7 Things to See on a Quick Trip to Sevilla

Sevilla is a charming, cultural, and beautiful city that is very different from Mardrid and Barcelona because of its very authentic feel. It's a small city, so you can get just about anywhere on foot. Here are the top 7 things to do in Seville:


1. La Catedral: Seville has the third largest cathedral in all of Europe (it’s the largest Gothic style cathedral), so it’s definitely worth making a visit there. Explore the inside, because the architecture is truly beautiful. Walk to the top of La Giralda to see a beautiful view of the entire city. Fun fact: Christopher Columbus is buried inside the Cathedral.


2. Alcázar: This royal palace was built in the 16th century. The royal Spanish family still stays there whenever they come to visit Sevilla. Take your time walking around because there are several beautiful outdoor gardens. Fun fact: parts of Game of Thrones were filmed here!

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3. PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: The most breathtaking place in the world! Plaza de Espana is located in the Parque de Maria Luisa (another beautiful park to walk through) and was built for the Ibero- American exhibition of 1929, held in Seville. Take plenty of pictures in front of the fountain and by the bridges. You can rent row boats here. Nearby in the Parque de Maria Luisa you can also rent 4-6 person bicycles which is a fun activity to do with friends!

 

4. Plaza Encarnación: Better known as “Las Setas/The Mushrooms” because it is in the shape of huge mushrooms. It was built upon ancient ruins from the Roman Empire, which you can see in a museum below the structure. You can take an elevator to the top to see a panoramic view of all of Sevilla.

5. Torre del Oro/El Río: The Torre del Oro is located next to the river, which served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Now it’s a maritime museum inside, but it’s a cool structure and you can’t miss it. It will probably be one of the first things that stands out as you arrive in the city. The river (called the Guadalquivir) is an amazing place to hang out and take a walk. You can rent a pedal-quivir boat and pedal around the river.


6. Plaza de Toros: This is the bullring in Seville and one of the oldest in all of Spain. The bullfighting season doesn’t start until end of April/May, but you can still see the ring at any time and there’s a neat museum inside.

7.  Museo de Bellas Artes: One of the nicest fine art collections in Spain.