As one of Spain's warmest tourist destinations, Seville is the kind of city that is almost always prime for some sort of outdoor activity. Here are the best ways to see the city, while still taking advantage of the pleasant – if not toasty – weather.
Horse and carriage
Yes, you read that right: fancy up your visit to Seville with an old-fashioned trot around town. And with Spanish summer temperatures often soaring past the century mark, a nice shaded horse-drawn carriage tour of Seville might be just what the doctor ordered. On this private, chauffeured journey, you’ll cover lots of ground, from the famous cathedral to the shaded paths of Santa Maria Park.
Get lost in the city, or not
Seville is a city to get lost in – seriously, you don’t really have any choice, as it's a total maze, and disorientation is basically a given. To spend less of your outdoor time with your nose buried in a map, and more time appreciating the sights around you, take a walking tour of Seville. During the 3.5-hour amble, you’ll learn about various landmarks, including the Church of El Salvador and the Golden Tower. Finish off your trek through town with an intro to tapas at two of the city’s most famous bars.
Cover more ground and get a work out while checking out the city by bike. On a guided bike tour of Seville, you’ll start in the center and then cycle past some of the city's most impressive sights like the colorful and canal-lined Plaza de España, and journey through the lush foliage of Santa Maria Park. Along the 2.5-hour trip around town, you'll make stops to take photos and to learn about the sights, all before returning to your starting point in the center.
Tapas and terrazas
After all of this biking, walking and trotting around the city, maybe it’s time for a little rest. One of Spain’s – and Seville’s – most beloved outdoor activities is that of simply sitting al fresco at a terraza (outdoor seating area). Join the Spanish masses by grabbing yourself a table, some tapas, and something cool to sip on, like a glass or bowl of gazpacho, a tinto de verano (an iced red wine of summer), or a caña (small beer).