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Seville Across the Guadalquivir Tour

Elegant Art Nouveau architecture surrounds a lush riverside greenspace
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  A beautiful expanse of public garden stretches along the river opposite the old city. The former palace gardens were bequeathed to... more »

Tips:  The park’s shady paths make this a good choice for mid-afternoon on a summer day.

The museums are closed on Monday, but outdoor... more »

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Points of Interest

For an overdose of color, you can’t beat this enormous display of towers, colonnades, pools, bridges and fountains, decorated in brightly colored tiles. Movie fans may recognize it as the setting for scenes from two "Star Wars" movies.

It was built to show off Spain’s beauty and accomplishments at an international expo in 1929, and has... More

Within sight of Plaza de Espana, La Raza is set in the former Information Pavillion for the 1929 exposition, its big windows overlooking the gardens and greenery. Cool off with a chilled gazpacho and choose from a variety of typical local dishes, subtly updated. Most-including deep fried swordfish cubes, fried chicken in sherry, Iberian ham or... More

3. Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park)

The former palace gardens of the Dukes of Montpensier were donated to the city in the late 19th century by the Infanta María Luisa Fernanda de Borbón y Borbón.

There is plenty of room to run and a wealth of areas to explore in this huge park that stretches along the river. In the summer it offers blessed shade, as it’s... More

4. Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares‎ (Museum of Popular Art and Costume)

Dresses, ecclesiastical robes, fans, handbags, musical instruments, circus models and a wide-ranging collection of dolls and toys of all kinds are shown in galleries and in furnished rooms and artisan workshops inside a former pavilion from the exposition.

Only a small fraction of the collections are shown at any time, but a major highlight is... More

5. Museo Arqueológico (Archaeology Museum)

Much of the material excavated from the nearby Roman city of Italica has become the basis of this excellent museum, but its collections reach back into prehistoric times. An anthropomorphic idol of Valencina carved from bone dates as far back as 3000 BC.

Among the museum’s other outstanding works are fine gold artifacts from the Carambolo... More