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About Seville

Being the fourth-largest city in Spain, Seville city is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for more than just beautiful sightseeing tours. Seville is a destination where you can enjoy a relaxing vacation with your loved ones. Explore the history and culture of this city, along with fun and exciting activities which can make your trip more fascinating.

Located on the Guadalquivir river, Seville city is considered the most beautiful city in Andalusia and Spain. It is crammed with some famous landmarks, monuments, historic sites, churches, and tombs. Seville city is a go-to destination for solo travellers and it attracts millions of tourists every year. On your visit to this beautiful city, you’ll be guaranteed to fall in love with this charming Spanish city and you’ll return home with a lot of memories that’ll last with you forever.

One of the famous attractions to visit in the city is Seville Cathedral, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and you will be amazed to view its patterned floors and beautiful ceilings. You can even climb the Giralda Tower to capture the scenic views of Seville City.

There are tons of activities to enjoy in Seville, such as visiting The Real Alcazar, getting on a bike tour, taking a romantic stroll down to Puente de Isabel II from Torro de Oro, and more. One can also go for a hop-on hop-off bus tour, tasting tapas at amazing restaurants, and more to experience the night life of the city.

Summers are the perfect season to explore the beauty of this amazing Spanish city. During this time, the weather is great and you’ll get lower rates on hotel booking. Also, you can visit this city during spring where you can enjoy festivals like Semana Santa and Feria de Abril.

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Attractions

Catedral de Sevilla
The Catedral de Sevilla is the world's fourth-largest church in Spain that allows people to experience a rich artistic heritage. It was built in the 16th century and became the world's largest Gothic church. Holds a diverse collection of art in many forms, from Islamic to neo-baroque, as well as Renaissance and baroque. A collection of art that deserves to be appreciated in its whole.
La Giralda
La Giralda, a monument of significant symbolic importance in Seville, is one of the tallest and most magnificent cathedral bell towers in the world. With a mixture of Islamic and Renaissance-style architecture, it holds rich history and was once a minaret of Spanish mosques. 
Seville Museum of Fine Arts
Spain's second most important art museum on the streets of Seville is the Seville Museum of Fine Arts. The museum was opened in 1839; however, it underwent several renovations over the years. Here, you will find works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Besides the Spanish painters, the museum also houses the works of the world's most renowned foreign painters.
Isla Mágica
Take a trip back to the 16th century at Isla Mágica, a theme Park in Seville, and discover a magical world full of adventure. With seven interesting zones set in the century of discoveries, it is a great place to immerse in nature and architecture. A trip to the Isla Mágica will surprise you with wonderful attractions and audiovisual productions.
Siam Park

Spread over nearly 50 acres of land, Siam Park in Seville is a Thai-themed park famously known for thrilling rides and other attractions. Located in Costa Adeje, this place is home to 20+ exhilarating rides, such as The Giant, The Vulcano, Mekong Rapids, and Kinnaree. Besides these, there are around 14 water rollercoasters, which make this place ideal for family vacations and friends gatherings.

Seville Aquarium
Visit Seville Aquarium, a massive space that showcases a wide range of aquatic species and offers visitors a 360 degree view of the exotic underwater world. This is one of the most fun places to visit with your entire family to get a rich insight into the ecology of the world's oceans with the help of exhibits. The aquarium boasts over 7,000 sea creatures as well as the deepest shark tank of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Which are the best places to visit in Seville?

1. Catedral de Sevilla: Also known as Seville Cathedral, it is the largest and most visible building in the city which attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists every year. It has a 30 m tall altarpiece with the finest gold brought back from the New world during the age of Christopher Columbus. You can also climb up to the bell tower (La Giralda) to capture the scenic views of the city. Some of the must-see places include Sacristy and Treasury, Majestic Gothic Interior, Patio de los Naranjos, Royal Chapel, and Main Chapel.

Location: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Timing: 10:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Fee: €7 - €12

2. Real Alcázar: Real Alcazar, historically known as al-Qasr al-Muriq, is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a royal palace in Seville where every room tells a story that can only be witnessed after visiting this place. The planted trees, ponds, fountains, cooling air, and soothing sound inside will calm your mind and soul.

Location: Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Timing: Open Monday to Sunday between 9:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Entry fee: The pricing starts at €14.50.

3. Parque de María Luisa and Plaza de España: Plaza de Espana and Parque de Maria Lusia are considered the most beautiful and romantic parks in Seville. While Plaza de Espana is small in size, it didn’t compromise the overall style and layout. Once you’re done touring Plaza de Espana, it’s time to take a gentle walk at the Parque de Maria Luisa park. This park doesn’t have square trees, but the overall layout and ornamentation deserves to be appreciated.

Location: P.º de las Delicias, s/n, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Timing: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.

4. Museo de Bellas Artes: Museo de Bellas Artes is the second most famous museum in Spain, where you can explore a variety of Spanish art. Located inside the convent of Merced Calzada, this museum will surprise you with a lot of paintings painted by some amazing painters like Bartolome Esteban Murillo and Francisco de Zurbaran.

Location: Pl. del Museo, 9, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
Timing: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Entry fee: The pricing starts from € 1.50. 

Recommended Read: Top Things to Do in Seville

5. Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador: Also known as The Church of the Divine Savior, this church is the second most important and largest church in the city after the Big Cathedral of Seville. This church stands out from the rest because of its gilded woodcraft, stunning main altar, and multiple frescos. The overall atmosphere inside the church is peaceful as Gregorian music is played during the visiting hours.

Location: Plaza del Salvador, Seville
Timing: Monday to Saturday - 10:15 am to 5:30 pm.
Entry fee: Starts at €5.

6. Museo del Baile Flamenco: Located in the Santa Cruz quarter, this museum is famous for Flamenco dance, history & culture, and live shows. The central patio of the museum is designed for tourists to enjoy the Flamenco dance. It also offers a variety of workshops like paintings, drawings, and photography. Museo del Baile Flamenco is a beautiful and simple museum which is highly-recommended to enjoy Flamenco dance in Spain.

Location: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos 3, Seville
Timing: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Entry fee: €5.00 - €10.00.

7. Casa de Pilatos: Casa de Pilatos is one of the largest private palaces in Seville which allows you to explore the past of the city. It is a perfect mix of architectural styles which you can view all around the city. Once you enter the place, the two-storey palace spreads out on the Andalusian Patio which is decorated with stunning statues and fountains.

Location: Plaza de Pilatos, 1
Timing: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entry fee: The price ranges from €10 - €12.

8. Santa Semana: One of the most important religious celebrations in Spain, Santa Semana, or holy week is a night between Holy Thursday and Good Friday. It is a 7-day holiday celebrated in Spain. It has been celebrated since the 16th century to give tribute to God for all their sacrifices and sufferings. Coming here as a tourist will give you a unique experience and you’ll get the opportunity to witness the Catholic culture.

Location: Seville and Malaga
Timing: 3:00 pm on Good Friday.

9. Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla: Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is the third most-visited place in Seville and the second oldest bullfighting zone in the city. This is one of the best places to visit where you can hear stories of bullring from experienced guides. It is recommended to spend at least one hour on the ground to dive deep into the past customs, traditions, and culture of Seville.

Location: P.º de Cristóbal Colón, 12, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
Timings: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Entry fee: €3 - €10.

Also Read:  Top Places to Visit in Seville

10. Barrio de Triana: Located on the banks of Guadalquivir, the Triana district is a place where you can explore ancient history while wandering around the streets. This is a commercial district that is known for its typical Azulejos tiles and pottery. Triana district is the best working-class district and it’s worth visiting. You can also enjoy eating some mouth-watering dishes at small eateries. Visiting this place will surely make your trip more interesting and captivating.

Location: Western end of Seville, Guadalquivir
Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

What are the best things to do in Seville?

1. See Italica: Birthplace of Roman Emperors: Located near Seville, Italica is one of the best places to visit in Southern Spain. From the moment you enter this place, you’ll be taken to the famous amphitheatre of Italica. There’s also a room to the side of the gate which will show you a short video of the history and some small artefacts. This is the birthplace of Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, and Theodosius.

Timings: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Entry fee: The pricing starts at €1.50.

2. See the Famous Seville Cathedral: Also known as The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, this is a famous Roman Catholic church in the city. It is the 4th largest church in the world which is designed in Gothic Architectural style that makes it stand out from other churches in the city. The doors, arcs, windows, and interiors will give a treat to your eyes.

Location: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Timing: 10:45 am - 5:00 pm.

Fee: €7 - €12

3. Visit the Tomb of Christopher Columbus: Just inside the famous Seville Cathedral, you’ll explore the monument of Christopher Columbus. This monument represents the four kingdoms of Spain: Castille, Aragon, Navara, and Leon. Visiting the Tomb of Christopher Columbus will give you a breathtaking experience and it is a must-see if you’re in Seville. Exploring this place will help you discover the brief history of Christopher Columbus and how he died.

Location: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Timing: 10:45 am - 5:00 pm.

Fee: €7 - €12

4. Walk the Plaza de España: Plaza de Espana is one of the best places to visit in Spain and Europe and the second best place in the world. It is an excellent place to walk, click some photos, and wander around to learn about the history of the city. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful structures of the bridges and mosaics while enjoying flamenco dance in the park.

Location: Av. Isabel la Católica, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.

5. See a Flamenco Show: There are several places in Seville where you can enjoy flamenco shows with your loved ones, such as Casa de la Memoria, Casa del Flamenco, Los Gallos, Museo del Baile Flamenco, and Casa del la Guitarra. You can also visit Teatro Flamenco Triana which offers two shows daily at 7:30 and 9:00 pm.

Location: C. Pureza, 76, 41010 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: Two shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.

Entry fee: The pricing starts at €25

6. Climb Metropol Parasol: Also known as Las Setas de la, Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure in the world, designed by German architect Jurgen Mayer in April 2011. Climbing all the way up to the Metropol Parasol will make your trip more fascinating. There are several restaurants on the top level where you can enjoy your favourite cuisine.

Location: Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm.

Entry fee: The price ranges between €5 - €12

7. Visit Mercado de Triana: Mercado de Triana is a local market overloaded with fresh fruits and vegetables and with some cafes and restaurants to enjoy delicious cuisines like salmorejo soup, croquettes, and other Sevillian tapas. You can wander around the local market and click some amazing photos with your loved ones. If you’re in Seville, you can’t miss out on visiting this beautiful place.

Location: C. San Jorge, 6, 41010 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

8. Taste Tapas At The Oldest Bar In Seville: Situated on the Calle Gerona, El Rinconcillo is one of the oldest bars in Seville which is famous for Tapas and its extensive wine list. It was opened in 1670 and offers a wide variety of traditional cuisines. For all the food lovers out there, this place is heaven on earth and it is worth a visit if you’re in Seville.

Location: C. Gerona, 40, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: 1:00 am -5:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 12:30 am

9. Day Trip to Cordoba: Visiting Cordoba in Spain is worthwhile with your loved ones. Unlike other cities in Spain, Cordoba has a traditional Spanish charm. This place will take you back to the past with its enchanting architectural design, structure, and elements. While Cordoba is a small city, there are tons of things to do and see. You can learn about the history of Seville and taste the local cuisines.

Location: C. Farnesio, 12, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

10. Visit the Seville Museum of Fine Arts: Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is one of the best museums of Fine Arts in Andalusia and Spain. This is the second most important museum in the world after the Prado Museum in Madrid. The museum has an impressive collection of art from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque era, and 20th century.

Location: Pl. del Museo, 9, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Timings: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Entry fee: The pricing starts at € 1.50 per person.

How to get to Seville?

1. By air: You can onboard your flight from San Pable or Seville airport, located 10 km from the heart of the city. It connects over 40 domestic and international airports.

2. By road: The Prado de San Sebastian bus station and Plaza de Armas are two central points for tourists to travel by road.

What is the best time to visit in Seville?

This beautiful Spanish city has something to offer to tourists throughout the year, but the best time to visit Seville is between March to May when the temperature is mild, the tourist crowd is less, and hotel rates are lower. Visit this place during spring to enjoy festivals like Semana Santa and Feria de Abril.

How long does it take to explore Seville?

While Seville is a small city, still you should spend at least two to three days exploring historic monuments, beautiful landmarks, catching flamenco shows, and indulging in delicious tapas. You need at least two days to visit popular attractions like Plaza de Espana, The Cathedral, Giralda, Real Alcazar, and more.

What is special about Seville?

Seville is one of the largest cities in Southern Spain which is famous for historic sites, monuments, architectural designs, tapas, and flamenco shows. Seville is a perfect destination to spend quality time with your loved ones, especially with your kids. It will give you breathtaking experiences and memories that will last with you forever.

What are the top things to do in Seville at night?

1. Attend A Flamenco Show: Just about anywhere you wander around the city, you’ll find flamenco shows going on in Seville. You can visit Triana where the most famous flamenco dancers hail from. Whether you’re looking for a huge theatre offering dinner and drinks or a down-to-earth pub, you can easily find a place that suits your needs.

2. Visit The Renowned Clubs: If you’re a party freak or like to dance, know that Seville is loaded with tons of clubs and bars where you can enjoy in the evening. You can explore some of the best clubs in the city in the Triana district and the expo 92 districts.

3. Taste The Tapas: The nightlife in Seville city in Spain is dedicated to tapas. You can book your Seville food tour to explore the restaurants and cafes offering delicious tapas in the city. Here you’ll get a wide variety of tapas in restaurants, from classic potato tortillas to fried squid.

4. Walk Through The Illuminated Monuments: Once you’re done with some delicious tapas, you can wander around the monuments which are romantic and charming. There are tons of monuments that look more stunning in the evening than during the day like Seville Cathedral and the Real Alcazar.

5. Visit Terraza Rooftop Bar: Located in the Macarena District, Terraza Rooftop Bar is one of the best bars to visit during the nighttime. You can enjoy stunning views of the Alameda de Hercules square while enjoying your cocktails.

What are the romantic things to do in Seville?

Here is the list of romantic things to do in Seville:

1. Enjoy Maria Luisa Park: Situated at Glorieta de Becquer, this is one of the romantic parks in Seville, where you can spend a good time with your partner. This is a monument dedicated to three women who represent the fleeting, possessed, and lost love.

2. Dinner On A Terrace: Visit El Giraldillo, a perfect Sevillian restaurant that offers fantastic views of the Giralda. This is the perfect place for couples to spend a good time in the evening while enjoying delicious Andalusian cuisine.

3. Relax In The Arab Baths: Located in the Jewish Quarter of the city, Aire de Sevilla is a perfect place for couples to enjoy some quality time. You can enjoy an amazing massage with your partner, then relax by dipping in the pool of the Arab Baths.

4. Capture Scenic Views While Enjoying Your Drink: Visit Hotel Dona Maria which offers breathtaking views of the cathedral and Giralda. Head up to the rooftop and choose from a variety of drinks and cuisines and spend quality time with your partner.

5. Take A Romantic Stroll: Seville city is loaded with tons of romantic parks which is a perfect place to have an intimate picnic on the greenery. Consider strolling down to Puente de Isabel II from Torre de Oro which is a beautiful place to explore during nighttime.

Which are the best historical places in Seville?

1. Plaza de Espana: Plaza de Espana is all set to take your breath away with its spectacular architecture of waterways and bridges. The entire area is surrounded by buildings to represent Seville's past and culture.

2. Catedral de Sevilla: Catedral de Sevilla is one of the most visible buildings in the entire city. Also, it is one of the largest Gothic churches in the world. You can also climb up to the tower to capture brilliant views of the city of Seville. Click Here to Book: Catedral De Sevilla Tickets

3. Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla: This is one of the oldest bullrings in Spain which has a capacity of approx 12,000 spectators. You can book your tour to learn about the history of bullfighting and explore the collection of bullfighting memorabilia.

4. Metropol Parasol: Metropol Parasol is the largest wooden structure in the world and the most controversial monument in Seville. When you visit this place, you’ll get a modern feel of Seville’s historic streets.

Which are some of the best places to watch flamenco shows in Seville?

Here is the list of best places to watch flamenco shows in Seville

1. Casa de la Memoria: 
Located in the Santa Cruz Quarter, this is one of the best places to enjoy flamenco shows and it also incorporates guitar, singing, and dancing, performed in a small environment. Make sure to book your tickets early to reserve your seat so that you can’t miss this amazing experience.

2. Casa del Flamenco: Get ready to witness the energetic flamenco performance at Casa del Flamenco, located in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood. Casa del Flamenco is a beautiful venue with a fantastic location where you can expect different styles of dancing, singing, and guitar.

3. El Arenal: Located next to the bull ring, El Arenal is a perfect blend of amazing food, excellent service, and dancing. You can enjoy a variety of shows ranging from sultry to dramatic to romantic.

4. La Carboneria: Another best place to enjoy flamenco dance at night is La Carboneria. This is the most crowded bar in the city which hosts three shows during nighttime. You’ll love the atmosphere and dedication to authenticity.

5. Los Gallos: Located in the heart of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, Los Gallos is one of the most famous bars to enjoy flamenco dancing during nighttime. You’ll enjoy a variety of flamenco music and dance at this place.

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Vishal Bhatia
Reviewed: 31 Dec 2022
5.0/5
Great rates, super location and excellent service
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Kaoutar Bouroud
Reviewed: 12 May 2023
5.0/5
Everything was great, from getting the tickets for a great price to being there at the park!!!!
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Sienna Statham
Reviewed: 15 Aug 2023
4.0/5
Fun slides , lovely beach and nice Thai design throughout . Just a shame how long you have to que for everything & how fast the fast passes sell out 
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Maria Med
Reviewed: 06 Aug 2023
4.0/5
I recomend this booking, cheaper, easier and quick, i definately will do it again....thanks!!!!
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Rebecca Backhouse
Reviewed: 27 Oct 2022
5.0/5
We booked Spanish tour by mistake but our guide was happy to accommodate and she captured our interest from the start.  Very interesting tour although still would not ever want to go to a bull fight.  Would highly recommend.
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