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Day Trips from Seville

Explore Andalusia from the Region's Most Famous City

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Day Trips from Seville

Granada, a day trip from Seville

Image: (c) Damian Corrigan
Visit Ronda from Seville

Visit Ronda from Seville

Image: (c) Damian Corrigan
Cordoba is close to Seville on the AVE

Cordoba is close to Seville on the AVE train

Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

Seville's location in the south of Spain makes it an ideal starting point for exploring Andalusia. Pretty much everything in the region is reachable as a day trip, though some of the more remote spots can be awkward to reach in a day.

Everything on this page is reachable by public transport, but sometimes it might be easier to hire a car or take a guided tour. There are some excellent one-, two- and three-day tours starting in Seville: Guided Tours of Andalusia from Seville

See also: Top 50 Things to Do in Seville

  1. Granada
    The city of Granada is one of Spain's most popular destinations. It is one of the last cities to still maintain the tradition of giving free tapas with your food. And with the Alhambra fortress there too, you don't want to miss this city. In fact, a day is probably not enough time, so take your pick between a one-day or two-day tour below:
  2. Cordoba
    Nice old town that feels out of character for a busy city. Cordoba's Mezquita (mosque) is the biggest attraction.

    The high-speed AVE train can get you from Seville to Cordoba in just 45 minutes, making it an excellent day trip from Seville. Take a guided tour of the city (see below) or make your own way there and then take this Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral Tour with Wine Tasting.
  3. Ronda
    Probably the most famous of the pueblos blancos, built astride a deep ravine, with impressive bridges joining the two sides. 
  4. Cadiz
    A nice old town on a peninsula on the south coast, Cadiz has beaches, history, a nice climate and great fish. Easily reachable by train, making it one of the most convenient Seville day trips.
  5. Jerez
    A small city, famous for its sherry production and horse festival. Often combined with Cadiz (they're on the same train line).
  6. Tarifa
    Good for windsurfing, whale watching and trips to Morocco.
  7. Santiponce (Italica)
    Some of the most complete Roman ruins you'll find outside of Italy. Close enough to do in a morning (ruins close early (about 5pm) so make the trip early).
  8. Antequera
    Ancient dolmens and a funny-shaped rock with a romantic history. The towns is best visited by car.
  9. Osuna
    Filming of season five of HBO's Game of Thrones will take place in Osuna. Most theories suggest it will be the setting for Dorne and, perhaps, parts of Meereen.
  10. Arcos de la Frontera
    pueblo blanco (white village) on the top of a cliff.
  11. Carmona
    A nice walled city with a Roman necropolis.
  12. Matalascañas
    The closest beach to Seville.

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