Seville is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Royal Alcázars of Seville, historically known as al-Qasr al-Muriq and commonly known as the Alcázar of Seville, is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, built for the Christian king Peter of Castile.Learn more Book this experience
The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.Learn more Book this experience
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Just 20 minutes from the city centre of Seville, you can go skydiving and feel the adrenaline rush of seeing the Andalusian capital from the clouds. Book now! Parachute one minute of pure adrenaline in freefall with a professional guide and enjoy the...Book this experience
The Torre del Oro is a dodecagonal military watchtower in Seville, southern Spain. It was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river.Learn more Book this experience
La Casa de Pilatos is an Andalusian palace in Seville, Spain, which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli. It is an example of an Italian Renaissance building with Mudéjar elements and decorations. It is considered the prototype of the Andalusian palace.View on Google Maps Book this experience
If trundling along behind a guide and struggling to hear what they're saying isn't your idea of a memorable walking tour, then you're in luck with this audio guide app! This Seville audio guide is your key to the city. With a handy digital city map you can follow mapped routes or explore as you please. Every location around the city (there are over 100 points of interest!) has up to two minutes of audio commentary, including the Royal Alcázar of Seville, Plaza de España, and more!Book this experience
Santa Cruz, is the primary tourist neighborhood of Seville, Spain, and the former Jewish quarter of the medieval city. Santa Cruz is bordered by the Jardines de Murillo, the Real Alcázar, Calle Mateos Gago, and Calle Santa María La Blanca/San José.View on Google Maps Book this experience
The Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas, also known as the Monastery of the Cartuja, is a religious building on the Isla de La Cartuja in Seville, southern Spain. The Andalusian Contemporary Art Center is now located on this site.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Combine sport and culture on this unforgettable kayaking trip down the Guadalquivir River in Sevilla. You can enjoy this excursion with your family and friends! Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the city of Seville offers us a valuable...Book this experience
The Teatro de la Maestranza is an opera house located in Seville, Spain. The theatre was conceived to be one of the main cultural venues of the Seville Expo '92, and the first performance took place in 1991, shortly before the inauguration of the Universal Exposition.View on Google Maps Book this experience
The Parque de María Luisa is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. It is Seville's principal green area.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Get the lowdown on Seville's history and skip the long lines to the Alcazar of Seville, the Cathedral, and La Giralda with an official guide! This Seville Cathedral & Alcazar tour combo takes you back in time through Spanish dynasties and includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll also see some _Game of Thrones_ filming locations!Book this experience
Isla de la Cartuja is an island in the Guadalquivir River at Seville, Spain. The island's name derives from the cloistered monastery located on the site, the Monasterio de Santa María de las Cuevas, where Cristopher Columbus lived when planning the voyage to the west.View on Google Maps Book this experience
The Puente de Isabel II, Puente de Triana or Triana Bridge, is a metal arch bridge in Seville, Spain, that connects the Triana neighbourhood with the centre of the city.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Carmona is a town of southwestern Spain, in the province of Seville; it lies 33 km north-east of Seville. Carmona is built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia; to the north is the Sierra Morena, with the peak of San Cristobal to the south.Learn more
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El Coronil is a city located in the province of Seville, Spain. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 5044 inhabitants.Learn more
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To get to Seville, you can fly into Seville Airport (SVQ), which is well-connected to major European cities. Alternatively, you can take the high-speed AVE train from Madrid, which takes around 2.5 hours. Buses are also available from other Spanish cities and nearby countries.
It's essential to book certain attractions in advance to avoid long queues and ensure entry. The most popular sites worth booking ahead include the Real Alcázar, the Cathedral, and the Giralda tower. Consider purchasing a Seville Card, which includes free entry to many attractions and unlimited public transportation.
The costs of visiting Seville are relatively affordable compared to other major European cities. Expect to spend around €50-€100 per day, depending on your accommodation and dining choices. Entrance fees for attractions range from €5 to €20, while meals at local tapas bars can cost between €10 and €25 per person.
Some of the best things to do in Seville include visiting the Real Alcázar, the city's royal palace, and the Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world. Don't forget to climb the Giralda tower for stunning city views. Stroll around the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, explore the Plaza de España, and enjoy a traditional flamenco show at a local tablao.
For a delicious meal, head to La Brunilda, a popular tapas bar known for its innovative dishes and cozy atmosphere. Another excellent choice is El Rinconcillo, the oldest bar in Seville, which has been serving traditional tapas since 1670. For a more modern twist on tapas, visit Duo Tapas, where you can enjoy creative tapas dishes and a great selection of wines.
When it comes to accommodation, Hotel Alfonso XIII is a luxurious option, offering elegant rooms and top-notch amenities. For a more budget-friendly choice, consider staying at Hotel Plaza Santa Lucía, which offers comfortable rooms and a rooftop pool. Another affordable option is La Banda Rooftop Hostel, a vibrant and social hostel with a fantastic rooftop terrace.
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For an unusual travel experience, venture to the ancient Roman ruins of Italica, located just 9 km northwest of Seville. This archaeological site was the birthplace of Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian and features impressive mosaics, an amphitheater, and well-preserved ancient streets. Italica is easily accessible by bus from Seville and offers a unique insight into the Roman history of Andalusia.
Seville is a city that many people recognise as having a very special presence. It may be the grandeur of its monuments, the charm of an area as popular as Triana. Perhaps it is the grandeur of the monuments, or the charm of a popular neighbourhood like Triana. Maybe it's the smell of jasmine in the square or the sound of Spanish guitars in the streets. Others say it's the traditional festivities, while others are convinced that tapas are the real culprit. Monuments of the city See for yourself the few metres between Seville's Hilarda, Cathedral and Alcázar. The Hilarda is the symbol of the city and one of its main attractions is the viewpoint. It offers a panoramic view of the city of Seville, with the courtyard full of orange trees typical of Andalusia and the Cathedral, the largest Gothic building in Europe, in the foreground. A visit to the real Alcázar will reveal a wonderful collection of palaces with great attention to detail. If you are travelling in the summer, you can take a night visit and enjoy the festivals held in the gardens. Monuments aren't the only attractions in Seville. The huge Plaza de España, Parque Maria Luisa and the avant-garde Setas de Seville are all streets and wide open spaces where you can live. And if you are looking for the most authenticity, try the tapas in the historic districts of popular areas such as Alameda, Macarena, Nervión, Los Remedios and Triana. Traditional southern cooking In Seville, tradition is always in fashion. From flamenco shows and Spanish guitar music to typical pottery and handicrafts, there is always something to take home. There are many shops and workshops in the Triana area. Flamenco can easily be enjoyed in the numerous "tablaos" or in the neighbourhood "peñas". In fact, Seville hosts the Biennial, probably the most important international event for this art form. Seville's traditions are also reflected in its most international festivals. Typical of these are the Feria de Abril (April Fair) and Semana Santa (Holy Week). The Feria de Abril is a passionate celebration of the Andalusian popular arts and a great opportunity to enjoy the sounds of Spanish guitar, flamenco fashion and Seville at its most glamorous. Holy Week is a passionate festival full of moving moments. The best way to understand this is to take part in one of the many religious parades and listen to live saetas (emotional flamenco songs dedicated to religious images).
Are you looking for a good place to enjoy delicious tapas? We recommend the bodeguita A. Romero, on calle Antonia Diaz, right next to the bullring of the Maestranza de la plaza de toros. A typical and friendly atmosphere, and divine tapas!
The Seville region is home to one of the best hams in the world: pasta Negra Iberian ham, especially from Jabugo.
Seville is famous for its azulejos, the ceramic squares that can be found especially in the Triana neighborhood, a former stronghold of sailors and gypsies, on the opposite bank of the Guadalquivir.
Castanets, flamenco dresses, and fans for the perfect flamenco dancer's accessories can be found around the Campana and the pedestrian streets of Tetuán and Sierpes.
You will be able to bring back many souvenirs, both gastronomic and artisanal, from the El Corte Ingles department stores.
Listen to flamenco in the penas, amateur circles that regularly invite quality artists, generally better than the tourist shows offered in the tablaos. The most famous are the tableo El Arenal and the tablao Los Gallos (Plaza de Santa Cruz, 11).
La Carboneria in the Santa Cruz neighborhood is a must-see. The atmosphere is very festive. The first room is intimate and allows you to listen to jazz or to the improvisation of whoever wants to play. The second room is dedicated to flamenco: singers, dancers, and musicians perform from 10:45 pm until late at night. Finally, a large outdoor patio allows you to enjoy the mild nights.
For partygoers looking for more authenticity, get lost in the barrio of Santa Cruz, you will end up "standing" at the Mariscal Bar-Copas for a drink in a very Sevillian setting and atmosphere in the company of locals. Open the door to the backroom and you'll find the regulars singing and playing their very own flamenco!
Every two years, the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla is a world-renowned event that takes place during September.
Seville is one of the few cities to have an amusement park: Isla Magica on the theme of the discovery of the New World, on the island de La Cartuja, the site of the 1992 World's Fair.
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