. Much shorter, but just as charming awaits the Torre del Oro.
And for those who aren’t friends of heights, the panoramic views from both sides of the river and from the San Telmo bridge are a must-see.
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5. Stroll around its Parks
If Andalusian cities are characterized by anything, it’s the communion between architecture and nature. In Seville, this is not only present in the famous Andalusian patios, but also in its green areas.
The most popular one is the Maria Luisa Park, next to the monumental Plaza de España. It’s been declared a Cultural Heritage Asset. The Murillo Gardens, also known as the Catalina de Ribera Gardens, conform a nice walk along the outside of the Real Alcázar. The most recent incorporation is the Magallanes Park, in the Cartuja Island. And if you find yourself walking around the La Buhaira area, it’s worth it to pay a visit to its gardens to see their Almohad palace.

6. Learn at its museums
Seville is a millenary city where different civilizations and cultures have left a mark that can now be discovered in its different museums.
The oldest legacy can be found at the Archaeological Museum (temporarily closed due to renovations). At the Antiquarium you will find an archaeological site from the Roman era, discovered when the Metropol Parasol (best-known as Las Setas or the Mushrooms) was built. Especially relevant for their artistic value are the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses works from Spanish painters such as Murillo, Zurbarán or Goya, and the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art.
For something a bit different, Sevilla has its Arts and Popular Traditions Museum, the Navigation Pavilion and the Naval Museum Torre del Oro.

7. Visit its palaces
Seville experienced such splendor during the Renaissance that it was dubbed Nova Roma. From this time are preserved several house-palaces around the city, whose visit is mandatory for anyone spending a few days in Seville.
The Casa de Pilatos combines the Italian Renaissance style with the Spanish Mudejar. The coffered ceilings and the porticoed patio are some of its best assets. The Palacio de las Dueñas mixes Gothic and Mudejar in patios and gardens that will take your breath away. Besides, its art and furniture collection have an important historical and artistic value. The Lebrija Palace Museum stands out with its impressive collection of Roman mosaics, which has earned it the title of “the best-paved house-palace in Europe”. In the Casa de Salinas, Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar find the perfect harmony. For its part, the Hospital of Charity constitutes a peak Spanish Baroque artistic ensemble. The access courtyard and the paintings inside, from artists the size of Zurbarán or Valdés Leal, are its top features.

8. Discover its handicrafts
The most traditional products in the Sevillian craft world are, without a doubt, ceramics, guitars and flamenco apparel.
Triana was the birthplace of pottery in the Islamic period and from there it has been adapted to the tastes of each era to our days. This is made patent in both buildings’ façades and interiors citywide. In fact, the Triana Ceramics Center, built over the old Santa Ana factory, is an exhibition and interpretative center, that organizes guided visits. It won’t be hard to find stores to buy some local handcrafted ceramic products in the city center.
In turn, Flamenco fashion is intimately bound to Sevilla’s lifestyle. Did you know that the flamenca dress is the only regional costume that evolves along with fashion trends? This way, it’s possible to purchase dresses, shawls, fans, combs and other accessories in the most traditional to the most avant-garde style.
For those looking for a different type of fashion, more international and trendier, Seville’s city center is full of boutiques with brands like Loewe, Tous or Roberto Verino. Curiously enough, there’s also a big concentration of bridal stores. We can easily imagine that celebrating a wedding in Seville would be a dream come true.

9. Enjoy its opera
Opera is in love with Seville. Our city has served as scenario or inspiration to around a hundred opera plays: The barber of Seville by Rossini, The marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Carmen by Bizet… In fact, Don Giovanni by Mozart is inspired in Don Juan’s myth, that archetypical Spanish character, who appeared for the first time in Tirso de Molina’s play The trickster of Seville and the stone guest from 1630.
These days, the Maestranza Theater is the ideal place in Seville to enjoy this genre, as well as other music and dance shows. Every 25th of October they celebrate World Opera Day with activities and especial events.

10. Get lost in its streets
The song said it best: “Sevilla tiene un color especial” or Seville has a special color. And the best way to discover it is by exploring its neighborhoods. The Macarena quarter impacts us with its striking yellow arch and the whitewashed façade of its Basilica. Triana awaits us with its promenade along the river, its iconic bridge and its colorful streets and chapels. Also, it’s possible to take a panoramic cruise along the Guadalquivir to enjoy a different perspective of the city.
Traipsing around the streets of the old Jewish quarter in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, we will find some magical spots: little squares, alleyways, courtyards and some privileged views of the Giralda. Finally, don’t miss out of the Alameda de Hércules, one of the icons of the city, and the neighborhoods of San Lorenzo and San Vicente, characterized by the reddish, yellow and white façades of its churches and houses.
things to do in seville