Seville is bursting with delicious local bites; vibrant, passionate culture and more!
An important regional city ever since the time of the Romans, Seville has become a must-visit whenever you find yourself in Spain. By spending 3 days in Seville, you’ll discover the city’s most iconic sights and even start to feel a bit like a local! Here’s your perfect itinerary for exploring Andalusia’s beautiful, passionate capital.
Day 1: Cathedral, Alcazar, food tour
Start your 3 days in Seville by visiting two of the city’s most iconic monuments right in the heart of town! Begin with the city’s famous cathedral (Avenida de la Constitución, s/n), one of the most stunning architectural masterpieces you’ll ever see. From the tomb of Christopher Columbus to the awe-inspiring views from the top of the Giralda tower, there’s no better place to start your 3 days in Seville.
From there, head to another one of Seville’s most impressive sights: the Alcazar (Patio de Banderas, s/n)! This historic complex is home to ornate tilework, lush gardens and centuries of history. In fact, the Spanish Royal Family enjoys it so much that they use it as their official residence on visits to Seville!
In the evening, get even more historical context for the amazing sights you’ve seen so far when you join us on our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour. Throughout the evening, you’ll learn fascinating stories and legends from Seville’s rich history as you step into centuries-old bars that locals have loved for generations. And, of course, you’ll learn how to eat like a local as you devour Seville’s best bites!
Day 2: Triana, Plaza de España
Start off the second of your 3 days in Seville by crossing the river into the emblematic Triana neighborhood. This unique barrio has developed its own unique, fascinating culture that sets it apart from the rest of the city. It’s easy to feel like a local here. After breakfast, head to the Mercado de Triana (Plaza del Altozano, 14) and spend some time wandering among the buzzing stalls. Drink in the lovely views of the city as you stroll along Calle Betis parallel to the river. Along the way, stop into some of the neighborhood’s off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, like the historic ceramics factory (Calle Callao, 14).
As evening falls, head back across the river. (Or, if you’d like, stick around in Triana and join us for our Tapas Like a Local Tour!) From the Remedios bridge, you’ll easily be able to get to Parque María Luisa—then, from there, Plaza de España. Seville’s most colorful, iconic plaza is at its best as evening falls over the city. The crowds clear out, and as night falls, you may even have the entire square to yourself! From there, head out on a tapas crawl in the nearby neighborhood and enjoy eating like a local.
Day 3: Alameda de Hercules, Museo de Bellas Artes, Metropol Parasol
Can you believe your 3 days in Seville are almost up? Let’s make the most of this last one! Start things off at the Alameda de Hercules. This up-and-coming, thriving neighborhood is home to some of the best brunch spots in town! Be sure to check out the Roman columns at one end of the promenade, too.
Make your way south and head to the Fine Arts Museum (Plaza del Museo, 9). Even if you’re not much of an art person, this museum will change your mind. The collection of mostly Spanish masterpieces here ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
End your 3 days in Seville at another one of the city’s most important sights: Metropol Parasol! Known locally as “las setas” (the mushrooms), this sculpture towering over Plaza de la Encarnación is the largest wooden structure in the world. For a small fee, you can take the elevator up to the top, where you can enjoy a free drink at the rooftop bar and marvel at the views of the city from the winding catwalks.
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.