My memories of exploring Sevilla are strongly reminiscent of the sweet smell of oranges from the hundreds of orange trees lining the city, the charm of the old town and side streets and some of the freshest Spanish paella and tapas I’ve ever had.
Seville is the perfect example of a city that has preserved the old town feel, but adapted to new modern ways of living. Seville is one of Spain’s fastest growing cities in the Andalusia region. Discover the city of flamenco, vibrant festivals, friendly locals, magnificent architecture and some of the best tapas in the whole of Spain. No wonder it’s been rated as one of the top cities to visit in 2018. You’ll leave feeling at one with the city but also wanting more.
Seville Travel Guide
How To Get Here
- Seville was the last stop of our south of Spain road trip (you can read more about it here) so we drove from the south from Marbella which took about 2.5 hours. You could also get to Seville if you’re visiting Madrid or even from the south of Portugal.
- My cousin and I chose to stay at the Silken Al Andalus Palace Hotel. We booked this hotel because it was towards the end of our trip and after staying at a heap of hostels we wanted something a bit more fancy. The pool and facilities here were great, although it was a 10 min drive out of town.
- Casa Romana is a boutique hotel option in the historical centre. Here’s a full list.
- Hotel Fernando III looks beautiful too.
- Hotel Las Casas has an amazing rooftop pool and courtyard. Trust me, Seville can get very hot so a rooftop pool might be just what you’re after in the summer months.
See & Do
- Visit the Seville Cathedral then climb the Bell Tower for incredible views over the city.
- Explore the Old Town and wonder through the various cobble stoned streets and boutique shops including the iconic Maquedano hat shop.
- Marvel at the stunning tile display of Plaza Espana and watch the boats go by under the bridges.
- Visit the Alcazar Palace and experience Spain’s Moorish Architecture.
- Do a walking tour to get a real understanding of the city’s history and local tips.
- Get lost walking through the colourful streets of Santa Cruz.
Eat & Drink
- Arco tapas. A really cool tapas bar in close walking distance to the cathedral. I recommend the goats cheese.
- Book ahead for a table at El Pinto, a newly renovated restaurant with the dreamiest interiors. Opt for the white sangria and Octopus dish.
- Los Corales. They melted the cheese on the wheel in front of us for our mushroom truffle risotto. I’m still dreaming.
- Pan Y Piu for Spanish bakery goods and fresh OJ.
- Stop by Torch Coffee Roasters for an acai bowl and delicious coffee before a big day of exploring.
- Stop by Hotel Alfonso for a drink and the cheeseboard in their incredible courtyard.
- Amorino Gelato Al Naturale. See my photo below. No words needed.
Tiled walkways of Plaza Espana
Views from the Alcazar Palace
Colourful streets of Seville
Underground at the Alcazar Palace
Tile details at the Alacazar Palace
The colours of the Alcazar Palace
The colourful buildings of Seville
Stumbling upon colourful courtyards in Santa Cruz
Not one bad paella
Sunset wanderings in the old town
Orange trees leading to Seville’s cathedral
Spotting rooftop pools from the top of the bell tower
Beautiful corners of Seville
Tile views at Plaza Espana
Torch Coffee Roasters
That ice cream I promised you
Beautiful interiors at Los Coralles
Have you visited Seville before?