Seville - Travel Information

Seville is one of the most visited by tourists cities in Spain, along with Madrid and Barcelona. It is also one of the largest cities in Spain and the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. We recommend that you visit Seville if you will spend your holidays in Spain. See information about places to visit, transportation and recommended hotels before you travel.

The city of Seville is located in the southwestern part of Spain, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, at a distance of approximately 65 kilometers from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Distance from Seville to some cities (by road): Cadiz - 120 kilometers, Malaga - 200 kilometers, Madrid - 534 kilometers, Valencia - 620, Benidorm - 640, Barcelona - 990 kilometers.

Tourists are attracted in Seville by historical sights and cultural events. The old city of Seville is one of the largest in Europe. Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Seville is quite far from the ocean, so beach lovers do not stay long in the city. On average, tourists spend 2.5 days in Seville.

Places to visit

In Seville, there are many places that will be interesting to visit tourists. How to start exploring the city? Start by visiting the main attractions and visit the tourist information office. Information office for tourists can be found in Costurero de la Reina, near the Plaza of Spain (next to the river). Address: Avenida de las Delicias, 9.

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe. 1.93 million people visited the cathedral in 2017, making it the fifth most visited monument in Spain. It is assumed that the construction of the cathedral began in 1401. There are the remains of Christopher Columbus in the temple.
Giralda is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville. The height of the tower is about 100 meters. The tower served as a minaret of the mosque at one time. For a long time, it was the tallest tower in Spain. The observation deck for tourists is located on the bell tower.
Address: Avenida de la Constitución, s / n, 41004 Sevilla. The nearest metro station: Puerta de Jerez. Paid entrance.

Alcazar (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) is a royal palace and one of the main attractions of the city. Almost 1.8 million people visited the Alcazar in 2017, making it the sixth most visited monument in Spain. The Alcazar has been the palace of the Spanish kings for almost 700 years. Part of the palace used by the royal family of Spain as the official residence in Seville and in our time. One of the features of the palace are its gardens, the oldest in the city.
The Lion Gate (Puerta del León) is the main entrance to the palace, which is located next to the Seville Cathedral. You can walk from Plaza del Triunfo.
No more than 750 visitors can be in the palace at the same time. Entry will be closed as soon as this amount is reached.
Paid entrance.

Plaza de España is often called one of the most beautiful squares in Spain. Most tourists consider it necessary to visit this area while visiting Seville. Shooting some episodes of the movie Star Wars took place here. Tourists also consider it necessary to take pictures here.
The square is located about one kilometer south of the cathedral. Nearest Metro: Prado de San Sebastián.

Bullring Arena (La plaza de toros de la Maestranza) is located in the city center, next to the Guadalquivir River, 350 meters from the cathedral. The museum of bullfighting is located inside the building. Metro station "Puerta de Jerez".

Alameda (The Alameda de Hércules, Hercules mall) is the oldest square in the city. Many restaurants and cafes are available near the square. This is a popular place for spending free time in the evening. It may be too hot during the day. Local agricultural fair is held here sometimes.

The Parque de María Luisa is the most popular park in Seville. The park is located between the Plaza of Spain and the Guadalquivir River. The length of the park is approximately one kilometer from north to south, and about 600 meters from the square of Spain to the river. This is a good shady park, where you can hide from the heat during the day.

Transportation - traveling to and from

Seville Airport (IATA: SVQ) is the main international airport in western Andalusia. The airport is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) east of the city center. The bus route connects the airport with the city (Plaza de Armas bus station and Santa Justa train station).
Passengers can also take a taxi. (Taxis can be ordered in advance, online.) There is also a car rental office at the station.

Flights | Taxi to the airport | Car rental

Seville-Santa Justa Railway Station (Santa Justa) is located approximately 2 kilometers northeast of the city center (Seville Cathedral). You can reach many cities by rail: Cadiz, Jerez, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga, Valencia and Barcelona. The nearest metro station is Nervion, about 1 kilometer away.

🚄 Tickets for the train or the bus can be bought online (useful links).

Hotels

How to choose a good hotel with a convenient location? We recommend reading the reviews of tourists on any hotel booking website. In most cases, it will be more convenient for you if you choose a hotel located in the historical center of the city or nearby. We chose several hotels that are close to the main attractions of Seville and which received the best guest ratings.

5 star hotel Hotel Alfonso XIII - A Luxury Collection Hotel (5 star hotel). This is one of the best hotels in Seville. It is located in the center of the city, near the park and the Alcazar of Seville. The hotel has: an outdoor pool, gym, courtyard.
Useful link You can find out the cost of living and read the reviews of travelers here.

4 star hotel Hotel Casa Del Poeta (4-star hotel). Hotel Casa Del Poeta is located in the historic center of Seville, about 250 meters from the cathedral.
Useful link You can find out the cost of living and read the reviews of travelers here.

3 star hotel El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique (3-star hotel). The hotel is located in an old mansion in the area of ​​Sveilly Barrio de Santa Cruz. The hotel has a cozy, traditional patio.
Useful link You can find out the cost of living and read the reviews of travelers here.

2-star hotel Hotel Doña Manuela (2-star hotel). Doña Manuela Boutique Hotel is located in Seville’s Old Jewish Quarter, next to the Murillo Gardens. This is a budget hotel with a convenient location.
Useful link You can find out the cost of living and read the reviews of travelers here.

Events

Many interesting events are held in Andalusia around the year. We have presented here information about some of the annual events in Seville. Learn more about events in Spain.

Carnival is a very colorful holiday that is celebrated in many countries, including Spain. Each city celebrates carnival in its own way. Carnival usually starts at the weekend, a week before Lent.

Semana Santa is celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America. The holiday takes place on a large scale including in Seville. Christian brotherhoods arrange processions through the streets on the last week of Lent and on Easter.

Feria de Sevilla (La Feria de Abril, April Fair) is a spring festival held in the city of Seville. Tourists may be interested in: people in traditional costumes, ancient horse-drawn carriages, traditional music and dancing.

Bienal de Flamenco is a major international event in the world of flamenco. Flamenco festival takes place in various theaters of the city. Dancers, vocalists and guitarists from Spain participate in this festival. The festival is held once every two years.

Velá de Santa Ana is held in the Triana district in summer. The holiday begins on July 21 and lasts until July 26. Here you will find music, dance and dishes of popular Seville cuisine. The festival ends with fireworks.

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