Seville, or Sevilla, is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Not only famous for the best Flamenco dance, particularly in its Triana neighborhood, Seville is also known as one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
What to do in Seville, Spain?
In this article, you’ll find out the ten best things to do in Seville for your trip to Seville, including tips to make the best of your trip to this beautiful area of Spain.
1. Visit Plaza de España
Plaza de España is one of the best places to visit in Seville.
This place was rated as the best plaza in Spain, and I agree with that. I was utterly speechless by the stunning architecture of the square.
Built in 1928, Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa. There’s 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. You can also see the tiled Provincial Alcoves presenting different Spain provinces along the walls of the Plaza de España.
I spent half a day at Plaza de España to explore the plaza and enjoy its beauty. Plaza de España 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.
Plaza de España was used in the Star Wars movie series. If you are a Star Wars fan, this will be an additional reason to visit this beautiful place.
2. Watch Flamenco in Seville
Watching Flamenco dance is one of the best things to do in Seville.
Flamenco 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.
You can also book a seat in Museo del Baile Flamenco and enjoy the Flamenco dance there. If you’re interested in this dance, why not check them out ;)
3. Visit Alcázar of Seville
If you are a big fan of Game of Thrones, you should not miss Alcázar.
Along with Plaza de España, Alcázar is my favorite place in Seville. The complex is stunning with all the decoration of the ceiling and the artworks in palace rooms.
I love walking along the garden with all the fountains, orange and lemon trees and reaching through the Garden to The Baths of Maria de Padilla.
When to visit Alcázar?
I would recommend visiting in the afternoon because there are fewer people in Alcázar. Also, the line is not that long in case you have not bought the ticket in advance.
The ticket costs 9.5 Euro and 3 Euro if you are a student (have to show your student card)
- From October to March: From Monday to Sunday, from 09:30 to 17:00.
- From April to September: From Monday to Sunday, from 09:30 to 19:00.
- It is closed on the 1st and 6th of January, on Good Friday, and on the 25th of December.
You can check the Alcazar website to purchase the ticket in advance.
4. Wander around Centro Historico de Sevilla
Wandering around the Centro Historico de Sevilla is delightful.
The area has different architectural styles and many narrow streets to get lost.
Just turn off your phone, throw away the map and wander to get the most out of your experience in this gem of the city.
On every corner, you will find beautiful local shops, several tapas, restaurants, and bars.
5. Eat tapas for dinner
It’s Spain, so yes, trying tapas should be on your list of things to do in Seville.
What are tapas?
A tapa is a small portion of any Spanish cuisine, considered an appetizer or snack.
I love eating tapas because you can try several dishes in one meal, and each dish’s price is affordable.
6. Try Halal food
Trying new food is always one of the best parts of travel!
As Seville has an Islamic culture, you should try some Halal food on your trip to Seville. You can find many Arabic restaurants in the city. I had Baked Halal Chicken Skewers with fried potato and salad for my lunch.
7. Spend the evening at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana)
From Plaza de España, you can easily reach Puente de Isabel II.
It is one of the historic bridges of Seville. I walked along the river in the evening, and it was lovely. You can have a great view of the city from this bridge.
Crossing the bridge on your right is the Triana Market, a colorful market and a house of the best flamenco show of all Seville at Casala Teatro.
8. Enjoy the view of the city at Metropol Parasol
Located at Plaza de Mayo, Metropol Parasol stands out from the rest of the city with large modern sculptures.
You’ll need to pay for the ticket to go up the top of Metropol Parasol, but it includes one free drink and a postcard.
Thus, this place is worth visiting to relax and enjoy a beautiful city view while sipping your beverage of choice. Also, my favorite restaurant is just located beneath the structure.
9. Visiting Seville Cathedral
Although I’ve visited several Cathedrals, Seville Cathedral still stands out. It’s awe-inspiring with the decoration from both outside and inside.
You can sit on the steps in front of the Cathedral, or you can line up and buy a ticket to go inside and enjoy religious artwork.
Note: You should not miss the tomb of Christopher Columbus and climb Giralda and the crocodile.
10. Pub crawling at night in Seville
Nightlife in Seville is chaotic. With bars and clubs open until the morning, Seville earns its reputation as a great party destination. Also, drinks are not expensive at the bars, so it’s budget-friendly.
Don’t forget to grab a beer or enjoy a Mojito with your friends while staying in Seville, Spain. The mojitos are reasonably priced and so good that they will make you want more.
Where to stay in Seville, Spain?
Located in the Old Town of Seville, Toc Hostel Sevilla offers excellent service with a comfortable bed and clean room.
You can wake up naturally with the sun over the Cathedral, church bells, and chirping birds.
I love their common area and the lovely bar at this hostel. The staffs are friendly, helpful, and care about the customers.
Toc Hostel Sevilla is rated with excellent location and is loved by several travelers.
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