Seville Guides

Guide to Seville

The backdrop of the old town exudes charm and elegance – Seville is a gorgeous destination full of passion and excitement.

Seville is so unmistakably Spanish. The city’s fierce mid-day heat rubs off onto its fiery character; its Flamenco dances and its lively conversation. The café and tapas culture here is as good as it gets!

Facts About Seville

Top Attractions

Alcazar

This royal palace was developed by Moorish Muslim kings and is a beautiful style of architecture. It’s a popular tourist attraction – get your cameras at the ready!

Plaza de España

A lake, two amazing towers and a semicircular shape – this ‘square’ is like no other you’ve ever seen before. This scenery was even used as a backdrop for an episode of Star Wars…

Seville Cathedral

This stunning Roman Catholic cathedral is really awe-inspiring. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason!

Metropol Parasol

An incredible wooden structure based in the old quarter of Seville, this landmark is really not one to miss. Fun fact: it’s known locally as las setas – the mushrooms.

Best Places to Go Out

Calle Betis

Flamenco joints and modern clubs.

El Arenal

Cocktail bars and cheap tapas.

Alfalfa

Lively street parties and buzzing pubs.

Main Districts

Cultural Hotspots

Bellas Artes Museum

This is the city’s most well-known fine arts museum! Housed within a 17th century former convent, the collection includes breath-taking works from Spanish masters like El Greco, Velazquez and Pacheco.

Flamenco Dance Museum

Celebrating the vibrancy and history of flamenco dancing, singing and guitar, you’ll get to learn more about this cultural practice, whilst getting to see the dancers in action in its daily showcase at 7pm.

Casa de Pilatos

You don’t have to be religious to enjoy the mix of ornate Gothic, Renaissance, and Mudejar architecture found at this beautiful house – supposedly a copy of the house of famous Roman, Pontius Pilate.

Free Walking Tour?

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to free walking tours, but Sevilla Free Tours has glowing reviews and will lead you on various 2-hour tours focusing on certain parts of the city. The tour starts at 5pm from October to May, and at 7pm between June and September. You can book ahead to guarantee places, and the meeting point is at Puerta Jerez!

Trips to Seville