If you go on a trip to Spain or do internal tourism and decide to go to Seville, there are certain places and certain experiences that you cannot miss. How and what to choose? 24 hours is not a long time, considering that a part goes in the dream and maybe another on a trip...
So here's our list What to see in Seville in one day.
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Cathedral of Santa María
It is a symbol of the city and at the same time It is the largest gothic temple in Europe, so if you like this architectural style you can't miss it. Inside is the tomb of Christopher Columbus, which adds attractiveness for the visit.
What is best is to buy the Combined ticket to visit the Cathedral, the Giralda and the Church of El Salvador, all for 10 euros. And if you add 5 euros more you take the audio guide. La Giralda is the bell tower, once the highest point in the city.
The tower was built during a restoration and the original version incorporated the minaret of the mosque that once stood in the place of the Catholic temple. There's a glorious view from here, but be aware that there are no stairs, just a slippery ramp. It's worth the risk.
Divine Savior Church
It is a colorful church and with a very interesting style. It was built between the 8th and XNUMXth century. The entrance to see it inside costs XNUMX euros.
Plaza of Spain
The square is the most popular square and It is surrounded by a long canal through which small boats circulate. It is inside the María Luisa Park, it was built by the Spanish architect Aníbal González Álvarez Ossorio, in 1929, and symbolizes the union with the overseas colonies and peace.
The square contains in turn colorful tiles from all corners of the country and it opens to the Gualdaquivir River, the route to the Atlantic and precisely to the American colonies. The square is also along the Avenida de Isabel la Católica and obviously, it is public and free to enter.
In the square you will also see carriages. You can take them at the door of the cathedral to take a walk around the city. The ideal route is to start at the cathedral and cross the María Luisa Park until you reach the Plaza de España. It's a great ride and costs around 36 euros for four adults.
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Royal Alcazar of Seville
It is a few minutes walk from the Plaza de España. This is a famous palace that was built in the XNUMXth century, although in the fourteenth century it was restored in mudejar style. Today some outbuildings are still used by the royal family as their official residence.
The fortress is the oldest European palace in use and since 1987 it has been part of the UNESCO list.
Tower of gold
This tower was originally part of the city wall that divided the Alcázar from the rest of Seville, with the aim of control the passage through the Guadalquivir river. The entrance costs 3 euros.
Walking through the city and going towards the cathedral you will cross this wide and spacious square surrounded by beautiful buildings. Today those buildings are occupied, some of them, by famous designer shops. It is not a place full of tourists so if you are looking for pearls outside of human tours, this is one of them.
District of Triana
A walk through one of the most charming and colorful districts of Seville it's worth it. It is on the other side of the river and you just have to cross the bridge. Formerly it seems that those accused of witchcraft were buried...
This modern structure was designed by the architect Jurgen Mayer and somehow revitalized a somewhat forgotten urban square. These are wooden umbrellas with some commercial function. That is, there are restaurants and panoramic terraces to enjoy good views.
A modern touch in a very old city.
San Telmo Palace
The elegant building is from seventeenth century, today in the hands of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. It has a beautiful Baroque-style chapel, which can be accessed from one of its patios, which bears the signature of the architect Leonardo de Figueroa.
It is one of the oldest buildings in the city in Mudejar style.
Eating in Seville
It is not just about making tourist visits but about live experiences, then, in Seville you have to enjoy the local gastronomy and a good place is Duenas Bar. It is a small bar that cooks homestyle dishes and opens at 8 am. You can eat there or buy food and continue walking.
The bar It is in front of the Palacio de las Duenas, built at the end of the XNUMXth century, home of the Dukes of Alba until the XNUMXth century and with an impressive art collection. You can visit it. explore its interior and its gardens… Of course, the bar opens at 8 but the palace only opens at 10.
Another recommended place to eat is the Santa Cruz neighborhood, very touristy but no less good for that. It dates from the XNUMXth century, for the most part, although older vestiges can be seen in its narrow alleys and alleys. In their squares there number of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Another site can be Bar Gonzalo, opposite the Cathedral of Seville. It is a yellow building, the prices are not very cheap but the dishes are really tasty. You can have lunch for 22 euros a paella with chicken for two people.
See a flamenco show
Flamenco and Seville are synonymous so enjoying a good show should be on our list. There are many shows but on Calle Águilas is the Flamenco Museum, a good place to learn about this dance and see a show live.
If you spend the night in the city, the ideal is to go out to eat at one of these restaurants with flamenco shows, otherwise there is always the museum.