Things to do in Seville in September 2019

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.

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.

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.

SEE ALSO: The Most Authentic Flamenco Shows in Seville

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 country’s best flamenco artists at work!

2. Say adiós to summer at Agua Mágica

It’s true that inland Seville lacks an actual beach. The next best thing is Agua Mágica, the popular water park that makes up part of the Isla Mágica amusement complex.

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.

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

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.

One of our favorite things to do in Seville in October is to discover the city by night at Noche en Blanco!
Discover the magic of Seville by night! Photo credit: Hernán Piñera

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8 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
  2. Susan says
    August 18, 2019 at 5:34 am

    My husband and I plan to spend 3 weeks immersing ourselves in Seville in September 2020. We will be looking to rent an apartment (with elevator/ ground floor) in a suburb that is quiet, with mostly locals, cafes, markets and with easy access to transport to the main sites of Seville and surrounding district.
    Any suggestions or recommendations.

    Reply
    1. Devour Tours says
      August 20, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Hi Susan! Triana perhaps? Take a look at this post for more: https://devoursevillefoodtours.com/where-to-stay-in-seville-neighborhood-guide/

      Reply
  3. Mr nigel forde says
    August 30, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Hi, my name is Nigel. Going to Seville for 4 days next week, but want one day at a beach. I understand Matalascanas is the nearest beach, and you need to take a Damas bus. is this correct? Also, where do you catch the bus/coach.
    Final question, is there another beach we can go to no more than 2 hours away by rail/coach. I am staying at Melia Seville, thank you

    Reply
    1. Devour Tours says
      September 2, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Nigel! You’re correct—you can take a Damas bus to Matalascañas. Buses depart from Plaza de Armas, the main bus station in Seville. A few other great beach destinations near Seville are:
      -Cadiz (trains from Santa Justa station, buses from Prado de San Sebastián, both take 1 hour 45 minutes)
      -Sanlucar de Barrameda (buses from Prado de San Sebastian, the shortest trip takes just 1 hour 20 minutes)
      -Conil de la Frontera (buses from Prado de San Sebastian, the shortest trip takes just 1 hour 45 minutes)
      We hope this helps! Enjoy Seville!

      Reply

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