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  • Address: El Arenal
Snuggled up against the Guadalqivir River’s east bank and set amidst some of Seville’s most storied streets, you’ll wander upon El Arenal. Its name (arena means sand in Spanish) tells the story of its past, when, during the 16th and 17th centuries, the sandy-banked neighborhood was used as Seville’s port, making it one of the most important port cities in the world. From its shore, boats set off west for the New World, or east for spices, and returned with grand treasures.

These days, the neighborhood, which sits within the city's historic quarter, is especially known for its residents' passion for bullfighting and also religion. Their faithfulness is evident in the abundance of Arenal brotherhoods, whose devotion can be seen during Holy Week each year, when Seville’s Catholicism comes to life in colorful processions that take over the city streets.

Within El Arenal you’ll also find some of the Seville's most notable sights, such as the 13th-century Torre del Oro, erected as a watch tower under Muslim rule; the royal shipyards of the Real Atarazanas; and the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza, the second-most important bullring in Spain after the one located in Madrid.

Practical Info

You’ll find El Arenal situated up against the eastern side of the Guadalquivir River near the Torre de Oro and the mouth of the Isabel II Bridge (commonly known as Triana Bridge).

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Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco El Arenal in Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Experience authentic Andalusian flamenco at the esteemed Tablao Flamenco El Arenal in Seville. Often considered one of the best flamenco bars in the world, ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.55

Seville Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

See Seville with little effort and lots of fun on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour, led by an expert local guide. Easy and safe to ride, the bikes have ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.82

Seville Opera Performance with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of classical opera music during a 2.5-hour opera performance in Seville’s historical El Arenal neighborhood. Performed by the acclaimed theater ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.99

2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show

Visit Seville, the sultry capital of southern Spain, and enjoy a city tour, flamenco show and arrival transfer plus two nights of 4-star superior hotel ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $362.08

Rail Tour to Seville by AVE Train

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

See the famous orange trees and beautiful architecture of Seville, Andalusia’s lovely capital city, on a full-day round-trip tour by train from Madrid. Board ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $341.58

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