For the most wondrous sights in Southern Spain, you should head on over to the city of Seville. The picturesque city of Seville is characterized by Jewish, Islamic and Christian influences. If you love exploring history, you can take a stroll through narrow streets and enjoy drawn-out meals while you swoon over Seville’s centuries-old neighborhoods and cultural offerings.
There are a lot of things to do in Seville and places to explore. It is also a great choice for honeymooners as well as it provides the much needed romance apt for the occasion. Enjoy fine wine; eat Tapas while you listen to street musicians in open air plazas.
See our top choices of things to do in Seville, Spain
As one of the largest cathedrals in the world, the Catedral de Sevilla stands at an impressive 126meters. Built from 1401 – 1507, the cathedral took over 100 years to complete and had people marveling at the jaw-dropping piece of architecture. The cathedral houses 80 chapels and houses an altar piece depicting the journey of Jesus on earth. This cathedral is the third largest church in Europe and also houses the tomb of the sojourner- Christopher Columbus.
This royal palace is also a stunning piece of architecture built in the 12th century. The Royal Alcazar in Seville is the oldest palace in Europe and its upper floors was the residence of the Spanish royal family. Building of the palace began in the 10th century by the Umayyads who built a Moorish fortress in the grounds. The Palace was later built on the same grounds. Hence, the completed structure bears an eclectic mixture of Moorish and Christian architecture.
Plaza de Espana
Built in 1928, the plaza has become a popular site for filming epic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and fan favorite, Game of Thrones. Shaped like a half moon, the plaza measures about 50,000meters and boasts a moat and even a fountain. It is situated in Maria Luisa Park and was built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929. You will also see tiled ceramic alcoves that represent the various provinces in Spain.
Torre de Oro
This towering piece of architecture is a must visit in Seville. It stood as a military watchtower in the 13th century. It overlooks the Guadalquivir River built by the Almohad Caliphate, the then rulers of Seville to fortify the city. The tower has undergone numerous renovations and now houses a naval museum.
Eat your weight in Tapas
After seeing all the beautiful sights in Seville, you will need sustenance. You can then go Tapas bar hopping. These bars litter the streets and alleyways in Seville. Tapas are a Spanish snack that has since evolved to become an exquisite dish. They can be served hot or cold and come in different flavors.
We hope you enjoyed reading our list of top things to do in Seville. If you decide to visit, remember to grab a camera to capture worthy moments.