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Top 15 sights, attractions & highlights in Seville

Top 15 sights seville

The Top 15 most beautiful attractions, highlights and places of interest in Seville. An overview of all the sights, museums and touristr attractions during your visit to Seville.

Top 15 Attractions of Seville

When on a trip to Seville, you will see a diverse range of highlights, sights and tourist attractions. Such highlights include the historic city centre with Moorish influences, the royal palace Real Alcazar and the large cathedral with the Giralda tower. In addition, the famous Plaza de España, the green parks and the delicious tapas make Seville in Andalusia one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Here are the 15 most visited tourist attractions of Seville, during your city trip:

Palace Alcazar Seville

1. Alcazar of Seville

'Alcázar Real de Sevilla' is the Royal Palace of Seville. This Moorish palace complex is by far the most famous landmark of the city. The Alcazar palace should not be missed during your city trip. The palace is still in use today by the Spanish King. Due to the limited number of visitors per hour, it is crucial that you buy your tickets in advance. More info about the 'Alcazar'.

Seville Cathedral & La Giralda

2. Seville Cathedral & La Giralda

The 'Catedral de Santa María de la Sede' is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was built over the remnants of a Moorish mosque. The Giralda tower was once part of this mosque. Once in the cathedral, you can admire a treasure trove, the tomb of Columbus and the royal chapel. You can also climb the Giralda tower for a beautiful panorama of the city. More info about the 'Cathedral'.

Plaza de España

3. Plaza de España

The most famous square in Seville is located in the Maria Luisa park. The 'Plaza de España' was created for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929 to symbolise peace with the former colonies. A highlight of this 'Spanish square' are the 52 benches with Andalusian tiles that represent all Spanish provinces. More info 'Plaza de España'.

Plaza de toros seville

4. Plaza de Toros

'Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza' is the largest bullfighting arena in Spain. Located in the impressive 18th-century bullfighting arena Plaza de Toros is the 'Museo Taurino', a museum on the history of bullfighting in Seville. More info 'Plaza de Toros'.

Barrio de Santa Cruz wijk

5. Santa Cruz district & Historical center

The district of 'Santa Cruz' is the old Jewish quarter. This historic city centre includes important sights such as the Alcazar Palace and the Cathedral. Here, you can wander through a maze of narrow streets, terraces and numerous restaurants. Despite the many tourists, the historic center is a must do during your city trip to Seville. More info 'Santa Cruz'.

Torre del Oro

6. Torre del Oro

The Torre del Oro, or 'Tower of the Gold' is a tower from the 12th century located on the Guadalquivir river. At the time, it was part of the Moorish city wall of Seville and once served as a storage place for gold and as a prison. It now houses a small maritime museum. More info 'Torre del Oro'.

Park Maria Luisa

7. Park 'Maria Luisa'

This green oasis of peace is the most famous public park in Seville. The park was originally part of the grounds of the San Telmo palac. It was donated to the city in 1893 with the aim of being converted into a city park. It is adjacent to the well-known 'Plaza de España' of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929. You can still find several pavilions of the exhibition in the park. More info.

Casa de Pilatos

8. Casa de Pilatos

The 'Casa de Pilatos' is a 16th century palace in the historic district of Santa Cruz. After the Real Alcazar, this is the most beautiful palace in the Andalusian city, and one of the most well-preserved buildings from this period. It's interesting to get an idea of how the aristocrats used to live. More info 'Casa de Pilatos'.

Triana district Seville

9. Triana district

Triana is the district on the other bank of the Guadalquivir. Originally the main district of Seville where the bullfighters and flamenco dancers originated. Now it is mainly an authentic neighborhood to stroll through and taste the atmosphere of this (especially in the evening) neighborhood with the colourful boulevard.

Metropol Parasol

10. Metropol Parasol - Setas de Sevilla

The striking Setas de Sevilla or the 'Mushrooms of Seville' is a special wooden construction dated from 2011 with a panorama terrace, a walking path and an archaeological museum. The terrace of Metropol Parasol is the ideal place to get a drink in the city. More info 'Metropol Parasol'.

Cycling in Seville

11. Cycling in Seville

Surprisingly nice: My personal favorite way to discover this Spanish city is by bicycle. The city has excellent cycle paths and because sights are a reasonable distance apart, you can visit many highlights by bike in one day. Rent a bike yourself or be inspired by a guide with wonderful stories about Seville. More info.

Macarena Seville

12. Basilica de la Macarena

In the interesting, but less touristy district of Macarena, you will find the striking Basilica de la Macarena. The Madonna statue in this beautiful church is one of the most famous procession figures in the city. The authentic Macarena district is also a nice neighborhood to stroll through.

Seville flamenco

13. Flamenco (shows)

Flamenco, dance and music typical of Spain (especially Andalusia), is an old tradition in Seville. Many flamenco shows are given today in authentic tablaos. The district of Triana is the centre of flamenco in Seville. More info and bookings on this page.

Iglesia Colegial del Salvador Seville

14. Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

The Iglesia del Salvado, or 'Savior Church', is the most important church in the city after the great cathedral of Seville. It has a beautiful main altar and numerous wall and ceiling paintings. Definitely worth a look inside.

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15. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

This city palace and former residence of a noble family now houses a museum. Countess de Lebrija collected an entire palace full of art, archaeological objects, beautiful rooms with many decorative elements such as Arab arches and extremely many beautiful mosaics.

Buildings and monuments of Seville

Museums in Seville

Other sights in Seville

Select one of the 10 best attractions of Seville. Which of these sights and places of interest you want to know more about? Start your trip to the beautiful city of Seville on SevilleCityGuide.com.

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