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What to see in Seville in 1 day

Seville can offer you a full sensory experience in a single day. The scent of orange blossoms, the beautiful architecture, the delicious tapas and the intense emotions of flamenco will leave you wanting more. Start off at Plaza de España and follow the secrets of history at the Royal Alcázares and the cathedral. Don’t worry, you will still have time to explore the labyrinth of streets that make up the Santa Cruz neighbourhood and walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

Day 1

Itinerary day 1

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Plaza de España

This jewel in María Luisa Park was designed by Aníbal González as a space for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. This 50,000 m2 palace-square invites visitors to stroll on foot or take a boat ride through the canal. It has served as a filming location for the Star Wars saga.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cathedral and Giralda

The Seville cathedral is known for its size and beautiful altarpiece, and because it is the resting place of Christopher Columbus. Adjacent to the cathedral is the Giralda, and we encourage you to visit the top of this minaret-belfry, that stands at over 100 metres, and enjoy the views.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Real Alcázar de Sevilla (Royal Alcázar of Seville)

This fortress—a royal residence during medieval times—features palace quarters, courtyards and beautiful gardens. The architecture and ornaments are a combination of Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic, Mudejar and Moorish styles. It has served as a filming location for the popular series Game of Thrones.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tapas at Bodega Casa Morales

This family-owned tavern is just a short walk from the Alcázar. Opened in 1850, it is the second oldest establishment in Seville. Although it was originally a wine shop, it now serves tapas, montaditos (small sandwiches), cured meats and delicious home-made stews.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Santa Cruz neighbourhood

A stroll along the streets of this neighbourhood—Seville’s old Jewish quarter—is filled with countless surprises: secluded squares, palaces and tapas bars that emit the smell of home-made food. If you continue along Callejón del Agua you will reach the beautiful Jardines de Murillo gardens.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guadalquivir River and Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)

A trip to Seville would not be complete without a walk along the Guadalquivir River. As you explore the riverbank, you will come across everything from modern terraces at the Muelle de Nueva York (New York Pier) to the emblematic Tower of Gold and the Triana Bridge. If you have time, be sure to go on a river cruise.

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Dinner at Eslava

Located in the San Lorenzo district, this is one of Seville’s top restaurants for signature tapas. Although it serves a wide array of food, the honey ribs are always a hit. It has a casual, modern atmosphere.

10:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Tablao Los Gallos

Opened in 1966, this is one of the most traditional tablaos in Seville and features daily performances by ten artists. Since this small and cosy venue has excellent acoustics, microphones and speakers are not used.

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