Seville takes on a special kind of magic as the sun goes down.
The evening light blanketing the city makes it seem even more enchanting (if that’s even possible!). Want to really experience the magic of a sunset in Seville? Head to one of these beautiful spots for an evening you’ll remember forever. (Then from there, head out on a tapas crawl!)
1. Metropol Parasol
Did you know Seville is home to the largest wooden structure in the world? Metropol Parasol towers over Plaza de la Encarnación and has brought new life to the area since its opening in 2011. Although its construction was quite controversial, it has become as much a symbol of Seville as the Giralda and the Triana Bridge.
For just 3 euros, you can take the elevator to the top of the setas (“mushrooms,” as locals call the structure). From there, enjoy a free drink at the rooftop bar and stroll the winding walkways as you enjoy the sunset in Seville from up above.
2. Along the riverbank
For a truly incredible view of the sunset in Seville, take a stroll along the eastern bank of the Guadalquivir River. The unforgettable image of the sun setting over Triana looks like a postcard! If you want to explore Triana itself, head across the bridge and enjoy the lovely views from along Calle Betis.
3. Doña María Hotel
Head up to the terrace at Doña María Hotel near the cathedral to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the sunset in Seville. You don’t need to be a guest at the four-star hotel itself to head up to their incredible rooftop terrace. With an incredible location near the cathedral, it also boasts Seville’s oldest rooftop terrace bar. Grab a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
4. Plaza de España
You can still experience a magical sunset in Seville from ground level! Plaza de España is beautiful at any time of day, but seems to get even more magical as evening falls. The late daylight reflecting off of the colorful tiles and stately buildings makes the plaza almost seem to glow. As a bonus, there are tons of great tapas bars and restaurants in the area where you can enjoy a local dinner afterwards!
5. Calle Mateos Gago & Plaza del Triunfo
As Calle Mateos Gago ends and spills out into Plaza del Triunfo, the overpowering view of the cathedral will make you stop and stare. While this area is quite touristy, it also affords one of the best views of the sunset in Seville. The colors of the evening sky make a magnificent background for the gorgeous cathedral and Giralda.
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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.