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Day tripping to Seville: What to see

Seville is the capital of the province Seville in the autonomous community Andalusia, South of Spain. It is known for its big history, cultural heritage, beautiful architecture and very hot summers. But what are the best things to do when you go there?

TheAlcázar Real de Seville is the royal palace of Seville and one of the highlights of Andalusia. The palace with its beautiful Moorish details should certainly not be missed during your trip.

The Catedral de Santa María de la Sede is one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. It was built over the restaurants of one Moorish mosque, of which the old Giralda tower is still a remnant. In the cathedral you can admire, among other things, a treasury, the tomb of Columbus and the Royal Chapel or you can climb the Giralda tower for a beautiful view of the city of Seville.

The most well-known square of Seville, Plaza de España, lies in the green Maria Luisa park. The impressive Plaza de España was laid out for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition to symbolically make peace with the former colonies. On this ‘Spanish square’ are the 52 benches with Andalusian tiles that represent all Spanish provinces. 

If you want to take a little break you have to visit Parque Maria Luisa. This green Oasis of peace was originally part of the San Telmo palace and was donated to the city in 1893 with the aim of being converted into a city park.

The Santa Cruz district is the old Jewish quarter in the center of Seville Spain. In this historic city center are important sights, such as the Alcazar palace and the Seville cathedral. Here you can wander in the old narrow streets, terraces and many restaurants. 

Casa de Pilatos is a palace from the 16th century in the historical Santa Cruz. It is the second most beautiful palace of this Andalusian city and one of the best kept buildings of this period. 

The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza is the biggest arena for bullfights in Spain. In this impressive building is the Museo Taurino, a museum about the history of bullfighting in Seville.

Torre del Oro, tower of gold, is a tower from the 12th century at the river Guadalquivir. This tower used to be a part of the Moorish city ​​wall of Seville and served as a storage place of gold of the New World, later it was a prison and now it is a small maritime museum.

The striking Basilica de la Macarena is located in the nice, but less touristy district of Macarena. The Madonna statue in this beautiful church is one of the most famous processional figures in the city. The authentic Macarena district is also a nice neighborhood to walk through.

When you are in Seville you can also go and see a Flamenco show. It is with typical music, singing and dancing of Andalusia. A very impressive experience to see a flamenco show life. The Museo del Baile Flamenco in the center of Seville is dedicated to the typical Andalusische dance, Flamenco.

The Iglesia del Salvador, or the ‘Church of the Saviour’, is the most important church in the city after the great cathedral of Seville. It has a beautiful main altar and numerous wall and ceiling paintings.

The Palacio de las Dueñas is a palace that was built in the late 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish influences and once belonged to the famous Duchess of Alba. The palace with beautiful gardens is tucked away in the old center of the city and the well-preserved interior gives a nice insight into how the wealthy aristocrats used to live in the city.

The striking Setas de Sevilla, is a special wooden construction from 2011 with a panoramic terrace, a walking path and an archaeological museum. Metropol Parasol’s terrace is the ideal place to have a drink in the city.

The Jardines de Murillo are the public gardens located just outside the walls of the Alcazar complex. The park is named after the painter Murillo. Originally these gardens were part of the Alcazar palace, but in 1860 Queen Isabella II gave them to the city as a gift. A beautiful park with a monument to Columbus to relax on the mosaic benches between shady trees. Perfect to visit on a hot day