There is no doubt why Seville has been coined the “Charm of the South”. Its rich heritage and striking beauty will surely leave a lasting impression. Who knows, you just might fall in love! The squares and alleyways of Andalusia’s capital is everything but static. The streets are lively, buzzing with music and chatter from both locals and tourists alike. Deeply rooted traditions, such as “siesta” (a short nap taken in the early afternoon), followed by “going out for tapas” makes it possible to simply take life easy – in a typical Andalusian fashion! Interrupt everyday living with a glass of Sherry wine and pitchers of Sangria and enjoy one of Spain’s most beloved cities, Seville!
You don’t have to stay long in Seville. With endless attractions to see, here is what you don’t want to miss!
Plaza de Espana/Maria Luisa Park
Plaza de Espana is perfectly gorgeous and a wonderful place to relax and people watch. Here is where you will find remarkable architecture, romantic row boats for hire, and a picturesque backdrop for an evening horse & carriage stroll.
Alcazar is located in the heart of Seville’s historic center. A visit here can either be a romantic walk or a learning experience, either way, the architecture and design will leave you captivated.
Stunning, both inside and out, Catedral de Sevilla, dates back to the 15th century offering impressive craftsmanship!
Located next to Seville Cathedral (free with cathedral ticket), the Giralda Tower boasts great views of the old city center. This tower is a remarkable testament to Seville’s rich history.
Camera Obscura – Get in, go up, and be amazed! This is my favorite viewing point in Seville. It’s somewhat off the beaten path, but a must see. I recommend going shortly before sunset.
Puenta del Alamillo Bridge
Breathtaking concept! Walk right down the middle, in between passing traffic, and gasp at this amazing design.
Metropol Parasol “The Mushroom”
The uniqueness of this design alone makes it a must see attraction is Seville. Head to the top right before sunset and take in the views of the old town. Afterwards, enjoy a drink or two at the bar up top or from one of the many local spots dotted on every corner below.
Casa de la Memoria de Al-Andalus
Seville is the center of Flamenco music. Casa de la Memoria, as well as 100 other venues it seems, host nightly flamenco shows. Attend and be entertained.
Barrio Santa Cruz
Barrio Santa Cruz is one of the most romantic areas in Seville. Tiny alleyways, flower-filled balconies, art displays, and eateries makes this a true gem. Do yourself a favor, roam and get lost in this beautiful and quaint maze.
If time permits, have a stroll around the La Alameda, Basilica La Macarena, and the Parliament of Andalusia.
Basilica La Macarena
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Until next time, Cheers to the Vagabonding Life!