Seville is one of the most beautiful cities, not only in Andalusia, but in the whole of Spain. It is a city that is full of feeling, history and culture, being practically indispensable to visit it. In addition, it has 3 monuments of World Heritage that are really incredible such as the Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the Indas Archive. This makes it of great importance not only internationally, but worldwide.
Visiting Seville is a spectacular experience, and you will understand why the Andalusians say that Seville has a special color. Of course, once you visit it, you will surely want to come back because you will fall in love with every place you visit.
That’s why in this blog we are going to show you the 5 places to see in Seville in 2 days, so that if you don’t have much time you can see the best and don’t miss anything of this fantastic Andalusian city. You’ll discover them below, and make a note of them because they are impressive. In addition, we recommend you to take our Free Tour Seville to learn more about this city with our professional guides.
As we mentioned before, the Real Alcazar is a monument that is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is of great importance to this city and is brimming with culture in all its elements.
It was formerly the seat of various dignitaries, Muslim princes and Castilian kings. However, since 1931 it has been municipal property, although it continues to be the residence for royal visits. Currently, in addition to its function as a royal residence, it is also used for holding municipal and private ceremonial events, as a cultural forum, a university lecture hall and a tourist monument.
From this monument we recommend that you see the Ambassadors’ Hall and its golden dome, which on leaving passes through the Gallery of Grutesco, which is a passage that surrounds part of the gardens. From there is an incredible view of part of the palace and gardens.
If you are going to visit this magnificent monument, it is of the utmost importance that you buy your tickets for this monument as well as for the Cathedral and the Giralda in advance. The pre-sale tickets sell out very quickly so we recommend that you do not use this method. To have the best possible experience, we recommend you our Guided Tour of Royal Alcazar, where you will learn with the best guides of the city.
In this neighborhood you can see the panoramic view of the city from the river. Also, we recommend going to this area at night as it has a very good atmosphere, especially on Fridays.
In this neighborhood there are many tapas bars where you can sit down and relax with a drink and enjoy the good atmosphere. You should also bear in mind that this neighborhood is not particularly cheap as it is quite touristy, but it is well worth a visit.
Anyway, if you decide to be in this neighborhood, you have to start by walking along the river area from near the Gold Tower to the Triana Bridge, which crosses the Guadalquivir River. Here there is a view that will not disappoint anyone and that will surely fall many photos, because it is incredible. And if you go at night you’ll see how the lights reflect on the water, giving you a landscape worth seeing.
The Giralda is also one of the monuments declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Giralda is the name given to the bell tower of the cathedral of Santa María de la Sede. Its incredible height is sure to amaze you, as it is 95 metres high.
This monument has the classic structure of the Almohad minarets. It is composed of a central prism with a square base, which is surrounded by the four outer walls. Between the two structures are the ascending ramps, which, due to their large size, allowed access on horseback.
To visit this monument we recommend two things in particular: plenty of water, as you will need it due to the endless ramp up to the bell tower mentioned above, and a camera to capture the stunning panoramic views once you are at the top.
The Giralda is a monument you won’t regret visiting, and is sure to be one of your favourite sights of your visit. To do it in the best possible way, our Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda is the best option, where the best guides of this beautiful city will show you the secrets of the Giralda.
The last of Seville’s monuments to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is this one. A place that is a must for history lovers because it holds the most important documents and maps of the former Spanish colonies. The Archive has a large number of items of incalculable historical value: autographic texts by Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro. Unfortunately, they are not visible on most occasions, except in temporary exhibitions.
This archive was created in 1785 on the orders and wishes of King Carlos III, with the aim of centralizing in a single place the documentation relating to the administration of the Spanish colonies, which until then had been dispersed in different archives: Simancas, Cádiz and Seville.
The building where this place is located is one that has a Herrerian Renaissance style that sits on a square podium. It has two floors and a large central courtyard that is square in shape.
María Luisa Park is the first urban park in the city of Seville and one of its green lungs. In 1983 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Historic Garden.
This park is perfect to take a walk and enjoy its perfectly manicured gardens, or simply to rest for a while and relax contemplating nature. We recommend that you walk through the park to the end and see the sculpture dedicated to Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. You will probably want to take some photos with this sculpture, as it is very beautiful.
The Plaza de España is relatively close to this park, so visiting both in one go is a great plan. You will always discover something new in this square and we consider it one of the most beautiful squares in the world. We advise you to discover for yourself the secrets and hidden sides of this square, as it is a unique experience for every tourist.
In this square you can take a ride on a rowing boat for 6 euros for 35 minutes. Without a doubt a charming and unique experience.