5 Places Worth a Visit in Seville, Spain

Are you traveling for the first time in Seville and you have no idea what to see? Let me help you with chosing 5 of my favorite places in the capital of Andalusia.

Passion, beauty and history. These are 3 words that describe Seville perfectly.

Sometimes you travel to places that take time to get under your skin, well Seville will seduce you right away. The historic center with stunning gothic cathedral, the romantic horse carriages, sounds of passionate flamenco on the streets and hidden flower gardens on every corner. Magical! As I was walking down the cobble stone streets of Seville, it felt like I have traveled back in time. Such a peaceful and romantic scenery.

As you probably know by now, I always seek to explore the most beautiful parts of every city I visit and to be honest, it was hard to pick only 5 places in Seville, but here is my choice:

1. Plaza de España

Plaza de España will take your breath away. It is by far one of the most beautiful and magnificent city squares I’ve ever seen. It is a round Renaissance architecture in Moorish style with a tower on each side surrounded by canal with four beautiful bridges that connect building to the Plaza itself. If you have time, visit on Sunday morning when you might catch a live flamenco performance.

  • Opening hours: 24h  (public square)             
  • Entrance fee: Free entrance
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Plaza de España, Seville

2. Real Alcázar

Real Alcázar is a Royal Palace originally developed by Moorish Muslim Kings. The Unesco listed palace is knows as one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain and I would definitely recommend a visit. Additionally, it is a treat for all the Game of Thrones lovers as the Alcázar is featured as one of the location in series.

  • Opening hours: October to March:   From Monday to Sunday, 09:30 to 17:00, April to September: From Monday to Sunday, 09:30 to 19:00.
  • Entrance fee: Adults 9,50 Eur, Students 2 Eur
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Real Alcázar, Seville

3. Parque Maria Luisa

Parque Maria Luisa, located next to the Guadalquivir River was the highlight of my trip in Seville. It is a delightful place to escape the city noise and relax. Among the greenery and flower oasis there is a Museo Arqueológico in the South of park and on the other site, Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares where you can learn about the costumes and traditions.

  • Opening hours: 24 hours (public park)
  • Entrance fee: Free entrance
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Parque Maria Luisa, Seville

4. Barrio Santa Cruz

Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter, is the most visited neighborhood in Seville, mostly because of its beautiful plazas, like this one that was an inspiration to many painters.

  • Opening hours: 24h  (public square)             
  • Entrance fee: Free entrance
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Plaza de Alianza, Seville

5. La Cathedral

This Roman Catholic cathedral is the third largest church in the world and one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals I’ve seen lately.

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The View of Cathedral from Hotel Casa 1800
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Parque Maria Luisa, Seville
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Parque Maria Luisa, Seville
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Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville
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Plaza de España, Seville

Hope my pictures inspired you to book a flight to enchanted Seville!

With Love, Vanesa S.

 

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