This selection of the best places to see in Seville will reveal a city full of color, art and a good atmosphere, which have made it one of the most beautiful in Spain and the world.
Divided in two by the Guadalquivir river, the capital of Andalusia will make you fall in love at first sight when you walk through the alleys of its most charming neighborhoods such as Santa Cruz or Triana, visit impressive monuments such as the Cathedral or the Alcázar, relax in its well-kept Parque de María Luisa or watch a flamenco show in a tablao, among many other things that we are sure, will make you surrender at the foot of this fascinating city.

To know all its points of interest you will need a minimum of 3 days, although we recommend investing more time to enjoy the city with more tranquility. Within the route, remember to try all its most typical dishes such as the soldiers from Pavia, the fried fish or its famous gazpacho, as well as visiting some of the wonders of the surroundings such as the ancient Roman city of Italica, which is one of the sites. most fascinating archaeological sites in the country.
The best time to travel to Seville is in spring and autumn, when the temperature does not exceed 40 degrees in the summer months and you can walk through its streets without fear of suffering from heat stroke or having to protect yourself from the sun inside a church or a shopping center.
In case you want to travel in March or April, you should bear in mind that if you coincide with its traditional Easter or the April Fair, the city will be very crowded and hotel prices will be through the roof.

Based on the many times we have visited the capital of Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, of which we wrote this guide to Seville in 4 days, among other articles, we have made this list of what we think are the 10 places to visit in Seville essential. We started!

 

1. Cathedral

Entering the Cathedral, the largest Gothic temple in the world declared in 1987, together with the Real Alcázar and the Archivo de Indias, a World Heritage Site, is one of the best things to do in Seville.
Its construction began at the end of the 12th century as a mosque, of which the Patio de los Naranjos and the minaret (the Giralda) are still preserved, although after a century, after the Christian reconquest, it became the church of Santa María and later in the Cathedral.
If the exterior is imposing due to its fantastic façade full of details and its 10 porticoes, among which the Puerta de la Asunción and the Puerta del Perdón stand out, the spacious interior is not far behind with several jewels such as the choir, the side chapels, the magnificent Main Altarpiece, the tombs of several kings of Castile and above all, that of Christopher Columbus, supported by 4 figures that represent the four kingdoms of Spain of that time.
In addition to of course highlighting that from the inside you can also climb the 104 meters of the Giralda from which you will have fantastic views of the entire city and that is without any doubt, one of the symbols of Seville.

Although the visit can be done on your own, an interesting way to learn about the history of the Cathedral and not miss any details is to book this guided tour in Spanish that also includes a visit to the Alcázar.
If you want to do the visit on your own, we advise you to book the tickets in advance from this page (free on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and choose the one that includes the guided tour of the roofs of the Cathedral. We did it the last time we visited the city and we loved it.
For more information, you can consult this guide to visit the Cathedral of Seville, which includes all the details to know this fascinating place.

Visiting hours: Monday from 10am to 3:30 pm; Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 2:30 pm to 6pm. In July and August it opens half an hour before and closes an hour later.

If you doubt this is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.

 

 

 

2. Real Alcázar of Seville

If a monument can overshadow the Cathedral in beauty, and even surpass it, it is the Real Alcázar of Seville, one of the most beautiful palaces in the world and another of the essential places to see in Seville.
This old walled palace, a World Heritage Site, was built by the Arabs from the year 913 and expanded by caliphs and kings for centuries, so different architectural styles such as Mudejar, Baroque, and classical are harmoniously mixed and the Renaissance.
During the two hours that a visit to its interior can last, including the gardens, you cannot miss the Patio de las Doncellas, the Patio del Yeso, the Patio de las Muñecas, the Royal Alcove, the Ambassadors Room and the Tapestry Room. , to finish walking among orange trees, palm trees, fountains and ponds, in its beautiful gardens.

To learn more about the history of the Alcázar and avoid the long lines that can exceed the hour, if it is in summer it can be fatal due to the heat, we recommend you book this guided tour. If you want to go on your own you can take the ticket in advance from this page and help you with an audio guide.
For more information you can consult this guide to visit the Alcázar of Seville where you can find all the important details to enjoy this fascinating monument.

Visiting hours: from October to March from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm; the rest of the months it closes at 8pm.

 

 

 

3. Plaza de España, one of the places to see in Seville

The Plaza de España, built in the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and located next to the María Luisa Park, is the most important square to see in Seville and one of the most beautiful in Spain.
In this huge monumental space of more than 50,000 square meters, a large central building stands out flanked by two baroque-style towers and a canal more than 500 meters long, which you can travel in a small boat and turn the experience into a fun time in the city.
Another thing that you cannot forget is to take a photo in one of the tiled benches that represent all the provinces of the country, stroll through the arcaded galleries, which have excellent coffered ceilings and good views from the second floor, and cross one of the fourth bridges of the canal, which represent the ancient kingdoms of Spain.

A good way to get to know the whole city and not miss anything interesting is to book this free tour of Seville for free! It starts in this square and is considered one of the best free tours in Seville for free.
Near this square there are several historical buildings with beautiful facades such as the Royal Tobacco Factory, the Palacio de San Telmo and the Hotel Alfonso XIII that we recommend not to miss.

 

 

 

4. Santa Cruz, one of the neighborhoods to visit in Seville

The Santa Cruz neighborhood, located in the heart of the historic center, in a part of the old Jewish quarter, is the neighborhood with the most charm and history to see in Seville.
Its labyrinthine streets will take you to squares, patios full of flowers, historic buildings, old churches and tapas bars, where you will find the true essence of the city.
A route through the neighborhood can start at Plaza de Santa Marta and Calle Mateos Gago with views of the Giralda, and go through places such as Casa de Salinas, Calle Mesón del Moro, until you reach the famous Calle Cruces, which It has three forged crosses on marble columns, and the Church of Santa María la Blanca, an old synagogue.
Other places that you cannot miss are the Plaza de Santa Cruz with the popular Los Gallos flamenco tablao, the Callejón del Agua, the Calle Pimienta, the Plaza de Doña Elvira, the Calle Reinoso, the Patio de Banderas, the Plaza de los Refinadores. and the Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes.

And after the visit and to regain strength, nothing better than to taste some of the delicious tapas from the Las Columnas winery, the Álvaro Peregil tavern or the Las Teresas Bar, all considered by travelers and locals as some of the best restaurants to eat in Seville. .

A good way to learn more about the history of this neighborhood and not miss out on anything important is to book this free guided tour and this free night tour of mysteries and legends, in which you will get to know the most hidden side of this neighborhood and the entire city. This is one of the most visited neighborhoods in this beautiful city.

 

 

 

5. Torre del Oro

Climbing the Torre del Oro, located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river and built by the Arabs in 1220, is another of the best things to do in Seville.
At 36 meters high, this albarrana tower was joined to the Torre de la Plata, forming an important part of the wall that protected the city from pirate attacks by sea and although its first purpose was defensive, over time it had different uses such as a noble prison or a gunpowder warehouse until today it happened. housing the interesting Maritime Museum of Seville which has the incentive that at the end of the visit, you will have fantastic panoramic views from its terrace.
Remember that the best perspective of the tower is obtained from the San Telmo Bridge or by taking a pleasant walk at sunset along the banks of the Guadalquivir, at which time the tower’s golden aura is reflected in the river and gives it a magical charm. or at dusk when it lights up.

Another way to see the tower from a unique perspective is to book this one-hour boat trip, which departs from the Torre del Oro pier and has become a must in the city.

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. On Mondays the entrance is free.

 

 

 

6. Triana neighborhood

Crossing the Guadalquivir by the Triana Bridge you will reach one of the most charming and oldest neighborhoods to see in Seville, the Triana neighborhood.
This old neighborhood of sailors and the birthplace of numerous flamenco artists, is perfect to spend a few hours walking through its most famous streets such as Betis, Pureza or Rocío streets, where you will find colorful facades and old churches such as Santa Ana and La Capilla de los Marineros, until reaching its famous market, located next to the Castle of San Jorge and the alley of the Inquisition.
In addition to the walks, in the neighborhood you will also be able to see how a long tradition of crafts is preserved, which is reflected in the different potters’ workshops scattered along Calle Alfarería and the Centro Cerámica Triana, which are also perfect for buying a piece as a souvenir.
To finish the route, you can go to Las Golondrinas to try some delicious tapas such as mushrooms with aioli or other restaurants such as Sol y Sombra, Blanca Paloma and Vega 10, which is one of our favorites in the city.

If you want to attend a flamenco show, we advise you to book this ticket for the Baraka tablao, one of the most recognized in Seville and to learn more about the history of this neighborhood and not miss any important place, we recommend you book this guided tour of Triana. Undoubtedly the most visited neighborhood in Seville and with the most life in the city, you will fall in love.

 

 

 

7. Parque María Luisa, one of the things to do in Seville

After a visit to Plaza de España, we suggest you take a quiet walk along the paths of the great Parque de María Luisa, the green lung of the city and another of the essential things to do in Seville.
Perfect for relaxing, this park is ideal to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city discovering natural spaces surrounded by trees and ponds combined with sculptures, large avenues, monuments such as the one dedicated to Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Arabic-style fountains and even grassy areas in the than to have a Sunday picnic.
Although visiting it in its entirety can take several hours, among the most outstanding places in the park are the Plaza de América, where the Archaeological Museum is located and where you can give a review of the history of Seville, as well as the Museum of Arts and Popular Customs, located in the beautiful Mudejar Pavilion.
In case you want to visit the most important museum in the city, you will have to go to the Museum of Fine Arts, also in the park, considered the second most important art gallery in Spain after the Prado Museum.

The usual hours of all these museums are from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

8. Archive of the Indies

The Archivo de Indias, located in a magnificent Renaissance building and built in 1584 by King Felipe I, is another of the most beautiful places to see in Seville.
In this archive, declared a World Heritage Site, old documents such as maps, treatises and drawings that refer to the conquest of America and the administration of the Spanish colonies are preserved and among its more than 43,000 files, 80 million pages and 8,000 maps and drawings , there are texts by Cristóbal Colón, Fernando de Magallanes, Hernán Cortés or Francisco Pizarro.

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Free pass.

 

 

9. The best viewpoints

Among the viewpoints to visit in Seville that offer the best views of the city, we recommend you not to miss:

  • Metropol Parasol: known as Las Setas, it is the largest wooden structure in the world and has excellent panoramic views from its top.
  • Hotel Fontecruz Los Seises: it has the Pura Vida terrace, perfect to see a magnificent sunset with the Giralda in front.
  • Hotel Doña María: it has a terrace where you can have a cocktail while watching the illuminated Giralda and Cathedral.
  • El Corte Inglés Duque: on the top floor of this shopping center is the Gourmet Experience with several quality food stalls and a fantastic terrace with views.

 

 

10. Other tourist places in Seville

After completing the list of the most famous places to see in Seville and if you still have time, we suggest you visit these other charming corners:

  • Italica: 10 kilometers from the center you will find the impressive remains of this ancient Roman city in which its precious mosaics and the amphitheater stand out. For more information you can consult this guide to visit Italica.
  • Plaza de San Francisco: This popular plaza has several important buildings such as the Laredo building and the back facade of the City Hall.
  • Palace of the Countess of Lebrija: one of the best houses to see in Seville, with an excellent set of Roman mosaics and valuable archaeological remains.
  • Casa de Pilatos: a beautiful Andalusian palace in the Italian Renaissance style with two Andalusian-style courtyards and numerous art exhibits.
  • Palacio de las Dueñas: this building owned by the Casa de Alba stands out for its gardens, its antique furniture and its careful decoration.
  • Iglesia del Salvador: this church, the second largest in Seville, has several jewels inside such as an impressive Main Altarpiece.
  • Plaza del Cabildo: an oasis of peace near the Cathedral.
  • Calle Sierpes: the commercial street par excellence next to Tetuán street, they are ideal for shopping.
  • Isla de la Cartuja: on this island there are several pavilions of Expo 92 and the Monastery of La Cartuja.
  • Iglesia San Luis de los Franceses: a temple considered one of the best examples of Baroque in the city.
  • Basilica de la Macarena: inside is the Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena, very special for Sevillians and of course, another of the places to visit in Seville.