Seville is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The largest city of Andalusia offers a great bunch of activities to do while you are traveling there. I was lucky enough to visit with some Sevillanos who showed me the best of their city: amazing architecture, food (tapas!) and the taste of partying.
Get inspired by Seville!
Top 10 things to do when you visit Seville:
Real Alcazar de Sevilla.
Absolutely georgeous. It’s a must see. Originally founded as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Alcázar has been expanded or reconstructed many times in its 11 centuries of existence.
A delightful place to escape from the noise of the city and to relax while you’re visiting. With duck ponds (amazing for pictures!) and paths snaking under the trees: the best place to read a book or have a snack with your friends.
Plaza de España.
Seville’s Plaza de España is undoubtedly one of the city’s top attractions. This huge and beautiful square was built for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929, and now remains as amazing open space right opposite the Maria Luisa park. The square is decorated with ceramic tiles, fountains, bridges and baroque arcades. All along the square there are benches representing each of the Spanish provinces.
Note: A place where they shot Naboo palace in Star Wars!
Torre del Oro.
The Torre del Oro stands on one of the banks of the Guadalquivir river, opposite to the Maestranza, the famous bullfighting ring of Seville. Built in the 13th century by the Arabs, the tower is currently a naval museum.
The little baroque church of la Macarena keeps one of the statues of the Virgin Mary that are carried during the Easter processions. The basílica also holds a museum dedicated to the Virgin. Next to the church you will find the old city walls built by the Moors in the 11th century.
Seville’s panoramic wheel.
Take a different look at the city from this panoramic wheel located in the Jardines del Prado de San Sebastian. The trip on the wheel takes a bit more than 10 minutes, so make the most of it.
Flamenco shows in Seville.
You can’t leave Sevilla without having seen one of its world famous Flamenco shows! There is some bars where you can watch for free while you’re drinking a beer or glass of wine.
The Metropol parasol in La Encarnación square, is the world’s largest wooden structure.
Which is inside the Cathedral of Seville.
Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.