Top 8 Places to See in Seville


The iconic pearl of Southern Spain, marvelous Seville is full of contrasts. This many-sided Andalucian city, embracing the true authentic Spanish spirit, is famous for its delicious tapas, majestic architecture, charming flamenco, passionate bullfighting traditions, and has lots of hidden treasures to offer for your vacation in Spain. Wondering what are the top Seville landmarks? To guide you around the city, we've prepared a list of the legendary Seville attractions that are definitely worth being a part of your itinerary.

1. Catedral de Sevilla, Seville
Catedral de Sevilla, Seville

The Seville Cathedral was built to show the power and wealth of the city after the Reconquista. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this impressive Seville attraction is the largest Gothic church in the entire world! One of the greatest treasures of the cathedral is the altar, decorated with more than 100 gold-covered statues that illustrate the life of Jesus. As a highlight, save some time to enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the Giralda Bell Tower, located in the northeastern part of the church.

2. The Real Alcazar, Seville
The Real Alcazar, Seville

Maybe you're a Game of Thrones enthusiast? Then, the gorgeous Real Alcazar must be a part of your Seville itinerary. This UNESCO-listed site is an outstanding example of the Mudejar architectural style where Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements combine into a perfect mix. Apart from the breathtaking rooms and patios, the Real Alcazar is also famous for its fantastic gardens. And to top it all, this historic European royal residence was the setting for the majestic Dorne Palace from Season 5 of the Game of Thrones.

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3. Plaza de Espana, Seville
Plaza de Espana, Seville

Situated on the territory of the Park of Maria Luisa is the Spain Square, one of the most grandiose Seville landmarks. This architectural gem has it all: open-work balconies, monumental fountains, and 4 fairy tale bridges that represent the ancient Spanish kingdoms. Moreover, on this 50,000-square-meter plaza is the unique example of Renaissance Neo-Moorish-style, an amazing half-moon-shaped building that beautifully follows the shape of the canal.

4. Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

While in Seville, you should definitely pay a visit to one of the most legendary barrios of Andalusia, the magnificent old Jewish neighborhood of Santa Cruz that is an absolute Seville must-see. Wander around the labyrinth of numerous cobblestone streets full of orange trees, small-scale plazas, and colorful houses with cozy patios. Moreover, if you are looking for the best place in Seville to try worldwide famous tapas, consider that you've already found it: this quarter is full of top-notch bars and restaurants welcoming all gourmets.

5. Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville
Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville

Without a doubt, Seville is a perfect city to explore Spanish culture. No wonder that the Museum of Fine Arts is among the most popular attractions in Seville as it boasts the best art collection in Spain after the Prado Museum in Madrid. This gallery features the greatest visual artwork from the medieval period to the early 20th century, including a wide selection of works by the most representative Golden Age artists such as Murillo, Velasquez, Zurbaran, and Valdes Leal.

6. Museo del Baile Flamenco, Seville
Museo del Baile Flamenco, Seville

Looking for other things to do in Seville? While traveling here, it would be a total "miss" not to pop into the Flamenco Museum to dig deeper into the history of this passionate dance. A flamenco performance is not only about dancing and singing, but it's also about the expression of feelings. To appreciate the beauty of flamenco to the fullest, don't miss the chance to attend one of the professional flamenco shows organized here daily around 7-8 pm all year round.

7. Maestranza Bull Ring, Seville
Maestranza Bull Ring, Seville

The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla is one of the greatest bullrings in Spain. Built according to the best traditions of Baroque, this oval-shaped ring is an impressive Seville tourist attraction. This outstanding construction houses a bullfighting museum with an exhibition of traditional matador costumes and a huge collection of photos and paintings, telling the story of the unique art of bullfighting. One of the most special places here is the Bullfighters' chapel, where the matadors prayed for good luck before the next fight.

8. Metropol Parasol, Seville
Metropol Parasol, Seville

Seville has something special for the fans of modern architecture as well. Situated at La Encarnacion Square in the old part of Seville, is the largest wooden structure in the world, and it'll for sure blow your mind! Created by the German architect Jurgen Mayer-Hermann, the monument consists of 6 enormous gigantic umbrella-shaped constructions made of Finnish birch wood. Named Las Setas de la Encarnacion (Incarnasion's Mushrooms), this remarkable Seville attraction houses a museum, restaurant, marketplace, and viewpoint.