Everyone who comes to Seville for the first time, whether it be to visit or to stay, falls in love immediately with everything the city offers: beautiful monuments, districts and streets, multiculturalism, entertainment, an unbeatable climate and an impressive and very diverse cuisine.
We would like to take you on a tour of the most emblematic places in Seville and show you the streets, monuments and bars that provide an experience for the senses.
Places of interest
Historic centre. The largest in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world. It abounds with iconic monuments like the Town Hall, the Golden Tower, the Royal Alcazar, the Cathedral or the Giralda, the quintessential symbol of Seville. One of the best things about this visit is the close proximity of the monuments, which allows you to visit everything in a short amount of time without getting tired. Nevertheless, if you need to make a stop, the historic centre swells with bars and terraces which make the perfect place to stop for a beer between visits.
Puente de Triana (Puente de Isabel II). Opposite the bull ring of the Real Maestranza, Triana Bridge connects the centre with Triana crossing the River Guadalquivir. No visit to Seville would be complete without a photo on Triana Bridge and its spectacular panoramic view.
Triana. One of the most charismatic districts in Seville, where you will find Calle Betis, famous for its striking brightly coloured buildings. While you have a coffee in one of its terraces you will enjoy one of the best views of Seville’s historic centre. A visit would not be complete without a visit to the Triana Market, the Castle of San Jorge, Callejón de la Inquisición (Inquisition Alley) or San Jacinto Street.
District of Santa Cruz. Another of the most popular districts in Seville, famous for its patios full of flowers and its scent of orange blossom. It’s well worth taking a peaceful stroll through its narrow streets, getting lost in its alleys to enjoy the district’s many bars and restaurants.
Seville’s cuisine draws inspiration from many different cultures. If the city is famous for anything, it’s for its bars and terraces that are open all year round thanks to the good weather. Even in January and February you will find the terraces packed with people. No visit to Seville would be complete without trying the signature dishes of places like:
El Giraldillo. Located opposite the Giralda, it’s one of the classic restaurants in Seville. Trying the specialities of Andalusian cuisine here is essential.
Triana Market. The perfect place to experience the atmosphere of the district, and why not do some shopping? The Market includes an essential visit to the Taifa Brewery to try their home-made beer. Or, if you prefer something more modern, you can cross over to the oyster bar opposite and try their sushi, and of course their oysters.
Los Coloniales. A great value for money spot where you have to try the tosta de salmorejo and chacina, the Iberian tenderloin and the special “postre de la tía Pepa” (Aunt Pepa’s pudding). Of course, all with a glass of good wine.
El Patio de San Eloy. One of the more traditional bars, its speciality is hot and cold montaditos (small sandwiches) with eye-catching names. It stands out for the décor, made up of tiled steps which you use as your seat and your table at the same time.
Las Ovejas Negras (The Black Sheep). Next to the Giralda you will find this gourmet bar (with competitive prices). Don’t forget to order some patatas bravas, risottazo and carrillada.
Seville has numerous cultural spaces where you can enjoy numerous activities and symbolic places like:
The Aquarium: Situated in the Muelle de las Delicias, there are more than 400 different species on show, among which you can see Sand tiger sharks, the Matamata turtle and even a giant octopus!
La Casa de la Ciencia (The House of Science). Located in the Peruvian pavilion, this centre for popularizing science is full of permanent exhibitions including the outstanding Planetarium.
The Antiquarium. This archaeological museum located in the ground under the “Mushrooms” contains the most important Roman archaeological site preserved in Seville, offering a chance to travel back in time.
Museum of Fine Arts. The second most important art gallery in Spain is located in the Plaza del Museo (Museum Square). We invite you to visit this part of the city especially on Sunday, as it fills up with painters, sculptures, photographers and artisans display their exclusive creations for sale.
If Seville is lacking anything it is not leisure and entertainment. Its wide range of cinemas, theatres, bars etc. always offer something to do, for residents just as much as visitors.
Theatres. There are some great theatres in Seville, like the Central Theatre or the Lope de Vega Theatre, where you can see some of the most important Spanish plays. You can also find more modest theatres, like the Casala Theatre in Triana, where you can see magic shows, symphonies and plays for even the youngest visitors.
Fiestas. Because of Seville’s good weather, we can enjoy the sun on the terraces all year round as well as the city’s great nightlife without feeling the chill. If you get the chance, visit Seville during Holy Week and during the Feria de Abril. It’s especially worth experiencing these two incredible festivals full of music, sun, flamenco, art, wine, feeling and above all, lots of fun.
Shopping. Ceramics, fans, pottery, traditional shawls and of course, designer clothing. You’ll find this and much more during a day of shopping in Seville. The most popular fashion outlets can be found on the central streets of Sierpes and Tetuán. If you’re looking for more variety, you will find everything you need in the Nervión and Plaza de Armas shopping centres.
Cinemas. Cinema also plays a very important role in Seville’s leisure activity. Some of the biggest current blockbusters are shown in more than a dozen cinemas.
Find out for yourself just how good life here in Seville is and visit!