See also: 50 Things to Do in Seville
Best Time to Visit Seville:
Number of Days to Spend in Seville (excluding day trips):
Hotels in Seville:
If you're after a budget-priced bed in a dorm, try Hostelworld.
Five Things to Do in Seville:
- The Giralda tower, one of the last remnants of the Moorish influence on Seville.
- See a flamenco show.
- Plaza de España - an attractive plaza near the city center. A scene from Star Wars Episode II was filmed here.
- Watch a bullfight - for a calendar of events, see here. For an idea of what to expect, see my bullfighting picture gallery. (Warning: graphic images)
- Get lost in the Barrio Santa Cruz, stopping for tapas as you try to find your way out.
Day Trips from Seville:
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Distance to Seville :
From Madrid 536km - 5h30 by car, 6h by bus, 2h30m by train* 1h by plane
*The Madrid-Seville train route is served by the AVE, Spain’s luxury high-speed train.
Car Hire in Seville:
Walk around the council building and you will come to Plaza del Salvador. On your left is c/ Sierpes, another popular shopping street. On your right is a small street lined with stores selling touristy t-shirts and flamenco dresses. Follow this road down to to the cathedral. Walk around to the left and you will see the Giralda - the Moorish (Islamic) tower attached to the (Christian) cathedral. Further along is the Alcázar palace, complete with exquisite gardens. To the left is the Barrio Santa Cruz, with its narrow streets and great tapas bars. To reach the Plaza de España, you have to get around the Alcázar - it is then a five minute walk to your right. Alternatively, head right at the Alcázar to Puerta de Jerez and then the San Telmo bridge, which crosses the Guadalquivir river. Once you have crossed the river, you'll find c/Betis along the river front - a lively street full of bars and restaurants. Behind c/Betis is Triana, the former-gipsy community with its many flamenco bars.