Seville Travel Guide
Seville is often a traveler’s favorite city in Spain. Having been there recently, it is easy to see why it’s a favorite. Seville is a magical city that completely seduces you with the most charming neighborhoods, a Gothic cathedral, a Moorish-Renaissance royal palace, authentic flamenco shows, endless tapas bars with exquisite food, and boutique hotels that take you back in time. Now I am dreaming about living in Seville one day.
Things To Do in Seville
A guided visit to the Cathedral and the Alcazar (royal palace) is a must. Our local guide is a wealth of information and will enlighten you with so many facts and stories. Is history not your thing? These sites are worth a visit but if you’d rather make it a quick visit and then learn about his favorite local spots or where to grab the best sangria in town, he will do that too.
Wander the streets of Barrio de Santa Cruz. This is the former Jewish quarter of Seville. The palace and cathedral are located here. Get lost in the maze of narrow cobblestone pedestrian streets as you enjoy local shops and lingering at a tapas bar. The food scene is magnificent in Seville.
Visit Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza de España. This glorious park is the perfect place to escape the busy city streets. Duck ponds, beautifully landscaped gardens and paths that lead you to the impressive Plaza de España. This stunning semi-circular building in Renaissance-Moorish style is surrounded by canals (you can rent boats to row in the canals), bridges, and beautiful ceramic tiles. Today the building houses various government offices and, occasionally, exhibits.
Day Trips from Seville
Jerez de la Frontera & Cadiz – Enjoy a full day trip from Seville with our driver and guide to explore the beautiful coastal city of Cadiz and learn all about the unique production of sherry wine at Jerez de la Frontera.
Cordoba – Take a 45-minute train ride from Seville to arrive at this beautiful city. Our local guide will meet you at the train station then you will travel back in time to explore the city and visit the Great Mosque.
Other Cities to Combine with Seville
Planning a vacation to Southern Spain? Depending on how much time you have, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol (southern beach towns), are the perfect itinerary.
Best Time to Visit
Seville is extremely hot from June through August. I recommend not visiting during these months. March through May is lovely as is September through November. The Fall months work beautifully if you want some beach time as the water temperature is nice and warm from the heat all summer. However, if the beach doesn’t interest you, visiting southern Spain in the winter is a perfect time as daytime temperatures are in the 60s.
Southern Spain is an amazing region full of charm and history. I hope I was able to bring you a little piece of it and inspire you to visit.
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