Visitors to Seville often come under the spell that this charming city casts on visitors. There is a vibrancy and pulse to this city that is uniquely Seville, and embodies the spirit of Andalucía. It’s hard not to have a good time here when you are surrounded by people who have a true gusto for life; a gusto that spills into the way they live, work and play.
Most people only allot a day or two for exploring this city, but we would encourage you to build in some down time, so that you can truly take in the local atmosphere and experience firsthand what makes this such an enchanting place.
Here is a list of some of the things to see during your stay in Seville:
- Cathedral – built on the site of the Great Mosque, the 15th C. cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic building and contains Columbus’ tomb and remains. For more information, click here
- La Giralda – next to the Cathedral, the 320-foot high Moorish tower was built in the 12th C. as a minaret. Climb to the top for a dazzling panoramic view of the city
- Archivo de Indias – 16th C. building next to the Cathedral that contains the most complete documentation of the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines
- Alcázar – 14th C. Mudéjar palace where Ferdinand and Isabella once lived, with well-kept gardens. For more information, click here
- Torre del Oro – overlooking the Guadalquivir River, the 12-sided Tower of Gold was built in the 13th C. and today houses a maritime museum
- Parque de María Luisa – site of the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, the Plaza de España is famous for its painted azulejos (ceramic tiles), which depict historical scenes from the 50 provinces of Spain. For more information, click here
- Barrio Santa Cruz – the old Jewish quarter, with winding streets, cobbled squares and beautifully preserved homes and patios
- Museo del Baile Flamenco – fans of flamenco con learn about the history of this dance, and also learn about modern flamenco. For more information, click here
Book a private tour! You may want to consider booking a private tour with an English-speaking guide. Your personal guide can provide you with information on the city and its historic sites. For more information, click here.
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