Seville - Do & See
Today’s Seville is not a world centre, but it is a lively place, definitely worth exploring. Some of the sights include the Moorish castle of Alcazar, the former upper-class neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, the promenades along the Guadalquivir river, the rougher Macarena neighbourhood with its Baroque churches, and the oldest bar in Spain, El Rinconcillo. The city’s gigantic Parque de Maria Luisa is worth visiting, as are the bohemian chic bars in the Alameda de Hércules district.
Cathedral Santa María de la Sede
This is the third-largest cathedral in Europe. It was originally built as a mosque in the 12th-century and its 328 feet high minaret is now the Giralda clock tower. Christopher Columbus is buried inside the cathedral.
Plaza de Espana
This amazing massive building is the most impressive sight after the cathedral and a most see when visiting Seville, located in the stunning Maria Luisa Park. Plaza de Espana was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, held in Seville.The style of this amazing building is inspired by the Renaissance with characteristic elements from the city: exposed brick and ceramics.
Fun fact to know if you are a star wars fan, Plaza de España has been used for some of the scenes of episode II of George Lucas' Star Wars saga Attack of the clones.
Los Gallos Flamenco Show
The singing, dancing and flamenco guitar is so captivated; you have not experience the true spirit and soul of Seville if you have not been on a flamenco show. Los Gallos Flamenco Show have been entertaining their guests ever since 1966 and offers an outstanding entertainment with top class artists. This place is the most recognized and respected internationally.
The passion of this dance and music is so intense that it will truly be an experience to remember for life.
Alcázar of Seville
It is easy to mistake this for a Moorish palace, but it was built for King Pedro the Cruel in the 1360’s - by Moorish builders. The upper levels are still used by the royal family.
Santa Cruz Quarter
Stroll around in the heart of Seville and enjoy the charm of Santa Cruz quarter with its winding alleys, its picturesque houses and its small squares. It is located in the old part of the city and without any doubt the most popular and crowded quarter in Seville.
This is also where you can see important tourist attractions like Cathedral, the Giralda, the Royal Alcázar, the Murillo´ s gardens and the Archivo de Indias.
During Easter, Seville is transformed into a photographer’s paradise. Processions with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, the Nazarenos asking for penance, and colourful, but not necessarily well-tuned, orchestras.
Sevilla Bike Tour
This is a great way to get an overview of the city sights, while doing something healthy at the same time! There are no strenuous hills en route and as long as you don’t suffer from any health problems, this is the way to go.
Museo de Bellas Artes
This museum, located in a former convent, has several masterpieces in its collections. Works by Goya, Murillo, Millian and Ribera share the space with modern art exhibitions.
Maria Luisa Park
Maria Luisa Park is designed like the Plaza de España in a mix of 1920's Art Deco and mock Mudejar and is one of the largest parks in Seville. This park is beautifully decorated with plenty of ceramic-tiled benches, fountains, pools, statues and monuments. However, travellers often head straight to the star attraction of the park; the Plaza de Espana.
Flamenco Dance Museum
Would you like to learn more aboute the magic world of flamenco dancing? Then head over to this musum. This is a must for all the tourists who would like to expereince and understand this amazing Andalusian culture. Here you can stroll around in the different areas; the exhibition hall, the basement and dance studio and enjoy the authentic feeling in this 18th-century building.
Golden tower also called The Torre del Oro, is a historic watchtower that was constructed in the early 13th-century by the Almohades, who ruled over Andalusia. The tower was in fact a part of the city's defensive walls. Now it is one of Seville's most photographed landmarks.
When visiting Macarena Basilique, you will see one of the dearest treasures of Seville, the statue of la Virgen de la Esperanza (the Virgen of Hope), known as la Macarena, the same name as the quarter the church is on. The statue is a 17th-century wooden sculpture of Christ's mother mourning his death, covered in tears.
Macarena basilica is a modern church in Neo-Baroque style and built between 1936 and 1941 by architect Gómez Millán.
Archeological Museum is said to be one of the best museums of its kind in Spain and located in the Maria Luisa Park. This is the place where you can learn more about the history and enjoy artefacts dating back to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
There is so much to see in this museum but be sure not to miss the Carambolo Treasure which is located in the section of the Phoenician colonisation.
Isla Mágica is an exciting and modern amusement park with seven different themed areas representing different episodes in Spanish 16th-century history. This is the place where the whole family can enjoy themselves, ride the roller coaster, play miniature golf, try one of the four different water rides or explore the pirate ship.
Aire de Sevilla
Do you need to relax between all the sightseeing? Then head over to Aire de Sevilla and enjoy the Hammam experience in some of the nicest Baños Arabes (Arab baths) in all of Spain. This is the place where you can unwind with temperature baths to massages and steam rooms in a magical atmosphere.