This blog post was originally posted on May 21, 2015, and was updated on April 25, 2017.
Are you lucky enough to be visiting Seville in June? It’s a fabulous month to be here, so here are our favorite things to do in the city!
The summer vibe of the city is really in swing, but it’s not quite reached the soaring temperatures that Seville is famous for during July and August. This makes it one of the best times of the year to explore our beautiful city. You can make use of the shade in its amazing parks, experience some unique events, and really enjoy everything that Seville has to offer! To help you plan your time here, check out our top picks of things to do in Seville in June.
Enjoy music in the park
Nocturama features seasonal music events across the city every year during the summer and is returning for its 12th year at new venues across the city, beginning with their spring events in the gardens of the Casino de la Exposición, near Plaza España, one of the many beautiful parks in Seville.
Acts for June are already confirmed, so expect to see us watching Quentin Gas & Los Zíngaros, a local group playing a wonderful blend of flamenco, soulful folk, and rock on the 8th of June. Otherwise, check their website for the full program! The events start Wednesday the 25th of May and will take place every Wednesday until the end of June. Every show starts at 9,30pm, takes place outdoors, and is free to enter.
Check out a special art exhibition
The life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, famous for her portraits, has been reinvented in a small exhibition that will be touring the capital cities of Andalusia by local artist, Fausto Velázquez, who was fascinated by her iconic face, as well as her dramatic and turbulent life. The 22 portraits are on display at the Sala del Apeadero, located in the Town Hall (Plaza San Francisco) until the 26th of June from 10.00am – 1.30pm (Monday to Friday) and Saturdays in the morning only.
Experience Contemporary Circus in Seville
Contemporary circus will take to many of Seville’s streets from the 28th of May until the 12th of June for the annual Festival Circada de Sevilla 2016. A whole range of different circus performers who have their own unique take on the art are polishing their acts for the fortnight of performances, which will take place in Seville’s most popular squares such as Plaza Nueva, Puerta de Jerez, the Alameda de Hercules, Las Setas and Plaza España, as well as inside metro stations and some venues (the venues will require a purchase of the ticket.). Check out the full program on their website!
Wind down with a sunset drink– and a view!
During June the weather is just about warm enough for it not to get cold in the evenings, so why not make use of this mild climate by settling into one of Seville’s roof terrace bars for an evening drink. The weather is pleasant, the views are great, and the vibe is perfect for passing the early summer evenings by with a glass of vino blanco or a cool cerveza or even perhaps a cocktail or two. The rooftop bar at Hotel Doña Maria, located near the Cathedral, is a favorite of ours!
Relax by the river
During the month of June the weather is warming up so if you need to escape the heat of the afternoon, the riverside parks make a great place to relax. The Jardines de Chapina near Seville’s Plaza de Armas bus station is filled with locals and visitors alike, retreating in the shade of the trees and enjoying the cool breeze coming off the river.
Seville’s gastronomic market,Mercado Lonja del Barraco, is on the edge of the park, so when you are ready for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink, head inside and visit the food stalls that serve everything from simply prepared seafood to hearty local tapas.
See a bullfight
Bulls and bullfighting are two things which are icons of Andalusia, though contrary to popular belief outside of Spain, bullfighting doesn’t happen on a regular basis. In Seville, the majority of the bullfights happen around the time of the Feria de Abril, but until mid-June there are a smattering of bullfights before the matadors take a break for the summer.
Bullfights will take place at the Plaza de Toros on Sunday the 5th and 12th of June, and if you want to watch the spectacle which is synonymous with culture in Andalusia, make sure you book your tickets in advance.
Take a food tour!
June is a great month to be wandering around outdoors and exploring the city, so why not enjoy it with some delicious bites!
Sign up for our Tastes, Tapas and Traditions of Seville tour from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10:30am and explore Seville’s history and culture through food. What better way could there be to experience this amazing city!
Since 2005, Cyra has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain working as a professional tour guide. But it was Seville’s charm that captured her heart, and she hasn’t looked back since moving to her favorite city for food, wine and quality of life.