Seville is a city in the south of Spain and is the capital of the region of Andalucía. The city has many Arabic influences which you will see in the old city centre what makes sightseeing seville a great experience.
Where to go when sightseeing in Seville?
Seville is a beautiful city with a lot of places of interest. We made a list of the best places to go while sightseeing in Seville so you won’t miss anything.
Plaza de España
Characteristic for Seville is Plaza de España. This beautiful, impressive square is about 50.000m2. You will recognize the pillars and bridges with ceramic details.
In the middle of the square there is a huge fountain and you can rent a rowing boat. The square is the decor in movies as Star Wars and The Dictator.
You find Plaza de España in Parque del María Luisa. In this historical park, you can go for a relax walk and enjoy the flora and fauna the park offers.
This royal palace is one of the oldest in Europe that is still used. Since 1987 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is original a Moorish fort and when you walk through the palace and its gardens you will see the long history with a combination of different architecture.
Cathedral and Giralda
The Cathedral of Seville (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, a mustgo while city sightseeing Seville.
Originally this cathedral was a Mosque and its minnaret, de tower of a Mosque, is still intact. It is now called the ‘Giralda’ and has the function of the bell tower. When you visit the Cathedral you will find aspects of the old Mosque.
You can climb up on the Giralda and enjoy the beautiful view over the city. You walk up through a corridor instead of a stair because they used to go up with horses.
Plaza de toros
Every year, this Baroque arena is still the venue for bullfights during the Feria week of Seville. From all over the country matadors come to fight with the bulls. During a tour, you will learn everything about the history of this arena
Torre del oro
This 12-angular tower is on the side of the river the Canal the Alfonso XIII. The golden tower owes its name because of the golden glow on the river. It was used as an observation post and was part of the city walls. In the tower, you will find the Martime museum.
Sightseeing Seville budget tip!
In Seville, they offer free guided tours. You will go sightseeing in Seville and see all the highlights. This tour is for free but at the end you can give a tip. The guides are very enthusiastic and you learn a lot about the city’s history.