I’ve mapped the “must-dos” to experience Sevilla, a wonderful city.
While in beautiful Sevilla, Andalucía there are so many possibilities how to feel the vibe and spirit of the exciting spanish city. Explore the beautiful parks, walk by the river, enjoy some delicious tapas&vino and get to know the history.
A guide to what to do when in Sevilla, including the city's best restaurants and sightseeing places.
Sevilla is a vibrant city, full of architectural designs, flamenco dancing and with a perfect weather.
The conditions and the hot temperatures making Sevilla a perfect city to explore the whole year.
1. El Alcazar Real:
The Alcazar complex is a royal palace designed with Sevilla’s past culture and wonderful decorations, lovely gardens, patios and designs. It was built in the 11th century and still hosts Spanish Royals, when they’re in Sevilla.
The whole place and the gardens are my must favorite place in Sevilla.
There is so much to explore and to see. It is widely known as the place where they filmed the kingdoms of Dorne and Meereen in Game of Thrones. You should buy a buy tickets in advance and skip the queue.
2. Plaza de España:
The Plaza de España is definitely a must-see, but often very crowded. Designed by the architect Anibal Gonzalez in 1914, it was built for the world’s fair to show Spain’s important role in history. The architecture uses local materials and is full of ceramic tile work and surrounding parks. Just stroll around, make a tour if you want and you can make a lovely horseride through the parks, if it’s too hot outside.
3. Parque de María Luisa
The Parque de María Luisa is next to the Plaze de España. Rent a bike or make a horseride through the park and explore Sevilla’s primary public park. It’s situated next to the Guadalquivir River, near to the city centre. There is a lot to explore, there a lot of birds, swans and ducks as well as picturesque fountains and lovely spots.
4. Plaza de America
The Plaza de América ist near to the Parque de María Luisa and a perfect spot for some photos. There are a lot of flowers and roses as well as three buildings in different architectural design.
5. Cathedral de Sevilla
The construction of the Cathedral of Seville began in 1401. This magnificient gothic church is one of the largest Christian churches in the world. The opening hours are from 11:00 – 15:30, from 11:00 – 17:00 on saturdays and from 14:30 – 18:00 on Sundays. The cost is 9€ and 4€ for students and pensioner.
Also, it’s home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. And those who buy a ticket online can nip to the front.
6. El Metrosol Parasol
The wonderful wooden structure called El Metrosol Parasol is located at La Encarnicion square and is the largest wooden structure in the world. When you go up there in the late afternoon or if you want to see the sunset, it’s not that crowded. There you can make some breathtaking pictures of Sevilla. The structure features six gigantic umbrella-shaped structures.
The flamenco of Sevilla is emotional and one of a kind. It's all about great music, rhythm and the beat. There are al lot of performances and shows just for tourists, that are lovely. Popular is La Casa de Memoria.
8. Walk the River Guadalquivir:
When in Sevilla, you need to walk along the river! You can get some drinks and snacks, take a break and have a seat on the riverside. Walk along the Torre de Oro and make some picturesque pictures or make a river cruise.
9. Barrio Santa Cruz:
Lovely cafes, delicious tapas and tinto verano is what you get in the unique and old part of Sevilla. Walk through the narrow, shaded streets, decide for one of the lovely shops or bakeries and enjoy the vibe of Sevilla.
A beautiful neighborhood near Barrio Santa Cruz which is full of clubs, restaurant and bars where you can get easily in contact with locals.
Of course there a lot of other things to do in Sevilla.
There a lot of theaters and museums you can explore as well as festivals and green parks.
You can read as many travel tips as you want – the best tip I can give you, is to explore the city on your own.
It’s not as big as you think, so you can surely walk all the lovely places.
The average cost of food is really cheap.
You get some delicious wine & tapas on a lot of small restaurants and cafés.
If you want to have lunch or dinner you will have to pay between 15 and 20€.
I can totally recommend the following restaurants in Sevilla:
In the heart of Seville, in one of those narrow streets with an old flavor is La Brunilda Tapas.
A cozy place with high ceilings and special meals. The dishes are spectacular and the combination of flavors are unforgettable.
Av de Isabel la Católica,
41013, Plaza América, 3,
Patio de Banderas,
41004 Sevilla, Spanien