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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Take a food tour
When visiting a new city, is there anything better than discovering the best bites at the places locals know and love best? We think not! With pleasantly warm days and nights, September is the perfect time of year to discover Seville on a food tour.
Join us on our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions Tour to experience breakfast and lunch like a true sevillano. Not only will you get to try some great food and drinks, but you’ll learn the stories behind every place we visit and see the city from a different point of view. We can’t wait to share our Seville with you!
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.