Seville has a huge amount to offer, from it’s lush parks, amazing architecture and picturesque streets. In this post, I will tell you which of these you absolutely must see when you visit.

The Plaza De Espana

This wonderous landmark really is something to marvel at and spending time here really does feel like being in a fairy tale.

This spectacular Plaza, situated inside Maria Luisa Park was designed by Seville architect Anibal Gonzales especially for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition which was held in the city. It consists of a semi-circular brick building with a tower on each end, a 500 meter canal that is crossed by four stunning mosaiced bridges (which make the perfect photo op!) It’s miniature canal is reminiscent of Venice and for just 6 euros you can hire a paddle boat for 35 minutes!

Another famous feature of the Plaza, is it’s 48 tiled alcoves and benches that each represent the 48 provinces that Spain had at the time. You will see many tourists taking photos with these mosaics, and Spanish tourists frequently take photos in front of their home province.

Royal Alcazar

The Alcazar is the Royal Palace of Seville and is really something to behold, from its beautiful mosaics, incredibly well-kept grounds, and stunning architecture. This genuinely breathtaking attraction is the oldest royal palace in use in Europe, the upper levels of the palace are still used by the royal family to this day.
Tickets to the Alcazar are £16 and this is completely worth the price as there is plenty to marvel at. Visitors can walk though magnificent rooms boasting intricately designed plasterwork, carvings and mosaics. The gardens are equally impressive, containing pools, fountains, exotic plants and even peacocks roaming around. Parts of the Alcazar and it’s gardens were also used as a set on Game of Thornes!
This is definitely an attraction not to be missed.

Seville Cathedral and La Giralda

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, also known as Seville Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This grand cathedral is the largest gothic cathedral and the fourth largest church in the world! The construction of the cathedral lasted over a century with the works being carried out from 1403 to 1506! The size and grandeur of the cathedral really make it something to behold and the bell tower (la giralda) is an architectural masterpiece. This iconic tower is a must see and you can even climb to the top for exceptional views of the city.
Tickets to enter the cathedral are 9 euros and it’s definitely worth the price.

Setas De Sevilla

Setas De Sevilla, otherwise known as ‘The Mushroom’, is a wooden structure designed by the German architect Jurgen Mayer who won a design competition to revitalise the square, Plaza de la Encarnacion. This is the largest wooden structure in the world, standing 26 metres high. The structure is made up of six large parasols in the shape of mushrooms and boasts a walkway and viewpoint that offers spectacular views of the city. It’s well worth visiting this attraction at night as 8pm it comes alive with a striking aurora lightshow.

Tickets to go up to the viewpoint are €15, or alternatively, you can take a look at this famous attraction from the ground without paying a penny.

Al Arenal

El Arenal is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Seville and it vibrant with activity and culture. This area is part of the old quarter and has a walkway by the Guadalquivire River. It is home to the Torre de Oro military watchtower which is definitely worth a look.  El Arenal also holds the oldest surviving bullring in Spain, La Maestranza. Should you wish, you can explore the site and museum for 10 euros, or just take a look at the external architecture. You must also take a look at La Plaza del Cabildo which is a small square with a semi-circular colonnade and absolutely beautifully painted arches and a fountain surrounded by palm trees, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this peaceful spot. The Al Arenal area is one of the most lively in the city and is a wonderful spot to try some tasty local tapas and excellent wines.

Flamenco Show

Think of Spain, and one of the first things that comes to mind is flamenco. This is a important traditional Spanish art form consisting of expressive music, singing and rhythmical dancing. Flamenco is an important part of Spanish culture therefore you should absolutely see a show whilst visiting the country. There are a number of places where you can see a show, from theatres such as Teatro Flamenco Sevilla, the Flamenco Museum (Museo Del Baile Flamenco) or you can even see a show for free at the bar La Carboneria. La Caboneria is lively bar with a buzzing atmosphere that offers free live flamenco performances every night and all you need to do is show up and buy a drink. What type of flamenco experience you choose is down to your preference however it’s definitely a must see whilst in Seville!

Maria Luisa Park

This is the most famous park in Seville, and is just adjacent to the Plaza de Espana. This peaceful oasis is home to hundreds of exotic trees, beautiful buildings, ponds, fountains and even a waterfall! At 99 acres, you can spend plenty of time roaming this paradisiacal park and each corner you turn you’ll find something new to marvel at, making it well worth a visit.

Plaza De Toros

The Plaza de Toros is the largest and most significant bullring in Seville and is home to the largest bullfighting festival in the world! This oval arena, also known as ‘La Real Maestranza’ was built in the 1800’s, and can accommodate a whopping 13,000 spectators. As well as visiting the bullring itself, you can also visit the Museo Taurino, which is the museum of bullfighting. Tickets to visit the bullring are 10 euros, and this also includes entry to the museum.

Museum of Fine Arts

The museum of fine arts, located in the Plaza De Museo is one of the most prestigious in Spain and costs just €1.50 to enter. It hosts an impressive collection of Spanish art and is housed in a beautiful 1612 building that was formerly a convent. Inside the museum, you will find pieces of art from the renaissance, middle ages and baroque era. If you’re an art fan, this is definitely worth a visit.

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