Seville

Things to do in Seville

It’s easy to get around Seville on foot, or via tram or metro. Trains are buses are a great way to visit other cities in Andalusia, like Granada or the coastal spot of Cadiz. Seville also has a built in bikeshare that can be ridden on most major streets. When you are looking for things to do in Seville, it’s a great idea to spend an afternoon or evening sipping wine and trying tapas at bars and restaurants right on the river. You’ll see the Torre del Oro lit up at night, and the Triana Bridge further up.

Apart from delicious food options, there are plenty of other things to do in Seville. Head to Parque de María Luisa and stroll through the Plaza de España, a stunning building with stars covered in ceramic tiles. Rent a kayak and paddle along the Guadalquivir in the center of it all. Visit Italica, the Roman ruins, and enjoy a view of the local countryside. Seville night life has a lot to offer young people. The narrow old streets and gorgeous square in the center of the city are worth visiting. Try a discoteca, or see a traditional flamenco performance in the Old Town. If you're looking for something different, plan on seeing a bullfight performance in one of the last remaining bullfighting arenas.

Seville is full of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Alcázar palace complex has beautiful Moorish architecture and gardens. The Seville Cathedral is the third largest in the world, holds an elaborate altarpiece, gilded in gold, and Christopher Columbus’s tomb. Head to the top of the Giralda, the Cathedral’s bell tower, for amazing views of the sprawling city. Palacio de Lebrija is a historical museum also well worth a visit.

To avoid a big bill at dinner—or stave off hunger until your 10 p.m.

Six giant sculptural sunshades soar 90 feet above the plaza and resemble, depending on whom you ask, a cluster of giant mushrooms, roiling clouds, or gargantuan waffle chips.

On Thursday evenings in Seville, this performance group presents the rising stars of flamenco singing of love lost and found.

The tiny oil mill produces just 30,000 bottles of olive oil each year.

Roger Davies runs this culinary tour company specializing in food and wine tours.

Where: Seville, Spain, crossing the Guadalquivir River.

 

Stats: 820 feet long; 465 feet high.