Nestled with the river Guadalquivir, Seville is the largest city of southern Spain and undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities of Spain. There is only one river port in Spain and that is Seville harbor and Seville is the hottest metropolitan in the Western Europe with temperature going above 35 °C daily.
The male residents of the Seville are called Sevillanos while female residents are called Sevillanas.
Seville has something for everyone whether he is a musician, foodie, historian or an architect. So you just need to pack your bags and head towards Seville as we have listed down 15 things to do in Seville, Spain:
1. Visit the beautiful and the oldest palace - The Alcazar of Seville
Image Source: wikipedia.org
You just can’t miss to visit the Alcazar of Seville as this is the oldest palace in Europe which is still used and UNESCO has listed it as the World Heritage Site. The beauty of the palace is just outstanding and a tour of the palace will mesmerize you. During the tour you will get to see the Hall of the Ambassadors, Courtyard of the Maidens and spectacular gardens.
2. Increase your knowledge with the help of Guide - GuiArte Tours
Guides are of great help when you are completely new to the city as they will let you know the significance of each place and acquiring knowledge about the places where you visit is definitely satisfying. You can take the free walking tour of Seville with the GuiArte Tours which will be of 2.5 hrs duration and you will be told everything about the history of the city. However, if you want to take this tour, you can take it on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only and it will start at 11.00 am from Metropol Parasol.
3. Enjoy sightseeing with KaYakSevilla
If you want to add some exercise with sightseeing than you have the option of taking a guided kayak tour along with the river Guadalquivir. No need to be an experienced kayak rider for taking up this fun activity and you can either take a single kayak or a double kayak if you have someone to share the paddling with. This will be a totally new experience of visiting the attractions even if you have visited them earlier because visiting them on water will be definitely more exciting. Night kayaking is also offered by KaYakSevilla if you want to see the city lighting.
4. Delve into the intriguing history at Antiquarium de Sevilla
This modern archaeological museum is home to Roman and Moorish ruins found at the time of excavating a parking garage. Discover eleven interesting areas that also include seven houses featuring wells, mosaic floors and columns. A big house named Casa de la Columna constructed in the 5th century AD is a major attraction with beautiful mosaic floor and a pillared courtyard. Besides, visitors can also see several other ruins, such as age-old fish-salting vats.
5. No tour to the city is completed without visiting iconic Metropol Parasol
The iconic and contemporary Metropol Parasol has been a controversial landmark ever since its construction. It took six long years for this waffle-like wooden building to build and its majesty lies in the fact that it is most probably the globe’s biggest wooden structure. Treat yourself with panoramic vistas of Seville from lofty observation deck, unveil the history at Antiquarium archaeological museum in its basement, relish a concert or savor your taste buds with a delectable meal.
6. Maria Luisa Park has no shortage of entertainment activities
This large park is pretty famous and offers numerous entertaining activities. Whether you seek escape into nature or wish to spend some leisure time while soaking up innate exquisiteness, this park is simply an ideal option for every kind of vacationers. Refresh your senses with soothing beauty of hundreds of unusual trees, vibrant Moorish fountains, pools, remarkable structures, wide boulevards and nice tiled benches. Forget walking and opt for a romantic boat ride or horse-and-carriage ride that will make your day. There’s also the option of pedal bicycle-for-four on rent for families to explore the area around the park. Spectacular Plaza de España is the best thing to see at Maria Luisa Park. Several other attractions here are Museum of Art and Popular Costume, Archaeological Museum, etc.
7. Revisit the past while you visit the Archaeological Museum of Seville
For the lovers of ancient history and archaeology, visiting the Archaeological Museum of Seville is absolutely necessary. The museum has a pavilion built in neo-Renaissance style which was constructed when the Latin American Expo in 1929 was to be organized. The museum further contains ancient relics from the times of initial Paleolithic period to Moorish and also the Mudéjar items dating from the Middle ages, arranged in systematic order. One of the most important highlight of the museum is the “Carambolo’s Treasure” belonging from the Tartessian period and it can be seen in a particular room on the first floor.
8. Seville Aquarium is a perfect hotspot for all kinds of travelers
Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or partner, or on a family vacation, Seville Aquarium has to be in your list of places to see. Set up in the year 2014, this contemporary hotspot is abode of more than 7,000 marine creatures and showcases some outstanding exhibits. Kids love to see aquatic animals at a tank and going close to them. Other highlights include a big shark tank and a hued reef tank consisting of bright and colorful tropical fish. To cherish memories of your trip to the city, don’t forget to buy a souvenir.
9. Enjoy roaming in the city on Elecmove Electric Bikes
There is something more for those who like to mix exercise with sightseeing, they can also choose to visit the attractions of Seville on the Elecmove Electric Bikes. You can rent the bike and go alone for sightseeing or you can also join a private group whose program is as per your choice and convenience. Riding bikes and visiting the attractions will definitely be fun for those who will choose Elecmove Electric Bikes for the purpose of sight-seeing.
10. Enjoy the scenic beauty with the help of Guadaluxe River Cruises
Taking a cruise on the Guadalquivir River will help you in enjoying the scenic beauty of the area and for cruise purposes you can contact the Guadaluxe River Cruises. They offer a variety of options such as choosing a boat which doesn’t pollute the environment. You can either decide upon a tour run by the company which will make you see various bridges and attractions or you can either design one yourself. This is perfect for those who want to spent a romantic occasion with their partner.
11. Take a tour to Giralda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Magnificent Giralda is guarding over Seville for as long as hundreds of years. What adds to its splendor is the fact that it has the title of Seville’s tallest structure for more than 800 years. In 1195, it was originally constructed as Aljama mosque’s minaret featuring 35 ramps through which donkeys and horses carried muezzin to the minaret’s top. Presently, it has earned the repute of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as the cathedral’s bell tower. Climb to the top for breathtaking views of Seville and admire the elaborate architecture of the cathedral.
12. Soak yourself into Museo del Baile Flamenco (Flamenco Dance Museum)
Image Source: wikimedia.org
This living museum is focused on making people aware of this dance form and to let the visitors know about the development of this ancient Spanish artform. There are many galleries equipped with multimedia and interactive exhibits which include music, photos and videos. The visitors also have the chance to see a dance performance show in the night which takes place at the courtyard theatre.
13. Shopping in Seville, something you just can’t miss
Seville offers pretty good options when it comes to shopping as there is El Corte Inglés, a giant Spanish department store where almost everything can be found and it is open from 10 am to 10 pmbut the good thing is that there are local merchants also available in the market, which means that your options for shopping increase. However, it is better to go to stores if you are sure that these small merchants will be able to provide what you are looking for.
14. Indulge in tasty food with Devour Seville Food Tours
Spanish love their food and as far as food in Seville is concerned, it is hard to decide that where should a person have his meal as there are many restaurants which will promise you authentic Spanish food but they will be serving lower down versions of the authentic food leaving you disgusted. So it is better that you get signed for Devour Seville food tour in the beginning of your trip so that you can have a great experience in the case of food as well.
15. Get clicked by a professional photographer, courtesy Photo Tour Seville
You must have faced the problem of getting clicked with your complete family whenever on a trip because one person has to click the photo. However, this problem can be solved if you hire a professional photographer/guide for capturing some awesome moments of you and your family while sightseeing.
Photo Tour Seville offers you with a chance of hiring a professional photographer and he will accompany you sightseeing up to three locations and he will be clicking all the photographs while you have all the fun.