Seville: The Complete Guide

Plaza De España In Seville
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Seville is a Spanish city, the capital of province of Seville the region of Andalusia. It is located on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir with the Seville harbor, located about 80 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean and it is the only river port in Spain. Its old town, has an area of 4 square kilometres, and contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

History of Seville

Founded by the Romans, the city was originally called Hispalis, later changing to Ishbiliyya after the Muslim conquest in 712. Under Muslim rule, Seville was under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba, later becoming  the independent Taifa of Seville. Later it was controlled by the the Muslim Almoravids and the Almohads until 1248 when it was incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile by Ferdinand III.

With the discovery of the Americas in 1492 Seville became the port and doorway to the New World, with urban growth that made it the most developed city of the era.  Seville had obtained a royal monopoly on trade with the colonies and Spanish galleons departed from Seville and returned laden with bullion from the mines of Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru. Within a few decades, the city became one of the largest and most prosperous in Europe.

In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth.

Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the  city’s  culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.

Visiting Seville for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Seville on the first visit. To help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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38 Best places to See in Seville

This complete guide to Seville not only tells you about the very best sights and tourist attractions for first-time visitors to the city but also provide insights into a few of our personal favorite things to do.

This is a practical guide to visiting the best places to see in Seville and is filled with tips and info that should answer all your questions!

Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral Spain
Seville Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. Seville’s immense cathedral, which is a World Heritage Site, amazes with its sheer size: it is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. The original aim of the City Fathers was to make something ‘so beautiful and so magnificent that those who see it will […]
Location: Av. de la Constitución, s/n 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-3.30pm Mon, to 5pm, Sun: 2.30-6pmJuly and August Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (box office until 3:30 p.m.) From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (box office until 5:00 p.m.) Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. * (box office until 6:00 p.m.) | Price: 10€ (Does not include an audio guide, the price being € 4 if requested) | Website | Distance: 0.00km
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Tomb of Christopher Columbus

Tomb Of Christopher Columbus In Seville, Spain 5
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Situated near the entrance of there is a striking monument dedicated to Christobel Colon or as he is also known, Christopher Columbus. Resting on the shoulders of four symbolic figures representing the kingdoms of Castille, Aragon, Navarre, and Leon, the tomb commemorates Columbus’ significant historical role in Spain. Columbus died in the Spanish town of […]
Location: Tumba de Cristobal Colon, 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 11am-3.30pm Mon, to 5pm Tue-Sat, 2.30-6pm Sun | Price: €9 | Website | Distance: 0.00km
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Archivo General de Indias

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The Archivo General de Indias or General Archive of the Indies is the repository documents illustrating the Golden Age of the Spanish Empire that followed Christopher Columbus’s exploration of the Americas in 1492. The building houses 80 million documents relating to the Spanish Empire of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Together with the and the […]
Location: Edificio de la Lonja Avenida de la Constitución, 3 41071 Seville | Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Public holidays and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 0.10km
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El Giralda

Giralda Sevilla Catherdral
The Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville. The Giralda is the icon of Seville, and was the tallest building in the city for over 800 years, dominating the skyline at 103m. The Giralda is the old minaret of the mosque, built in 1195, that stood on the site under Muslim rule, and […]
Location: La Giralda Av. de la Constitución, s/n 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Monday: 11:00 to 15:30 (16:30 to 18:00 free audioguide when reserved in advance) Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 17:00 Sunday: 14:30 to 18:00 | Price: €10 / €5 | Website | Distance: 0.10km
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Royal Shipyards of Seville

Royal Shipyards Of Seville 3
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The Royal Shipyards of Seville are a medieval shipyard operative between the 13th and 15th centuries, in the city of Seville, Spain. The shipyards specialized in the construction of galleys and played an important role in the struggles for the control of the Strait of Gibraltar. They also helped the Castilian participation in the ‘Hundred Years’ […]
Location: Reales Atarazanas Calle Temprado, 1 41001 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Closed until 2022. | Price: N/A | Distance: 0.20km
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Casa de los Pinelo

Casa De Los Pinelos,Seville
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The Casa de los Pinelo is a Renaissance building located in the center of Seville in Spain. It is the home of the Royal Academy of Letters and the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Seville. This building is a house palace of medieval origin that was later enriched with various Renaissance elements.In this way […]
Location: Casa de los Pinelo, Calle Abades, Seville, Spain | Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 / 11:30/ 12:30 Closed on Saturday and Sunday | Price: €5 | Website | Distance: 0.30km
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Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes

Hospital De Los Venerables Sacerdotes, Seville 2
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The Hospital de los Venerables of Seville, Spain, is a baroque 17th-century building which served as a residence for elderly, impoverished and infirm priests. It is located in , in a pretty square with orange trees. It is now used as an art gallery, notably the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s collection of 17th-century paintings in the Centro […]
Location: Hospital los Venerables, Plaza Venerables, 8 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 10am-2pm Thu-Sun | Price: €8 | Website | Distance: 0.30km
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Barrio Santa Cruz

Plaze In Barrio De Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, is the primary tourist neighborhood of Seville, Spain, and the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. The tourist heart of the city, Santa Cruz is home to , a Gothic landmark offering views from the , and the , a Moorish-Renaissance palace backed by lush gardens. Other notable places include the baroque […]
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Casa Salinas de Seville

Casa Salinas, Seville
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La Casa de Salinas is a 16th Palace located in the historic Old Town of Seville, still inhabited by his owners. It is located close to the , the and the . Inside you will see two courtyards are adorned with opulent XVI-century tiles, Carrara marble columns, intricate “plateresco” stucco embellishments, and lavish wood ceilings. […]
Location: Palacio de los marqueses de Salinas, Calle Mateos Gago, 39 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri mid-Oct–mid-Jun, to 2pm mid-Jun–mid-Oct | Price: €8/4 | Website | Distance: 0.30km
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Royal Alcázar Palace

Real Alcazar Of Seville
The Royal Alcázars of Seville are a group of 14th century royal palaces in Seville, Spain. They are one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. The palaces showcase a mix of Moorish, Renaissance and Mudéjar architecture, with the latter being particularly notable in the Mudéjar Palace. The upper floors of the Alcázar […]
Location: Patio de Banderas, s/n 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: From October to March: 9.30 am – 5 pm From April to September: 9.30 am – 7 pm Closed: January 1st and 6th, Good Friday and on December 25th | Price: €11.50 | Website | Distance: 0.40km
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Museo del Baile Flamenco

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The ‘Museo del Baile Flamenco‘ or  ‘Museum of Flamenco Dance in Seville’, is located in Barrio de Santa Cruz in Seville. The museum also offers flamenco shows and an introductory dance class on weekdays.  The museum showcases the Flamenco dance with interactive displays, paintings and photos of revered performers, and a display of period dresses.  […]
Location: Museo del Baile Flamenco, Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3 41004 Sevilla, Spain | Hours: Museum: 10am-7pm Flamenco show: 7pm - 8pm | Price: Museum: €10, Show: €20 adults | Website | Distance: 0.40km
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Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla

Centro De Interpretacion Juderia De Sevilla 4
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This small museum is dedicated to Seville’s Jewish history. The museum occupies an old Sephardic (the Hebrew word for Spain) house in the district. The district was once the walled Jewish barrio which housed the biggest Jewish community in Spain with 33 synagogues and scores of money-lenders, doctors, scientists, lawyers and merchants. The Catholic Kings […]
Location: Centro de Interpretación Judería de Sevilla, Calle Ximénez de Enciso, 22 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 11am-7pm | Price: €6.50 | Website | Distance: 0.40km
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Torre del Oro

Torre Del Oro,Seville
The Torre del Oro, one of Seville’s most recognizable landmarks, means the gold tower because it was originally covered in golden tiles. It served in the defense of the city by being one of two anchor points for a large chain that would have been able to block the river. The other anchor-point has long […]
Location: Paseo Cristobal Colón, s/n 41001 Sevilla. | Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM to 6:45 PM Weekend: 10:30 AM to 6:45 PM | Price: €3 | Website | Distance: 0.50km
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Plaza de Toros de Sevilla

Bull Fight In Seville
The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a 12,000-capacity bullring in the El Arenal harbor district of Seville, Spain. It is the largest and most important arena for bullfighting in Spain. There are still fights held today, but if you prefer to visit at a quieter time, the arena […]
Location: Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12 41001 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Nov - Mar: 9:30 - 19:00 Apr - Oct: 9:30 - 21:00 | Price: 8€ | Website | Distance: 0.50km
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Palacio de San Telmo

Palacio De San Telmo, Seville 2
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The Palacio de San Telmo or Palace of San Telmo is a historic building in Seville, Spain. This magnificent palace, built in 1682 is one of Seville’s most impressive buildings, and certainly the city’s finest example of the baroque style. It was formerly the Universidad de Mareantes or University for Navigators  a school to educate […]
Location: San Telmo Palace, Calle Palos de la Frontera, 41004 Sevilla, Spain | Hours: To visit Email: [email protected], with full name and ID number of person making the reservation. Visits: Thursdays (4:00 pm – 9:00 pm), Saturdays (10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm). | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 0.60km
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Real Fabrica de Tabacos

Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville 5
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The Royal Tobacco Factory located in Seville, southern Spain was the largest industrial building in 18th century Europe. Since the 1950s it has been the seat of the rectory of the University of Seville. The magnificent baroque entrance to this vast stone building, is more in keeping with another of Seville’s palaces or grand residences. it […]
Location: Royal Tobacco Factory, Calle San Fernando, 4 41004 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Hours: 8am-9pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat, free tours 11am Mon-Thu | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 0.60km
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Palacio de Mañara

Palacio Manara, Seville
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The Palace of Mañara is a palatial house in an essentially Renaissance style, in Seville, Spain. The entrance door it is flanked by two Tuscan columns, whose pedestals are decorated with reliefs bearing a coat of arms. The surviving pictorial decoration on the façade, discovered during the most recent restoration, has elements of a number of […]
Location: Palacio de Mañara, Calle Levíes, Seville, Spain | Hours: Tuesday and Thursday (except holidaya): 11:00 hrs. Free guided tour. Reservation required. | Price: Free Entrance | Distance: 0.60km
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Casa de Pilatos

Casa De Pilatos Seville 8
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La Casa de Pilatos is a 16th century, Andalusian palace in Seville, Spain. It is the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli. The building is a great example of an Italian Renaissance building with Mudéjar elements and decorations and is considered outstanding example of Seville’s civil, as opposed to royal palace architecture. The Casa […]
Location: Plaza de Pilatos,1, 41003 Sevilla, Spain | Hours: November to March: Mondays - Sundays 9:00 to 18:00 April to October: Mondays - Sundays 9:00 to 19:00 | Price: Ground floor: 6 € Ground and upper floors: 8 €. If you’re an EU citizen, show your ID card or Passport and you can access this palace for free on Monday, from 3 pm to 7 pm. | Website | Distance: 0.70km
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Palacio de Lebrija

Azulejos Walls In  Palacio Lebrija Sevilla
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The ‘Lebrija Palace‘ or ‘Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija‘ is a 16th-century mansion museum in central Seville, Spain. The palace is characterized by its collection of art, including Roman mosaics and other antiquities as well as Asian art, paintings by European masters and European decorative arts. The house is filled with Greco-Roman busts, mythological […]
Location: Palacio de Lebrija, Calle Cuna, 8, 41004 Sevilla, Spain | Hours: 10.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm & 4-6pm Sat, to 2pm Sun Sep-Jun, 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat Jul & Aug | Price: 5€ for the lower floor and 8€ for both floors | Website | Distance: 0.70km
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Metropol Parasol (Las Setas de Sevilla)

Espacio Parasol Sevilla
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Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms and is popularly known as ‘Las Setas de la Encarnación’ or Incarnation’s mushrooms. There are a number of different level of the structure. It includes […]
Location: Plaza de la Encarnación, 41003 Seville, Andalucía, Spain | Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM Friday - Saturday: 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM | Price: €3 | Website | Distance: 0.80km
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Museo Arqueologico Antiquarium

Antiquarium Seville
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Housed in the foundations of the , popularly known as Las Setas (mushrooms, in Spanish),  this museum showcases the Roman, Moorish and Visigoth ruins that were unearthed during the structure’s six-year construction. The museum is a large hall of 3,000 square meters accessed down the stairs from the Plaza. The main hall that gives access […]
Location: Antiquarium Pl. de la Encarnación, 37 41003 Sevilla, Spain | Hours: Tues - Sat: 10:00 - 20:00 Sun: 10:00 - 14:00 | Price: 2€ | Distance: 0.80km
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Castillo de San Jorge

Castillo De San Jorge, Seville
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The Spanish Inquisition Museum or Castillo de San Jorge is adjacent to the Isabel II bridge in Triana. The official title of the museum is the Centro Temático de la Tolerancia or  Thematic Center of Tolerance. The museum has information panels and video installations, which take viewers on a journey around the ruins and  also allows you […]
Location: Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge Plaza del Altozano, s/n 41001 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am – 1.30 pm and 5 pm – 7.30 pm Sunday and Bank holidays: 10 am – 2.30 pm | Price: Free | Distance: 0.90km
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Triana

Triana Neighborhood Guide, Seville
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The neighborhood of Triana is one of the eleven districts that form the city of Seville. It’s located on the west bank of  River Guadalquivir, on the other side of the historic centre of Seville. Triana is located on a peninsula between two branches of the Guadalquivir, narrowly linked to the mainland in the north. […]
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Triana Market

Triana Market Seville
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Triana Market is a food market located in the Triana Bario in Seville. It is located near Isabel II Bridge and was built on the ruins of the , seat of the court of the inquisition. You can even visit the basement of the building next door, where you can find various archaeological materials and […]
Location: Triana Market Calle San Jorge, 6 41010 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Commercial hours: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Leisure/Restaurants: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sundays and Holidays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.| Price: Free | Website | Distance: 0.90km
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La Casa de la Ciencia

Whale In Entrance Of Science Museum, Seville
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La Casa de la Ciencia or the House of Science  is a science museum located in the city of Seville in Spain. Situated within the Peru Pavilion in Seville, the Casa de la Ciencia de Sevilla Museum is a spacious venue devoted to scientific, educational, and cultural pursuits. This historic structure, passed down from the […]
Location: Casa de la Ciencia Av. de María Luisa, s/n, 41013 Sevilla | Hours: 10am-9pm Tue-Sun | Price: Museum €3, incl planetarium €5 | Website | Distance: 0.90km
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Palacio de Villapanés

Main Patio Palacio De Villapanes 3
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The Palace of the Marquises of Villapanés is an 18th century building that is a great example of Baroque civil architecture in the city of Seville. Currently it has been transformed into a luxury hotel, without modifying its facade or architectural features. What to see in Palacio de Villapanés In the two-storey façade the large […]
Location: Hotel Palacio de Villapanes Calle Santiago, 31 41003 Sevilla Spain | Hours: N/A | Price: N/A | Website | Distance: 0.90km
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Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville

Sagrada Cena, By Alonso Vázquez
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The Museo de Bellas Artes is a museum of fine arts, housed in the beautiful former Convento de la Mercedin in Seville, Spain.  The museum provides an elegant showcase for a comprehensive collection of Spanish and Sevillan paintings and sculptures. Works date from the 15th to 20th centuries, but the onus is very much on […]
Location: Seville Museum of Fine Arts, Pl. del Museo, 9 41001 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 9am-9pm Tue-Sat, to 3pm Sun | Price: €1.50 | Website | Distance: 1.00km
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Museo de la Cerámica de Triana

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The Triana Ceramic Center is a museum created in 2014 by the Seville City Council. Since Roman times Seville has been famous for its azulejos – ceramic tiles and now it has a ceramic museum created in the old Santa Ana factory, located close to and   in , and was one of the last […]
Location: Centro Cerámica Triana ,Calle Callao, 16, Sevilla | Hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sundays, holidays and reduced hours *: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Price: € 2.10 | Website | Distance: 1.00km
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Plaza de España, Seville

Plaza Espana Seville
The Plaza de España is a square in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain. It is has a huge semi-circular brick building running around the edge of the square. There is a tower at either end  which are tall enough to be visible around the city, these towers. In front of the building, […]
Location: Plaza de España, s/n. 41013 Seville | Hours: 24 Hour | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 1.10km
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Palacio de Las Dueñas

Courtyard Palacio De Las Dueñas, Sevilla
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Palacio de las Dueñas is a 15th-century palace in Seville, Spain, currently belonging to the House of Alba. It was the favorite home of one of Spain’s most famous aristocrats, the late Duchess de Alba, who died in 2014.  Although she owned mansions, palaces and castles all over Spain, she was happiest in her home […]
Location: Palacio de las Dueñas en sevilla, Calle Dueñas, 5, Seville, Spain | Hours: 10am-8pm Apr-Oct, to 6pm Nov-Mar | Price: €8 | Website | Distance: 1.10km
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Parque de María Luisa

Parque De María Luisa, Seville
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The Parque de María Luisa or María Luisa Park is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. It is a large green space to the south of the city center, close to the river. The park serves as a botanical garden with hundreds of exotic trees lining shady avenues, and […]
Location: Paseo de las Delicias, s/n 41013 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Nov 01 to Mar 31: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Apr 01 to Oct 31: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 1.30km
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Los Remedios

Bloques Los Remedios
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Los Remedios is a district of Seville, Spain, located on the Isla de La Cartuja, south of the district of . Los Remedios, decades ago a major business district of Sevilla, now lives its days as a residential barrio with wide, straight avenues and large blocks of modern flats. however the area springs to life during the […]
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Palacio de los Marqueses de la Algaba

Palacio De Los Marqueses De La Algaba, Sevilla. Patio
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The Palacio de los Marqueses de la Algaba or Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba is a historic building  in the city of Seville, Spain. It houses the Centro de Arte Mudejar or Mudéjar Art Center of Seville. It is located behind Feria Market, behind ‘Mercado de Abastos’ or food market. What can be […]
Location: Palacio Marqueses de la Algaba Plaza Calderón de la Barca, s/n 41003 Sevilla Spain View o | Hours: 10am-2pm & 6-9pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat Apr-Oct, reduced hours Nov-Mar | Price: Free | Distance: 1.50km
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Pabellón de la Navegación

Pabellón De La Navegación
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Since 2012 the Pabellón de la Navegación is a permanent exhibition showing  “Seville and the Atlantic Navigation”. The Navigation Pavilion is a pavilion built for the Universal Exposition of Seville in 1992. It is located on the southern part of the island of La Cartuja beside the Guadalquivir river. It was designed by the Seville architect […]
Location: Pabellón de la Navegación, Camino de los Descubrimientos, 2 41092 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 11am-8.30pm Tue-Sat, to 3pm Sun Sep-Jun, 10am-3.30pm daily Jul & Aug | Price: €4.90/3.50 | Website | Distance: 1.60km
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Plaza de America, Seville

Mudejar Pavilion Of The Ibero-American Expo In Seville (1929)
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The Plaza de America (Seville), located in the , Seville.  Plaza de América is called the Parque de las Palomas, or Dove Park and the flocks of white doves that you can feed seeds to will delight the children. The three buildings were built between 1913 and 1916 for the future 1929 for the Ibero-American […]
Location: Plaza de América 41013 Seville Seville, Andalusia | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 1.70km
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City Walls of Seville

City Walls And The Torre Blanca In The Barrio De La Macarena.
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The Walls of Seville are a series of defensive walls surrounding the Old Town of Seville. A four hundred meter long section of these Murallas in the northeast of the city is still mostly intact. The surviving section of the wall starts at the Puerta de Córdoba, a small crenelated tower with horseshoe-shaped doors located […]
Location: Arco de la Macarena Calle Bécquer, 1 41003 Sevilla Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 1.90km
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Monasterio de la Cartuja (Charterhouse)

Charterhouse Seville 4
The Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas, is a religious building on the Isla de La Cartuja in Seville, southern Spain. The building is a large, walled complex of honey-colored stone buildings, situated on the Isla la Cartuja which is named after the monastery itself –  the word meaning ;charterhouse’. The monastery has had […]
Location: Monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Calle Américo Vespucio, 2 41092 Sevilla Spain | Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00 - 21.00 hrs. Sunday: 11.00 – 15.00 hrs. Monday: Closed. | Price: 1.80 € (Monument or temporary exhibitions); 3.01 € (Full visit). | Website | Distance: 2.00km
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Roman Ruins of Italica

Ancient Roman Amphitheatre In Itálica
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Italica lies 9 km northwest of Seville in southern Spain, was a settlement founded by the Roman general Scipio in the province of Hispania Baetica. It was the birthplace of Emperors and  flourished under the reign of Hadrian, becoming an elaborate urban center and obtaining the highest status of Roman city. More than 50% of […]
Location: Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica, Av. Extremadura, 2 41970 Santiponce Sevilla Spain | Hours: Jan - Mar Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sundays and holidays from 9am to 3pm Monday: ClosedApril - Jun Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm, Sundays and holidays from 9am to 3pm Monday: Closed. | Price: Free for EU citizens, and only €1,50 non EU | Website | Distance: 8.00km
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Best Time to Visit Seville

High Season: April to June, September to October Optimal time for outdoor activities Enjoy Seville in pleasant temperatures during these months. Days are hot with ample sunshine, warm nights, and minimal rainfall, especially in June. Explore the city by riding bikes along the river, discovering parks (where the shade of trees provides relief), and partake in cultural activities during the balmy evenings.

Shoulder Season: November, February, and March Ideal time for agreeable temperatures For those seeking milder weather, these months offer sunny and warm days but cooler nights, requiring a coat. Prices decrease, and crowds thin out as the rainy season begins. If you prefer avoiding humidity and crowds, this period is perfect for a visit.

Low Season: July, August, December, and January Best time for budget travelers In peak summer (July and August), consider booking accommodations with a swimming pool to cope with temperatures often reaching 40°C (104°F). December and January bring cool temperatures and occasional rain showers, making it the most affordable season with enticingly low rates. Seville in winter is charming, adorned with festive lights and seasonal markets.

Visit Seville for the Festival Season

The optimal time to visit Seville for vibrant festivals is during Semana Santa (Holy Week) and the Feria de Abril (Spring Fair), which occur three weeks apart. However, it’s important to note that hotel prices tend to surge during these festivals. Semana Santa involves hooded penitents parading through the streets alongside religious statues, while Feria de Abril is a week-long celebration marked by lively Andalusian festivities—characterized by dancing, feasting, drinking, and socializing into the late hours.

Keep in mind that Seville’s weather can be capriciously unpredictable. While warm and sunny conditions are possible, Holy Week processions may be affected by rain (as the precious statues are safeguarded from potential damage). It’s advisable to carry a shawl or jacket, especially for the cooler evenings.

Average Temperatures in Seville

  • January 18°C 5
  • February 21°C 6
  • March 24°C 8
  • April 30°C 6
  • May 32°C 3
  • June 36°C 1
  • July 41°C 0
  • August 39°C 0
  • September 34°C 3
  • October 30°C 8
  • November 22°C 9
  • December 20°C 10

How to get to Seville

Travelling to Seville by Plane

Situated 10 km north-east of the city center, Seville’s San Pablo airport (SVQ) is a key transportation hub for the region. The airport offers convenient access to various destinations with direct flights to 20 locations within Spain and to over 50 destinations across Europe and Northern Africa. Direct flights from the UK are provided by airlines like easyJet and Ryanair. For budget-friendly flights, it’s advisable to book early, especially during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. If you’re coming from the USA, there are no direct flights to Seville. The most efficient route is typically through Madrid with Iberia.

Travelling to Seville by Car

Situated in southern Spain, Seville is excellently linked by a comprehensive network of highways, facilitating easy travel to destinations within Spain and Portugal. Traffic drives on the right, and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 120kph (74mph) on motorways and 50kph (31mph) within towns. A valid driving license and third-party insurance are necessary, and it’s advisable to obtain an International Driving Permit. The use of mobile phones, unless completely hands-free, is prohibited while driving in Spain.

Seville boasts well-connected motorways, with tolls only on the A4. Coaches operated by ALSA offer domestic and international services from Estación Plaza de Armas in Seville’s city centre.

Traveling to Seville by Train

Train travel in Spain is known for its comfort and efficiency. Seville’s main train station, Estación de Santa Justa, connects to major Spanish cities. Renfe operates the Spanish rail network, facilitating travel to cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia. Upon arrival at Estación de Santa Justa, taxis are readily available for a quick transfer to the city centre. Alternatively, buses (Routes C1, C2, and 32) provide a more budget-friendly option, departing from outside the terminal.

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