The 6 Best Things to Do in Seville, Spain

September 23, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Originally founded as a Roman city and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Seville is bursting with antique charm. The Alcazar palace complex is a stunning collage of architectural styles, and the Cathedral will impress you with its beauty and its status as the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The Metropol Parasol is the world’s largest wooden structure, a massive mix of grids and swirls that contains a market and a terrace observatory.
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1. Plaza de Espana

Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville, Spain +34 954 18 13 56
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5 based on 30 reviews

Plaza de Espana

Reviewed By JJHDerbyshire - Derbyshire

At first sight, you imagine this enormous edifice to have been constructed as a show of strength by a medieval monarch but it really only dates to 1929, when it was built for an Ibero-American festival. A kind of cross between the canals of Venice and the grandeur of the Elysee Palace, this place really is something that must be seen to be believed, as should the surrounding parkland with trees from all over the world. On a fine, sunny day you can see quite classy impromptu flamenco Performances and just chill out on the many Seating areas -e ach one devoted to a city in Spain. Bring a picnic and stay all day!

2. Real Alcazar

Patio de Banderas, s/n., 41004 Seville, Spain +34 954 50 23 24
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Real Alcazar

Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.

Reviewed By BurnToExplore - Johannesburg, South Africa

The Spanish architecture, the history, the courtyards (which was a great surprise)...Just the essence infused into this beautiful building... Better than what I could have imagined! Visiting Seville - I'll strongly advise to visit Real Alcazar (one of the oldest European Royal Palaces) & the Seville Cathedral (the world's largest Gothic Cathedral!).
On entering the palace, there is a security checkpoint; as well as a souvenir shop.

Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain +34 954 56 31 50
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Seville Cathedral

This majestic Cathedral dates back to the 15th century and claims to be the third largest building of its kind in the world.

Reviewed By julia a

What a beautiful Cathedral! We bought the tickets at San Salvador church, that way we could visit Both churches for the same price but also skip the long lines at the entrance since you can get straight in with that ticket. The Cathedral is an amazing piece of history, largest gothic Cathedral in Europe. It contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus although the tour guide mentioned they conducted DNA tests on hi remains and only 15% were related to him. In any case, it is a humbling monument, beautiful. You can’t miss it if you are in Seville! The price of entrance also includes the Giralda, the tall tower part of the Cathedral. The views from up there are beautiful and even though it is tall, there are no stairs but a ramp so not difficult at all to get to the top.

4. Centro Historico de Sevilla

Seville, Spain
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Centro Historico de Sevilla

Reviewed By Denny S

Sometimes there is a misunderstanding that Barrio Santa Cruz and the centro storico of Seville is the same thing. Barrio Santa Cruz is a quite small area belonging to the Centro Storico, but the entire area also includes Alfala, El Arenal and the Macarena district. Everywhere you go you can always find something to do, to see or to explore. Great narrow streets, azulejo art, thousands of tapas bars, a great number of beautiful plazas and patios, shopping streets, top class museums, palaces. Perfect! What else to say?

5. Jardines de los Reales Alcazares

Patio de las Banderas, Seville, Spain +34 954 50 23 24
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Jardines de los Reales Alcazares

Reviewed By nsander219 - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Included in the price for a Palace visit. Take time to walk around. We started at low level and finished with the walkway at higher level. This was a mistake as you get a better idea of layout from above. We visited in March and you could see that the gardeners were working to get ready for the summer hence many plant, bushes and trees were in semi-dormant state still. It will certainly go up several notches when the planting bursts into life. There is a cafe in this area.

6. Barrio Santa Cruz

Seville, Spain +34 607 59 75 08
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Barrio Santa Cruz

The Barrio Santa Cruz used to be the Jewish quarter. The streets are narrow and form a labyrinth. It’s easy to get lost among the jasmine-scented streets… only to discover a convent or a palace or a hotel. Many of the palaces have wrought iron gates suitable for peeping into their beautiful patios. There are many small stores and some artisan shops, as well as good art galleries.

Reviewed By Frank A - Exeter, United Kingdom

Our apartment was in the Santa Cruz area of the city. We loved exploring the narrow cobbled streets and finding secluded squares full of orange trees and tiled seats. There are a lot of bars and restaurants in the area to try. I would highly recommend spending some time in this area and in particular looking out for the more authentic Tapas bars such as Bodega Santa Cruz and Teresa both of which are excellent.

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