Things to See in Seville

The stunning gold ceiling of the Alcazar. © Sophie Carefull
The stunning gold ceiling of the Alcazar.

Things to See in Seville

See also: The different barrios & districts in Seville.

With UNESCO classing three sites in Seville as World Heritage Sites it's no wonder that international and Spanish tourists alike visit in order to see the prominent marks left behind by the city's various predecessors.

From the spectacular Alcazar Palace built under Moorish rule, to the Cathedral with its large gold altarpiece, there are plenty of sights to see in Seville, sure to keep any visitor fascinated from start to finish.

Take to the tranquil parks and gardens, hidden among the beautiful buildings, for some fresh air or let one of the many museums take you on a cultural journey through the history of this fine city.

The Alcazar Palace

This spectacular palace was originally built by Moorish kings and continues to be a world marvel. More >

Museums

Seville has several excellent museums representing a wide range of subjects, historical period and style. More >

Parks & Gardens

Seville has some of the most beautiful city parks in Europe as well as numerous plazas and open spaces. More >

Art Galleries

With its rich artistic heritage, it's not surprising that Seville has a number of art galleries under the auspices of the city authorities. More >

Barrio (Neighbourhood) Santa Cruz

This is the first barrio (area or neighbourhood) tourists head for, and with good reason. More >

Archivo de Indias

This 16th-century building houses 80 million pages of documents and maps about the Indies. More >

Casa de Pilatos

The palcae was given it's name for it's resemblence to Pontius Pilato's home in Jerusalem. More >

Cathedral

Seville's Cathedral occupies the site of a great mosque in the late 12th century. More >

City Walls & Gates

The Moors (centuries 11 & 12) were responsible for the simple, but effective 6km-long walls. More >

Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol is the worlds largest wooden structure, an impressive feat. More >

The Giralda

Originally used to call people to prayer, the Giralda is one of the most magnificent buildings in Seville and dominates the skyline. More >

Torre del Oro

The Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) is a remnant of the Moorish fortified walls which originally enclosed the city. More >

Convents & Monasteries

Groups of nuns scuttle down the streets going around their daily business. More >

Churches

Seville's parish churches display a fascinating variety of architectural styles. More >

Casa de las Dueñas

Cayetana was happiest in her home in the historic city centre. More >

Tabacco Factory

Most assume they-re looking at yet another of Seville’s palaces or grand residences... More >

Caixa Forum

CaixaForum Seville offers a purpose-built venue for contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and other events. More >