48 Hours in Seville

You can't go to Andalucia and not visit Seville. So here's the skinny on what to see and do in the Andalusian capital. Enjoy our guide in miniature.

Parque de María Luisa

 

The last stop off the shuttle bus which transports you from Seville's airport to the city centre conveniently deposits you outside María Luisa Park. A gift to the (Andalucian) nation from the Infanta Luisa Fernanda, it's the city's main park. Enjoy a horse-drawn-carriage ride which will allow you to get up close and personal with the stunning Plaza de España.

Guadalquivir

 

Close to Parque María Luisa, you'll find the Rio Guadalquivir. Home to the Puerto de Sevilla, Spain's only river port, it makes for a fantastic riverside stroll. Situated alongside the banks of the Guadalquivir, the eyecatching Torre de Oro is a great place to hop on or off the city's sightseeing bus.

Reales Alcázares de Sevilla

 

The Royal Palace has stately gardens to match its regal interior. The oldest palace still in use in Europe, the Alcázar was originally a Moorish fort. In 1987, UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site, along with its neighbour, Seville Cathedral.

Plaza de Toros

 

Legendary writer and Hispanophile Ernest Hemingway famously insisted that bullfighting was not a sport, but rather a "tragedy".  Dare you take a ringside seat at such drama? Even if you daren't, the bullring is an impressive building to view from the outside.

Catedral de Sevilla

 

When Seville was in another country, the Berber-Muslim Almohad kingdom of Al-Andalus, the cathedral's celebrated belltower, the Giralda, was a minaret of the then mosque. Christopher Columbus is buried here. In what is now the world's fourth-largest church.

Iglesia de San Luis

 

For another baroque masterpiece which doesn't get so overcrowded as the cathedral, head to the Macarena neighbourhood and St Louis church. Named after the King of France at the time, it was constructed between 1699 and 1731. Architect Leonardo de Figueora created a facade that's pure candy for the eyes.

 

Barrio de Triana


 

Seville is a very sophisticated city. But it has its rough-around-the-edges neighbourhoods, none more so than Triana, which despite being gentrified, remains resolutely working-class. Watch the most authentic,often impromptu, flamenco performances here and visit the area's famous market too to stock up on fresh, local produce.  

Barrio de Santa Cruz

Decidely more upmarket than Triana is the Santa Cruz neighbourhood. This more central area is home to many of the city's oldest churches. However, considering this area was formerly the Jewish Quarter, many of them were originally synagogues.

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