Things to do in Seville – Spain

About Seville

Seville is flamboyant, cultural and historic city of Southern Spain’s Andalusia region.

Houses of Seville
Houses of Seville

 It is believed  that Seville is founded by Greek god Hercules about 3000 years back.  Seville is famous for flamenco dance and also has rich Moorish heritage.

Flamenco dance from Seville
Flamenco dance from Seville

 

Things to do in Seville – 

1.)  Alcazar of Seville 

This is a royal palace of Seville, developed by Moorish kings.One of the most beautiful palaces of Spain. It has several hectares of garden inside and surrounding it.

Alcazar of Seville
Alcazar of Seville
Gardens inside Alcazar
Gardens inside Alcazar

Walls of Alcazar are adorned with authentic Spanish styled ceramic tiles.

2.) Plaza de Espana

Semi-circular styled Renaissance-Moorish styled grand palace is main attraction of Seville.  In front of palace there is 500 meter canal is built crossing 4 bridges.  This canal is popularly known as Venice of Spain.  Famous Star war series – Episode II and Lawrence of Arabia has been shot here.

3.  Seville Cathedral  – 

It is the largest Gothic cathedral of the world and also an UNESCO World heritage. 

4.)  Giralda – 

It is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral built during Moorish period as a Minaret. It has been since Medieval times. 

Giralda at Seville Cathedral
Giralda at Seville Cathedral

5.)  Streets of Seville – 

Walking in the streets of Seville with full of antique and ancient Spanish styled homes, colorful Andalusian buildings, tapas bars, cafes is worth to explore culture and architecture of Spain. 

6.)  Ceramics/Pottery work from Seville –

Seville is well known for hand made brightly colored ceramic tiles and pottery work.  These tiles are adorned on walls of palaces, houses and floors of each and every corner of this city.  Also utensils are made through this art. Best place to purchase souvenir. 

7.)  Flamenco Dance – 

Seville is also well known for Flamenco Dance and Dancers. Seville has a historic role in this dance form.  Also Seville has Flamenco Dance museum and houses many bars with live Flamenco dance with traditional Spanish music and dinner.

8.)  Spanish Food – 

If your are in cultural city of Spain that is Seville try authentic Spanish dishes like Paella and Tapas. 

Paella from Seville
Paella from Seville

9.)  Living in Spanish styled palatial Villa 

Traditional styled Spanish villa converted into hotel. 

10.)  Flora and Fauna of Seville – 

Seville also has many nature parks with many species of bright colored flowers. One of the famous park is Maria Lusia Park. 

Click here to read and plan whole tour in Spain. Other famous cities and their itineraries are in this post. 

 

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27 Comments

  1. Mimi has never been to Spain and this sure makes us want to go back to show her around! Alcazar of Seville is such a nice palace and very instagram worthy haha! The streets are beautiful and would love to go on a stroll there… not during summer peak time though, too hot!

  2. I have always wanted to visited the south of Spain, particularly Sevilla. I remember reading about its flamenco and Moor architecture in my Spanish language textbooks in sixth form. Your post certainly covers a lot of the city’s interesting sights and sounds.

  3. I actually just read an article about the flamenco and it got me jonesing for a trip to Spain! Seville is so beautiful and full of life and color. The food is delicious and unlike the rest of Spain.

  4. Sevilla is a perfect mixture of culture, art and history. A must visit when in Spain. We were in Spain a few years ago but did have a chance to go to Sevilla. Will definitely do it next time. My best out of all is plaza de Espana, looks like a great place to stroll around.

  5. I loved Seville when I visited two years ago. Some great places to go listed here. I too loved the streets but I did get wedged in the hire car and it took a local to help me drive out of the maze. So my advice is to park out of the city and take a bus/walk in 🙂

    1. Yes you are correct… streets r like puzzle… we get lost sometimes while walking also. We also got lost many times there

  6. Seville looks unbelievably beautiful. I love diverse culture too – from the food to the arts. The Alcaraz is number one on my list since that is a UNESCO site!

  7. I absolutely loved Sevilla! My favorite was absolutely the the Alcazar. The tile work is so beautiful and unique. These pictures are great representations of the beauty of the city.

  8. I missed out on visiting Seville when I lived in Granada but so wished I’d gone!! The Alcazar in particular is something i’m really kicking myself about having not seen. I didn’t realise Seville was known for its flamenco — super interesting! I’d love to see a performance there.

  9. Seville is my absolutely favorite city in Spain! It’s such a lovely place that everything feels and looks magical 🙂 Perfect place to get lost walking around the city for hours a day! right?

  10. I love the Moorish architecture – it’s like a little piece of Morocco in Spain! I had no idea that Seville’s cathedral was the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the fact it’s tower used to be a minaret is fascinating! It’s a place i would love to visit!

  11. Sevilla is one of my favourite places on this planet, hands down! I love the flamenco, the architecture and the history. The paella is there isn’t as good as in Valencia, they take the title 😉

  12. I went to Seville just 6 months ago and it was so beautiful in there! The Alcazar and the Plaza of Espana were probably my favorite destinations in there but I was just genuinely impressed by all the Moorish architecture! I spent two weeks travelling around Andalucia but I feel like even that wasn’t enough!

  13. I do hope to get to Seville in the next month as I will be traveling to Andalucia very soon. The Plaza Espagna looks so charming and the Alcazar’s mooorish architecture is simply amazing! The canal in Plaza Espagna is definitely a must, I would love to row a boat and pass underneath the 4 bridges crossing it. It definitely looks like a little Venice.

  14. I have visited Sevilla a few times, in the winter is best as it’s cooler. You photographed the Alcazar of Seville beautifully, it’s an amazing place. I’ve not checked out the ceramics or pottery in Sevilla yet, I will next time!

  15. By reading your post all I could say is – I need to visit Seville soon. It has everything – architecture, culture, history, food and flamenco dancing and what not. I really loved your Alcazar picture.

  16. The architecture looks incredible, would surely like to visit Seville while travelling Spain. I’m sure people don’t go beyond Madrid but this seems like a wonderful place. Lovely post and thanks for sharing.

  17. Looks like I found this post just in time as I am taking my mum here next month for a weekend. I lived in Mallorca for two years so developed my taste for the food their so can wait to get some authentic Paella from Saville. Great list of things to do, city looks amazing and your photos look awesome.

  18. I think the first thing I will do is to rush to see the Flamenco dancers. I just love the Mooorish influence in these buildings. The confluence of two cultures makes it one of prettiest cities in the world.

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