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.
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 →
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 →
The most ambitious, expensive and controversial urban project in Seville since Expo 92, this is nothing short of a modern icon. Metropol Parasol is located in Plaza Encarnacion: it's at the centre… 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flamenco Show: TABLAO FLAMENCO LOS GALLOS
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.
Flamenco SHOW SPECIAL
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.
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.
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.