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Plan Your Trip to Seville: Best of Seville Tourism

Colorful traditions, historic architecture, and endless tapas—all contained in one sun-soaked city
Originally founded as a Roman city and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Seville is bursting with antique charm. The Alcazar palace complex is a stunning collage of architectural styles, and the Cathedral is famed for its beauty and its status as the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The Metropol Parasol is the world’s largest wooden structure, a massive mix of grids and swirls that contains a market and a terrace observatory.

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Essential Seville

Traveler Guides

Seville Is Great For

Powerful flamenco performances

Traditional tapas bars

A mosaic of architectural styles

Seville Travel Guide

Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Seville

LaTortugaViajera
This is a place to be tasted with tapas. As such, plan to pass your meals hopping from one bar to the next, snacking and sipping in each one as you go.
Aleksandra B
The most expensive months are April, December and the Bank holidays or Special Events (Semana Santa, Feria, Marathon days, New Year's Eve..).
Cat G
The midday summer weather in Seville can reach 40C (110F), so wear proper protection, stay hydrated, and stick to the shade when you can. Seville is quite walkable, but hitting the (cobblestone) streets all day can take its toll. Wear comfortable shoes.

In the words of those who've been there before ...

1highplainsdrifter
Seville has both old and new charm. It is a friendly, walkable, decently priced, clean city.
PortoExplorer
Seville is one of the Spanish cities that touched me the most: vibrant, attractive, graceful and most of all... historically rich.
Cat G
Seville exudes typical Spain — from the flamenco chords that echo in the streets to the sunny afternoons with sherry in hand, the Andalusian capital is worth spending time in. But if you've only got one day, you'll be facing a bit of walking, punctuated by tapas, world-class sights, and plenty of Spanish flair. The majority of the must-sees are clustered around the cathedral complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Archivo de las Indias and the Alcazar Palace.

What is the best way to get there?

Flying:

Seville is served by San Pablo Airport, otherwise known as Seville Airport (SEV).

Bus:

Seville has two main bus terminals: Prado de San Sebastian, from which buses service cities and towns in Andalucia, and Plaza de Armas, from which buses depart to different regions of Spain and Portugal.

Driving:

Most travelers arrive into Seville via the Autopista del Quinto Centenario (A-49), which connects the city with Huelva and Portugal.

Do I need a visa?

If you’re visiting from overseas, see if you need a visa using this website.

When is the best time to visit?

The best time to visit Seville is from March through May, before scorching summer temperatures make sightseeing an effort. Plus, springtime sees the festivals of Semana Santa (Holy Week), during which the city is overrun with religious processions, and Feria de Abril, a fair that celebrates Seville’s culture with flamenco and food.

For more information on Seville’s weather and when to go, check out some tips here.

Bus

The easiest way to explore Seville is by hop-on hop-off bus, which allows you to explore at your own pace and cover all of the city’s top attractions. See here for more information on routes and timetables.

Bike

There are plenty of bike rental shops in Seville. Cycling is generally a safe and convenient way to explore.

Tram

Seville’s Metro-Centro tram network begins in Plaza Nueva in the center of the city and terminates at San Bernado train station, which offers connections to the metro. You can buy a ticket from each tram station.

On the ground
What is the timezone?
Central European Standard Time (GMT+1)
What are the voltage/plug types?
The standard voltage in Seville is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz. Associated plug types are type C, with two round pins, and type F, with two round pins and two earth clips. For plug types, you can reference the international guide here.
What is the currency?
Euro (EUR)
Are ATMs readily accessible?
Yes.
Are credit cards widely accepted?
Yes.
Is it easy to find a bank?
Yes.
How much do I tip?
Tipping in Spain is not expected and Spaniards generally don’t do it. However, tips are appreciated when service exceeds expectations.

Are there local customs I should know?

Greetings
In Seville, people generally greet each other and say goodbye by kissing on both cheeks.
Siesta
Throughout Spain, it's common to take a siesta (afternoon nap) around 3 pm. During the late afternoon, shops and cafes tend to close.
Mealtimes
In Spain, lunch and dinner times are much later than in other countries. Lunch is normally eaten around 2 pm while dinner tends to get served closer to 10 pm.
Drinking
The federal legal age for buying and drinking alcohol is 18 years old.
Bar Etiquette
Don’t be surprised if you see people throwing used napkins and toothpicks on the ground at traditional tapas bars. This isn’t the case in every tapas bar so observe what others are doing before littering.
Frequently Asked Questions about Seville


Some of the most popular restaurants in Seville include:



If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Seville between June and August, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between September and November.