One day in Seville


Seville is not covered, it is lived. To know it is to dive into the Arab and Renaissance imprint. It's getting carried away by flamenco, the warmth of its people and the beauty of its streets and

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Plaza de España


One of the most beautiful and representative squares in Spai

  • To get there, a good alternative to car is to take the metro and get off at the Prado de San Sebastián stop. You can also get there by bus, since the bus station is very close to here.


  • The square was built for the Ibero-American exhibition held in 1929 and was started by the architect Aníbal González, an exponent of regionalist art.


  • Construction began in 1917. In 1926, the initial architect resigned from the work, thus delaying its completion.


  • It is a Renaissance work, which mixes materials such as marble, ceramics, exposed brick and tiles, which gives it a differentiating touch.


  • What makes it so special? On the one hand its spectacular dimensions, the surface of 50 thousand m2, its semicircular shape of 200 m2 in diameter and the artificial lake in its center.


  • The semi-elliptical form represents the arm of Spain with its colonies.


  • On the other hand, the symbolism: it seeks to represent each of the Spanish provinces. Each one corresponds to a bench, a tile, its shield, map and elements that distinguish it.


  • There should be 50 banks instead of 48, but at the time of construction Tenerife was within the Canary Islands, which means that it has no tiles or its own bench. Furthermore, Seville is not independently represented; it is present in other tiles.


  • Above each bench is the figure of someone, considered illustrious in Spanish history.


  • As a color data, it has been the most expensive work of those destined for the exhibition and up to a thousand workers have worked.


  • It is currently the headquarters of the Central Government of Andalusia, the General Captaincy and the Military Museum.


  • We start the one day tour of Seville early in the morning. We do it in this magnificent square located near the María Luisa park, which is full of symbolism and history. Then, we will gradually enter the city to take advantage of every hour of the day and thus be able to discover it.


  • Free access


  • 955471232


  • 1 h - 2 h

    An hour to go through it and admire it quietly.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: November to March from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. April to October 8 to 00 hours. Address: Avenida Isabel la Católica. Postal code: 41004.


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Parque de María Luisa


An urban oasis of singular beauty

  • To go through it, it is essential to bear in mind that the central axis is made up of the Fountain of the Lions, the Isleta de los Patos and the Pond of the Lotos. The gazebos of the Quinteros brothers, that of the Infanta María Luisa and that of Adolfo Bécquer are well worth it.


  • These gardens initially belonged to the Palace of San Telmo, until in 1893 they were donated by the Duchess of Montpellier, the Infanta María Luisa de Borbón, to the city.


  • The current park respects the layout of the old gardens, although the remodeling works included the presence of a French landscaper who gave it the stamp of a public park. Always respecting the particularities and climate of the region.


  • In 1910 it was chosen as the main site for the Ibero-American Exposition and expansion works began. On that occasion, several pavilions were built, such as the Mudejar and the Real, and roundabouts inspired by various figures such as Bécquer and Cervantes.


  • Inside the park is the Plaza América, the Museum of Popular Art and Customs, the Royal Pavilion and the Archaeological Museum.


  • Inside there are bars, it has parking and offers services suitable for people with disabilities.


  • We leave the Plaza de España behind and enter one of the largest and most beautiful green spaces in the city. Here, tourists and locals alike enjoy walks and outdoor sports.


  • Free access


  • 955471232/954234465


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Real Alcázar de Sevilla


A nice old palace

  • Do not lose sight of the splendor that shines at every step. For example, the Renaissance style of the Halls of Carlos V, where the tapestries that narrate the conquest of Tunis by this monarch are kept.


  • It is recommended to spend a special time visiting the gardens, remodeled and improved throughout history and which today constitute one of the most recognized spaces for their beauty in Spain.


  • The Alcázar is constituted as a group of Muslim, Mudejar and Gothic style palaces that have had various uses throughout history. It is currently the residence of the Kings of Spain when they are visiting Seville.


  • Its origins date back to the ancient Roman Hispalis. Later, during the Umayyad kingdom in the 10th century, the fortress palace would be built there, which would later be added to the Alcázar de los abadíes.


  • Later, after the Christian conquest, it became the residence of the Kings of Castile, seat of the Crown and the center of municipal power.


  • On the old constructions the Gothic Palace and the Mudejar rise.


  • Pedro I the Cruel, in the fourteenth century, remodeled the Old Almohad Palace (Palacio Mudejar), to use it as a royal residence. Of this highlights its lobby and the two patios: that of the Maidens, intended for official visits and that of the Dolls, used for private events. They are also spaces worth visiting the Royal Bedroom and the Ambassadors room.


  • Another of the palaces of the complex is the Gothic Palace, ordered to be built by Alfonso X the Wise. Of this we mainly highlight the Gothic Room, in which Carlos I celebrated his wedding with Isabel de Portugal, the Tapestry Room and the chapel.


  • The Alcazar Gardens are an attraction in themselves and can be visited independently. Due to its great beauty, it is worth spending some time, especially the Garden of Troy, the Garden of Dance and the Garden of Mercury.


  • We continue our visit to this magnificent site, an essential part of the city for its cultural mixture, its beauty and for being one of the oldest palaces in the world that is still used today.


  • General admission: includes a visit to the ground floor of the Royal Alcázar palaces and Gardens: € 11.50. Special entrance to the Cuarto Real Alto: limited to the partial visit organized to the Cuarto Real Alto, located in the upper part of the palace of King Don Pedro: € 4.50. Free entry for those born and resident in Seville, minors up to 16 years of age (accompanied by a person of legal age), people with disabilities and their companion. Audio guide: € 5.


  • 954502324


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: October to March 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. From April to September 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Optional visit to the Cuarto Real Alto: from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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Torre del Oro


One of the main symbols of the city

  • The visit inside the museum is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of Seville, closely linked to navigation.


  • We recommend entering the museum. It is a visit that will not take you too long and you will be able to observe navigation instruments and very interesting ancient objects.


  • The tower is a construction that dates from the year 1221. It was part of the old wall that surrounded the city and its character was defensive.


  • From its structure a chain extended to the other side of the river, the purpose of which was to stop enemy vessels.


  • It is 36 meters high and is made up of three parts. The first in a dodecagonal shape, built in the Almohad period. The second part was erected by Pedro I, known as "El Cruel". The third part, cylindrical, dates from the 18th century and ends in a dome.


  • It has had several purposes: it functioned as a prison, chapel and gunpowder warehouse, among others.


  • After the 1755 earthquake it fell into a state of total abandonment, until it was rescued at the beginning of the 20th century.


  • Since 1944 it houses a small Naval Museum that you can include in your visit.


  • We head towards the bank of the Guadalquivir and in a few minutes we arrive at the Torre del Oro, the most significant element of the city along with the Giralda.


  • It is interesting to dedicate a moment, not only to the tower, but to the environment formed by the river and the Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, the bridges and the views that the other bank of the river offers.


  • General admission: € 3. Students and pensioners: € 1.5. Children under 6 years old: free entry. Monday: free visit.


  • +34954222419


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed on holidays. Audio guides available in Spanish, French, English, German and Italian. Address: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s / n 41001 Seville, Spain.


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Catedral de Sevilla


Among orange trees and many meters above the ground

  • To learn more about the history, aspects of architecture and color scenes, it is recommended to do some of the guided tours, especially the one that combines Cathedral and Roofs.


  • To avoid wasting time at the box office, the best option is to purchase tickets online in advance.


  • Construction began in 1401, on the site where the old Great Mosque was located. The minaret, known as the famous Giralda, the Puerta del Perdón and the Los Naranjos patio are preserved. These elements give it its identity and make it unique.


  • It was converted into a cathedral in 1248, as a result of the conquest of Fernando III of Castile.


  • It is a Gothic-style temple, considered one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 naves and the ground plan is rectangular, 116 m long and 76 m wide.


  • The main altarpiece is one of the largest in the world and one of the most significant wooden structures.


  • Stained glass windows and building roofs are considered very interesting and unique, so much so that there is a special visit dedicated to them.


  • The Los Naranjos patio, although it has been renovated throughout history, retains its original structure. In the center, where the fountain is located, Muslims performed ablutions before entering the Mosque.


  • Of the facades that make it up, the Puerta del Perdón is the one that still preserves the Almohad style and it is through where you entered the old Mosque. Its original front arch is from the Muslim period and the decoration, in the Plateresque style, was renovated in 1522. Today it is the door through which you exit after the cultural visit.


  • There is the option of taking a guided tour of the cathedral, which includes the Gothic Cathedral, the sacristies and the Renaissance Chapter House, the Treasury, the Giralda, the Patio de Los Naranjos and the Church of El Salvador.


  • With a visit to the roof, you will be able to enjoy the cathedral from above and learn about the history of its construction and the characters who participated in it.


  • We move away from the Guadalquivir to enter the streets of Seville. In its heart we see the magnificence of the Cathedral and the Giralda.


  • It is one of the most important attractions of the city, for its mixture of styles and for the spectacular dimensions that surprise at every step.


  • General admission: € 9 (does not include audio guide, the price being € 3). Reduced ticket: € 4. Valid for pensioners and students up to 25 years old (does not include audio guide, the price of which is € 3). Entrance to the Church of El Salvador: € 4 (includes free audio guide). Free entry: citizens or residents of the Diocese of Seville, minors up to 14 years of age accompanied by an adult, disability with a degree greater than 65% (with a free companion when it is an essential requirement for the disabled person), unemployed. Free hours: Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit to the roofs: € 15 per person (includes combined visit to the Cathedral).


  • + 34954214971 / + 34682001309


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday from 11:00 to 15:30. Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00. Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. July and August (except July 17 and 25). Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (box office until 3:30 p.m.). Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (box office until 5:00 p.m.). Sunday from 2pm to 7pm (box office until 6pm).


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La Giralda


The Sevillian postcard par excellence

  • Do not miss the opportunity to ascend to the terrace and admire the significant views of Seville from there. You will be able to observe the Alcázar, the Patio de Los Naranjos, the Cathedral itself, the Town Hall and the alleys that unfold around it.


  • Keep in mind that on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. admission is free with prior reservation.


  • It is made up of the tower and the bell tower of the cathedral.


  • It was the old minaret of the main mosque built in 1184, which at the time was constituted as the largest European construction of the Renaissance.


  • The Giralda began to be built in 1198 and was 82 m high at that time. It ended with a bronze sphere at the tip that made it even more spectacular.


  • Its structure presents three different styles that are the living sign of the various cultures that left their mark.


  • The first section belongs to the Almohad period and to the old minaret. The Christian tower, in the Renaissance style, and the bell tower that has 24 bells were built on it, making it the largest in Spain.


  • On the bell tower a bronze statue was placed that symbolizes "the victorious faith" called Giraldillo. From there, the current tower takes its name.


  • To go up to the terrace there are ramps that make the ascent much easier. They were made so that it is possible to climb with horses. The last section must be done by stairs.


  • We cannot leave the cathedral without visiting its famous tower, the Giralda, one of the best-known symbols of the city.


  • It is also a way to discover the Andalusian city from another perspective, from above.


  • General admission: € 9 (includes a visit to El Salvador and the Cathedral, it can be purchased at the ticket offices of both temples). Reduced ticket: € 4 (pensioner and students up to 25 years old). Audio guide: € 3.


  • 954214971/902099692


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday from 11:00 to 15:30, (from 16:30 to 18 hours free self-guided tour with advance reservation in Spanish and English). Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00. Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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Barrio Santa Cruz


Charm between orange blossoms, narrow streets and Andalusian

  • We recommend starting the tour in the Plaza del Triunfo to get from there to the Plaza de Santa Marta. Then, go to the Patio de las Banderas, where you will have a privileged view of the cathedral.


  • Walk along Calle del Agua, which runs alongside the walls of the Alcázar. And do not forget to visit Mateos Gago street that begins behind the cathedral and is where you can find the best Sevillian tapas.


  • If you feel like it, you can take a guided tour that will take you through the main corners and tell you the stories of these streets.


  • Its origin dates back to Roman times, when the neighborhood was the limit of the walled city. In Mármoles street there are still three columns dating from that time.


  • During the Muslim rule, in the 11th century, the Great Mosque and the Palace were built, which today correspond to the Cathedral and the Alcázar.


  • During the reconquest, in times of Fernando III, it was occupied by the Jewish community, becoming the Jewish quarter of the city.


  • There are different places to go. Without a doubt, the busiest corner is the one that makes up the Cathedral, the General Archive of the Indies and the Reales Alcázares, a set of monumental buildings declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.


  • Our tour continues in the Barrio de Santa Cruz. But beyond focusing on its monuments, we will dedicate ourselves to strolling through its narrow streets, getting lost in its unique and captivating atmosphere.


  • This charming neighborhood, the historic center of the city, is special to visit both during the day and at night. During the day, to visit the most important places it houses and at night, to enjoy a tapas and beers tour in its gastronomic places.


  • Free access


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Triana


A corner full of life that vibrates and infects

  • Do not forget to cross the river by the Triana Bridge and admire the sunset from the Triana neighborhood. From there you will have a privileged view of the illuminated monuments on the other side of the Guadalquivir.


  • If you are one of those who are interested in a visit to know the neighborhood in depth, you can do one of the many tours that are offered.


  • It is the most traditional neighborhood in Seville. A bohemian neighborhood par excellence, where bullfighters, artists and fishermen have come together to transform it into what it is today.


  • It is located in the southern area of Guadalquivir and extends from the Cartuja to the Los Remedios neighborhood.


  • In it there is an area of bars and restaurants to taste the typical Andalusian gastronomy, as well as craft shops.


  • Some of the main points are the Plaza de Altozano, entering from the Triana bridge, the Triana market and the Maritime Station.


  • Undoubtedly Betis Street, parallel to the river and the old pier area, is one of the most famous. From there it is possible to admire the most emblematic buildings on the other side of the river or to sit in one of its many restaurants.


  • Pureza Street, parallel to Betis Street, is the central street, where the Chapel of Los Marineros, of the Hermandad de la Esperanza de Triana, is one of the images most valued by the inhabitants.


  • We finish our one-day tour of Seville in the neighborhood that beats to the rhythm of its people, the Barrio de Triana.


  • It is an excellent place to crown the day that symbolizes all that Seville means.


  • Free access


  • 2 h - 4 h

    Depending on whether you choose this place for dinner.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



5 Ratings

davidzam

davidzam

Cuando veía películas sevillanas, siempre me atraía ese sabor tan propia de su gente, por eso solicité esta guía para conocerla de cerca y quedar hechizado por lo bonita que es. El Parque María Luisa es un verdadero oasis y su gastronomía exquisita, 10 d

13/08/2020

elena_porelmundo

elena_porelmundo

Cuando solicité el itinerario de esta guía no sabía que iba a ser tan completa. Visité la Plaza de España, el Parque de María Luisa, La Torre del Oro todo muy hermoso..

09/08/2020

viajar_es_vivir

viajar_es_vivir

Sl parque de María Luisa muy bonito! Sevilla toda es puro encanto

06/08/2020

vickybcn

vickybcn

Hemos podido visitar todos los sitios mencionados en esta guía. Excelente! Sevilla es una ciudad increíble.

03/08/2020

martinamendoza

martinamendoza

No me iré de aquí son recorrer todos los lugares que recomienda la guía! gracias por hacer que sea fácil!

26/07/2020