10x to do’s Sevilla
Seville is known for its cultural heritage, magnificent monuments, and unique traditions. It’s the city of Flamenco dancing, and you can find tapas restaurants on every street corner. A weekend is actually too short to discover all the beauty of Seville. It’s a city for everyone, from shopaholics and culture enthusiasts to families and foodies. In this article, we share the most enjoyable Seville attractions and tips for your Seville city trip.
Real Alcázar – Royal Palace of Seville
Real Alcazar is the Royal Palace of Seville and is renowned for its stunning gardens. For many people around the world, Real Alcazar is also known as The kingdom of Dorne. This is because it served as an important filming location for Game of Thrones, attracting numerous GOT fans every year. But even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, a visit to Real Alcazar is definitely worth it.
Alcazar means “castle” in Spanish and is derived from the Arabic word “al-qasr.” The architectural style is a mix of Moorish and Christian cultures.
- Tickets can be purchased on-site or online for €18.50
- You can also buy a Seville City Pass for approximately 35 or 55 euros, which allows you to visit various attractions, including Real Alcazar.
- Book a tour via Yourtravelguide
Seville Cathedral & the Giralda Tower
The Seville Cathedral is a must-visit during your city trip. It is the largest Gothic building in the world and one of the largest churches in Europe. It is an imposing structure that you cannot miss. It is one of the most important attractions in Seville. Once, there was a mosque in this location, but it was conquered in 1248 and converted into a cathedral. Eventually, the mosque was demolished, and the construction of the cathedral began. The cathedral has a staggering 80 different chapels and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- A standard ticket costs around €15
- Book your ticket via Getyourguide
- Book a private tour via WithLocal
Plaza de España
You can find this square in the María Luisa Park and it was designed by the renowned architect Aníbal González from Seville as an emblematic space for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It has a total area of 50,000 square meters, undoubtedly one of the most impressive squares in Spain. There is a canal running around the square, measuring just over 500 meters, where you can take a boat ride.
We visited the square at sunset and took a seat on one of the steps where a beautiful Flamenco Show was performed. It was a magnificent moment.
Maria Luisa Park
Maria Luisa Park is the most famous park in Seville. It is the perfect place to escape the chaos and bustle of the city. Enjoy a picnic, take a stroll, or explore the park on an electric scooter. The park was once part of the San Telmo Palace but was donated by Infanta Maria Luisa Fernanda de Borbón in 1893. The land was transformed into a romantic park located in the heart of Seville.
The Metropol Parasol, also known as “Las Setas de Sevilla” (Seville’s Mushrooms), is a building that was opened in 2011. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer to revitalize the square. And it succeeded! It has become a prominent landmark in the city. It is the largest wooden structure in the world, measuring 150 x 70 meters and standing 26 meters tall.
6. Book a Food Tour!
Seville is a FOOD HEAVEN! There’s no better way to explore the city than through a food tour. Not only will you discover the most delicious dishes, but also the most charming spots in town. Check out the article “Seville Hotspots” for more recommendations.
7. Take a stroll along the Guadalquivir River
Enjoy a peaceful walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Bring your own drink and savor the sunset, or find a spot at one of the many terraces along the riverfront.
8. Attend a Flamenco Show
Seville is the birthplace of flamenco dance, so catching a show is a must. The most extraordinary and spectacular performances can be found in the charming neighborhood of Triana. It’s advisable to purchase tickets in advance.
9. Go terrace hopping!
Take your time, relax, soak up the sun, grab a drink, and indulge in tapas. Life in Seville is pretty great, and you should make the most of it! The best tapas spots can be found in the Hercules neighborhood.
10. Stroll through the Santa Cruz neighborhood
Santa Cruz is the heart of Seville. Here you’ll find all the major landmarks of the city, as well as numerous charming hotspots. It’s a neighborhood you definitely shouldn’t miss during your visit to Seville.
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