Whether you are interested in art, culture, gastronomy, architecture, or all of them at the same time, the Andalusian capital has experiences for all tastes and ages. Don’t miss this guide with ideas for things to do if you’re in Seville.
Due to the few steep streets in Seville, it is a perfect city for cycling. Whether it’s along the bike lane that covers practically the entire city centre or along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, you can’t miss out on the experience. The easiest (and cheapest) way is to rent a public bike (Sevici), but you can also hire a tour on wheels.
Seville is famous for its tapas and its countless bars full of magic and charm for sampling Spanish and Andalusian delicacies, and there are options for all budgets! There are so many that it is impossible to select the best, but here are the best known: Blanca Paloma Bar, very famous in the Triana neighbourhood; La Eslava Bar, a place of pilgrimage for tapas lovers; María Trifulca, with spectacular views of the Guadalquivir, Sol y Sombra Restaurant, which has a bullfighting atmosphere, or San Marcos Mesón del Moro Restaurant, which is inside the best preserved Arab baths in Seville and has been visited by Madonna and Tom Cruise. It is also worth mentioning El Rinconcillo, the oldest in Seville.
If you have enjoyed the famous tapas so much that you want to learn how to make them yourself at home, don’t miss the Andalusian Cooking Workshop. The classes take place in a spectacular setting, the Triana Food Market. There, after selecting the ingredients yourself, you will be taught step by step the recipes and secrets of Andalusian cuisine.
Flamenco is living history in the region, especially in Seville. That’s why, if you find yourself in the Andalusian capital, you can’t miss this art form that attracts millions of tourists every year. If your visit coincides with the Seville Biennial, a famous flamenco festival, you can’t miss one of the performances held in the city’s various theatres. If not, don’t worry, because the Triana Flamenco Theatre offers performances throughout the year so you can enjoy this art form which has been declared a World Heritage Site.
If your passion is heights, don’t miss the Rooftops of Seville route, a unique experience offered by the city. From different points you will be able to see the domes of the churches and buildings that make up Seville’s skyline. We highly recommend doing it at sunset to get a view coloured by the sky (don’t forget your camera for some impressive photos!).
Commonly known as Las Setas from Sevilla, this is the largest wooden structure in the world. It was inaugurated in 2011 with the aim of renovating the Plaza de la Encarnación, and in its first year it attracted more than a million tourists. The building has five floors, each of which houses something different. On the first floor is the Antiquarium; on the second floor is the market, as well as a number of restaurants; the third floor is a square where people stroll around; the fourth floor has a nice bar and access to the walkways above; and finally, the fifth floor houses a large viewing platform from which you can see the whole city.
If the verses of the Sevillian poet, in his book Rimas y Leyendas, have left their mark on your life, this is the perfect opportunity to visit the places he talks about in his own city. There are routes specially dedicated to the poet, with stops at:
Thanks to the Sevillian writer and journalist Francisco Robles, we have the chance to explore Seville without leaving the sofa with his book, Seville, eternal city. The book has 500 photographs taken by Antonio del Junco, which cover every corner of the city, from the best known to the most remote corners that have yet to be discovered. “It is an original Seville that breaks away from clichés and stereotypes”, says the author.
Being the most outstanding hotel in Seville for its elegance and antiquity (it dates back to 1928), it is undoubtedly also an emblem of the city. In addition, it houses an American Bar which is located in the covered galleries around its spectacular central courtyard. Its design includes gleaming mirrors, leather and velvet sofas… and an impressive 10-metre bar. Its cocktails are famous for replicating the different drinks consumed in the films filmed at the hotel.
If you are looking for a more general overview while you visit the most famous places in Seville, you can’t miss our Free Tour of Seville. Accompanied by an experienced guide you will discover magical places that will not leave you indifferent. Besides, being a free tour, you don’t have to worry about your pocket; you will be the one who will set the final price at the end of the tour according to your satisfaction.
You can also get to know the city under the cloak of night enjoying some of our Free Night Tours.