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Seville For Families with Children

Discovering Seville’s royal palace, gardens and landmarks with kids
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  One of Seville’s many charms is that you needn’t miss the highlights in order to keep children interested. The places they’ll remember... more »

Tips:  Unfortunately, there is no advance ticketing for the Alcazar, and lines can be long in the summer. But arriving as it opens in the... more »

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Points of Interest

While you may prefer the spectacular 360-degree view from the top to the upward trek that takes you there, we can almost guarantee that kids will love the stone ramp that spirals up and up the 20-story bell tower that was once a minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. The mosque stood where the cathedral is today, and from the tower you can see... More

The cathedral is huge – one of the three largest in the world – but three things inside its cavernous interior will interest kids particularly. The first is the high (very high) altar completely covered in statues and carved decorations, all of it covered in real gold.

Seville had the monopoly on trade with the New World, so when all the gold... More

3. Real Alcázar (Royal Palace) and Gardens

Even blasé teens can’t help falling under the spell of this place, which looks as though it had been designed as the film set for "Aladdin."

Although the Catholic kings sent the Islamic rulers and their court packing, they admired the workmanship and style of this building, begun by the caliphs in 712. So when King Pedro resumed... More

4. Santa Cruz Neighborhood

Nowhere in the city captures the sense of old Seville quite like a walk around Santa Cruz. Kids (and you) will get a good sense of just how exotic this Spanish city is, as you stroll narrow streets lined with shops selling bright polka-dotted flamenco dresses, castanets and matador jackets. Graceful balconies cascade with flowers and you can... More

As you wander through the Santa Cruz neighborhood, you’re sure to see a lot of tapas bars. Don't be afraid to take children into a place labeled bar! These welcome all ages, and are good places to stop for lunch, as the servings are small and they usually have a good selection of things children like. If you don’t see one that appeals to you, head... More