Top Ten Things To Do in Seville

You cannot leave Seville without seeing the Alcazar. It is still used by the Royal family of Spain when they are in Seville.

Reminding one of the Alhambra in Granada in some ways, this compound of palaces and fortresses is an architectural masterpiece. There are also works of Spanish artists that can be seen throughout the complex.

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The Plaza de Espana is a huge Plaza with a canal, bridges and traditional ceramic tiled architecture. It is a gem of Spanish architecture competing, some say, with the Cathedral for scale and grandeur.

Designed by the architect Aníbal González from Seville for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the square is made with typical Spanish material red brick, forged iron and embellished with ceramics. It has Venice like canvas with bridges.

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The Cathedral of Seville is one of the city’s main attractions. The grandiose monument was built to impress and dazzle future generations. Started in the 15th century on the site of a mosque after the Christians took back Seville, it took centuries to be finished.

The tomb of Columbus is said to be inside the Cathedral, along with other works of art. The Orange trees and the fountain are a stark reminder of its Islamic past. More Details>
The Giralda bell tower of the Seville Cathedral is the icon of Seville. The construction started in the 12th century as a minaret of the Aljama mosque. Over successive centuries it has been renovated, and added on to bring it to its current form.

Literally it means 'weathervane', a device showing wind direction. This name was given because the statue on top symbolizes faith. The climb is steep but the ramps help, and it is worth it for the views.

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A part of the authentic Seville experience is a visit in the Santa Cruz district. What used to be a Jewish ghetto is now one of the a beautiful, whitewashed neighbourhood of Seville.

Walk around or have a drink and just enjoy the medieval maze-like streets covered in flowers, and courtyards lined with orange trees.

The Alcazar, Cathedral and Giralda all form part of Barrio Santa Cruz. To find out more about what you can do here, and to learn about Don Juan the Seducer of Seville, view the details.More Details>
The Maria Luisa Park is worth visiting for a nice family day out. The kids will get the most out of the experience. They can feed the doves or ride bicycles.

It’s not just an outdoor experience, it can also be a cultural one. The park is part of the Plaza de Espana complex, with the archeology and ceramic museums also closeby.

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The Museo de Belles Artes of Seville has one of the most impressive collections of art outside Madrid. The collection of art is mostly on religious themes.

Housed in a 16th century monastery, the museum has works of Pedro Millán, Alonso Vázquez, Gaspar Núñez Delgado, Murillo, José de Ribera and Zurbaran. Besides the art, the building itself is worth seeing. More Details>
The Metropol Parasol is the biggest construction of wood in the world. Designed by the architect Jürgen Mayer H, the building was inaugurated in 2011 and aims to become the new emblem of Seville.

During the construction, Roman ruins were discovered and they were incorporated in the architecture of the building, as a museum. The Parasol has a bar as well as a restaurant. It is a good place to just hang out and watch the locals.

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The Flamenco museum is the only one of this type in the world. Founded by the famous flamenco dancer, Cristina Hoyos, the museum offers a comprehensive history of flamenco.

At night, the museum transforms into a performance venue, where amazing flamenco shows take place. It is a highlight of a visit to Seville.More Details>

Map : Seville Top Tens

Address Details

1 : Alcazar of Seville
Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004, Seville

2 : Plaza de Espana
Av de Isabel la Católica, 41004, Seville

3 : Seville Cathedral
Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004, Seville

4 : Giralda
Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004, Seville

5 : Santa Cruz

6 : Maria Luisa Park
Av. de María Luisa, s/n, 41013, Seville

7 : Museum of Fine Arts of Seville
Plaza del Museo, 9 41001, Seville

8 : Metropol Parasol
Plaza de la Encarnacion, 41003, Seville

9 : Flamenco Museum
C/Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3,, 41004, Seville