Sevilla in South Spain, the capital of Andalusia, is a vibrant and exciting city with a rich history and culture.
The smell of the orange blossom, the cheerful character of the local people, and the eco of the flamenco make Seville the best representation of what living in Spain means.
Sevilla is all about sensations, it is about living slowly and enjoying the small things.
This Sevilla in 3 days itinerary / small guide will cover all you need to see and visit in one of the most iconic cities in Spain.
We start our day having breakfast but in a Spanish way, having churros.
There are many options to enjoy good churros but, our favorite is bar El Comercio, in C. Lineros, 9, a property that was opened in 1904.
So, having breakfast in a historical place like that is the best way to make the first contact with Seville city.
The first must to visit Seville is The Real Alcázar. The building was originally built as a fort and dates back to Arabic rule.
Arab and Christian elements are mixed in patios, halls, and gardens, creating a wow effect while you are visiting the monument.
The visit to The Real Alcázar will take about 3 hours, so after such a long and interesting morning, it is time to stop and enjoy a delicious lunch.
How about some bites in the oldest tapas bar in Seville?
El Rinconcillo, in Gerona Street, opened for the first time in 1670 and is the best representation of the local and traditional Seville gastronomy.
After some tapas and wine, our next stop is Seville Cathedral, which is the biggest Gothic-style cathedral in the whole world. Its charming Patio de los Naranjos, as well as La Giralda, currently a tower of bells – 24 specifically – and the most iconic symbol of the city of Seville, are part of it.
Now that we have covered all our cultural inquisitiveness, it is time for shopping. Sierpes and Tetuán streets are the main commercial arteries of the city. There you can find international clothing chains but also some small and local shops such as Maquedano, a hat shop that opened in 1896.
With our hands full of bags, and after a long day it is time to get change and get ready for dinner in Ozama restaurant a 1912 modernist villa with Mediterranean cooking and signature cocktails. The best way to end the day!
We start our day in the Triana neighborhood,
Triana is the proud of Sevilla. It is the area to go to if you want to feel Sevillian for one day. Traditionally, Triana has been the potter’s
neighborhood. It has always been for local use but nowadays interior designers from all over the world come here to find hidden gems.
The perfect example is Populart, a popular ceramic shop where you can find historic priceless value pieces.
But Triana is not only ceramic and cozy streets, it is gastronomy and local food too. We recommend having a tapas lunch in the market. A market with local flavor and with just the right touch of gourmetization. The local people continue to do their daily shopping here.
We leave Triana Behind, cross the bridge, and arrive at Torre del Oro, the golden symbol of the city. It was a defensive tower attached to the wall to protect the port.
We continue our walk with a stop on the way, that it is one of the most photographed places in the city, Plaza de España, built for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929. The square with beautiful ceramics represents all the provinces of Spain, and we are sure that you will recognize the place because some scenes of films such as Star Wars, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Dictator were recorded here!
The day is nearly over and after a busy day of walking, we need a place to sit and relax surrounded by nature. Do you think that this is possible in the middle of the city? We do.
Let´s go for a walk in Parque de María Luisa. A big romantic garden in the middle of the city, full of captivating corners that we recommend visiting by bike.
You can´t leave Seville without having dinner while you enjoy a flamenco show. The place? Tablao El Arenal in C. Rodo, 7. The New York Times says that the Tablao Flamenco El Arenal in Seville “is the best place in the world to feel the emotions of Flamenco Art”, and many people in Seville think the same. So, no doubt about our choice.
We start our morning in Barrio de Santa Cruz in Seville, the old Jewish quarter of Seville.
A neighborhood surrounded by legends, mysteries, and history.
The best way to visit Barrio de Santa Cruz is to get lost in its labyrinthine streets and discover hidden gems such as San Bartolomé and Santa Maria La Blanca, which are synagogues converted into churches.
To have lunch the place to be is La Bodeguita de Antonio Romero in c/ Gamazo 16. This local bar has one of the most delicious tapas in the city, “el piripi”, a sandwich of toasted bread with bacon, cheese, tomato, and mayonnaise.
We are about to finish our lovely adventure in Seville, but first, we must visit the controversial Metropol Parasol space, a gigantic wooden sculpture designed by Jürgen Mayer-Hermann that contrasts with the classic buildings of the city.
In Seville, it is known as “the mushroom” for its peculiar shape.
Useful Tips to Visit Sevilla
- The best time to visit Sevilla is during the spring or fall when the weather is mild. The summer months can be very hot, and the winter months can be cold and rainy.
- The best way to get around Sevilla is by walking. The city is relatively compact, and it is easy to get around on foot.
- Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Sevilla:
- Book your accommodation in advance, especially if you are traveling during the peak season.
- Pack comfortable shoes for walking.
- Bring sunscreen and a hat, as the sun can be strong in Sevilla.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.