Seville City Guide - Visit Sevilla Spain

Tips and travel guide for visiting Seville and the Alcazar Sevilla

Seville City Guide

The online travel guide with all the info for visiting Seville in Andalusia. All tips for activities, attractions and places in Sevilla Spain. The city with the world famous palace of the Alcazar. What to visit in Seville?

Seville City Guide - What to visit in Seville?

Welcome to the online travel guide of Seville! The city of Seville (or Sevilla in spanish) is the capital of the Spanish region and province of Andalusia and has about 700,000 inhabitants, making Seville the fourth largest city in Spain. In the cultural, political, economic and artistic realms, Seville is the most important southern Spanish city. Seville has the largest historic centre of Europe. The historic city centre of Seville offers many attractions, such as the Real Alcázar de Sevilla, the Seville Cathedral with the Giralda Tower and the Torre del Oro at the river.

This beautiful city is located on the Guadalquivir river. Thanks to the many historical highlights, Seville is seen by many people as the most beautiful city of Andalusia and Spain. Conclusion, considering all the Arabic influences, the narrow winding streets, parks and the large historic centre (Barrio de Santa Cruz). Barrio de Triana, a district of Seville is seen as the birthplace of flamenco, the typical Spanish dance and music. Seville is famous for its Mudéjar architecture, which is a mix of Islamic and Catholic architectural styles. After the Catholics defeated the Moors, who had ruled over Seville for more than 500 years, they kept many beautiful buildings intact like the Alcazar Palace. Sometimes they gave it their own Catholic twist, like the cathedral with the Giralda.

sevilla cityAlcazar palace in Seville (Real Alcazar de Sevilla)
Seville SpainView of Seville from Metropol Parasol

You would be lucky if you could visit Seville during the Semana Santa, the Holy Week before Easter, or with the Feria de Abril, the festival week. You would get to experience the traditions of Sevillians during these events. The inhabitants of Seville have their own typical non-official dialect, called sevillanos. Even for other Spaniards, the inhabitants of Seville are not always easy to understand.

Seville has a lot to offer during your city trip. Enjoy the beautiful attractions and sightseeing of Seville, the warm weather, the delicious tapas, long nights, ancient culture, temperament and flamenco. Seville is a city where you can easily spend a full three days visiting all of the sights. As a result, it is the ideal city to visit for a longer stay and for excursions to the other Andalusia points of interest.

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Real Alcazar de Sevilla

The 'Real Alcazar de Sevilla' is the number 1 attraction of Seville Spain. The Alcazar is the royal palace of Seville. Read how to visit this palace.

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Plaza de España

The overwhelming Plaza de España is the most famous square in Seville. Several buildings were designed for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929 in the Maria-Luisa Park.

Transport

Transport

How to get around in Seville? Read all about the transport options such as the tram, Hop on Hop off buses and transport cards for Seville Spain.

How many days in Sevilla?

If you want to visit Seville with a city break, it is advisable to take at least two full days to visit the city in Spain. You will be able to spend the first day of your trip visiting the two absolute highlights of Seville Spain, namely the Real Alcazar de Sevilla (the royal palace) and the impressive Seville Cathedral with the adjacent La Giralda tower. Because of the crowds and queues at these attractions, you will already lose the necessary time just to visit these two top attractions. You can spend the rest of the first day exploring the Santa Cruz district, the historic Seville city centre with its atmospheric narrow streets and nice restaurants.

You can then spend your second day in Sevilla city doing a long city walk. Start this walk at the imposing square Plaza de España, definitely a must see in Seville. This Plaza de España is located in the city park ‘Parque de Maria Luisa’, which you can also discover. After that you walk along beautiful buildings such as the tobacco factory and the San Telmo palace to the Torre del Oro, the golden tower on the Guadalquivir and continue to the Plaza de Toros, the bullfighting arena. Then you can visit other monuments such as the wooden construction of Metropol Parasol and visit the Iglesia del Salvador, the largest church after the cathedral. In the evening, end your tour of Seville by visiting the Triana district on the other side of the Guadalquivir. Triana is one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Seville, an ideal place to eat out or to visit a flamenco show. This way you have seen the most important sights during your two days of Seville travel.

The best time to visit Seville

Seville has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers. The temperatures in Andalusia regularly rise above 40 degrees Celsius and the winters are generally very mild. At the hottest moments of the hottest days of the year, the streets of Seville are almost empty. The locals then keep siesta and tourists are miles away at the beach or swimming pools. You'll regularly see thunderstorm clouds over the city during the months of September and October, but these are usually followed by sunshine. The ideal time to visit Séville in Spain is in spring. Seville blooms with jasmine and orange tree blossoms.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum (°C) 16 17 20 22 27 32 36 37 32 26 20 16
Minimum (°C) 6 7 8 10 13 16 20 21 18 13 9 6
Days with rain 15 13 10 9 5 2 0 1 3 10 12 14
Hours of sunshine / day 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 5 5

Where is the city of Sevilla in Spain?

The city of Sevilla is located in Andalusia 122 km from Cadiz, 141 km from Córdoba and 205 km from Málaga.

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