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Welcome to Seville

In Seville, the sun-drenched capital of Spain’s Andalucia province, flamenco dancing, Moorish history, and tapas comprise the blood that runs through the city’s veins. Within Seville’s historic heart lies the palatial Real Alcázar and Seville Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site topped by the Giralda Tower (El Giraldillo); and on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Roman Torre de Oro (Golden Tower), and Triana neighborhood exude authentic Andalucian culture. The Santa Cruz Jewish quarter, historic El Arenal, and grandiose Plaza de España are ideal locations for walking tours, while hop-on hop-off bus tours are a convenient and cost-effective way to discover Seville’s dispersed highlights. At night, combine a ‘tablao flamenco’ (flamenco show) with tapas, wine, and a sightseeing tour for a great cultural introduction to Andalucia, or discover Spain through its wine with a guided tasting session. For travelers wishing to explore more of Andalucia, Cadiz, Cordoba, Jerez, and Granada—home to architectural masterpieces such as the rose-tinted Alhambra palace complex, the Arab Baths (Hammam Al Andalus), and the Mezquita—are popular day trip destinations. Other must-visit spots within easy reach of Seville include Tangier in Morocco, Gibraltar, the White Villages (Pueblos Blancos), and Ronda, with its ancient bullring.

Top 10 attractions in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

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Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla). This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted.More
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Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

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The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, built atop the remains of a mosque, the Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede) features a spectacular gold altarpiece in its main altar depicting 36 scenes from the life of Christ, as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus, works by Goya and Murillo, and the dramatic Giralda Tower.More
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Plaza de España

Plaza de España

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Designed for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, Seville’s grandiose Plaza de España is a semicircular public square brimming with brick and tile fountains, canals, and foot bridges, giving it the nickname Venice of Seville. Renaissance and neo-Moorish towers sit at either end of the plaza, which is situated within Maria Luisa Park.More
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El Arenal District

El Arenal District

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Running along the east bank of the Guadalquivir River, El Arenal is part of Seville’s historic old town. As well as hosting upscale residential properties and atmospheric tapas bars, it’s also home to several important city sights, including Spain’s oldest bullring, a celebrated flamenco bar, and a smattering of museums in historic buildings.More
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The Giralda (El Giraldillo)

The Giralda (El Giraldillo)

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There is no more representative symbol of Seville’s layered history than the 322-foot (98-meter) The Giralda (El Giraldillo). The bell tower of the city’s cathedral stands a little apart from the main building; it was once the minaret of a mosque that stood on the site before it was razed to make way for the cathedral.More
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz is Seville’s historic Jewish Quarter, a barrio filled with whitewashed buildings and some of the city’s most popular sights, including Giralda, the bell tower of Seville Cathedral, and the Real Alcázar. Meander down streets, stopping in bodegas and art galleries to enjoy the cultural and architectural richness of this barrio.More
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Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco)

Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco)

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Situated in a renovated 18th century building, the Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco) is one of Seville’s most important cultural touchstones. Here, you can attend a live flamenco performance and also learn about the history of the dance form at an interactive museum—an immersive experience you won’t find at other venues.More
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Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro

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The 12-sided Torre del Oro, perched on the Guadalquivir River, is a Seville landmark. Also known as the Golden Tower, it was constructed in the 13th century when the city was ruled by the Almohads, a Berber Muslim dynasty. Visit the Torre del Oro to peruse its onsite naval museum, and for views from the top of the tower.More
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Maria Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park

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Set south of Seville’s historic center, this large green space was once the private garden of the nearby Palace of San Telmo before it was given over for public use in 1893. The park is crisscrossed by tree-lined avenues and dotted with fountains, and is also home to Plaza de España, an extravagant plaza built for the 1989 world’s fair.More
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Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla)

Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla)

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Seville's bullring—or the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla—is the oldest in Spain. It was here that thecorrida, or bullfight, moved from horseback to foot, and many of the cherished theatrical traditions of the matador evolved. Completed in the late 18th century, the bullring is a yellow-and-white baroque beauty.More

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Top activities in Seville

Flamenco Show at Casa de la Memoria Admission Ticket
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Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

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Seville Electric Bike Tour

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Cathedral, Alcazar and Giralda Guided Tour (Tickets included &Priority Access)
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Alcazar of Seville Early Access English Tour with Optional Cathedral & Giralda
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Full-Day Tour: Tangier from Seville
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Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
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Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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Great day trip!
Mark_S, May 2022
White Villages and Ronda Day Tour from Seville
Would highly recommend this trip if you want to see outside of seville
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Cycling in the sun.
Andrew_B, May 2022
Sevilla Bike Rental
Great way to see more of Seville at your pace.
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Excellent transportation and tour--guide was great with kids!
Dwayne_N, May 2022
1-hour Panoramic Seville on Segway
Holy Week was really busy; otherwise, we would have done a second tour with him to see other parts of the city.
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Loved the tour
Dinaz_G, May 2022
Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff
Seville was a beautiful city to visit.
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An amazing way to see the...
Juliet_R, May 2022
Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)
An amazing way to see the city!
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First morning of our...
Cameron_J, May 2022
Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)
First morning of our short trip to Seville and what a great way to see the city and get our bearings for what to do over the next couple of days.
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Great way to see Seville
Fiona_S, May 2022
Seville Electric Bike Tour
Electric bikes so easy and a great way to see Seville
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A quick tour covering a lot of area
Lisa_T, Apr 2022
Guided segway tour
If your time in Seville is short, and you want to see as much as possible, this is a great tour.
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The most memorable part...
Diego_P, Apr 2022
Seville Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
The most memorable part was to see Estafania's knowledge, engagment and amazing personality.
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f you have a limited time and need to see Seville's 2 top attractions- this is the one to get. It ticks all the boxes
OscarBenedict_C, Apr 2022
Alcazar and Cathedral Tour
If you have a limited time and need to see Seville's 2 top attractions- this is the one to get.
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Definitely recommend this tour
rhondatempleton, Apr 2022
Seville Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
We did this our first day and it helped us decide what to see for the other days we were there.
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So fun!
Takara_L, Apr 2022
Seville Paddle Surf Sup in the Guadalquivir River
An active way to see the city with a little history.
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Scooting around Seville
joanne_C, Apr 2022
Scooter tour in Seville
Really fun way to see the city
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Wonderful historic tour
Sue_D, Mar 2022
Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)
It would have been better if the tour was in English only as our guide ( who was excellent) had to speak in both Spanish and English
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Excellent
AnneElizabeth_D, Feb 2022
Seville City Bike Tour
We perhaps would have liked a little more cycling and the opportunity to see more of the parts of Seville hard to reach on foot.
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A very fine way to see a special part of Spain
alan_w, Mar 2022
White Villages and Ronda Day Tour from Seville
Our guide Catherine did a very good job in English and French - we learned so much more than if we had ventured out on our own.
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Great tour with friendly, knowledgeable tour guide
Sophie_S, Mar 2022
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
Our tour guide had great English and was perfectly clear.
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Easy way to see Granada in a day from Seville
John_T, Feb 2022
Full-day Skip-the-line Granada, Alhambra Palace and Albaicin tour from Seville
I don’t usually take organized tours, but I would highly recommend this one for an easy way to see Granada from Seville in a day.
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Lovely art in the park...
Heather_N, Oct 2021
Be an Artisans in Seville for a day
We sat in a park and did an art project- one of my daughter's favorite things to do!
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Perfect way to see Seville!
Doris_G, Oct 2021
Seville Electric Bike Tour
What an amazing way to see the city and learn the history!

All about Seville

When to visit

Expect a party when you visit Seville during Holy Week (Semana Santa), which falls the week before Easter. The centuries-old celebration is easily one of the most popular holy weeks in all of Spain. Outside of springtime, the fall brings fewer crowds and lower temperatures—just be sure to pack a raincoat.

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