Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Not only famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood, Seville is also famous for beautiful places. In this article, I will show you around with the top 8 places in Seville that you cannot miss!
1. Plaza de España, Seville
This is one of the most stunning places that I’ve ever been to. This place was rated as the best plaza in Spain, and I totally agree with that. I was completely speechless when I observed its beauty. Built in 1928, Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa. You can observe a huge half-circle with buildings continually running around the edge with numerous tiled bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. The center of Plaza de España is the Vicente Traver fountain. There is the tiled Provincial Alcoves presenting different provinces of Spain along the walls of the Plaza de España
I spent half a day there, just to explore the plaza and enjoy its beauty. The plaza is very photogenic, so if you are a big fan of photography, this place is totally for you! Also, you can rent a horse carriage to travel around the square and surrounding areas. There are small horses for kids as well. Furthermore, the park alongside and buildings around it are also worth a visit. This building was used as a location in the Star Wars movie series. Therefore, if you are a fan of Star Wars, this will be an additional reason to visit this wonderful place.
2. Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana)
Near Plaza de España is Puente de Isabel II. This is one of the historic bridges of Seville. I walked along the river in the evening and it was a peaceful experience. You can have a good view from the bridge, with a lot of restaurants along the river. Crossing the bridge on your right is the Triana Market, which is a colorful market and also a house of the best flamenco show of all Seville at Casala Teatro.
3. Seville Cathedral
Although I’ve been to many Cathedral, Seville Cathedral still stands out! It’s really impressive with the decoration from both outside and inside. You can have a sit on the steps in front of the Cathedral, or you can line up and buy a ticket to go inside and enjoy religious artworks. You should not miss the tomb of Christopher Columbus and climb Giralda and the crocodile.
4. Alcázar of Seville
As I am a big fan of Game of Thrones, I could not miss this place! Along with Plaza de España, Alcázar is my favorite place in Seville. It is so amazing with all the decoration of the ceiling and the artworks in palace rooms.
I love walking along the garden with all the fountains, and orange and lemon trees, and reaching through the Garden to The Baths of Maria de Padilla.
Alcázar has a rich history to explore and discover as a tourist. I recommend to visit in the afternoon, as there are fewer people, and the line is not that long in case you have not bought the ticket. The ticket costs 9.5 Euro normally and 3 Euro if you are a student (have to show your student card) Timetable
- From October to March: From Monday to Sunday, 09:30 to 17:00.
- From April to September: From Monday to Sunday, 09:30 to 19:00.
- Closed on the 1st and 6th of January, Good Friday and the 25th of December.
You can check here to purchase the ticket in advance.
5. Metropol Parasol
Located at Plaza de Mayo, Metropol Parasol stands out from the rest of the city with monstrous modern sculptures. The ticket to the top costs 3 Euro, but it includes one free drink and a postcard. Thus, this place is worth a visit to relax and enjoy a beautiful city view while sipping your beverage of choice. Also, my favorite restaurant is just located beneath the structure.
6. Centro Historico de Sevilla
I find it is very enjoyable to wander around and discover every corner with beautiful shops, churches, tapas restaurants, and bars. The area has different architectural styles, and lots of narrow streets to get lost in. Just turn off your phone, throw away the map and wander aimlessly to get the most out of your experience in this gem of the city.
7. Museo del Baile Flamenco
If you come to Spain, especially in Andalusia, don’t miss Flamenco dance 💃🏻. This is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain. I had a great chance to observe this beautiful dance 💃🏻 on the street in Seville. However, you can book a seat in Museo del Baile Flamenco and enjoy Flamenco dance there. If you’re interested in this dance, why not check them out 😉
8. Bars/ Clubs in Seville
Nightlife in Seville is very interesting! You can enjoy your favorite Spanish dishes at various restaurants in Seville, but do not forget to grab a beer or enjoy a Mojito with your friends while staying at Seville. I was impressed with a huge Mojito with little fireworks on the top, which cost me 6 Euro, but it was totally worth a penny. With bars and clubs open until morning, Seville earns its reputation as a great party destination! Have I convinced you to visit this beautiful destination?
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