Things to do in Seville in September 2018

This blog post was originally posted on August 18, 2015 and was updated on July 27, 2018. 

Seville almost resembles a ghost town in August. But in September, it feels as if the city has come alive again.

The nights are still warm, which means it’s your last chance of the year to get involved in the seasonal evening events around the city. Plus, as daytime temperatures drop to pleasantly warm levels, it’s much more enjoyable to get out and about than it is during the previous few months. So without further ado, here are our recommendations for things to do in Seville in September!

There are so many amazing things to do in Seville in September! From a world-class flamenco festival to a fun nighttime run, here's what you should add to your agenda.

Experience the magic of flamenco

We’re pretty proud that Seville is the birthplace of Spain’s most legendary and passionate art form. And if you happen to be here in September, you’ll be able to experience it on another level! The Bienal de Flamenco takes place in even-numbered years and is a massive city-wide celebration of music and dance. It’s the biggest flamenco-related event in the world, and draws some of the best performers currently gracing stages around the globe. You’ll see pure, traditional flamenco; experimentalist avant-garde styles and everything in between. This is easily one of the must-do things to do in Seville in September and takes place this year from the 6th until the 30th.

One of our favorite things to do in Seville in September is easily the Bienal de Flamenco! This biannual flamenco celebration honors Spain's most passionate art form, which was born right here in Seville.
If you’re visiting Seville in September, you can’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to watch some of the world’s best flamenco artists at work!

Agua Mágica

Looking for fun for the whole family? Aqua Mágica is the water park inside the popular Isla Mágica amusement park. It prides itself on being “la playa de Sevilla” (“Seville’s beach”) and features water slides, toboggans, a large aquatic playground for kids, a large wave pool, and a lazy river. While the main part of the park, Isla Mágica remains open throughout the year, Aqua Mágica closes its doors after September 30 for the winter season.

Address: Rotonda Isla Mágica, Isla de la Cartuja

This is the Isla Magica theme park, one of our top recommendations of things to do in Seville in September!
Rides at Isla Mágica, Seville’s theme park. Photo Credit: Emilio I. Panizo

Explore Seville by night

Alminar Servicios Culturales organizes weekly nighttime tours of Seville throughout the summer months. Each offers a different theme or focus to help you see the city through different eyes. The last tours of the season will take place on September 6 and 13 (both Thursdays), and are titled “Remembering Magellan” and “El Arenal: A Merchant’s Neighborhood” respectively. Tours last an hour and a half and cost just €6.50 when booked online in advance.

One of our favorite things to do in Seville in September is to discover the city by night!
Discover the magic of Seville by night! Photo credit: Hernán Piñera

Get a great workout running in the Carrera Nocturna

Want to take your nighttime explorations of Seville to the next level? Sign up for the Carrera Nocturna, a popular nighttime race that takes place the last Friday of September (which falls on the 28th this year). Join thousands of fitness enthusiasts and casual runners alike in this 8.5-km race through the city streets, which take on a beautiful kind of magic at night. The last stretch of the race takes you right along Paseo de las Delicias, offering stunning views of the Guadalquivir River and Triana.

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4 Comment

  1. Julia says
    July 16, 2018 at 7:03 am

    We are thinking of spending about a week in Sevilla from September 5 – 14. Will the locals be back from vacation? Is that a bad time to go?

    Reply
    1. Devour Tours says
      July 17, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Hi Julia! The locals will indeed be back. September and October are high season for tourism in Spain, so everything will be in full swing! Just make sure to plan ahead, for example with Alcazar tickets, so you don’t get stuck waiting in lines.

      Reply
      1. Deborah says
        August 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm

        I tried to buy tickets online to Alcazar but their official website is not secure. I am advised not to enter my credit card number or other particulars for this reason. What do you suggest I do? We will be visiting on Sept. 10, 2018

        Reply
        1. Devour Tours says
          August 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

          Their homepage is an http site, but once you click to buy tickets, it moves you over to a secure https site! Here is the address for tickets: https://realalcazarsevilla.sacatuentrada.es/
          Enjoy!

          Reply

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