Things to do in Seville: List of 12 essential visits in Seville

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12 Top things to do if you visit Seville

You’re going to fall in love with the beauty of Seville

Do you want to see Seville in one day? A weekend? A visit of two or three days ? Will you come soon to Seville? Where do you want to know what to do and what to see in Seville, optimize the time before leaving?

Perfect, we will propose you a Sevillian Menu Special Traveller 😉 and the best places to visit, see or do during a guided tour of Seville .

Seville is the kind of city that fills the heart with joy for travelers on their first trip and who cry every time they leave. is also visiting the sunniest place in Europe, see the Real Alcázar and its walls, fall in love with the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, feel the past, the history of the Middle Ages of a city full of anecdotes and see the patios of the houses: the typical patios of Sevillian houses full of flowers or oranges.

And let’s not forget that during this visit, the art of flamenco and tapas will captivate you like never before.

It is important to discover the capital of Andalusia , located on the banks of the famous Guadalquivir River, this beautiful city in southern Spain, which has a rich Moorish tradition and spoils holidaymakers with its gastronomy, its rhythm and its own lifestyle.

Pto help you know Seville better and prepare for your visit and especially to manage time and know what to do, we recommend its 12 essential characteristics of La Perle de l’Andalousie, which we call: LA BELLE SEVILLE.

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1. Plaza de España de Sevilla

Impressive, grandiose, Plaza de España is one of the most admirable, if not the most remarkable, places in Seville. An intense architectural ensemble around the Parc Maria Luisa built for the Ibero-American Exhibition that took place in 1929. (Click here to see our 1929 tour).

Its fantastic clay benches symbolize each of the Spanish provinces and the square has eventually become a place of worship for all lovers of the sagas known as Game Of Thrones, Mission Imposible, Star Wars II, Lawrence of Arabia and many others.

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2- Maria Luisa Park

This magnificent park juxtaposes to the site d´Espagne a true ecological lung. During your walk, walk to the Fountain of the Frogs and the small island of the ducks before arriving at Plaza America (also called Plaza de las Palomas for all the pigeons that are there). There you will find the Art Gallery of Disciplines and Customs and the Archaeological Museum of Seville, as well as the Royal Pavilion.

➡ Family visit to the park

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3- The District of Santa Cruz de Sevilla

Why not immerse yourself in the heart of the city’s l´histoire An essential part of your stay, the historic district of Santa Cruz enjoys impressive legends. And for good reason, once in its alleys, you always want to know much more. Then, stroll through this captivating place where Andalusian patios, colorful houses and small gardens live to the rhythm of the murmurs of fountains, will transport you to another era. Let yourself be surprised by the wonderful aroma of the orange trees that populate the Patio de Banderas, enter the labyrinths of its streets and perhaps listen to the complaints of the centenarians of the Jews who died there.

➡ More details about a guided tour of the Santa Cruz district.

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4- The Cathedral of Seville and La Giralda

If you are wondering what to do in 2 days Seville with respect to the historical monuments, think immediately of the Cathedral and the Giralda, these two symbols are no longer presented simply because they are the only ones that characterize the energy of Seville’s history.

The Cathedral was built on land that became available after the demolition of the old Aljama mosque in Seville. Efficient and imposing, it reigns over the city as the largest church in the world right in front of St Peter’s Church in Rome and St Paul’s Church in London. In addition to its magnificent architecture, the monument has an incredible ethnic tradition: there is an assortment of paintings, silversmiths and the famous tomb of Christopher Columbus.

The Giralda magnifies the place even more. Formerly a minaret of the mosque, it is now used as the bell tower of the cathedral. With almost 100 meters high , it dominates the city and offers a spectacular view of the Andalusian roofs of Seville.

➡ See the Cathedral and the Real Alcázar in two days

➡ See the Cathedral and Giralda Tour

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5- Real Alcázar de Sevilla

His reputation as l´un of the most beautiful monuments in the world to visit is enough for him. Another symbol of Seville a few steps from the Archives of Indians, which we also advise you to discover. Registered in the Unesco since 1987, the Real Alcázar is one of the obligatory places in Andalusia that the traveller must know.

With its Mudejar-style courtyards (a mixture of Christian and Muslim art), its Arab-influenced gardens that combine vegetation and water in a marvellous way, its sumptuous back patios, this group of palaces is a pure prodigy.

qu´on are moved by the warmth of the sun. You can visit all these gardens without tiring until you reach the immense gardens: almost 14,000m² of orange trees, palm trees, fountains, small canals and alleys dotted with small pieces of clay where it is pleasant to walk. A surprising space that will seduce you, the Real Alcázar claims a real break with time and will be an unforgettable memory.

➡ Skip the line and Tickets to visit Alcázar de Sevilla

6- Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and The Tower of Gold

Whatever your excitement in the bullfight, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is worth a visit, just to enjoy the baroque façade of the bullrings. Known as the “Cathedral of the Bullfighter”, it belongs to the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, a company that dates back to 1248. A true local institution, La Maestranza is home to a magnificent ochre sand environment, nestled in this 12,000 chair industry that has been perpetuating traditions for years. Under the bleachers, a small art gallery that traces the history of bullfighting will explain the highlights of its history, of the great names that triumphed in the sand..

The Tower of Gold is located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir, not far from the sands of the Maestranza. It is an Almohad tower that, in the past, closed the passage to the Arenal by a stretch of wall, which joined it to the Torre de la Plata , so it was part of the Sevillian walls that fortified the Alcazar. It was used as a chapel and then as a prison , it currently houses the Naval Museum of Seville. It is sometimes misunderstood that legends say that it was actually a reserve of gold and silver. But it was called the Gold Tower of the Almohad period because of the brightness produced by the mortar of lime and straw and its reflection in the river.

7- Barrio Triana, Sevilla

Cradle of flamenco on the other side of the Guadalquivir, Triana invites you to a definitely bohemian life. Authentic, warm, artistic, artistic , its name attracts travellers from all over the world who, seduced by its atmosphere, adopt it as one of their favourite destinations in the city .

Walking through the alleys with your guide and learning about its history is really a highly recommended guided tour. See the beautiful coloured facades and feel the softness of the air or the smell of the Guadalquivir. Visit it in Slow Travel mode, that is, with the art of taking your time, without haste, instead of running from one visit to another as we are sometimes used to.

In addition, many times you can hear from a window of a street, a voice that initiates a song of Triana and that says: “Que bonita esta triana, que bonita esta Triana”.

Read info Morning Tour of Triana and the neighborhood Arenal

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8- Casa de Pilatos, Sevilla

To go to Seville is to savour its stately riches. Just after the Alcázar, we like very much as an organizer of guided tours The Casa de Pilatos is a palace belonging to the Casa de Medinaceli.

It is one of the most emblematic residences of the Andalusian civil architecture of the XVI century and presents a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudejar styles, fruit of diverse interventions that took place from the last third of the XV century to the XVII century.

An aristocratic visit, this magnificent residence dazzles with its beauty and finesse. A true jewel of design and convention, the House of Pilate with its Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance motifs, its perfect pottery, its art galleries, its coronary heart, its patios, its mural paintings and its attractive decorations submerge you directly in a true work of art that you will never stop photographing.

9- Parasol Metropol (Las Setas de Sevilla)

An extraordinary monument and one of the most important architectural achievements of recent years in Seville, Metropol Parasol is a wooden building 28 meters high to rehabilitate the Plaza de la Encarnación.

The Metropol umbrella consists of six large glued laminated wood rests on six backlit cylindrical pillars and two concrete columns under which the lifts leading to the viewpoint are placed.

The upper parts of each parasol are intertwined to form a single roof. Fascinating, most people call the Metropol as “Las Setas de la Encarnación or Las Setas de Sevilla”, a nickname that is appropriate for the whole and reminds the formation of the fungus.

The Metropol umbrella is one of the best possible views with the Giralda of the city and certainly worth a visit.

Also take advantage of your walk to visit the local market and visit the archeological art gallery where you can have a coffee in the cafeterias below.

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10- Las Tapas de Sevilla

Having a drink on a terrace while enjoying a guitarist’s show or attending one of the shows that many artists offer on the streets is one of the most normal things in Seville. Especially if this glass is accompanied by the famous tapas sevillanas. le lomo or Iberian ham, garlic prawns, Mediterranean salads. There is a lot of taste to discover! And if you want we can t´emmener know the real local cuisine and away from the commercial tapas that unfortunately some establishments offer tourists.

11. The Triana Market

We’ve already talked about Triana, but not its market. We must not forget that it is not only a place where all kinds of shops are located, but also a place full of history. On the ground floor of the market are the remains from St. George’s Castle , former site of the Inquisition and within the market we can see some vestiges of history as a large canvas of the castle, but we also have the possibility to go to our fresh fish and vegetable market, taste a local beer, taste some local tapas and daily. For example, Bar Muralla. A very recommendable place that with its ortiguillas and pescaíto frito will also enchant you and is clearly one of the best places in the Market of Triana; and this to a reasonable price.

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12- Seville Aquarium (perfect for children:)

Young and old will enjoy a different and relaxing visit to Seville Aquarium.

The Seville Aquarium is home to one of the most varied species of aquatic fauna in Europe and allows you to immerse yourself in the marine world. Located on the Las Delicias dock in Seville, it has 35 different aquariums capable of containing more than 400 different species in basins with a capacity of more than two million litres of water.

During your visit you The Aquarium recreates the journey followed by Magellan and his crew. And it should be noted that the Seville Aquarium also hosts many shark specimens, and it is possible from sleep one night at the shark facilities.

A dream visit for your children!

Good to know: the visit is free for children under 4 years .

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What to do in Seville in several days ? La belle Seville brings you 3 recommended routes of 1 day, 2 days (or weekend) or 3 days to see the most important places in the city of Seville.

To see Seville quietly and enjoy the city we recommend you to spend at least one weekend.

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In Seville you will be able to see the most important historic centre in Spain, and places as spectacular as the Giralda, the Alcázar or the Cathedral. 😋

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