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The #1 City You Should Visit Next Year, According To Lonely Planet

It’s about timeto make travel plans for 2018, and the experts atLonely Planet say one city should be first on your list. 

Seville,Spain took top honors in the travel site’sannual Best in Travel roundup, which names bothcities andcountries 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 willhost the European Film Awards in 2018, making it a prime time to visit thisdazzling historical hangout

City streets leading to the Plaza de España
The Plaza de España
The Alcázar's Courtyard of Maidens
The Guadalquivir River and the Golden Tower, a military lookout spot

Even if you don’t stop by next year,Seville deserves a spoton your travel bucket list.The city is known forits rich history, stunning architecture and authentic culture that includes plenty oftapas tasting andFlamenco dancing.

Must-sees include Seville’s centralcathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the worldand a UNESCO world heritage site. TheAlcázar’s palace and gardens were built over a 100-year span (and made their “GOT” cameo in season five), and thePlaza de Españais a wide-open square perfect for mingling with locals. Off the beaten trail, you’ll findcharming neighborhoodsbars, markets and churches waiting for your exploration.

The interior of Seville cathedral
The gardens at the Alcázar
Plaza de Espana at sunset

USA Today saysit’s best to visit Seville in spring, when weather is warm and the city celebrates both the Easter Holy Week and its annual April fair. 

Pack fordancing,parades and games galore.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.