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Seville (map) is Andalusia’s capital. With heritage from the Arabs and from the Age of Discovery, as well as the flamenco scene, Seville is a diverse destination.

Its old town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex (map), the Catedral de Sevilla (map) and the *General Archive of the Indies (map).

Seville became one of largest cities in Western Europe in the 16th century. Coinciding with the Baroque period, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city’s culture.

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Seville is approximately 2,200 years old. The passage of the various civilizations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre. In the 19th century Seville gained a reputation for its architecture and culture and was a stop along the Romantic “Grand Tour” of Europe.

Barrio Santa Cruz (map) is the old Jewish Quarter, the winding narrow lanes just east of the cathedral and north of Alcázar. It’s the most charming part of the city, with lots of bars and eating places, but it’s also the most touristy.

Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla, map). Huge 15th-century church on the site of the former great mosque; richly decorated with the central nave rising to 37 m. An ornate canopy and statue marks the final resting place of Christopher Columbus.

Real Alcázar (map), Enter from Plaza del Triunfo. A beautiful palace in Mudéjar (Moorish) style, built in the 14th century. With its myriad rooms, extravagant architecture, lavish gardens with many courtyards, ponds and secrets to be explored, it is a fascinating place to visit. The room where Christopher Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic was planned has his coat of arms embroidered on the wall along with those of royalty.

Museo de Bellas Artes (map). Considered by some as the second most important fine arts museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid. The museum building is a former mercy convent renewed in the 17th century and the 15 exhibition rooms show a comprehensive picture of Sevillian art from the Gothic period to the early trends of the 20th century. The square just outside hosts an open-air art market on Sundays until around 13:30.

Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla (Seville Archeology Museum, map). It has one of the best collection of Roman-era artifacts in Spain, brought from nearby Italica.

Parque María Luisa (map). Built for the 1929 Iber-Americano World’s Fair and now landscaped with attractive monuments and museums.

Palacio de Las Dueñas (Las Duenas Palace, map) is a palace belonging to the House of Alba. It was built in the 15th century, with Renaissance architecture style and Gothic-Mudejar influences. The palace is one of the major historic homes in the city. The Palace has a great collection of paintings, ceramics, antique furniture and other decorative arts, sculptures of Ancient Rome and contemporary, Flemish tapestries, mosaics, and many other pieces of art. An important site for understanding Andalusian customs and history.

Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija (Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, map). The palace is considered the ‘best paved house-palace in Europe’ owing to its collection of Roman mosaics, which paved practically the whole of the ground floor. There is also a collection of well parapets, vases, amphora, columns and sculptures of incalculable worth.

Archivo General de Indias (*General Archive of the Indies, map). This Renaissance building houses extensive archives relating to the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included in the collection are the diaries of Columbus. The archive hosts rotating special exhibits.

Feria de Abril (Seville Fair). Also known as “Feria de Sevilla” – a release after the somberness of Semana Santa. To say this is a huge party would be an understatement. Most if not all of Seville takes a week’s holiday and they plan for the fair months in advance. The fair is close to the river.

This must be one of the best funfairs in Europe – it takes weeks to assemble and pack up. Experience traditional dress, flamenco dancing (and the “sevillanas”, the traditional dance of the region of Seville), guitars, fino, great tapas and participants who dance with gusto and eat and drink the day and night away.

 !  Sevillanos are famous for their nightlife so if you don’t plan to be out at all hours yourself, then seek accommodation on a street without lots of bars and restaurants, or ask for a room set back from the street.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

TUSSAM (bus) / Metro Seville / Cercanias (commuter trains).

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BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on

TRAIN: AVE trains blur across Spain hourly from Madrid Puerta de Atocha, taking 2 hr 40 min to Seville via Ciudad Real, Puertollano and Cordoba. The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Sevilla Airport. Tussam Bus EA (for “Especial Aeropuerto”) runs daily every 15 min. Information about Spanish airports ⇒

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (

20 Things To Know Before You Go To SEVILLE, SPAIN Travel Guide.

This Seville travel guide will cover tips and practical information you need to have an amazing city break in Spain.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’ The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice. This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information. Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love. | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.