This blog post was originally posted on February 24, 2016 and was updated on February 5, 2019.
After a long winter, Seville truly begins to come alive in the spring as temperatures rise and the scent of orange blossom wafts through the streets.
All things considered, March is one of the best times of year to visit Seville. As winter slowly fades away, you’ll beat the infamous summer heat and the majority of the tourist crowds that start pouring into the city later in the spring. Temperatures lingering between 15–20 degrees and clear, sunny skies call for long, leisurely meals on terraces and enjoying some seriously incredible views of the Andalusian capital from up above. And that’s not to mention the whole host of cultural events and activities awaiting you this month, either. If that sounds good, be sure to keep these great things to do in Seville in March in mind to make this trip the best ever.
Experience the music of the Cádiz carnival
And no, you don’t have to go all the way to Cádiz in order to do so! Every year, spectators throughout Andalusia eagerly tune in to watch the music groups competition in the weeks leading up to the Cádiz carnival. These amusing performances come in a variety of styles and offer a fascinating look at the cultural side of Andalusia’s most famous carnival.
If you’re looking for things to do in Seville in March, don’t camp out in front of your hotel TV watching the competition. Instead, catch seven of the best groups participating in the contest when they perform at the FIBES Auditorium right here in Seville on March 15 and 16. Known as El Falla de Sevilla, the event promises a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the cultural heart and soul of Carnival, and as a bonus, it’s perfect for the whole family.
Celebrate Seville’s most iconic painter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo revolutionized the Spanish Baroque art scene, creating works that were truly ahead of their time and that influenced European art throughout the late 18th century. His contributions to the history and culture of his hometown of Seville still resonate throughout the city today.
As part of the ongoing celebrations of Murillo’s 400th birthday, the Fine Arts Museum of Seville is hosting a fascinating exhibition in his honor through March 17. This anthological exhibition celebrating Murillo’s life and achievements displays 72 of his finest works, many of which have never before been displayed here in Seville. This historic exhibition is easily one of the best things to do in Seville in March for art aficionados and history buffs alike.
Journey back to ancient Rome
Just nine kilometers north of Seville lies one of the region’s most undeniably precious cultural gems. The ancient Roman settlement of Italica serves as a stunningly well-preserved example of Roman architecture and allows us to easily imagine what life must have been like in this key Iberian city thousands of years ago.
Every Sunday afternoon throughout the month of March, you’ll be able to take your visit one step further by experiencing a fun, fascinating dramatized guided visit of Italica. Led by actors in authentic period clothing, you’ll feel as if you’ve left the 21st century behind as you make your way through the small city learning all about its inhabitants and their way of life. This dynamic experience is definitely one of the most unique things to do in Seville in March—after all, it’s not every day that you get to travel back in time!
Spots are limited for this experience, so be sure to book your tickets online in advance.
Lose yourself in the Jewish Quarter
Seville’s iconic Jewish Quarter, also known as Santa Cruz, teems with fascinating history around every picturesque turn. No matter what time of year you visit, it’s always worth taking an hour (or several) to wander along the narrow, winding cobblestone streets and see where they take you.
In springtime, though, the neighborhood takes on an even more special air. The sights and scents of the lovely orange trees lining the streets in March elevate this charming barrio to full-on fairytale status. Hidden plazas like the ornately decorated Plaza de Doña María will take your breath away with their vibrant colors and idyllic serenity. Take a moment to marvel at the gorgeous scenery and you’ll find that one of the best things to do in Seville in March is also one of the simplest.
Springtime is positively magical in Seville, and once you’re here, you’ll see why! In the meantime, brush up on your cultural knowledge and insider foodie tips by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. By the time you get here, you’ll already feel like a local!
After studying in Andalusia, Jaimie made sure he was on the first possible flight back to Seville—the day after graduation! Many years later, he is fully immersed in Spain’s culinary world and has shown thousands of guests the secrets of sherry and tapas.