Top 8 places in Seville, Spain that you cannot miss

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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?

You can check out this article from Thewanderlustdietitain. They have a great guide for 3 days in Seville.

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  1. Suzannah says:

    I absolutely HAVE to visit Seville one day soon. I have always dreamed of it, what a beautiful place. I’ll save this post for a later date. Thank you. 🙂

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  2. Ivana says:

    Great post! I was in Seville a couple months ago and visited several of the places you mentioned. The Alcázar was extraordinary, as was the Plaza de España, of course. I’d love to go back and spend more time there!

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  3. Erica Coffman says:

    Oh my gosh, the plaza looks incredible! I think I could spend all day there. That cathedral is gorgeous, too. I’d love to see a Flamenco show…and maybe even take some lessons myself!

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  4. Sam Sparrow says:

    I actually didn’t know Seville was famous for flamenco dancing! I really think I’d love this place, I love cities that have an old town and those mosaics look beyond spectacular – so intricate and detailed.

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  5. Emma | Luxurybackpacking says:

    Wow these photos are amazing! I’ve never visited Seville before, but having seen what the city is like, I think I may book a flight there in summer! Will definitely be saving this post, as you’ve mentioned some really great tips and things to see and do whilst there! Thanks!

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  6. Mel Butler says:

    I have always wanted to go to Seville but I have yet to venture there. I am definitely going to pin your post, as you have some great tips and recommendations, especially about the Plaza it looks so beautiful.

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  7. ilive4travel says:

    When I was in Portugal I met quite a few people who had been to Seville and told me it was a beautiful city. From your photos it looks amazing, so many beautiful places and so much history. Its on my list to visit and I can’t wait to explore the old parts, think I might give the Metropol Parasol a miss!!

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  8. traveltorgeir says:

    You certainly have convinced me. For some reason I have never been to Spain, but I have been planning to go for a long time. Something always comes up. So many beautiful places, and love how they have been used as movie sets as well. I have toto go yo Spain this yearfor!

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  9. businesstravelerswife says:

    You have amazing photos! My two favorites are the Cathedral and the Alcazar. I’m also a big fan of Game of Thrones so I might put that on top of my itinerary if ever I go to Seville.

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  10. Kristine says:

    Lovely photos! Thank you for sharing all these useful tips on Seville! It’s a city I haven’t yet been to, but would love to visit. The architecture there is fantastic. I love flamenco and would love to see a flamenco show there 🙂

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  11. Katharina says:

    I definitely have seville on my to do list for spain. Love the look of the cathedral and alcatraz. Will remember this post for later

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  12. Raghav says:

    Last time I was in Spain, because of time, I could either go to Marbella or Seville and I chose the former. Even though I enjoyed the beaches and luxury of Marbella, I think in terms of culture and architecture, both of which I enjoy, Seville is really nice. Thanks for the post and I have noted the places so I can visit them whenever I’m in the region next time.

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  13. Lisa says:

    Sevilla is one of my favourite cities in Europe. I totally agree with your list, I’ve done them all! Now with GoT, it’s even more popular, but still a must see.

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  14. Mel says:

    I really want to go to Seville, so I have pinned this for when I go because you have some great tips and ideas on your list. I will especially be spending half my day like you at the plaza as I love taking photos and I will definitely go on your advise that it is very photogenic. I have also added Alcázar of Seville and thanks on the tips for times

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  15. Vicki Louise says:

    Seville is so picturesque! I’d love to watch (and learn more about) the Flamenco Dance. And the Plaza and the Cathedral are both beautiful. I could spend a few days photographing the city!

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  16. Abigail Sinsona says:

    Seville is actually one of those Spanish cities that I’ve been wanting to go to! The Seville Cathedral is magnificent in every sense of the word. And of course, I’d love to visit the Plaza. The plazas and squares in Europe are always a must-visit!

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  17. Monica says:

    I had never heard of Seville before this. I loved the narration. Alcazar looks beautiful and really like the flamenco dance. Very detailed post. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Deni says:

    Okay, so Seville sounds absolutely incredible! I’d love to watch the flamenco dancing in the streets and I definitely need to try one of those mojitos with fireworks on it! This little Spanish town is on my radar now!!

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  19. James says:

    It’s good to read a genuine post about Seville from some one who has visited. I really appreciate seeing your original photos of Seville. My favourite is the one from inside Alcazars Palace of the tunnel with a reflection. Did you watch the Tom Cruise movie Night and Day which was filmed there?

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  20. Kim says:

    It seems like Seville is the place to go nowadays! I didn’t realize how much beautiful architecture the city had to offer. The Seville Cathedral is just breathtaking, so much detail on that building!

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