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12 Top Things To Do in Seville

Seville. The birthplace of Flamenco, home to the Kingdom of Dorne, and the final resting place of Christopher Columbus (who first sailed from the city on his way to the New World). Intrigued? You should be. It's a fascinating city to explore, rich in culture and history. It's also one of the hottest cities in Europe during the summer, so prepare yourself if you're going then. With more than 3000 years of history to delve into, I can promise you won't be running out of things to do any time soon.

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1. Plaza de Espana
Should this really be called a plaza? It looks more like a palace to me, especially with its Venetian style canal running along it.
2. Parque de Maria Luisa
This is a beautiful park to walk through, and Plaza de Espana is situated in it as well.
3. Explore the Streets
There are some pretty amazing sites to see in Seville, but take time to walk along the narrow streets as well, you never know what you'll come across!
4. Real Alcazar (or Dorne, if you watch Game of Thrones)
Is that a Game of Thrones filming location I spy? Yes. Yes it is. It's not cheap to get in, but can you pass up the opportunity to walk through Dorne? I don't think so. Just make sure you don't try and get a photo sitting on the floor, or lean on anything, because a very angry security guard will chase you out.
5. Torre del Oro
This defensive tower dates back to the 13th century, and you definitely can't miss it if you're planning to take a walk along the river.
6. Metrosol Parasol
You either love it or hate it, but for a small fee you can ride the elevator to the top and take in probably the best views of the city. It also claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world!
7. Take a Break for Churros
Did I eat churros every day? Pretty much. Where else can you have chocolate guilt-free for breakfast if not in Spain?
8. Visit a Bullring
It's the site of the world's most famous bullfights (if you like that kind of thing). I personally just wanted to go for a tour inside the stadium itself, rather than seeing bulls being killed for sport.
9. Archives of the Indies
Did someone say free? In Seville? Yes! It's situated right next to the cathedral and Real Alcazar, and offers a great insight into the age of exploration.
10. Seville Cathedral
Not the cheapest cathedral to get into, especially if you're trying to budget (like me). So I opted for taking in it's majestic architecture from the outside. There are a few rooftop terraces that you can go to that give you another interest view of the cathedral!
11. Treat Yourself to a Stay at Hotel Casa 1800
Located basically on the doorstep of the cathedral, if you're looking for a luxurious stay in the city, this is probably your best bet. They've kept the interior as original as possible and each room is completely unique. Fancy taking a swim while overlooking the cathedral? You can do that here too.
12. Cocktails on a Rooftop Bar
What better way to end the day? Minus the smashing of my first cocktail (oops)! The nibbles come free of charge as well - bonus!

Seville is a great city to explore, and it probably needs a couple of days for you to really get a feel for it. But it definitely is something you can do in a day if you plan ahead. Getting tickets online for the main attractions may be a good idea, because the queues were enormous. I'd love to hear any recommendations of what else I should do in the city when I visit again!


My name is Krista, and like many people I love to travel! I think it's important that people share their travel experiences, so I hope that mine help you in some way in your own travels, or inspire you to travel more! 

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