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Welcome to Seville

In Seville, the sun-drenched capital of Spain’s Andalucia province, flamenco dancing, Moorish history, and tapas comprise the blood that runs through the city’s veins. Within Seville’s historic heart lies the palatial Real Alcázar and Seville Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site topped by the Giralda Tower (El Giraldillo); and on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Roman Torre de Oro (Golden Tower), and Triana neighborhood exude authentic Andalucian culture. The Santa Cruz Jewish quarter, historic El Arenal, and grandiose Plaza de España are ideal locations for walking tours, while hop-on hop-off bus tours are a convenient and cost-effective way to discover Seville’s dispersed highlights. At night, combine a ‘tablao flamenco’ (flamenco show) with tapas, wine, and a sightseeing tour for a great cultural introduction to Andalucia, or discover Spain through its wine with a guided tasting session. For travelers wishing to explore more of Andalucia, Cadiz, Cordoba, Jerez, and Granada—home to architectural masterpieces such as the rose-tinted Alhambra palace complex, the Arab Baths (Hammam Al Andalus), and the Mezquita—are popular day trip destinations. Other must-visit spots within easy reach of Seville include Tangier in Morocco, Gibraltar, the White Villages (Pueblos Blancos), and Ronda, with its ancient bullring.

Top 10 attractions in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

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Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla). This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted.More
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Plaza de España

Plaza de España

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Designed for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, Seville’s grandiose Plaza de España is a semicircular public square brimming with brick and tile fountains, canals, and foot bridges, giving it the nickname Venice of Seville. Renaissance and neo-Moorish towers sit at either end of the plaza, which is situated within Maria Luisa Park.More
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Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

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The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, built atop the remains of a mosque, the Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede) features a spectacular gold altarpiece in its main altar depicting 36 scenes from the life of Christ, as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus, works by Goya and Murillo, and the dramatic Giralda Tower.More
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz is Seville’s historic Jewish Quarter, a barrio filled with whitewashed buildings and some of the city’s most popular sights, including Giralda, the bell tower of Seville Cathedral, and the Real Alcázar. Meander down streets, stopping in bodegas and art galleries to enjoy the cultural and architectural richness of this barrio.More
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The Giralda (El Giraldillo)

The Giralda (El Giraldillo)

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There is no more representative symbol of Seville’s layered history than the 322-foot (98-meter) The Giralda (El Giraldillo). The bell tower of the city’s cathedral stands a little apart from the main building; it was once the minaret of a mosque that stood on the site before it was razed to make way for the cathedral.More
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Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro

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The 12-sided Torre del Oro, perched on the Guadalquivir River, is a Seville landmark. Also known as the Golden Tower, it was constructed in the 13th century when the city was ruled by the Almohads, a Berber Muslim dynasty. Visit the Torre del Oro to peruse its onsite naval museum, and for views from the top of the tower.More
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Triana

Triana

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Just across the Isabel II Bridge, and squished between two parallel branches of the Guadalquivir River, you'll find Seville's Triana neighborhood. Originally founded as a Roman colony, this neighborhood -- like the rest of the city – has also been ruled by both Muslims and Christians. Over time it has served as a key strategic position as the last line of defense before invaders reached Seville's western walls. Traditionally, it has also been home to an eclectic mix of residents, from sailors and bullfighters to potters and flamenco dancers – all especially proud of their Triana heritage.You can still see what endures of the barrio's eccentric personality in today's Triana. While visiting the neighborhood, keep an eye out for the few remaining (and culturally protected) corrales, which traditionally served as communal homes for the district's many Romani people. Meanwhile, make a stop at the emblematic Chapel of El Carmen, with its Traina-made tiles, famously produced in the neighborhood and seen throughout Seville. And perhaps the highlight of your visit: a stop at the Triana Market, located near the Isabel II Bridge in a Moorish Revival Building, which has been constructed atop the ruins of the Castle of San Jorge. There, you can get an extra-local taste of Seville, from fresh produce to meats, fish and cheese.More
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Maria Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park

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South of Seville's main old quarter and extending along the Guadalquivir River, you'll stumble upon the city's main green getaway, Maria Luisa Park. Once primarily the land of the Palace of San Telmo (now home to Andalusia’s president), this patch of paradise was donated to the public in 1893, evolving over the years into the Seville escape that you see today.Most of its transformation came about during preparation for the 1929 World's Fair: expansive boulevards were created, fountains erected, gardens planted. Today’s park is so robust in flora and fauna that it is actually considered a proper botanical garden. And expect not only diverse plants, but also birds too, including ducks and swans that float in the fountains and lakes, and even green parrots that live in the center of the park.It's not all just grassy knolls, ponds and paths, either: Maria Luisa Park is also home to numerous monuments and sights. Don't miss the Fountain of the Lions, with its four stone felines spouting water into an octagonal pond, or the Mudejar Pavilion, which houses the Museum of Arts and Traditions. And most notably, be sure to spend some time wandering the colorfully tiled Plaza de España, which is crisscrossed by several bridges and lined by painted scenes of provinces around Spain.More
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Seville Aquarium (Acuario de Sevilla)

Seville Aquarium (Acuario de Sevilla)

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The Seville Aquarium is one of the city’s newer attractions, With more than 7,000 animals in 35 tanks that are both fresh and saltwater, there is plenty of marine life to discover. Themed around the sea voyages of the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, it’s home to animals and plants from around the world viewed through this unique lens.Visitors can walk through and see not only the local wildlife of the Guadalquivir river but also from across the Atlantic Ocean, up the Amazon River, and even the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium’s biggest draw tends to be its massive shark exhibit, a tank that’s nine meters deep and is home to two adult bull sharks and other large fish. It’s one of the deepest aquarium tanks in Spain.A highlight for many is the aquarium’s baby animal center, where new life and young animals are on display. There’s also a great ‘Toca Toca’ shallow touch pool that’s great for children and families, accessible under the guidance of trained professionals. A visit to the aquarium is easily combined with a trip to the nearby Guadalquivir River.More
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Aire Ancient Baths Sevilla

Aire Ancient Baths Sevilla

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Set inside a 16th-century Moorish palace, these thermal baths are an atmospheric spot to relax and rejuvenate. The hushed, candle-lit main bathing area features thermal baths of varying temperatures, a steam room, a jet bath, and a salt pool, while a rooftop pool offers views of the historic Barrio Santa Cruz.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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Good Fun!
Ashley_A, Aug 2020
2 Hour Best of Seville on Segway
A superb way to see the sites of Seville & fun along the way!
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Walking around Seville
Benjamin_H, Jul 2020
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
Very few people in Seville at the moment so a great time to visit.
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Great Day Tour!
talfano76, Feb 2020
Cordoba and Carmona Day Trip from Seville
The free time in Cordoba was great giving us a nice chance to see the town at our pace.
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Great walking tour
kristinmathias1, Jan 2020
Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)
A great way to visit Seville and learn more about it!
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Private Seville Favourite FoodTour
Judith H, Dec 2019
The 10 Tastings of Seville With Locals: Private Food Tour
She also gave us great ideas of what to see and do in Seville.
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The Alcazar is an amazing tourist site
ccnline, Dec 2019
Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket
If you are in Seville, there are a few amazing sites to see and enjoy in the city but none compare to the Alcazar.
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Skip the line Seville cathedral
Voyager725893, Nov 2019
Skip-the-Line Seville Cathedral Guided Tour
Well informed and very good English.
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Well worth it!
WhitneyA186, Nov 2019
Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour
This private tour is truly the best way to see the best of Seville.
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Seville half-day walking tour
lindakY6279II, Sep 2019
Seville Half-Day Walking Tour
It was a wonderful introduction to Seville and such a beautiful place to visit
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Great day in Granada
franisabelgh, Sep 2019
Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour
Our guide at the Alhambra spoke excellent English & conveyed very good historical details as well as being an entertaining communicator.
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Excellent way to see Seville
VicTraveller07, Sep 2019
City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The Seville 48 hour tour was very good, it covered all major tourist attractions and the additional bonuses like walking tours and the free aquirium visit were very good.
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Andalusian Horse Show a must
VicTraveller07, Sep 2019
Jerez and Cadiz Day Trip from Seville
Cardiz even though not as impressive as Cardoba and Seville is still very picturesque to visit if you have time.
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Fantastic way to see the main attractions in Seville
anythingbutfish, Aug 2019
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
The tour was very informative and was a great way to see and learn all about Seville.
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Alcazar and Cathedral
265ramona, Aug 2019
Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral
Rosa, our guide spoke great English and was enthusiastic about the history!
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Great tour
John M, May 2019
Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Seville Cathedral
Beautiful girl with perfect English and a very good knowledge of the history of Seville.
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A great experience!
camperfan123, Mar 2019
Scooter tours
Book this to see Seville in a different way, Jasmine our guide is so knowledgable but makes it fun and interesting.
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The most amazing places to see in...
Iza, Sep 2017
Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville
The most amazing places to see in Seville - really loved the Alcazar - AMAZING!!!
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If you are a big fan of Roman...
sandusky, Mar 2018
Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Tour from Seville
If you are a big fan of Roman history it's better to visit Italica in Seville with an organised tour or drive yourself there.
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Awesome few hours being introduced...
David H, Jul 2017
Seville Electric Bike Tour
Awesome few hours being introduced to the main tourist attractions and tricks of the trade around Seville.
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In the middle of ten days in...
Alexandra, Mar 2018
Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville
Gibraltar is very touristy and it's a lot of time in the bus, but it was still fun for the family to see the monkeys and, yes, to have our ice cream stolen by them in spite of multiple warnings.

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