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Things to do in Seville

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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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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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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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El Arenal District

El Arenal District

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Running along the east bank of the Guadalquivir River, El Arenal is part of Seville’s historic old town. As well as hosting upscale residential properties and atmospheric tapas bars, it’s also home to several important city sights, including Spain’s oldest bullring, a celebrated flamenco bar, and a smattering of museums in historic buildings.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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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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Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco)

Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco)

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Situated in a renovated 18th century building, the Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco) is one of Seville’s most important cultural touchstones. Here, you can attend a live flamenco performance and also learn about the history of the dance form at an interactive museum—an immersive experience you won’t find at other venues.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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Maria Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park

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Set south of Seville’s historic center, this large green space was once the private garden of the nearby Palace of San Telmo before it was given over for public use in 1893. The park is crisscrossed by tree-lined avenues and dotted with fountains, and is also home to Plaza de España, an extravagant plaza built for the 1989 world’s fair.More
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Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla)

Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla)

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Seville's bullring—or the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla—is the oldest in Spain. It was here that thecorrida, or bullfight, moved from horseback to foot, and many of the cherished theatrical traditions of the matador evolved. Completed in the late 18th century, the bullring is a yellow-and-white baroque beauty.More

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Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

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Seville Electric Bike Tour

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Full-Day Tour: Tangier from Seville
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Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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Great local tour of Seville
Arelis_H, Jun 2022
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Seville Private Tour
This was a great way to get introduced to the city and be able to see the important places.
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Excellent way to see the city, with a great guide 😊
Simone_R, Jun 2022
Seville Electric Bike Tour
Great way to see Seville would definitely recommend.
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Fun cycling in Seville
Anne_M, Jun 2022
3-hour Guided Bike Tour along the Highlights of Seville
What a great way to see Seville!
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Must do!
Emma_A, Jun 2022
Tapas, Taverns & History Tour
It was a great way to see Seville through the eyes of a local and get an authentic experience.
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Beautiful Seville
Tracey_m, May 2022
2 Hour Best of Seville on Segway
Best way to see Seville if you have limited time.
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Great walking tour
Margaret_M, May 2022
Small-Group Walking Tour of Monumental Seville
Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.
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Fun and intimate
Ty_G, May 2022
Cruise on an Exclusive Yacht through the Guadalquivir River
It’s nice to see Seville and learn about the history of the river, our guide taught us things we didn’t know.
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Great day trip!
Mark_S, May 2022
White Villages and Ronda Day Tour from Seville
Would highly recommend this trip if you want to see outside of seville
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Cycling in the sun.
Andrew_B, May 2022
Sevilla Bike Rental
Great way to see more of Seville at your pace.
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Excellent transportation and tour--guide was great with kids!
Dwayne_N, May 2022
1-hour Panoramic Seville on Segway
Holy Week was really busy; otherwise, we would have done a second tour with him to see other parts of the city.
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Loved the tour
Dinaz_G, May 2022
Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff
Seville was a beautiful city to visit.
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An amazing way to see the...
Juliet_R, May 2022
Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)
An amazing way to see the city!
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First morning of our...
Cameron_J, May 2022
Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)
First morning of our short trip to Seville and what a great way to see the city and get our bearings for what to do over the next couple of days.
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Great way to see Seville
Fiona_S, May 2022
Seville Electric Bike Tour
Electric bikes so easy and a great way to see Seville
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