Things to See in Seville

The stunning gold ceiling of the Alcazar ©Sophie Carefull
The stunning gold ceiling of the Alcazar's Salon of the Ambassadors.

Things to See in Seville

See also:  barrios & districts in Seville.

With UNESCO classing a complex of three buildings in Seville as a World Heritage Site - namely the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, and Archive of the Indies -  it's no wonder that international and Spanish tourists alike flock to the city to see the magnificent monuments left behind by the many cultures which have inhabited the city.

From the spectacular Alcazar Palace built in Moorish, Baroque and Renaissance style, to the Cathedral with its vast gold altarpiece, there is a myriad of historic sights to see in Seville.

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

Main Sites

The Alcázar Réal (Royal Palace) of Seville is one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. Along with the Cathedral and Archive of the Indies, it is recognised as… More →

Torre de Perdigones is a 45-metre-tall square brick tower near the Puente de la Barqueta with a dual purpose for visitors: as part of the Macarena district’s industrial heritage, and also sd a… More →

Seville has its fair share of magnificent family-owned palaces – In summer 2023, another such monument opened to the public for the first time: Palacio Bucarelli.

Icon of Seville, the magnificent Giralda was the tallest building in the city for over 800 years, dominating the skyline at 103m. Originally built in 1195 as the minaret of the Aljama mosque, it… More →

The Parque Maria Luisa is a large green space to the south of the city centre, close to the river, with hundreds of exotic trees lining shady avenues, and historic, fairytale buildings, with… More →

Once a convent, this magnificent art museum has been lovingly restored and is now one of the finest in Spain. Located in a tiny plaza away from the city centre bustle, the building dates back to… More →

This is the first barrio (area or neighbourhood) tourists head for, and with good reason. It is the most picturesque and delightful part of the city, with narrow winding cobbled streets and… More →

La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House) is the finest example of a civil (as opposed to royal) palace in Seville. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar adorned with… More →

This massive building is Seville's most impressive after the cathedral, for its sheer scale and grandeur. Love it or hate it - fabulous or fussy, magnificent or overblown, depending on your point… More →

As you arrive in the city, look out for remnants of ancient stone walls marooned in the centre of busy roads, plus an impressive, well-preserved 400-metre section in Macarena, near the Andalucian… More →

Known locally as Las Setas (the Mushrooms), due to its short stems and wide caps, this is the most ambitious, expensive and controversial urban project in Seville since Expo 92. Opened in 2011,… More →

The cathedral's construction lasted over a century, from 1401 to 1506. It is said that when the plans were drawn up, church elders stated, "Hagamos una iglesia tan hermosa y tan grandiosa que los… More →

Museums

The Duquesa de Alba was one of Spain's most famous aristocrats, and one of Seville best-loved personalities, until her death in 2014. With palaces and castles all over Spain, Cayetana was happiest… More →

The Alcázar Réal (Royal Palace) of Seville is one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. Along with the Cathedral and Archive of the Indies, it is recognised as… More →

Seville has its fair share of magnificent family-owned palaces – In summer 2023, another such monument opened to the public for the first time: Palacio Bucarelli.

This collection of Sevillano costumbrista paintings, sculpture, furniture and porcelain is on show in a mansion in Barrio Santa Cruz. Donated to the city by the art collector Mariano… More →

The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo is housed in the magnificent 15th-century Monasterio Santa Maria de las Cuevas. Known as La Cartuja, this is located in the district of the same name, north… More →

In 1519 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville with a fleet of five naos (carracks or carvel-built wooden sailing ships) to find the Molluca spice islands, in modern-day… More →

La Casa de la Ciencia (the House of Science) in Seville is both a museum and a centre for scientific study and research. The Peruvian Pavilion for the 1929 Expo now houses the Andalucian regional… More →

Located in Barrio Santa Cruz, in a pretty square with orange trees, the 17th-century baroque hospital was built to care for elderly, impoverished and infirm priests. It is now used as an art… More →

For many visitors to Seville, flamenco is one of its greatest treasures. People flock to the many tablaos (flamenco bars) and flamenco shows to see a little of this Andalucían culture while… More →

This impressive riverside building was originally designed for Expo 92, when it had replicas of Columbus' three ships moored outside (now at the Muelle de las Carabelas in La Rabida). Today the… More →

The Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), which dominates the banks of the river Guadalquivir next to the Puente San Telmo, is a remnant of the Moorish fortified walls which originally enclosed the city,… More →

This magnificent bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest and most important in the world. Although many of the younger generation in Spain abhor the sport… More →

Once a convent, this magnificent art museum has been lovingly restored and is now one of the finest in Spain. Located in a tiny plaza away from the city centre bustle, the building dates back to… More →

This magnificent palace is one of Seville's most impressive buildings, and certainly the city's finest example of the baroque style. Situated to the south of the centre, between the Hotel Alfonso… More →

One of the least known of Seville’s museums, this is a family palace with a wonderfully varied private collection. It is situated at the Campana end of Calle Cuna, parallel to Calle Sierpes. Look… More →

Located in the Mudejar Pavilion of the 1920 Ibero-American exhibition devoted to the popular arts and traditions of Andalucia. There are exhibitions held in the basement here, including a… More →

This neo-baroque theatre is named after the famous 16th century Spanish playwright, often called the Spanish Shakespeare, who wrote more than 1,500 plays. Like most of the buildings in this area… More →

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares is devoted to a more general tradition of arts and culture. The archaeological museum covers a period dating back to Paleolithic times, while the Casa de… More →

La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House) is the finest example of a civil (as opposed to royal) palace in Seville. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar adorned with… More →

Situated in the basement of Metropol Parasol in Plaza Encarnacion, this is a modern, well-presented archaeological museum following a similar format to the Castillo San Jorge (Inquisition Museum… More →

This museum in Triana offers a fascinating look at one of the most notorious chapters in Spanish history: the Inquisition. It is housed in the former headquarters of the Catholic Church's "… More →

This large, walled complex of honey-coloured stone buildings, situated on the Isla la Cartuja (named after the monastery itself; the word means “charterhouse”), has seen many ups and downs during… More →

One of the best museums of its kind in Spain, located in the Maria Luisa Park and originally built as part of the 1929 exhibition. The focus is on the Romans, but there is also a prehistoric… More →

The cathedral's construction lasted over a century, from 1401 to 1506. It is said that when the plans were drawn up, church elders stated, "Hagamos una iglesia tan hermosa y tan grandiosa que los… More →

See the Museums in Sevilla city and Sevilla province: Museo Arqueológico de Itálica, Museo de la Ciudad, Museo y Necrópolis Romana and more.

Art Galleries

The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo is housed in the magnificent 15th-century Monasterio Santa Maria de las Cuevas. Known as La Cartuja, this is located in the district of the same name, north… More →

Located in the former US Pavilion from the Expo 29, next to Maria Luisa Park, this cultural foundation offers a wide range of exhibitions, activities and courses, from photographic shows featuring… More →

Once a convent, this magnificent art museum has been lovingly restored and is now one of the finest in Spain. Located in a tiny plaza away from the city centre bustle, the building dates back to… More →

The two most important are the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo. One of the most prestigious of all Spain's Fine Arts Museums, the beautiful Museo de Bellas Artes… More →

This large, walled complex of honey-coloured stone buildings, situated on the Isla la Cartuja (named after the monastery itself; the word means “charterhouse”), has seen many ups and downs during… More →

Parks

This small, semi-circular "square" is located between Avenida de la Constitución and calle Arfe in the Arenal district. Its main entrance, easily missed, is opposite the cathedral's western side… More →

This large square is located close to the "Mushrooms", or Metropol Parasol, heading towards Plaza Ponce de Leon. It stretches from Plaza San Pedro and Calle Almirante Apodaca, south to calle… More →

The Parque Maria Luisa is a large green space to the south of the city centre, close to the river, with hundreds of exotic trees lining shady avenues, and historic, fairytale buildings, with… More →

Back in Columbus' time the river here would be crowded with boats, nowadays the occasional tourist steamer chugs by or pedal boat. But it is still the most charming paseo which during the weekends… More →

This botanical garden is full of species donated by countries in the Americas for Expo 92, and is divided into different areas, including palms, cacti (look out for the prickly pear, with its… More →

Built more as a traditional park, this is very close to the Jardin Americano, but you need to know exactly how to get there, it’s not signposted (which means it’s quiet and little-visited): leave… More →

This massive building is Seville's most impressive after the cathedral, for its sheer scale and grandeur. Love it or hate it - fabulous or fussy, magnificent or overblown, depending on your point… More →

Seville has some of the most beautiful city parks in Europe, the Parque de Maria Luisa and the Plaza de España, as well as numerous plazas and open spaces where you can happily people watch for… More →

Gardens

This large square is located close to the "Mushrooms", or Metropol Parasol, heading towards Plaza Ponce de Leon. It stretches from Plaza San Pedro and Calle Almirante Apodaca, south to calle… More →

Back in Columbus' time the river here would be crowded with boats, nowadays the occasional tourist steamer chugs by or pedal boat. But it is still the most charming paseo which during the weekends… More →

This botanical garden is full of species donated by countries in the Americas for Expo 92, and is divided into different areas, including palms, cacti (look out for the prickly pear, with its… More →

Built more as a traditional park, this is very close to the Jardin Americano, but you need to know exactly how to get there, it’s not signposted (which means it’s quiet and little-visited): leave… More →

This massive building is Seville's most impressive after the cathedral, for its sheer scale and grandeur. Love it or hate it - fabulous or fussy, magnificent or overblown, depending on your point… More →

Seville has some of the most beautiful city parks in Europe, the Parque de Maria Luisa and the Plaza de España, as well as numerous plazas and open spaces where you can happily people watch for… More →

Other

The Duquesa de Alba was one of Spain's most famous aristocrats, and one of Seville best-loved personalities, until her death in 2014. With palaces and castles all over Spain, Cayetana was happiest… More →

The Alcázar Réal (Royal Palace) of Seville is one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. Along with the Cathedral and Archive of the Indies, it is recognised as… More →

Torre de Perdigones is a 45-metre-tall square brick tower near the Puente de la Barqueta with a dual purpose for visitors: as part of the Macarena district’s industrial heritage, and also sd a… More →

Seville has its fair share of magnificent family-owned palaces – In summer 2023, another such monument opened to the public for the first time: Palacio Bucarelli.

Located next to Andalucia's first skyscraper, the 180m-Torre Sevilla (known locally as Torre Pelli), CaixaForum Sevilla covers 8,100m2, consisting of two exhibition halls, an auditorium, two multi… More →

Many of these casa palacios, or mansions, look quite ordinary from the outside - perhaps as impressive entrance arch, but nothing else to make them out. Inside, you find beautiful arcaded patios… More →

When visitors see the magnificent baroque entrance to this vast stone building, most assume they're looking at yet another of Seville's palaces or grand residences. In fact, its origins are more… More →

Located in Barrio Santa Cruz, in a pretty square with orange trees, the 17th-century baroque hospital was built to care for elderly, impoverished and infirm priests. It is now used as an art… More →

Casa Rosa is a pretty, candy-pink French-style villa with magnificent gardens at the far end of Parque Maria Luisa. The house was part of the vast estate of Palacio San Telmo, which was occupied… More →

This tree-lined square is the heart of Seville - located at the top of Avenida de la Constitucion, it sits centrally between the shopping area, Arenal and the river, Alfalfa, and the monumental… More →

The Archivo General de Indias is situated next to the Cathedral, on Avenida de la Constitucion. This 16th-century building houses 80 million pages of documents and maps about the Indies (9km of… More →

Icon of Seville, the magnificent Giralda was the tallest building in the city for over 800 years, dominating the skyline at 103m. Originally built in 1195 as the minaret of the Aljama mosque, it… More →

The Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), which dominates the banks of the river Guadalquivir next to the Puente San Telmo, is a remnant of the Moorish fortified walls which originally enclosed the city,… More →

The two most important are the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo. One of the most prestigious of all Spain's Fine Arts Museums, the beautiful Museo de Bellas Artes… More →

Seville is a city rich with convents and monasteries. Groups of nuns scuttle down the streets going around their daily business and school girls, dressed in smart plaid skirts and shirts walk in… More →

This is the first barrio (area or neighbourhood) tourists head for, and with good reason. It is the most picturesque and delightful part of the city, with narrow winding cobbled streets and… More →

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares is devoted to a more general tradition of arts and culture. The archaeological museum covers a period dating back to Paleolithic times, while the Casa de… More →

La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House) is the finest example of a civil (as opposed to royal) palace in Seville. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar adorned with… More →

Seville's parish churches display a fascinating variety of architectural styles. Several are converted mosques with belfries built over their minarets, others range through Mudejar and Gothic (… More →

As you arrive in the city, look out for remnants of ancient stone walls marooned in the centre of busy roads, plus an impressive, well-preserved 400-metre section in Macarena, near the Andalucian… More →

Known locally as Las Setas (the Mushrooms), due to its short stems and wide caps, this is the most ambitious, expensive and controversial urban project in Seville since Expo 92. Opened in 2011,… More →

The cathedral's construction lasted over a century, from 1401 to 1506. It is said that when the plans were drawn up, church elders stated, "Hagamos una iglesia tan hermosa y tan grandiosa que los… More →

Seville has some of the most beautiful city parks in Europe, the Parque de Maria Luisa and the Plaza de España, as well as numerous plazas and open spaces where you can happily people watch for… More →

Things to See in Seville, 10 min video tour A walking tour of the highlights of Seville by Simon Standish in 2016, take you round the main sights.

Seville Exhibitions

 

Seville by kayak Smart Start

Seville by kayak Smart Start
Seville by kayak Smart Start

Enjoy a unique experience discovering Seville in a Sporty and ecological way. Try kayaks that are sit in and sit on top , double and sigle and are specifically manufactured for recreational activity and initiation. Learn from guides who are international kayak guides and have international qualifications and speak English. Explore the waters of the Guadalquivir as it passes through the city are among the best in Europe to practice canoeing.

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Seville Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Seville Hot-Air Balloon Ride

As you drift through the peaceful morning skies, enjoy panoramic views of the dramatic countryside that surrounds Seville.
From 175 Euro.

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Seville City Tour and Thermal Baths Ticket

Seville City Tour and Thermal Baths Ticket

See the sights of Seville on a city tour with a local guide, and then head inside Seville’s thermal spa – Aire de Sevilla – with an entrance ticket in the evening.
From 83 Euro.

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Seville Highlights Motorbike Tour

Seville Highlights Motorbike Tour
Seville Highlights Motorbike Tour

Discover Seville's main monuments and landmarks as you ride a motorcycle in a 1-hour tour. Your professional and experienced motorcyclist guide will drive you around the city and make the most of your visit.

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AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket

AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket
AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the sublime serenity of Aire de Sevilla thermal baths. Relax your body and mind in the tranquil ambience of the spa. Disconnect in the soothing water of the pools then indulge in a massage delivered by an expert masseuse. Upgrade to enjoy a 15, 30, 45, 60-minute massage, wine bath experience or olive essence ritual.

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Flamenco Show: TABLAO FLAMENCO LOS GALLOS

Flamenco Show: El Palacio Andaluz Sevilla

Enjoy Seville's longest running show. Since 1966 Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos has been one of the recognized and respected shows in Andalucia. Nightly at 20.30 hrs and 22.30 hrs. Includes one drink. Duration one and a half hours.
35 Euro per person.

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Flamenco SHOW SPECIAL

 Night Tour Around Seville with Flamenco

Enjoy this special Flamenco experience. English speaking Flamenco specialist explains the 'ins and outs' of flamenco for 30mins. Then you go with the specialist to an authentic Flamenco show in a typical Peña (type of clubhouse). Iincludes drink. Daily at 21.30 hrs, duration 2.5 hours.
28.50 Euro per person.

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Horse Riding Excursion from Seville

Horse Riding Excursion from Seville
Horse Riding Excursion from Seville

Book this 3-hour horse riding adventure and discover Seville's countryside. Ride on an elegant local horse breed as you make your way through panoramic landscapes and forests as your guide gives you an overview of the region and traditions.

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Seville Opera Performance with Optional Dinner

Seville Opera Performance with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of classical opera music during a 2.5-hour opera performance in Seville’s historical El Arenal neighborhood.
From 30 Euro.

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