Things to do in

Seville

Expect bustling plazas, extravagant medieval vibes, and some Game of Thrones treats from Andalucía's capital.

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Our most recommended things to do in Seville

  • Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

    1. Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour City Cruise

    Discover the Guadalquivir River, the only navigable river in Spain. Depart from the Dock of the Marqués del Contadero and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise. Look out from the deck of the modern boat and see different parts of the historic and modern Seville. Pass under historic bridges and past the neighborhood of Triana, the pavilions of Expo 92, the Ibero-American exhibition of 29, the towers of the Plaza de España, convents and monasteries. 

    Interesting multilingual experience. Sitting on top deck is possible even in August as there is a protective canopy.

  • Seville: Flamenco Show and Andalusian Gastronomy Experience

    2. Seville: Flamenco Show and Andalusian Gastronomy Experience

    Visit exclusive area in the heart of the city in which you can find the flamenco show "A Small Committee". This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in flamenco, looking back at its past and recreating the atmosphere of the old Café Cantantes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On the evening, you can choose to accompany the show with: Option 1: Flamenco and drink, including a glass of wine. Option 2: Flamenco and tapas dinner, consisting of various tapas and dessert. Option 3: Flamenco and cathedral dinner, consisting of starters, 2 courses, and dessert.

    It was good, very traditional type dance. Singer was great also, we all enjoyed ourselves and would do this again.

  • Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    3. Seville Cathedral and Giralda: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Enter the cathedral and head over to see the tomb of Christopher Columbus in front of the Puerta del Principe. The monument contains the remains of the explorer, although debate continues as to whether or not the bones are actually his. Learn about the history of the cathedral, which goes back to the 15th century. In 1248, the Castilian King Fernando III captured Seville from its Almohad rulers and transformed their great 12th-century mosque into a church. 153 years later, the city's authorities decided to replace the mosque, which had been damaged by an earthquake in 1356. This resulted in the staggering cathedral you see today, officially known as the Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede. It's one of the world's largest churches with notable works by Zurbaran, Murillo, Goya and others.

    Excellent. Sorry it was not possible to book tickets for the Palace Rooms at the same time...

  • Royal Alcázar of Seville: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    4. Royal Alcázar of Seville: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Originally developed as a fort for the Cordoban governors of Seville in 913, the Royal Alcázar of Seville is an amazing fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and it has been renovated numerous times over the 11 centuries since its creation. Learn about how the Christian king Fernando III moved into the Alcázar when he captured Seville in 1248 and how several monarchs used the palace as their main residence. Also, discover the Alcázar's role as a filming location for the Game of Thrones TV series.

    Definitely worth a visit, overwhelmimg beauty of a palace that has been built over various centuries mixing influences from time of the sultanate to renaissance

  • Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    5. Seville: Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar Entry With Guided Tour

    Explore the rich history of Seville by visiting two of its most important sites: the Cathedral of Seville and Alcazar. First see the beautiful Cathedral of Seville and its unique architecture. Learn all about the rich and cross cultural history of this holy site from your guide. Climb the Giralda, the Cathedral's bell tower. Then visit the Alcazar, and gain an understanding of the diversity of cultures and legacies that exist in Seville. Here your guide will take you on a pleasant walk through the orange trees and myrtles, and help understand the depth of Seville's history and culture.

    Very good tour The guide is very friendly, knowledgaable and made the tour really light, flowing, easy to follow

  • Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    6. Seville: Alcazar, Cathedral, and Giralda Guided Tour Combo

    Meet your guide in Plaza del Triunfo and head to the first stop, the Alcázar of Seville. After using the priority entrance to enter the palace, begin your guided tour. Hear about how Moorish and Christian styles were mixed together to create a palace that was emblematic of Mudéjar architecture. Discover the Patio de las Doncellas and grand Ambassadors’ Salón, both featured in Game of Thrones. Admire the intricate carved detailing and colorful Islamic-style tiling. Then stroll around the gardens filled with orange trees and peaceful water features.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Seville. On your guided tour, learn about the Cathedral’s important role in the city’s history, and the Islamic, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences in the architecture.  Marvel at the magnificent 18th-century baroque altarpiece, and the elaborate organ. You can also visit the mausoleum where the r...

    Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

  • From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

    7. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

    This journey begins with a drive through the Sevillian countryside. Stop at the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old border between the Catholic and Moorish kingdoms. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. After the visit of Zahara de la Sierra, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of amazing landscapes and views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. See vultures in their natural habitat in the mountains that are known to have the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Once you get to Grazalema you’ll have time to enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch you’ll head to Ronda....

    Very interesting tour, beautiful places visited, The guide Guido was truly fantastic. He made everybody comfortable and happy. Great knowledge and sense of humor. Great driver too.

  • Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

    8. Seville: Triana Tablao Flamenco Show with Drink

    Discover how modernity and tradition come together at the heart of the old cellar of Triana. Marvel at the Mudejar architecture and exquisite decoration in the flamenco showroom.  Learn the history and the journey of flamenco through its most important clubs including Soleá, Tangos, Guajiras, Bamberas, Alegrías, and Bulería. Cantaor, guitar, bailaor, and bailaora artists make your show an authentic collection of the most traditional and symbolic variations of this legacy. 

    The flamenco evening was very enjoyable. One or two things could be improved though. The wine was really poor and the seats very uncomfortable.

  • Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    9. Seville: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 free walking tours. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposic...

    The bus was very great to see many attractions. We were able to take the tour with Alba. She was AMAZING! So kind and very informative. She gave us a thorough overview of the history of each moment and answered every question. If you want to see all of Sevilla in 1-2 days, this is your best bet!

  • Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

    10. Seville: Casa de la Memoria Flamenco Show

    Take a walk through the history and culture of Seville with a 1-hour flamenco show at the Casa de la Memoria. Dating back to the late 18th century, flamenco is of immense cultural importance to Spain, illustrating the mixing of the diverse ethic groups that have called the nation home for centuries.  In an intimate theater that dates back to the 15th century, dive into the colorful world of flamenco as dancers move to propulsive guitar rhythms. Marvel at elaborately-crafted costumes and the performers’ undeniable talent. Feel the emotional resonance of the flamenco tradition, gaining a powerful appreciation for an art form that defines a region.

    The performers were amazing and the theatre was intimate and lovely. It was a great experience.

Frequently asked questions about Seville

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Planning Your 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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 31,811 reviews

Laura was an excellent guide. We appreciated her use of technology in being able to show us renderings of historic figures, architecture and changes made to the buildings throughout history.

Our first time paddle boarding and Paulo and Jamie really looked after us. Beautiful sunset, funny informative guides. So much fun, a Sevilla highlight!

A great experience, highly recommend it to anyone! A lovely way to see the city at night and the guides were very kind, helpful, and fun.

The guide Gustav was fantastic. He explained everything so much j detail and was very entertaining. Loved it. Will highly recommmed.

Beautiful and very interesting our guide mastered his subject well