Things to Do in Seville

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Stay at the luxurious Hotel Alfonso XIII located in the historic quarter of Santa Cruz.  It was built especially for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

hotel alfonso XIII

This grand hotel has an ornate architecture with plenty of Moorish details. Read more about this castle-like hotel in my blog post below!

Barrio Santa Cruz

This former Jewish  quarter is nearby  famous landmarks such as the Seville Cathedral and the Real Alcázar.

barrio santa cruz

It's the perfect place to walk around aimlessly!   Wander through the colorful and narrow streets, shop endless stores, stop by museums, and eat some tapas along the way!

Seville Cathedral

This  UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite impressive in size alone!  It containts many cultural and historic artifacts. 

La Giralda

This iconic building stands 342 ft and was originally built in 1195 as the minaret of the Aljama mosque.  La Giralda is the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral.

La Terraza de EME

A fun venue to have pre-dinner cocktails on the rooftop of Mercer Hotel.  Tasty appetizers, drinks, and fantastic views of Seville Cathedral.

Plaza de Espana

One of my favorite places in Seville!  Walk around and admire this majestic architecture.  It was designed for the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition and located in Maria-Luisa Park.

plaza de espana

Feel free to take a row boat around the canal.  In the center is the Vicente Traver fountain and can  be accessed with 4 different bridges over the moat.

Flamenco Show

This is where flamenco originated, so be sure to book early and watch a show (this was a fun street performance).  Unesco recently listed flamenco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.  

Real Alcazar

 While it was built several centuries ago, it is still being used by the royal family today.  Buy your tickets well in advance to avoid long lines!

Photo:  Matthew Waring

Metropol Parasol

Fondly referred by the locals as "the mushroom", it's one of the newer attractions.  Take an elevator to the top to see one of the best views in Seville.

Photo:  Daniele Buso