Trip made in August 2019
Duration: 3 days
Welcome to Seville !!
Today, I immerse you in the heart of the Andalusian capital! This region located in the south of Spain is the cradle of Flamenco, castanets and bullfighting. Welcome to Myoxybubble Seville ! In this city you will be transported in an authentic Spanish atmosphere. Here, it is good to stroll through the gardens, museums and admire the Moorish architecture. The discovery of Seville will also take place on your plate with a very varied Andalusian cuisine. Tapas are a must-see institution in the city. I’m not going to make you salivate any longer, so on my way to discovering the beautiful Andalusian.
- Welcome to Seville !!
- Seville, the beautiful Andalusian!
- Day 1: Along the Quadalvivir River
- Day 2: Historic Seville
- Day 3: The architectural beauty of Seville
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Seville, the beautiful Andalusian!
Day 1: Along the Quadalvivir River
# The history of the Torre Del Oro
This beautiful tower dating from the thirteenth century is an emblematic monument located along the Alfonso XIII Canal or previously called “Quadalvivir River”. It served as an observation tower and gold storage, hence its name “Torre Del Oro “.
The visit of the small museum of the navy is interesting with beautiful models of boats. The tower enjoys a beautiful view of Seville from the top of its 36m.
I advise you to visit this tower if possible like me on a Monday because it’s free 😉! Otherwise you will have to pay 3 € / person. Admission is a bit pricey for the duration of the tour (which does not require a reservation). Then, I advise you to walk and follow the river to the Triana district.
# The Triana district
This area is famous for its lively covered market “ El mercado de Triana“. Here you will find food stalls with culinary specialties of Seville, fruits, vegetables, fish and many tapas bars really cheap.
The Triana district is an authentic neighborhood very lively, festive and very pretty. it is located on the other side of the bank in relation to the torre del oro. Go after 10pm! Do not hesitate to stroll and stroll through this neighborhood with the Spanish gypsy spirit of the old town!
Sit on the terrace for a drink and enjoy the show! Barrio de Triana is the cradle of flamenco 💃.
I recommend the restaurant Casa Cuesta in the Triana district! You will find a typical Andalusian cuisine, homemade and very tasty. The price is very affordable. Count 2,90€ to 3,60€ for tapas. The portions are generous. The associations are original and very tasty. Try the fried Camembert with its raspberry coulis! A pure delight!
Just for information, the bread and small aperitif cakes that are brought to you at the beginning of the meal are paid if you consume them. It’s not like France.
At the time, bullfighters and intellectuals came to eat at “Casa Cuesta”! This restaurant with typical Sevillian decoration is an institution.
The boss is smiling and friendly. The service is a bit long but all dishes are served at the same time.I recommend this address!
# Arena of the real Maestranza
For or against bullfighting? In Spain, bullfighting is an Andalusian tradition, a very popular and important festival. It is a visit to do whether or not we like bullfighting. You will be able to admire from the outside the flamboyant colors of this magnificent historical monument.
Possibility to visit the arena of the real maestranza for free on Monday afternoon from 15h to 18h. I advise you to go there a little before the opening in order to book and collect your tickets at the desired times. We arrived at the end of the day and all the time slots were already taken! Big disappointment. Otherwise, the entrance will cost you 8€! The visit must be done with a Spanish or English guide. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes of visit.
# Metropol Parasol
The ” Metropol Parasol ” or “giant mushroom of Seville” is an openwork wooden structure resembling a huge morel quite futuristic.
The building reaches 28m in height and 150m in length. It covers the square of the Encarnación. The place is pleasant day and night.
Don’t forget the upstairs visit. It offers a visit suspended on very pleasant footbridges and an overview of the city center and the cathedrals.
Access to the floor is by elevator and will cost you 3 €/person. I advise you to keep your receipt. It will allow you to benefit from a free drink on presentation at the checkout of the restaurant “la cerveceria” just below the mushroom.
It is an architectural place to discover with its many shops nearby.
Day 2: Historic Seville
# The Cathedral of Santa Maria of the See
Early in the morning, come and meditate in the 3rd largest Gothic cathedral in the world!
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of the See is the jewel of Seville and its visit is a must. It is located in the heart of the center of the old town. It has been inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage List since 1987. You will be blown away by its immensity, its architecture and its exceptional ornamentation. Starting with the burial of Christopher Columbus and the majestic and splendid organ!
Possibility also to climb to the top of the old minaret called Giralda. Because this cathedral is an old mosque whose minaret has been transformed into a bell tower.
At the top of this magnificent bell tower you will enjoy an exceptional view of the courtyard of the orange trees and Seville!
The visit of the Giralda is paying but inevitable.
The visit of the cathedral is free on reservation on Monday from 16:30 to 18:00. You must make a request in advance by email no later than the Friday morning preceding the Monday of the visit. Be sure to specify the number of places you want, name and surname. Reservas@catedraldesevilla.es
Otherwise, the entrance will cost you 9€/adult, free up to 14 years and 4 € up to 25 years. This place of worship is an invitation to rest and prayer. I highly recommend it. Once your visit is over, I advise you to walk the alleys of the Santa Cruz district.
# The Royal Alcazar Palace
Welcome to the Royal Palace of Seville! The Real Alcazar Palace is a cultural place rich in Moorish and Christian stories. It is a must-see tourist site in Seville. The place is beautiful. “Alcazar” means castle in Spanish.
The architecture of the palace is sumptuous with beautiful mosaics well preserved, magnificent patios competing in beauty (Patio de las Doncellas, patio of the virgins …) not to mention the lush gardens and their fountains with an irrigation system communicating with each other.
You will enjoy strolling there for hours. The park allows you to be at a pleasant temperature when the days are hot. The place is a haven of peace. Game of Thrones fans will be delighted! In season 7, a scene from the series was shot here, in the water gardens of Dornes! My teenagers were happy!
The visit of the Alcazar site is free on Mondays by reservation. From October to March: from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; from April to September: from 6pm to 7pm.
Book your tickets no later than the Friday preceding the Monday in question or several weeks in advance. Tickets are nominative and must present a valid ID or passport for each of them. Here is the link: https://realalcazarsevilla.sacatuentrada.es/es/lotes/lunes.-entrada-horario-gratuito-lote
By taking your ticket online, you will benefit from a skip-the-line entry. You will get your tickets on paper or mobile. The ticket includes free admission to the Palaces and Gardens of the Royal Alcazar of Seville and will be valid for the selected time.
You must present your printed ticket or on mobile. The online purchase will cost you an extra € 1.00 per ticket (municipal order of the prices of the city of Seville). No changes or refunds are accepted once payment has been made. The rest of the week, the entrance will cost you 11,50€ / adult and only 3€ for students on presentation of the international student card imperatively! Under 17 years old, the visit will be free.
Be careful, I advise you to take a skip-the-line ticket to avoid a long wait of at least 1 hour!
Day 3: The architectural beauty of Seville
# The beauty of the Spanish Steps
What is the most famous place in Seville? the Spanish Steps of course! This square is very touristy but magical by its beauty.
Take a tour and admire the colored ceramic benches (azuléjos) representing the different provinces of Spain.
Enjoy the central fountain that brings a little freshness.
Sit down and admire the flamenco dancers. The square is huge and forms a semi-circle with exceptional Sevillian architecture. Possibility to take a boat or carriage ride on the square. A canal reminiscent of Venice with its small bridges sighs around the square. This is little Spanish Venice.
Personally, I am not a fan of its tourist attractions, so I am unable to tell you the price of the boat or carriage ride. A single visit is not enough! You have to come once during the day and once at night.
The place is magical! A must in Seville!
# Relaxation at Maria Luisa Park
Just in front of the Spanish Steps, lose yourself in the middle of the vegetation of the splendid Maria Luisa Park. Small corner of paradise in the city center Seville You will find freshness, calm and serenity in the middle of many palm trees, flowers, orange trees and fountains.
Meditation will be at the rendezvous under the song of the birds.
Sit on one of the park’s many benches, contemplate and take your time. The gardens of this park once belonged to the Palace of San Telmo. They were offered to the city of Seville by Infanta Maria Luisa.
# The casa de Pilatos
Pilate’s Palace is located in the historic center of Seville, in the square of the same name (Pilate).
It has a rich architecture with beautiful and numerous azulejos. In one of the patios of the palace took place the shooting of the film of Lawrence of Arabia. Remember my article Myoxybubble Jordan !
The casa de Pilatos also has beautiful and very peaceful gardens.
Tip: the visit is also free on Mondays from 3pm to 7pm. I advise you to arrive 3/4h in advance so as not to waste your time. Please note that places are limited to 100 people max in the palace. Then they will make the entries according to the number of exits. Otherwise, the visit will cost you 12€/person on the other days of the week. The price is excessive and not worth this exorbitant rate. The tour does not require a reservation. I recommend this palace (but without paying). It is beautiful.
# Monasterio de la Cartuja
At the end of your stay in Seville, if you have time left, I recommend a visit a little out of the way and atypical. Go by taxi or on foot (4km walk from the center) to the Monasterio de la Cartuja. Very peaceful place!
This former monastery houses a museum of contemporary art (Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art). Kids and grown-ups will love it!
The visit may seem bof at first, but let yourself be surprised and you will really enjoy the place and the exhibitions!
You will appreciate the gardens and air-conditioned rooms especially in case of hot weather!
The price of admission is really ridiculous. After your visit, you will enjoy the cafeteria with its cold drinks and ice cream! Very nice time to do if you have time left. We loved it!
There are still plenty of other things to see and do in Seville. I leave it to you to complete your program and discover for yourself depending on the length of your stay. You can click on the banner below for this:
For us it’s the end of the trip: Seville was the last leg of a road trip starting in Porto and passing through Lisbon.
I hope you enjoyed this new trip with me. I look forward to seeing you soon for new adventures with a new Myoxybubble destination!
Feel free to leave your comments on this article and share your own experiences in Seville (the form can be found a little further down).
Need advice to organize your trip? Contact!
We advise you to travel mainly by scooter and Uber, it is the most convenient.
Several sites/monuments are free on Mondays, sometimes by reservation with limited places.
Find out more to optimize your schedule and budget! I gave you all the info in the article.
The currency is obviously the euro.
CB is accepted just about everywhere.
Before you go
Do not forget to check that your passport or ID is still valid. No visa required.
There is no need for special vaccines.
For electrical outlets, they are identical to those in France.
It is very hot, especially in August. Don’t forget your sunglasses, sunscreen and hat, as well as a bottle of water.