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Seville, Spain: Top Things To Do

by Chloe Gunning
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You’ve been to Barcelona. You might even have been to Madrid or Valencia. And no doubt you’ve stepped foot on a Spanish beach somewhere or other. So where’s next? Well, how about a tour of the sunshine city of Seville!

Seville is SO quintessentially Spanish. It’s got sunshine and blue skies pretty much year all round. It has that feisty Spanish lust for life, with flamenco, live music and buzzing tapas bars around the city. It’s got the gourmet vibe with fancy markets serving tasty seafood and top wines. It’s got an old bullfighting arena, ancient ruins and some of the most beautiful architecture in the country with Plaza De Espana and the Real Alcazar de Seville. So, if you’re looking for a Spanish city break, look no further.

But hey… while you’re thinking about it, here are a few top things to do in Seville, that are GUARANTEED to get you in the mood!

Visit Seville’s beautiful cathedral and take in the history…

The beautiful Giralda Tower, Seville

… then climb the cathedral’s Giralda Tower for the best views of the city.

Views from the Giralda Tower, Seville

Views from the Giralda Tower, Seville

Explore the intricate beauty of the royal palace – the Real Alcazar De Sevilla…

Real Alcázar de Seville

Real Alcázar de Seville

…then get lost in the gardens…

Real Alcázar de Seville

Real Alcázar de Seville

 …before having a princess moment as you look out at your kingdom!

Exploring the Real Alcazar De Seville

Exploring the Real Alcazar De Seville

Take a walk along Seville’s promenade along the River Guadalquivir and check out the Torre De Oro (golden tower)…

Torre Del Oro, Seville

Torre Del Oro, Seville

Real Alcázar de Seville

…then cross one of the bridges and take in the beautiful views. Hold on to your hat – it gets breezy!

Exploring Seville

Exploring Seville

Engross yourself in Spanish culture with a trip to the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla… that’s a 12,000 seater bullfighting arena to me and you.

Seville's Arena

Don’t miss the Plaza De Espana – one of the prettiest buildings in Seville.

Plaza De Espana, Seville

Plaza De Espana, Seville

It was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929… but these days you can hire boats or take a ride on a horse and carriage!

Plaza De Espana, Seville

Plaza De Espana, Seville

For lovers of modern architecture, stroll under the Metropol Parasol. The structure consists of six wooden parasols, and most people know it as ‘The Mushroom’!

Seville Mushroom

Seville’s famous Mushroom (Metropol Parasol)

Seville has plenty of old, family-run tapas bars like El Rinconcillo. You’ll feel like you’re turning back the clock as you enter the city’s oldest bar…

El Rinconcillo Bar, Seville

El Rinconcillo Bar, Seville

…but if modern cuisine is more your thing, check out somewhere like La Chala for a fun twist on tapas!

La Chala. Seville

La Chala. Seville

If you’re a real foodie, head to Mercado Lonja del Barranco for a gourmet experience. There are over 20 stalls selling everything from fresh seafood to gooey croquettes…

Mercado De Lonja Del Barranco, Seville

Mercado De Lonja Del Barranco, Seville

… but it’s the many flavours of salmorejo (cold tomato soup) that really caught my eye!

Salmorejo at Mercado De Lonja Del Barranco, Seville

Salmorejo at Mercado De Lonja Del Barranco, Seville

But the best way to get to know Seville? Get lost and see what you find…

Exploring Seville's beautiful streets

Exploring Seville’s beautiful streets

When you wander the skinny streets of the old town you’ll realise what a magical city Seville is!

Exploring Seville's Streets

Exploring Seville’s Streets

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick photo tour of the most beautiful spots in Seville.  Find out more great things to do in cultural Seville. Have you been before? Let me know your top recommendations too!

Interested in travelling around Spain? Check out these posts for inspiration and to help plan your visit:

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Janine Beynon 17th September 2017 - 11:23 am

Amazing photos! I’ve been to Seville once briefly and loved it, definitely want to go back!

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Wanderlust Chloe 17th September 2017 - 11:30 am

Thanks Janine! It’s one of those places that just puts a smile on your face isn’t it?! So pretty and sunshiney!

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Julie Laundis 17th September 2017 - 10:05 pm

These pictures are spectacular. They really make me want to visit Seville! I visited Barcelona but never been to the south of Spain.

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Wanderlust Chloe 22nd September 2017 - 1:52 pm

Thanks Julie! So glad you like them!

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Keri | Ladies what travel 18th September 2017 - 2:00 pm

I loved Seville when I visited! I had a gorgeous little hotel in the heart of the old town and never got bored of wandering through those winding little streets. Such a great place, I want to go back now!

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Wanderlust Chloe 22nd September 2017 - 1:52 pm

Me too – it’s so gorgeous and I love the mix of the hidden streets and the grand architecture. What a lovely city!

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Marie Antoinette Arm 4th June 2018 - 10:37 am

Love Seville, must re-visit soon. Historic mix with modern. Cristobal Colon’s (columbus by any other name)
mausoleum is a sight to behold!

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