Here are ten things to do in Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia! It is a city full of history, culture, and beautiful architecture. Located in the south of Spain, Seville is known for its warm climate, delicious tapas, and lively flamenco dancing. If you’re planning a trip to Seville, here are some things you don’t want to miss when you only have 2 or 3 days.
This stunning royal palace is a must-see in Seville. Built-in the 14th century, it features beautiful gardens, courtyards, and rooms decorated with intricate tiles and frescoes. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can buy your ticket in advance here.
Plaza de España
Plaza de España: This stunning square is located in the Parque de María Luisa, a large park in the center of Seville. The Plaza de España features beautifully tiled alcoves representing Spain’s provinces, a large fountain, and a canal you can take a boat ride on.
Flamenco dancing is integral to Andalusian culture, and Seville is the perfect place to experience it. There are many venues around the city where you can watch flamenco shows, ranging from intimate tavernas to grand theaters. I watched the show at Casa de la Memoria.
This modern structure, also known as the Mushrooms, is located in the historic center of Seville. It’s a wooden structure with a series of interconnected parasols that form a canopy. It offers panoramic views of the city and is a popular spot for locals and tourists.
Seville Cathedral: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. It’s home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus and has a beautiful courtyard and bell tower, La Giralda, which you can climb for panoramic views of the city. You can buy your ticket here.
Located across the Guadalquivir River from the city center, Triana is a lively neighborhood with a rich history. It’s known for its ceramics and flamenco dancing, and there are many small shops, tavernas, and bars to explore.
Palace of San Telmo
Palace of San Telmo: This beautiful palace, built in the 16th century, is now home to the University of Seville. It’s open to the public, and you can tour the beautiful gardens and rooms decorated with intricate tiles and frescoes.
Museo de Bella Artes
This museum, located in the Plaza del Museo, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works from the 13th to the 20th centuries. It’s a great place to learn about art history in Seville. Marvel at the works of Diego Velázquez and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Tapas and Wine
Seville is known for its delicious tapas and small plates of food served with drinks. You’ll find many bars and restaurants serving various tapas and local wines.
Parque de Maria Luisa
This beautiful park, located in the center of Seville, is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It features beautiful gardens, fountains, and a lake where you can rent rowboats.
There’s so much to see and do in Seville, and these are just a few attractions the city offers. Whether interested in history, art, or just soaking up the local culture, Seville has something for everyone.
Where to Stay in Sevilla
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. The staff is extra nice, too. Read my review here.