I remember when I visited Seville for the first time (and sadly it was the only time), I fell in love with that beautiful city. The city offers lots of wonderful places to visit and excellent activities to enjoy. So it is obvious that I am going to share with you those places to visit in Seville on a first visit, and why not? also to repeat on other opportunities.

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places to visit in Seville

The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Seville is full of history, culture and Andalusian charm. With its narrow cobblestone streets, vibrant squares and rich cultural heritage, Seville captivates its visitors from the first moment. It is definitely one of those cities that I would love to return for more.

Main sights to visit:

Giralda and Cathedral: The cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest in the Gothic world and houses an impressive collection of sacred art. When I visited the entrance was free, I understand that this 2024 the entrance is no longer free, so do not hesitate to check the website or on Expedia as you can sometimes find specials or great packages to visit different points.

Plaza de España: Immerse yourself in the architectural grandeur of this unique square, where the tiles tell the history of the Spanish regions. I would say that this was my favorite space during my visit, it is spectacular! You can easily spend an hour (or more) exploring every corner of this stunning space.

Barrio de Santa Cruz: Get lost among the labyrinthine alleys of this charming neighborhood, full of history and Andalusian charm.

Real Alcázar: Explore the exquisite gardens and halls of this palace, a witness to the rich history of Seville. Definitely a place not to miss, it’s beautiful! Here you can easily spend about 2 hours strolling around the different areas and gardens, and to take a break for a few minutes under the shade of the trees.

Parque de María Luisa: Located next to the Plaza de España, this exuberant park is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city. Its wide paths, fountains and botanical gardens are ideal for walking and relaxing. It is beautiful!

Plaza de América

Setas de Sevilla:

I’m still thinking about this point because I didn’t visit it when I went to Seville, but it’s definitely a point that you could know about. It looks very interesting. It has a viewpoint at the top, a market and several businesses around it to enjoy some tapas or complete dishes.

How to buy tickets for the sights?

If you visit during high season, I recommend to get tickets in advance and thus avoid long lines. It is always advisable to reserve or buy in advance for tourist spots.

How to get? Where to stay?

From Madrid we took the AVE train that offers a fast and comfortable route, taking you from Madrid to Seville in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Upon arrival, the train station places you close to the historic heart of the city, which makes it super easy to go to different points or to your accommodation. We simply took a taxi from the train station to our hotel and then we walked throughout the Historic Center.

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares de Sevilla, located inside Parque de María Luisa

On this trip we stayed at Petit Palace Santa Cruz, however ayou can find great options here. From our real accommodation it was very easy for us to visit various points, the only other time we took a taxi was to go to the María Luisa Park and Plaza de España, which is only about 20 minutes walking, but we preferred to get there by car and walk throughout the park.

Any other activities to do?

Embark on a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River at sunset. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city along with the beautiful Andalusian sunset.

Torre del Oro, by the river

We also visited Casa de Pilatos, although I do not include it among the main activities I mentioned before I believe this is another interesting spot, it’s beautiful.

places to visit in Seville
Casa de Pilatos

Another activity we did, although it was a long time ago and I don’t do that type of activity nowadays, a float ride around the city. It was interesting since during the walk we learned a little more about the history of the city and enjoyed beautiful views.

Best time to visit:

Seville is beautiful all year round, but spring is when the city reaches its peak. We visited during the summer and the truth is that it is super hot, and I come from Florida, but of course, at home I am not walking the streets exploring in the middle of summer.

Don’t forget to check out my other post with video about Seville here.

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