10 essential places to visit in Seville

If you still do not know where to go in this wonderful city and it is going to be your home for a long time, you may be interested in knowing which are the places you can visit to enjoy the company and share the sensations that these will offer you or simply enjoy of a solo walk to disconnect from your studies or your work.

We leave you the list of the 10 most important places you can visit, below:

1. Real Alcázar and its gardens

The Alcázar of Seville is a fundamental visit, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, it is one of the oldest royal palaces in the world, built-in 913. You can choose a guided tour or a visit for free with the possibility of adding an audio guide. The gardens of the Alcázar of Seville have existed since the late Middle Ages, although they were restored in the 16th century, over time they have been enriched with more than 170 species of plants from different parts of the world.

2. Seville Cathedral and Giralda

Also declared a World Heritage Site, it is one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals in Europe. In this, are the mortal remains of Christopher Columbus. The Giralda, a bell tower integrated into the temple, is still an Almohad minaret of the old mosque, the most emblematic monument in the city, and one of the most visited.

3. Archive of the Indies

Another place to visit that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, inside this is the central patio, built-in stone and of ample proportions. The main staircase of the building stands out, a project by Lucas Cintora, a 17th-century Spanish architect.
Very valuable documents written by Columbus, Magellan, or Pizarro are kept in this building.

4. Triana neighbourhood and Santa Cruz neighbourhood

On the other side of the Guadalquivir river, crossing the Isabel II bridge is the Triana neighbourhood, where you can see the Sevillian culture that is breathed through its streets, the cradle of bullfighters, singers and singers, folklore, and a lot of flamenco dancing. You can walk along with Calle Betis, across the Puente de Triana, through the Triana market, and visit the Castillo de San Jorge.
The historic neighbourhood of the city is called Santa Cruz, full of Arab and Jewish corners. You can visit the Plaza del Triunfo where the monumental complex declared a World Heritage Site mentioned in the previous points is located. In this neighbourhood, you will also find the Plazuela de Santa Marta, the Patio de Banderas, the Plaza de Santa Cruz, and much more!

5. Plaza de España

It is located in the Parque de María Luisa, this square was designed by the Sevillian architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a unique square in the world, and the most imposing in Spain, it has tiled benches representing the provinces of Spain.

6. Torre del Oro

One of the most emblematic monuments of Seville, it was built to protect the entrance to the port from enemy ships. Declared a historic-artistic monument in 1931, this 36-meter tower has been restored several times.

7. Flamenco Show

Attending a flamenco show is another thing you should do if you are in Seville. There are many ways to see it, but without a doubt doing it live is the most impressive. This show offers flamenco shows every night, especially in the capital.

8. Basilica of the Macarena

The Basilica de la Macarena is considered one of the most important religious temples in the city. The Chapel and dressing room of the Macarena, that of the Judgment, and the Altar of Hispanidad stand out. It is the church that houses, since 1949, one of the most revered religious images by Sevillians, the Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena, and is universally known as “La Macarena”, for being located in the neighbourhood of the same name, all Sevillians They feel great devotion to this Virgin and every day there are hundreds of people from all over the world who come to visit her. It must be said that there are many reproductions scattered throughout temples in the most remote places, especially in Latin America.

9. Velazquez Birthplace

We find the birthplace of the great painter Velázquez, one of the oldest houses in the city of Seville according to some experts, built between 1560 and 1570 in the Moorish neighbourhood of the city, this house was also the workshop of the Victorio couturiers & Lucchino.

10. Roman site of Italica

Itálica is an ancient Roman city located in the current municipality of Santiponce, in Seville. They are considered to be one of the best Roman ruins in Spain and have been on the UNESCO Tentative List since 2019 to be proclaimed a World Heritage Site.
The archaeological site of Itálica is the ruins of what was the first Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula in the 2nd century BC until the fourth century AD.