The old quarter of Seville, the Casco Antiguo, is on the east bank of the Guadalquivir River, which runs through the city. It’s a great area to book an apartment as many of the main tourist attractions are located here - however this does mean it gets very busy. Casco Antiguo’s Santa Cruz neighbourhood is especially popular, a maze of winding alleyways, medieval churches and dusty, shady squares. For something a little less touristy, book an apartment in the nearby El Arenal neighbourhood, the former port area on the river. It is full of cute local bars and great restaurants are reasonable prices. It also contains La Real Maestranza, Seville’s bullring. The surrounding districts of Sur and Triana both are both central enough for visitors, while less busy than Casco Antiguo - and check out accommodation in Macarena, which has some interesting sights including the 45-metre high Torre de Perdigones which has been converted into a Camera Obscura, and also El Rinconcillo, the oldest tapas bar in Seville, built in the 1670s.