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From Moorish influences, which brought light to Andalucia when the rest of Europe languished in the Dark Ages, to the height of Spain's colonial era and the riches the Americas yielded, a stroll through Seville takes you on a tour of its golden ages.

Alcázar of Seville
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Alcázar of Seville

Established as a fort in 930 AD, a royal residence of the Moorish kings developed over the centuries. Complete with lush gardens, it's an exquisite example of mudéjar architecture.

Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral

The world's third largest church stands on the site of the former, 12th-century Almohad Mosque. It's also been the final resting place for Christopher Columbus since 1898.

The Giralda

The Giralda

Soaring 341 feet, the cathedral's bell tower was the original minaret of the mosque. The bronze weather vane at the top has represented "faith" since the 16th century.

Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro

Once decked in golden tiles, this robust "Tower of Gold" on the banks of the Guadalquivir River houses the Naval Museum that reflects Spain's colonial expansion in the Americas.

María Luisa Park
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María Luisa Park

Verdant and tranquil, the sprawling park along the city's river was the heart of the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. It's the perfect place to seek respite on a warm summer's day.

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Built on the edge of María Luisa Park for the 1929 Expo, the grand, half-circle complex, with tiled alcoves representing Spain's provinces, boasts fountains and small canals.

General Archive of the Indies

General Archive of the Indies

Located in the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, the archive dates from 1785 and holds 43,000 records that document three hundred years of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.

Teatro de la Maestranza

Teatro de la Maestranza

Constructed as a cultural venue for the 1992 Expo, the theater primarily hosts opera and musical performances, including Spanish operettas known as Zarzuelas.

Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

Feast your eyes on masterpieces by famed artists, such as Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya. Founded in 1839, the museum features artwork from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Metropol Parasol

Controversial at first, the waffle-like structure invigorated a tired neighborhood. The view from the top offers a city panorama, while underground houses Roman and Moorish ruins.

Planning Your Seville Visit

How many days to spend in Seville?

A full four days will allow you to appreciate Seville's attractions without rushing. If you plan to come in spring for the Feria de Abril, then tack on another day or two for this major cultural and colorful event. For a week you'll never forget, consider experiencing Semana Santa (Holy Week of Easter) in the city.

Getting around

The city has a bus and metro system, and taxis are everywhere. Seville's main sights are also within easy walking distance. If you stay in Triana or simply want to explore the neighborhood, you'll find that metro and bus lines service that area, too.

Where to stay in Seville

The district of Santa Cruz is pretty central, and you'll have all there is to see in Seville at your fingertips. The district of Arenal is also a great option, as well as the former Jewish quarter of Triana across the river. Please keep in mind that if you are planning to arrive for Semana Santa, some hotels may require a week's stay.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    From March to May, the city enjoys warm, comfortable temperatures, the crowds are yet to arrive, and there are some great festivals to experience.

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What people are saying about Seville

The lesson was very well structured , the teacher was amazing

My friend and I had a truly authentic experience. Our teacher gave us some background history and then taught us some basic steps. The studio was a true taste of Seville and the time passed so quickly. Would definitely recommend to anyone

Flamenco Dance Lesson: 60-Minute Class in Seville Reviewed by amanda, 12/02/2019

Guide was very professional and informative

The tour took in the cathedral, Giralda towere and the alcazar. The guide was brilliant giving us all the history surrounding these buildings. You also get to beat all the queues. I would definitely recommend booking

Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral & Giralda Guided Tour Reviewed by robert, 12/02/2019

A really fun way to get to know the city

A really fun way to get to know the city... Since it was the middle of January, it was totally off-season and I was the only person booked for the tour. My guide was knowledgeable, fun, interesting, animated and entertaining... everything I could’ve asked for. Time is spent in teaching you how to use the Segway and the tour begins and you are comfortable and demonstrate that you can control the Cyclie. Time is spent in teaching you how to use the Segway and the tour begins and you are comfortable and demonstrate that you can control the side way. Don’t hesitate to sign up for this great tour!

Seville: Panoramic Segway Tour Reviewed by Tracy, 31/01/2019

Absolutely phenomenal; we couldn't have asked for a better tour

She (I forgot her name) is the best guide I've had in many many years. With her creativity and her energy, she took us back in time and truly made us enter into her world. Please send her my congratulations. Really bravo. And thank you.

Seville: Main Monuments Tour with Tickets Included Reviewed by un cliente de GetYourGuide, 14/01/2019

A guided tour with Rosario through this palace is highly recommended!!

Since we were a bit worried at short notice to get a ticket for the Real Alcazar, we booked a guided tour the day before on this app. We were very happy that we did it. Rosario, our guide, was very charming and has a great enthusiasm for this architecture and garden design. She lives for the history and art, with which variety and precision the individual sub-areas were equipped and built. It was literally cast in a spell. My friends and I could sincerely recommend a tour of Rosario, as they can convey a fascination of the palace authetically and lovingly.

Alcázar of Seville Guided Palace Tour Reviewed by Claudius, 10/01/2019