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© Michelle Chaplow Getting around the majestic city of Seville
Getting around the majestic city of Seville

Getting around Seville

By far the best way to get around Seville is on foot. The narrow alleys, lack of parking and infinite one-way streets make driving complicated at best, highly stressful at worst. Best avoided, unless your hotel has a car park or garage (see below).

If you want to learn about the city as you walk, often discovering little-known attractions, you can take a themed guided tour (artistic, monumental, religious, botanical, gastronomic - tapas, nighttime - flamenco etc).

Getting around Seville

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Unlimited 24 or 48-hour access to the hop-on-hop-off buses.  Get five free walking tours included with your pass, covering Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park, Santa Cruz Quarter and Triana. See the magnificent Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) watchtower, cross the Puente de San Telmo, go gothic at the Cathedral of Seville, or experience

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Welcome to Seville! One of the best cities to ride: good weather, flat city and more than 160 km of bike lanes. Hire a bicycle for hours, days or weeks and explore Seville on your way. 

The perfect plan for families, a trip with friends, teambuilding group activity or enjoying some quality time on your own pace.

 

If you live in Seville, either short or long-term, you will find the buses very useful; many people make use of the bike lanes, either with their own bicyle, or using Sevici , the city's bike-hire scheme. For heading out to the suburbs, or across the southern part of the city, the Metro is very convenient. For short journeys, taxis are cheap and plentiful.

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