Seville is one of the largest cities in Spain, one of the most visited and one that has the most to offer. With these credentials you can imagine that there are a thousand and one things to do in Seville.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, far from it. It is based on the recommendations we make to friends and family when they come to visit us. Enjoy it!

Visit the Alcázar and the Cathedral

They are the two most outstanding monuments in the city. The Alcázar is the oldest royal palace in the world that is still in use. Inside you will discover the Mudejar jewel of our province, as well as some magnificent and pleasant gardens where you can get lost. The Cathedral is the largest Gothic temple in the world, inside you can see the tomb of Christopher Columbus, as well as other treasures. With the same ticket you can climb the Giralda Tower and admire the views of the city.

Also essential is to visit the Maria Luisa Park, where you can also admire the famous Plaza de España and Plaza de América, the old pavilions of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs or the Archaeological Museum.

catedral de sevilla

The Cathedral, Sevilla

Barrio de Santa Cruz

Stroll through the Barrio de Santa Cruz. The old Jewish quarter of the city has a special charm, as its narrow streets will transport you to other times in which merchants and different cultures mingled to trade in the area.

barrio de santa cruz

See a Flamenco Show

Flamenco was born in Seville and this is probably the best place in the world to appreciate this art form. There are numerous flamenco options every day, with great quality and quite cheap. You can consult them here.

Walk around in Triana

This neighborhood on the other side of the river is as old as the center, but has a special eccentricity to it. It is an ideal area to admire the pottery kilns and buy a nice clay souvenir. You can visit its market and the Castle of San Jorge, former seat of the Holy Inquisition, and then eat the best fried fish on one of its terraces.

Rent a Bike and discover the city pedaling

A fun and easy way to see Seville. There are many kilometers of bike lanes, the city is very flat, and it has a great climate, so it is an ideal plan for any time of the year.
Here you can check some of the companies that offer guided bike tours and/or rent bikes

A boat trip on the Guadalquivir at sunset

another beautiful way to enjoy Seville. Near the Torre del Oro there are many companies that offer this service, although our favorite is this one. You can even do it surfing on a paddle surf!

Explore the Hidden Gems

Get off of the beaten track by exploring other areas. If you leave the most monumental area a little you will discover that the center of Seville is one of the largest in the world, and that within its walls you can find some quieter areas which are still full of heritage. You can find these hidden jewels throughthis link.

Mercado de Feria
Mercado de Feria

Visit a museum

EIn Seville there are many and very varied. From the magnificent and classic Museum of Fine Arts,  through the CaixaForum, theCajasol Fundatio or the Museum of Contemporary Art. They all have very interesting collections and temporary exhibitions. An ideal plan if it rains,if it’s too cold outside, or too hot.

Setas de Sevilla

Visit Las Setas and enjoy the four areas of the most modern monument in Seville. In the basement you can visit the Roman ruins of the “Antiquarium”, on the ground floor you’ll find the food market, on the first floor there are usually activities such as swing dances, and in the viewpoint you can enjoy the “Aurora” show and the impressive views of the skyline of the city.

Setas de Sevilla
Setas de sevilla

Tapas Tour

Tapas in Seville are not only part of gastronomy, but also part of social life and local customs.

Enjoyed with a cold beer or a glass of fantastic wine, going out for tapas in Seville is a unique experience. Bon appetit!‎

Tapa de Carrillera

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