3 Days Ultimate Travel Guide to Seville
Seville certainly is one of the most favoured location of Spain’s visitors. With so many important monuments and fascinating history, Seville is also universally famous for being a joyous town. While the “Sevillians” are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is striking for its vitality. Combination of perfect climate, great food, stunning architecture, lively life style and easy going people, makes Seville a perfect city for weekend getaway. Follow our Seville Guide, and get the most out of the city in 3 days!
Your Morning Plan
Start your morning with a delicious churros and coffee for breakfast near your stay. Walk towards the Plaza de España– the most beautiful and extravagant plaza in Seville, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition.
↬ TIP : Take a 30 min boat ride on the little canal and feel like in a movie scene.
Direct your steps to Parque de Maria Luisa and enjoy relaxing stroll around beautiful gardens. It’s just across from the plaza.
Leaving the gardens take the road by the river and observe the beautiful Spanish architecture influenced by Moorish/Arabian and Gothic styles.
Pass by El Arenal, a bullfighting ring. Bullfighting is deeply rooted in Spanish historical traditions. You don’t actually have to see a bullfight, the arena is open for tourists for visit. The building from outside in itself is very interesting, looking like a birds face.
↬ Note : Despite being a long lasting tradition, today the local public opinion leans against bullfighting. Though the site includes information for tourists interested in attending the events, we can only suggest you make your own decisions on the ethics of bullfighting as an attraction.
Arriving at the Puente de Triana, a stunning metal bridge connecting Triana neighbourhood to the center of the city, take a right. By the way, this is the oldest standing iron bridge of Spain. It dates back to 1852!
Onto the second half of your day
It’s time for lunch. Tapas bars, serving small Spanish dishes, are the most popular places to eat in Seville. Have lunch at La Brunilda Tapas or La Azotea and try the salmorejo. It’s a cold tomato soup alike the famous gazpacho but with only fresh tomatoes. And of course some jamón iberico de Bellota (Acorn Fed Iberian Ham) both specialities of the region.
After lunch stroll around the charming streets of Seville, making your way to Aire de Sevilla. Those are Spanish style baths and treatments. A perfect relaxing spot located in a magnificent Mudéjar styled palace that embraces more than 5 centuries of history.
↬ Note : Book in advance via Aire Ancient Baths. Opt for a minimum of 45 minutes massage to get the possibility to access the rooftop pool. The views from there are breathtaking.
Finish your day at Los Coloniales, one of the oldest and best tapas restaurants in the city. Do not let the queue scare you, the places are vacating fast and we highly suggest sitting at the bar inside, rather than the outside tables.
Start your day early arriving by 9 am at The Real Alcazar of Seville.
↬ TIP : Try to reserve the ticket in advance. The queue to the entrance can be 2-3 hours long even if you arrive right for opening hours. Otherwise, to cut the queue you can use our trick: we joined the french speaking guided tour. We payed 10 euro more each, but we entered 20 min after arriving and skipped 2 h waiting line. Some local guides go around the queue and ask for people to join in the tour, all you have to do is accept & pay 🙂
This incredible royal palace built for the Peter of Castile, a Christian king. It was erected on the site of a Muslim fortress and you can still see blends of the unique cultures and design even today. Its a special treat for fans of “Game of Thrones”- a few episodes were filmed here.
Plan 2-3 hours to walk around the palace and the grounds.
Enjoy lunch at Anibàl– a nice restaurant with modern take on traditional Andalusian cuisine.
After lunch, visit the Seville Cathedral, known also as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See. It is one of the city’s most beloved landmarks, a UNESCO world heritage and the largest gothic cathedral in the world.
Climb The Giralda, cathedral’s bell tower (once a minaret of a mosque that stood on the site of the Seville Cathedral) for stunning views from the top.
End your day with a flamenco show at La Carboneria– a place not too popular with tourists yet and still attended by locals.
For the last day of your visit, try to sink in the true vibe of this city. Visit incredible Casa de Pilatos– a prototype of Andalusian palace constructed in the XV century, which architecture harmoniously blends Mudejar / Gothic, Renaissance and romantic styles.
The second floor of the palace is accessible only with a guided tour that starts every hour.
Spend the rest of your day strolling through the heart of Seville’s tourist district, Santa Cruz. Your feet will guide you through one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Seville. Look through the open doors into the buildings. One of our favourite things to do there was discovering the beautiful courtyards with fountains, plants and stunning ceramics.
End the day and your trip to Seville on the rooftop of La Terraza de EME, from where you can enjoy stunning sunset while sipping a glass of sangria, traditional Spanish punch of red wine and chopped fruits.
Best time to visit
Spring and Autumn are usually the best times to visit Seville. The temperature is perfect and the city isn’t packed with tourists yet. The optimal time is March- early May and late September- early November
Is it worth it?
Absolutely! Seville might as well be the best place to visit for a short city getaway. It has everything one might look for- stunning architecture, rich history, amazing food and relaxed vibe.
What to bring
Make sure to pack comfortable shoes as you will walk a lot.
Bring a reusable bottle water– we always travel with at least one. There are water fountains on the sites and tap water is perfectly safe to drink.
Where to Stay
Hotels in Seville can get expensive especially during high season. We believe that Airbnb’s are a much better value for your stay in the city. There are plenty of amazing choices for a lower prices than hotels. Here are our choices.
Of course some hotels are also quite amazing, so if budget is not an issue you could enjoy one of those… ✨
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