This blog post was originally posted on August 18, 2015 and was updated on August 6, 2019.
After resembling a ghost town for much of August, Seville comes alive again in September.
The nights are still mild, which means it’s your last chance of the year to get involved in the seasonal evening events around the city. And as daytime temperatures drop to tolerable levels, it’s much more enjoyable to get out and about than it is during the previous few months.
Ready to explore? Here are our top picks for things to do in Seville in September this year.
1. Experience the magic of flamenco
The bad news: Seville’s biannual flamenco festival isn’t on the agenda in 2019. The good news: there’s still a way to experience this passionate local art form throughout the fall.
The Fundación Cajasol hosts “Flamenco Thursdays” all autumn long, starting on September 12. Head to the Cajasol Cultural Center in Plaza San Francisco to check out some of Spain’s top flamenco performers in action. The best part: this event tends to draw plenty of locals, so it doesn’t feel nearly as touristy as some other flamenco performances in town.
2. Say adiós to summer at Agua Mágica
As the self-proclaimed “playa de Sevilla” (“beach in Seville”), Agua Mágica is the perfect way to beat the heat for the whole family. But you don’t have to be traveling with kids to enjoy its wealth of water slides, toboggans, wave pool, and lazy river. With many parts of the park surrounded by palm trees and real sand, it’ll almost feel like you really are at the beach!
Note: While the Isla Mágica theme park is open all year long, Agua Mágica closes for the season on September 29, 2019.
3. Catch a free show at Noches de Verano
Enjoying an entertaining night out is one of our favorite things to do in Seville in September, especially when said entertainment is free. Luckily, that’s the case for all performances that make up Noches de Verano en el Palacio de los Marqueses de la Algaba.
All summer long, free concerts and theater performances take place in this beautiful historic building in the heart of Seville. There are even plenty of family-friendly options available if you’re traveling with little ones.
2019 dates: July 4–September 7
4. Run 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 every year on the last Friday of September.
You’ll join thousands of fitness enthusiasts and casual runners alike in this 8.5-kilometer 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.
2019 date: Friday, September 27
5. See Seville by night
If you’re noticing a theme here, it may be because Seville is especially stunning once the sun goes down. And with evening temperatures being especially pleasant in Seville in September, it’s the ideal time to get out and about.
In addition to your regular tapas crawl on any given night, be sure to make room for a guided visit of one of Seville’s unique monuments. Nighttime visits to the Hospital de los Venerables, Hospital de la Caridad, Palacio de las Dueñas and Casa de los Pinelo allow you to see these unique sights in a different way, along with plenty of that irresistible sevillano charm.
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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.