Seville is an enchanting city that moves with the rhythm of its flamenco. It’s situated on the Iberian Peninsula, serving as the capital of Andalusia, and it’s one of the country’s biggest cities, not far behind Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia.
Seville has stunning architecture and delicious food.
To help you plan your trip to Seville, I’ve put together this guide, breaking down the essential information into different sections. It’s more than your standard travel guide, as it serves as a collection of all our articles about Seville.
- Due to its naval history and heavy Arab influence, Seville is definitely in the running for the title of the most beautiful city in Spain.
Table of Contents
Where is Seville?
Here are estimated train travel times to Seville from different big cities:
- 2 hours from Malaga
- 3 hours from Madrid
- 6 hours from Barcelona
What are the must-see attractions in Seville?
Here are the top 5 attractions in Seville:
Plaza de España
A majestic semicircular square with ornate bridges and ceramic tiles
Catedral de Sevilla + La Giralda
A gothic cathedral and its iconic bell tower with offering panoramic views of the city.
Barrio Santa Cruz
Quaint historic Jewish quarter, winding streets, and charming plazas.
Real Alcázar of Seville
Opulent palace complex with lush gardens and intricate architecture. The Real Alcázar of Seville is the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use today.
Las Setas de Sevilla
A contemporary architectural marvel resembling giant wooden mushrooms.
Is Seville worth visiting?
No doubt about it, Seville is definitely worth a visit. It’s a city that captures the heart of Spain. Whether you love history, food, architecture, or simply seek the pulse of a passionate city, Seville has something for everyone.
Seville in 3 questions:
- What is the best attraction to see in Seville? It has to be the Real Alcazar!
- What is the most photographed spot in Seville? Plaza de España
- What is Seville best known for? It is often said that Seville is where the gypsy art of Flamenco was born. (Although some would say it’s Granada!)
Other attractions in the city
- Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla
- Plaza del Cabildo
- Torre del Oro
- Murillo Gardens
- Maria Luisa Park
- Seville Cathedral Rooftop Tour
- Triana Neighborhood, Seville
- Palacio De Las Dueñas
- Museo Palacio De La Condesa De Lebrija
- Casa De Pilatos
- Hospital De Los Venerables
- General Archive of the Indies
Best day trips from Seville
Where to Stay in Seville
Seville has a large collection of hotels to suit any preference or budget. Here are a few to consider for your stay.
Hand picked hotel recommendations:
- Mid-range hotel: Joya del Casco Boutique Hotel
- High-range hotel: Plácido y Grata Hotel Boutique
- Budget hotel: Lukanda Hospec
However, Seville’s neighborhoods are quite distinct, and some may be better suited to your style of travel. The best way to find out is by learning more about them.