25 Things To Do in Seville

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Things to do in Seville
Source: Lee Cannon

You are now up for a vacation to Seville. For sure, you are excited to step foot on Seville soil. There are just so many things to do in Seville. The town is full of beautifully architectured buildings that are truly glamorous. Seville has kept its history and culture intact until present times.

1. Plaza de España

Stroll around Plaza de España and take lots of photos. The plaza is surrounded by beautiful gardens. No one should miss visiting the plaza. The majestic architecture and fountain fulfill what Seville appears to be. If you’re a Star Wars fan, this place is too familiar for you. The place is always filled with tourists.

Information

  • Name: Plaza de España
  • Address: Av de Isabel la Católica, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: 24 hours
  • Admission: Free

2. Real Alcazar

Prior to visiting Real Alcazar, make sure to book your tickets online. You wouldn’t want to wait in the queue, don’t you? If you are a fan of the hit TV series, Game of Thrones, you could actually witness the famous garden of the Kingdom of Dorne. It is so amazing to visit the palace.

Information

  • Name: Real Alcazar
  • Address: Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 9:30AM-7PM
  • Admission: 5 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 50 23 24
  • Website: http://www.alcazarsevilla.org/

3. Catedral de Sevilla

This should definitely be one of your must-visit places when traveling to Seville. The Cathedral is undeniably impressive. This is the place where it can take you back to the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The ceiling, old paintings, and great architecture are astonishing. You may choose to have an audio guide while visiting the Cathedral.

Information

  • Name: Catedral de Sevilla
  • Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 8AM-2PM; 4-7PM
  • Admission: 9 euros
  • Tel: +34 902 09 96 92
  • Website: http://www.catedraldesevilla.es/

4. Barrio Santa Cruz

The neighborhood is part of Seville’s old town. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are just about in every corner of the streets. And, who could not notice the awesome historical sites? Get lost in the wonderful streets of the barrio while shopping. Hang around the plaza or by the river and get in touch with nature.

Information

  • Name: Barrio Santa Cruz
  • Address: Seville, Spain
  • Length of visit: 2-3 hours

5. Torre Giralda

The Giralda bell tower holds a significant landmark in Seville. Climb your way to the top through the ramp and be rewarded with a picturesque view of Seville. Also, enjoy your way going up the tower with its unique architecture. The baroque bell tower gives a majestic view during the night.

Information

  • Name: Torre Giralda
  • Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 8AM-2PM; 4-7PM
  • Admission: 9 euros

6. Centro Historico de Sevilla

Just like Barrio Santa Cruz, Centro Historico de Sevilla also houses numerous restaurants and cafes all over the place. Be aware that most of these are not opening in the morning. Some open at lunch until midnight while the rest opens in the evening until dawn. Parks are quite common here.

Information

  • Name: Centro Historico de Sevilla
  • Address: Seville, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours

7. Parque de Maria Luisa

Seville’s green area is no other than Maria Luisa Park. The public park stretches along Guadalquivir River that flows naturally. This is the most beautiful park in Seville so, do check it out. The lovely park is a good place to spend a lazy afternoon and just chill out at the park.

Information

  • Name: Parque de Maria Luisa
  • Address: Av. de María Luisa, s/n, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours
  • Admission: Free

8. Museo del Baile Flamenco

This has got to be one of the best museums in Spain. Of course, who would miss the flamenco show? This is Seville’s one of the most entertaining show. Purchase your tickets before going to the place for a smooth flow of your tour. The artists sing and dance gracefully.

Information

  • Name: Museo del Baile Flamenco
  • Address: C/ Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3,, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 10:00AM-7PM
  • Admission: 10 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 34 03 11
  • Website: http://www.museoflamenco.com/
  • ‎Email: info@museoflamenco.com

9. Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

There are many parishes and churches around Seville. This is a baroque Roman Catholic Church in Seville. Take this religious site tour inside the Church and observe the magnificent architecture and style of the building. The altar is undeniably amazing because of its remarkable pieces. This is close to the Town Hall so, take the time to visit.

Information

  • Name: Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
  • Address: Pl. del Salvador, S/N, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sat 11AM-5:30PM; 7:30-9PM; Sun 12-1:30PM; 3-7PM; 7:30-9PM
  • Admission: 3 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 21 16 79

10. Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla

Spanish paintings around the museum are truly wonderful. If you love arts, this is heaven for you. You will be amazed at the beautiful works of art that are displayed in the museum. Spanish art and sculpture are evident in its ceiling, too.

Information

  • Name: Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla
  • Address: Pl. del Museo, 9, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Tue-Sun 9AM-8:30PM
  • Closed: Mon
  • Admission: 1.50 euros
  • Tel.:+34 955542942
  • Fax.:+34 955542148

11. Casa de Pilatos

This is one of Seville’s most glorious mansions. There are guided tours of the rooms of the entire building. Or, you can spend a little time in the garden. The combination of Moorish and Arabic art can be seen on the walls. The wall tile art is a must-see when visiting the place.

Information

  • Name: Casa de Pilatos
  • Address: Pl. de Pilatos, 1, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 9AM-&PM
  • Admission: 5 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 22 52 98

12. Basilica de la Macarena

Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena (Macarena Virgin of Hope) stands glamorously on the altar of the Basilica. This is one of Spain’s best kept treasures. The stunning white and gold basilica on the outside also appears astonishing on the inside. Every visitor must not miss the weeping Magdalena. There are several activities to witness especially during Semana Santa (Holy Week).

Information

  • Name: Basilica de la Macarena
  • Address: Calle Bécquer, 1-3, 41002 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 9AM-2PM; 5-9PM
  • Admission: 5 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 90 18 00

13. Hospital de Los Venerables

This baroque building used to serve as the home of the priests in the 17th century. Today you can include the place as part of your Seville tour. The sunken garden mesmerizes every visitor. Plus, fabulous Velazquez paintings are worth seeing. Sculptures of Pedro Roldan can also be found here. Cultural exhibitions are held here.

Information

  • Name: Hospital de Los Venerables
  • Address: Plaza Venerables, 8, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 10AM-2PM
  • Admission: 4.75 euros
  • Tel: +34 95 456 26 96

14. Plaza del Triunfo

The plaza offers good opportunities for sightseeing especially the great architecture of the area. There is horse-drawn carriage rides, bikes, cars, and friendly local people of Seville. You will actually meet a lot of locals and tourists, as well. This is a really good time for entertainment and making new friends.

Information

  • Name: Plaza del Triunfo
  • Address: Calle Joaquín Romero Murube, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours

15. Metropol Parasol

If you want to get a panoramic view of Seville, head onto to Metropol Parasol. Similar to large waffles, the beautiful structure is built firmly in the old quarter of Seville. When you enter, you can find a cafe upstairs with a perfect view of Seville. Free drinks are given along with your entrance ticket.

Information

  • Name: Metropol Parasol
  • Address: Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 10AM-11PM
  • Admission: 3 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 56 15 12
  • Website: http://www.metropolsevilla.com/

16. Plaza de America

Do you want to see pigeons? They can found in Plaza de America, freely flying  and wandering around the park. Your kids would definitely love running around the plaza. The fountain also adds a wondrous effect to the serene atmosphere of the place. Take few minutes to breathe some fresh air in the park.

Information

  • Name: Plaza de America
  • Address: 41013, Plaza América, 3, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours

17. University of Seville

Universidad de Sevilla is one of the best universities in Spain. The main building of the university is known as “Old Tobacco Factory”. During the 18th century, the building used to be the largest industrial building worldwide. Today it is a beautiful university with a touch of history. Tourists must see the sculptures inside the building.

Information

  • Name: University of Seville
  • Address:Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sat 8:30AM-10:30PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Tel: +34 954 55 10 00
  • Website: http://www.us.es/

18. Jardines de Murillo

Walk around the shady trees, blossoming flowers, and green garden. The huge trees, with its big roots, are proofs of how long the place has been preserved naturally. The trees act as cover while you are walking under the heat of the sun. Take a stroll down the peaceful garden.

Information

  • Name: Jardines de Murillo
  • Address: Av. Málaga, 2, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours

19. Mercado de Triana

If you are staying in Seville for longer days, you should at least know how to prepare local meals. Go to Mercado de Triana and buy fresh products. This is a favorite market for backpackers who are cooking their own meals during trips. Fruits, vegetables, oil, bread, cheese, and other ingredients are sold here.

Information

  • Name: Mercado de Triana
  • Address: Calle San Jorge, 6, 41010 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Fri 9AM-12MN; Sat 10AM-12AM; Sun 12-5PM
  • Tel: +34 954 00 53 19
  • Website: http://www.mercadodetrianasevilla.com/

20. Archivo General de Indias

For travelers who love history, this is the place for you. You will get to know in-depth historical stories especially the battles and the influence of politics in Spain. There is a cannon found along the corridor of the building. You will get to see a film, subtitled in English, explaining the history of the building.

Information

  • Name: Archivo General de Indias
  • Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sat 9:30AM-5PM; Sun 10AM-2PM
  • Tel: +34 954 50 05 28

21. Calle Sierpes

The street is full of stores suitable for your shopping needs. There are also various cafes and shops should you want to take a break from shopping. Eat local cuisines and satisfy your hunger. Seville native things are sold in some stores here. At the end of the street, grab some snacks at Confiteria La Campana.

Information

  • Name: Calle Sierpes
  • Address: Seville, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Sun 10AM-8PM (Store hours)

22. Alameda de Hercules

This is a wide open space at the heart of Seville. It is surrounded by Alamo trees thus, the name Alameda. At the center, there are two huge pillars: Hercules, and Julius Ceasar. The neighborhood has bars and terraces where you can sip your morning coffee or late night drinks.

Information

  • Name: Alameda de Hercules
  • Address: Seville, Spain
  • Length of visit: 1-2 hours

23. Torre del Oro

The Torre del Oro (Gold Tower) was given such a name due to the sun’s reflection on the gold tiles that covered the dome. Other stories circulate that the name was because the tower used to house gold ransacked from the Mayans. The tower looks phenomenal from afar. Climb up the tower to get a sensational view of Seville.

Information

  • Name: Torre del Oro
  • Address:Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s/n, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon-Fri 9:30AM-6:45PM; Sat-Sun 10:30AM-6:45PM
  • Admission: 3 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 22 24 19

24. Parque Isla Magica

Children and adults alike would certainly love this theme park. This is like going to a little piece of Disneyland in Spain. Aqua Magica opens its doors for a water-fun experience. Plenty of rides for your children. Teenagers would absolutely enjoy the waterpark. Check out the exciting 4D movie, too.

Information

  • Name: Parque Isla Magica
  • Address: Isla de la Cartuja, Avenida de los Descubrimientos, s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Wed-Sun 11AM-7PM
  • Closed: Mon-Tue
  • Admission: 28 euros
  • Tel: +34 902 16 17 16
  • Website: https://www.islamagica.es/

25. Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

This is Seville’s bullring and has a seating capacity of 12,000. The size alone is impressive, how much more when it is jam-packed with excited people for the bullfight. Seville Fair is one of the most anticipated bullfighting festivals in the world. Take guided tours to know the history of bullfighting.

 Information

  • Name: Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza
  • Address: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
  • Open: Mon – Sun 9:30AM-7PM
  • Admission: 4 euros
  • Tel: +34 954 22 45 77
  • Website: http://www.realmaestranza.com/

 

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