Seville Top Attractions and Things to Do

Seville Top Attractions and Things to Do

Explore the Best Seville Attractions and Landmarks

Seville has a large selection of landmarks and attractions making it difficult for tourists to choose the best attractions to visit – especially when only visiting for a few days.

Whether you’re looking at traditional historic sites (such as the Alcazar or Cathedral), something a little more modern (La Setas), or if you’re looking for fun activities to enjoy the year-long great weather, Seville has something for everyone.

Here we take a look at some of the highlights and top attractions in Seville to visit, helping you to make the most of your time in this beautiful Spanish city.

Seville Top Attractions:

1. Royal Alcazar

The Royal Alcazar of Seville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a beautiful palace in the centre of Seville and a must-visit for tourists. The palace has it all – beautiful architecture, stunning gardens and a deep history. To this day the building is still used by the King of Spain! Entry tickets sell out fast (especially in the summer season) so it’s essential to book in advance. Highly recommended!
Full Guide to Royal Alcazar Here
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2. Seville Cathedral

The Seville Cathedral, known as the Catedral de Santa María de la Sede in Spanish, is one of the most iconic and impressive landmarks in Seville, and is often regarded as one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Getting Seville Cathedral tickets is a must for any tourist visiting the city!
Full Guide to Seville Cathedral Here
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3. Setas de Seville

The Setas de Sevilla, also known as the Metropol Parasol, stands as a captivating embodiment of contemporary architecture and design. This remarkable urban structure, affectionately referred to as “The Mushrooms” has emerged as a must-visit attraction for those who appreciate the fusion of modern aesthetics, cultural exploration, and panoramic cityscapes.
Full Guide to Setas de Seville Here
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4. Plaza de Espana

Plaza de España, located in the heart of Seville amongst Maria Luisa Park, is a large plaza with stunning architecture that celebrates the city’s rich history and cultural heritage (as well as that of Spain generally). Originally designed for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, this semicircular square is a fusion of Renaissance Revival and Moorish architectural styles. It’s free to visit and a must-see when visiting Seville.
Full Guide to Plaza de Espana Here

5. Seville Bullring – Maestranza Plaza de Toros

Seville’s bullring, known as Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, is one of the most iconic and historic bullfighting venues in the world. Located along the Guadalquivir River, the bullring dates back to the 18th century and boasts an impressive neo-Mudejar architectural style.
Full Guide to Seville Bullring Here
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6. María Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park in Seville is a large public park known for its greenery, gardens, and architectural attractions. It’s a great place for tourists to visit, with the shaded paths and peaceful benches offering some respite from the intense heat and bustle of Seville.
Full Guide to Maria Luisa Park Here

7. Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos, often referred to as Pilate’s House, is a historic palace located in Seville, Spain. This historic residence showcases a fusion of traditional Seville architectural styles, including Renaissance, Gothic, and Mudejar influences.
Visitors can explore the grand palace rooms, lush courtyards, and beautifully landscaped gardens while immersing themselves in Spanish history and art.
Full Guide to Casa de Pilatos Here
Book Tickets Online Here

8. Seville Museum of Illusions

The Seville Museum of Illusions is an immersive museum in the centre of Seville that showcases the fascinating world of optical illusions, perception, and the art of deception.
Visitors can experience a variety of mind-bending exhibits, including holograms, Ames rooms, and interactive installations that challenge the boundaries of reality.
Seville Museum of Illusions Information Here
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9. Seville Aquarium

The Seville Aquarium, known as the ‘Aquarium de Séville‘ in Spanish, is a modern aquarium in the heart of Seville. The aquarium is home to over 7000 creatures and over 400 unique species. They have a strong commitment to both sustainability in the oceans, as well as conservation of marine creatures and resources – with plenty of educational content on display.
Full Guide to Seville Aquarium Here
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10. Seville Flamenco Show

Experiencing a flamenco show in Seville is one of the best things you can do if you’re looking to get a true taste of Spanish culture.
Flamenco is deeply rooted in Seville’s culture, and is a passionate and rhythmic form of traditional Spanish music and dance that captivates audiences with its expressive and very emotionally charged performances.
Full Guide to Flamenco in Seville Here
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11. Archivo de Indias Seville

Archivo de Indias in Seville is a historic building housing valuable documents from Spain’s past including letters related to Christopher Columbus and his adventures in the New World.
It’s a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in exploring a beautiful piece of Spanish heritage in a stunning architectural setting.
Full Guide to the Archive Here
Book Guided Tour Online Here

12. Sevilla FC Stadium Tour

The Sevilla FC Stadium Tour offers an exciting and immersive experience for football enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the iconic Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium, delving into the rich history of Sevilla FC and gaining access to areas typically reserved for players and staff.
Full Guide to Sevilla FC Stadium Tour Here
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13. Torre del Oro

The Torre del Oro in Seville is a historical naval tower located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. This iconic tower, often referred to as the ‘Golden Tower‘ has stood as a symbol of the city’s maritime heritage for centuries.
Built in the early 13th century, it served as a watchtower and defensive fortification during a time when Seville was a bustling port city, and today is featured as one of Seville’s most iconic attractions.
Full Guide to the Torre del Oro Here

14. Isla Magica Theme Park

Isla Mágica in Seville (often referred to as ‘Magic Island’) is a popular theme park that offers a fun family day out for tourists. In the summer months it also doubles up as a water park (Agua Magica) with a large selection of slides and pools.
The park features a variety of rides, shows, and attractions that provide an exciting experience for visitors of all ages.
Full Guide to Isla Magica Here
Book Tickets Online Here

15. Seville Opera House

The Seville Opera House, also known as the Teatro de la Maestranza is a renowned opera house and cultural venue in Spain. Since it opened in 1991, the theatre has become a prominent hub for performing arts, hosting a diverse range of events, including opera, ballet, concerts, and theatrical performances.
Full Guide to Opera in Seville Here
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16. Hospital de los Venerables

The Hospital de los Venerables Seville is a former hospital building that was originally built as a retirement home for priests, and now used as an art gallery. The building is famed for its stunning baroque architecture – with a beautifully designed chapel and immaculate patio gardens.
Full Guide to Hospital de los Venerables in Seville Here
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17. Palacio de las Duenas

Palacio de Dueñas is a royal palace in central Seville, also known as the ‘House of Alba‘. It opened to the public in 2016, allowing visitors to see over 1400 art pieces and experience the royal home and gardens.
Full Guide to Palacio de las Duenas in Seville Here
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18. Casa de Salinas

Casa de Salinas is a traditional mansion/palace in the centre of Seville.
Full Guide to Casa de Salinas in Seville Here
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Activities in Seville

As well as the landmarks and historic locations to visit, Seville also has a wide range of activities to bring a little variety to your trip.

Try your hand at paddle boarding, go on a tapas tour, rent a bike and explore the wider city!

If you’re visiting with a young family or kids, then check out our full guide to Seville with Kids here.

Here are a selection of our favourite Seville activities to enjoy that fabulous sunshine and to try something a little different.

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Seville Attraction Tickets and City Passes

Buying multiple attraction tickets can eventually add up, especially if you’re planning on visiting the all of the best attractions in Seville.

There are ways you can save money on some of these more expensive attractions, and that is to purchase one of the few Seville attraction passes available.

Here is a selection of the best passes on offer currently to help you with your visit:

Seville Attractions Pass

Save Money with these Seville Passes

Seville Highlights Pass: Royal Alcazar, Seville Cathedral and a Flamenco Show!
Seville Pass: Royal Alcazar, Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and a free audio guide

Seville Highlights:

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Map of Seville Attractions

The majority of Seville attractions are located in the city centre, making them very accessible. If you’re staying in a hotel in the centre then most attractions can be walked to. Furthermore Seville has excellent public transport links including the bus and metro.

Here is a map of some of the best Seville attractions:

It’s worth noting that there is a Hop on Hop off Tourist bus in Seville that will take you to the majority of these landmarks.

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