Seville - Do & See
Today’s Seville is not a world centre, but it is a lively place, definitely worth exploring. Some of the sights include the Moorish castle of Alcazar, the former upper-class neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, the promenades along the Guadalquivir River, the rougher Macarena neighbourhood with its Baroque churches, and the oldest bar in Spain, El Rinconcillo. The city’s gigantic Parque de Maria Luisa is worth visiting, as are the bohemian chic bars in the Alameda de Hércules district.
Cathedral Santa María de la Sede
This is the third-largest cathedral in Europe. It was originally built as a mosque in the 12th-century and its 328 feet high minaret is now the Giralda clock tower. Christopher Columbus is buried inside the cathedral.
Plaza de Espana
This amazing massive building is the most impressive sight after the cathedral and is a most see when visiting Seville. It is located in the stunning Maria Luisa Park and was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, held in Seville. The style of this amazing building is inspired by the Renaissance with characteristic elements from the city: exposed brick and ceramics.
Fun fact to know if you are a Star War fan; Plaza de España has been used for some of the scenes of episode II of George Lucas' Star Wars saga Attack of the clones.
Los Gallos Flamenco Show
The singing, dancing and flamenco guitar is so captivated; you have not experience the true spirit and soul of Seville if you have not been on a flamenco show. Los Gallos Flamenco Show have been entertaining their guests ever since 1966 and offers outstanding shows with top class artists. This place is the most recognized and respected internationally.
Alcázar of Seville
It is easy to mistake this for a Moorish palace, but it was built for King Pedro the Cruel in the 1360’s - by Moorish builders. The upper levels are still used by the royal family.
Santa Cruz Quarter
Stroll around in the heart of Seville and enjoy the charm of Santa Cruz quarter with its winding alleys, its picturesque houses and its small squares. It is located in the old part of the city and without any doubt the most popular and crowded quarter in Seville.
This is also where you can see important tourist attractions like Cathedral, the Giralda, the Royal Alcázar, the Murillo´ s gardens and the Archivo de Indias.
During Easter, Seville is transformed into a photographer’s paradise. Processions with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, the Nazarenos asking for penance, and colourful, but not necessarily well-tuned, orchestras.
Sevilla Bike Tour
This is a great way to get an overview of the city sights, while doing something healthy at the same time! There are no strenuous hills and as long as you don’t suffer from any health problems, this is the way to go.
Museo de Bellas Artes
This museum, located in a former convent, has several masterpieces in its collections. Works by Goya, Murillo, Millian and Ribera share the space with modern art exhibitions.
Maria Luisa Park
Maria Luisa Park is designed like the Plaza de España in a mix of 1920's Art Deco and mock Mudejar and is one of the largest parks in Seville. This park is beautifully decorated with plenty of ceramic-tiled benches, fountains, pools, statues and monuments. However, travellers often head straight to the star attraction of the park; the Plaza de Espana.
Flamenco Dance Museum
Would you like to learn more about the magic world of flamenco dancing? Then head over to this museum. This is a must for all the tourists who would like to experience and understand this amazing Andalusian culture. In this 18th-century building you can stroll around in different areas; the exhibition hall, the basement and dance studio.
Golden tower also called The Torre del Oro, is a historic watchtower which was constructed in the early 13th-century by the Almohades, who ruled over Andalusia. The tower was in fact a part of the city's defensive walls. Now it is one of Seville's most photographed landmarks.
When visiting Macarena Basilique, you will see one of the dearest treasures of Seville, the statue of la Virgen de la Esperanza (the Virgen of Hope), known as la Macarena, the same name as the quarter the church is on. The statue is a 17th-century wooden sculpture of Christ's mother mourning his death, covered in tears.
Macarena basilica is a modern church in Neo-Baroque style and built between 1936 and 1941 by architect Gómez Millán.
Archeological Museum is said to be one of the best museums of its kind in Spain and it is located in the Maria Luisa Park. This is the place where you can enjoy artefacts dating back to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
There is so much to see in this museum but be sure not to miss the Carambolo Treasure which is located in the section of the Phoenician colonisation.
Isla Mágica is an exciting and modern amusement park with seven different themed areas representing different episodes in Spanish 16th-century history. This is the place where the whole family can enjoy themselves, ride the roller coaster, play miniature golf, try one of the four different water rides or explore the pirate ship.
Aire de Sevilla
Do you need to relax between all the sightseeing? Then head over to Aire de Sevilla and enjoy the Hammam experience in some of the nicest Baños Arabes (Arab baths) in all of Spain. This is the place where you can unwind with temperature baths or have a massage in a magical atmosphere.
Casa de la Memoria Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla
This museum is dedicated to the memory of the Jewish people from the Middle Ages until now. The exhibition is small but very interesting and you can take walking tours of the area to get a real insight of the history.
At CasaLa Teatro you can enjoy everything from Flamenco, to theatre and shows with both dancing, singing and guitar playing. It only seats 28 people which makes this a small, intimate and personal experience.
Iglesia del Salvador
Iglesia del Salvador is simply beautiful and full of wonderful small details that you can go and look at for ages. A tip to avoid the queue, is to first visit this church then the cathedral, it is the same ticket.
Sevilla de Ópera
Make this an evening to remember and enjoy a lovely meal before you experience the opera itself. The performers have wonderful voices and you even get a chance to talk to them during intermission. Make sure not to miss the Flamenco performance before the opera starts!
Take the chance to see Seville from a 360 degrees view! Camara Oscura is a wonderful treat in Seville and while you are there, you can enjoy a refreshing lunch at the restaurant below.