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If there were ever a city to get completely lost in, this is the one. Seville's beguiling maze of streets epitomizes southern Spanish charm right down to the tiled-adorned buildings, abundance of tapas bars, and echo of flamenco.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller

12 Places

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12 Places

Day 1

Alcazar

Speciality Museums

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla)

Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Monuments & Statues

Giralda Tower

Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Lookouts

Barrio Santa Cruz

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Day 2

Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa)

Parks, Gardens

Plaza de Espana

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)

Historic Sites, Educational sites

Museo del Baile Flamenco

Speciality Museums

Day 3

Mercado de Triana

Flea & Street Markets

Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla

Architectural Buildings, Art Museums

Metropol Parasol

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Basilica Macarena

Religious Sites

LaTortugaViajera's City Tips

  • Seville is a very walkable city, albeit one you'll easily get lost in. Grab a map, but embrace the fact that you'll more than likely lose your way at some point.
  • This is a place to be tasted by tapas. As such, plan to pass your meals hopping from one bar to the next, snacking and sipping in each one as you go.
  • The Spanish south is very committed to taking their siesta, or at least a long lunch break. Don't be surprised if many establishments close between roughly 2pm and 5pm.
  • Like the rest of Spain, don't expect waitstaff to be terribly attentive. If you want to order or get the bill, flag down a waiter.
    Day 1
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    Alcazar
    Speciality Museums
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    If you can't make it to Granada's Alhambra, Sevilla's Alcazar should definitely do the trick. It's a paradise of Mudejar architecture and tranquil palm-tree- and fountain-filled gardens. It also gains modern-day fame having served as a set for the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to visit the easy-to-miss Baths of Maria de Padilla, located beneath the Patio del Crucero.
    • Note that you can spend at least a couple hours exploring the complex, so if you need to refuel, there's a cafe in the garden.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful and peacefull 05/05/2015
    • Absolutely stunning, a real must see! 04/05/2015
    • Alcazar
    Address:
    Patio de Banderas, s / n.
    Seville 41004
    Spain
    Phone:
    954 50 23 24
    Other:
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    Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla)
    Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Monuments & Statues
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Apart from having the distinction of being the third-largest church in the world, the Seville Cathedral is also home to what is believed to be the remains of Christopher Columbus. Go there to check out the showy catafalque dedicated to the explorer, or simply to appreciate the cathedral's grand size and notable Gothic style.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • On Sundays, the cathedral doesn't open for visitors until 2:30pm.
    • You can receive a free audio-guided visit on Mondays between 4:30pm and 6pm, if you book in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • O God. Another cathedral 05/05/2015
    • A must see. 04/05/2015
    • Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla)
    Address:
    Avenida de la Constitucion s/n
    Seville 41004
    Spain
    Phone:
    954 56 31 50
    Price range:
    $1,207 - $1,207
    Other:
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    Giralda Tower
    Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Lookouts
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    For the most classic view of Seville, you'll want to scale its most famous tower, the Giralda, which was originally built as a minaret in the 1100s. It's a tiring climb to the top, but the wide ramps instead of stairs make the journey a little more doable, and all the more worthwhile.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Come nightfall, seek out a rooftop terrace bar or restaurant so that you can scope out the illuminated tower over drinks or dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to look over Seville 04/05/2015
    • Get ready to climb and climb 04/05/2015
    • Giralda Tower
    Address:
    Plaza del Triunfo
    Seville
    Spain
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    Barrio Santa Cruz
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Plan to inevitably get lost in this neighborhood that is so emblematic of Seville. Formerly the city's Jewish quarter, Santa Cruz is a tangle of streets filled with yellow- and tile-trimmed buildings and dotted by tiny, orange-blossom-tree-shaded plazas.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Get your bearings by walking beside the wall of the Alcazar on Calle del Agua, a street once home to Washington Irving.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great to wander around 04/05/2015
    • Try the free walking tour 04/05/2015
    • Barrio Santa Cruz
    Phone:
    607597508
  • Day 2
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    Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa)
    Parks, Gardens
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Escape Seville's cluster of streets by heading due south to the expansive Maria Luisa Park. This botanical garden is a paradise of plants, paths, birds, fountains, monuments, and giant, shade-providing trees. It's literally a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-stifling city heat.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • While in the park, pay a visit to the Museum of Arts and Traditions, home to an intriguing collection of exhibits that sheds light on the region's culture.
    • Get there on foot, or check it out at a leisurely pace by going on a horse-drawn carriage ride (which will also take you past the following two points of interest).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful place to wonder around 04/05/2015
    • Beautiful 03/05/2015
    • Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa)
    Address:
    Avenida de las Delicias
    Seville
    Spain
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    Plaza de Espana
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Created for the Ibero-American exposition in 1929, Plaza de España is the place to go to see Seville tile and ceramic goodness in all its glory. That's because the canal-cut and bridge-crossed plaza is bedecked in the vibrantly hued, locally made handiwork. Take special note of the scenes depicted along the square's perimeter, which represent provinces from across the country (hence the name "Spain Plaza").

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Wander the plaza by foot, or even rent a boat and row along the canal.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ho Hum another old building 05/05/2015
    • Took my breath away. 04/05/2015
    • Plaza de Espana
    Address:
    Parque de Maria Luisa
    Seville
    Spain
    Other:
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    University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)
    Historic Sites, Educational sites
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Have you ever heard of the opera Carmen? It was inspired by the city's former Royal Tobacco Factory, which once had a women-based workforce and resided in what is now the University of Seville. Visit the school's campus to check out the architecture, reminisce about the musical, or just to enjoy the academic atmosphere. And the best part: it's free to enter.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Free guided tours take place Monday through Thursday starting at 11am. Tours are also available Friday and Saturday if scheduled in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 365 things to do in Seville
    • Tour guide never showed! 29/04/2015
    • Great architecture 16/04/2015
    • University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)
    Address:
    C/ San Fernando, 4
    Real Fábrica de Tabacos
    Seville 41004
    Spain
    Phone:
    954551000
    Other:
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    Museo del Baile Flamenco
    Speciality Museums
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    It is believed that flamenco originated in Seville, so naturally there's no better place to get acquainted with it than here at the city's museum dedicated to the soulful art form. Its four floors reveal the history of flamenco via artifacts, exhibitions, classes and particularly via the shows.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The shows, which cost extra, take place daily in the evenings at 7pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unforgettable Experience 04/05/2015
    • Wonderful performance 01/05/2015
    • Museo del Baile Flamenco
    Address:
    Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3
    Seville 41004
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34954340311
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Mercado de Triana
    Flea & Street Markets
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Cross over the Guadalquivir River to one of the city's less touristy neighborhoods, Triana. This barrio, known for its eclectic mix of residents and for producing the city's famous tiles, is home to Mercado de Triana. Built atop the ruins of San Jorge Castle, the market is where you'll want to discover local gastronomy, including fresh produce, fish, meat and cheese.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • While at the market, you may wish to visit the Museo del Castillo de San Jorge, a museum dedicated to the castle that formerly resided here.
    • Note that the market closes in the afternoon every day, and all day on Sunday. Many kiosks also don't open on Monday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoy Spanish Delights on the go 20/04/2015
    • Great Market! 17/03/2015
    • Mercado de Triana
    Address:
    Plaza del Altozano s/n
    Seville 41010
    Spain
    Phone:
    954 62 31 51
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    Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla
    Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Seville's Museum of Fine Arts is lauded as having one of the best art collections in Spain outside of the capital. With a reputation like that, expect to find its galleries filled with works by Spanish greats, including Murillo, Zurburán and El Greco, among other artwork and artifacts such as ceramics and furniture.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum has rather erratic hours depending on the time of year. As such, be sure to check in advance to verify when it will be open.
    • With a quite cheap entrance fee, the museum is worth at least a quick visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent collection on a gorgeous building. 05/05/2015
    • Gorgeous architecture with excellent collection of Murillo 02/05/2015
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla
    Address:
    Plaza del Museo, 9
    Seville 41001
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 954 78 65 00
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 16:45
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 - 20:15
    Other:
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    Metropol Parasol
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Love them or hate them, the Setas of Seville (as they are more affectionately called) have become an iconic image of the city. Scope them out from afar, or see them from up top — not a bad plan considering that entrance is rather inexpensive and even comes with a free drink.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The ticket booth and elevators are located beneath the plaza.
    • While buying your ticket below, check out the preserved Roman ruins that were discovered during the Setas' construction.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Modern gem 04/05/2015
    • Why was it shut? 01/05/2015
    • Metropol Parasol
    Address:
    Plaza de la Encarnacion
    Seville 41003
    Spain
    Phone:
    606 63 52 14
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:30 - 0:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:30 - 1:00
    Other:
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    Basilica Macarena
    Religious Sites
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    LaTortugaViajera Says:

    Though the giant cathedral gets a lot of attention, it's the Basilica Macarena that truly captures Sevillanos' hearts. That's because it's home to the statue of Macarena the Virgin of Hope, the patron saint of bullfighters, and the most beloved representation of Mary in these parts. Come the city's legendary Semana Santa, the Virgin is famously escorted through the streets for the holy processions.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Note that there is also a museum on the premises, which is dedicated to Seville's Holy Week.
    • The church is free to enter, though closes during the typical afternoon hours.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 365 things to do in Seville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth the trouble to seek it out 03/05/2015
    • Beautiful! 25/04/2015
    • Basilica Macarena
    Address:
    Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain
    Seville
    Spain
    Phone:
    95/490-1800
    Other:
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