What to do in Seville in 1 day
Morning: Cathedral, Giralda, Real Alcaza?r and Church of San Salvador.
Afternoon: neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, Plaza de Espan?a and Bullfighting Museum of the Maestranza.
If you only stay one day in Seville, monuments that you can’t pass up are the Cathedral, where you can go up the Giralda, but also the Real Alcaza?r and the Church of EL Salvador. It won’t take you too much time but keep you entertained nonetheless. The morning is devoted to visiting two World Heritage monuments: first is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world and second is the most ancient inhabited palace of Europe, the Real Alcaza?r. (Remember that its entrance also leads to the Antiquarium, a museum with Roman ruins situated in the Metropol Parasol in the Square of the Encarnacion).
In the afternoon, take a stroll by the Santa Cruz neighbourhood and follow the way to the walk Catalina until you get to the Ancient Factory of Tobaccos. There isn’t too much distance from here to Plaza de Espan?a, a majestic monument in the wondrous Park of Mari?a Luisa. You can spend the rest of time to walk, tapear, and enjoy the lights and atmosphere of a city welcoming you with open arms.
At night, there are flamenco shows in many places. One good opportunity to see one is to go to the Auditorio Alvarez
Quintero, where you can enjoy a one-hour show with a thirty- minute master class at the end.
What to do in Seville in 2 days
Morning: Church of Magdalena, Museum of Fine Arts, Park of Mari?a Luisa.
Afternoon: Museum of Archaeology, Museum of Arts and Traditions.
You have to start by the Church of Magdalena, former church to the Dominican convent of Saint Pablo. It’s a work of architect Leonardo of Figueroa which constitutes a glorious example of Seville’s Baroque architecture in the 18th century. Nowadays, it’s the parish and headquarters of the Sacramental Brotherhood of Magdalena, of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Amparo, of the Brotherhood of The Fifth Anxiety (Saint Thursday) and the Brotherhood of the Ordeal.
If you happen to stay two days in Seville, we recommend you a day or artistic visits. Go through the Pinacoteca of Spain to see the Museum of Fine Arts where works by famous painters such as El Greco, Vela?zquez, Murillo, Goya or Gonzalo Bilbao await you.
You can then head to the former judder of Seville, the beautiful and iconic Santa Cruz neighbourhood. If you’re looking for the most typical part of Seville, this place won’t disappoint you. Narrow streets, small squares lined with orange trees, typical craftsmanship and Andalusian playgrounds... a real walk across history. In spite of being a touristic area, it offers lots of quiet places.
The afternoon is also dedicated to art, with the Park of Mari?a Luisa, and more specifically the Square of America where the Museum of Archaeology stands. Right next to it is the Museum of Arts and Traditions, where you can discover our ancestors’ lives in a grandiose palace of mude?jar architecture from the past century.
We recommend: tapear in the Square of Santa Mari?a the White, stop in the Alley of the Water; Square of Mrs. Elvira; walk in the Gardens of Murillo to clear your head; watch a show in the Museum of Flemish Dance.
At night, you can reserve a theatralized nocturnal visit of the Real Alcaza?r. (Consult schedules and availability!) http://www.alcazarsevilla.org
What to do in Seville in 3 days
Morning: Archive of Indies, Saint Charity, Bullfighting Museum.
Afternoon: Town Hall, Palace of the Earl of Lebrija, House of Pilatos.
For your third day in Seville, we recommend you the Archive of Indies, the building where the administrative documents from the New World were stored. Next to the Square of El Salvador, take the Calle Cuna in direction of the North until you face the Palace of La Condesa de Lebrija, which houses Roman ruins of great historical value. Following the theme of Ancient Rome, you can discover the life of this ancient village in the Antiquarium, under Metropol Parasol. After leaving, go backwards to the biggest wooden structure in the world, then follow with the Alameda of Hercules, one the youngest and most alternative district of Seville, to tapear.
In the afternoon, go to the city’s emblematic building, the Town Hall, built in the 16th century in homage to Emperor Carlos V and Isabel of Portugal’s wedding in Seville. The nearest location you have to visit is Calle Cuna, which will take you to the Square of Lucerne. Later, head to Calle Aguila to witness the majesty of another palace: the House of Pilatos.
What to do in Seville in 4 days
Morning: Triana, Castle of Saint Jorge, Ceramic Centre at Triana.
Afternoon: Pavilion of Navigation, Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, American Garden.
In the morning, you should cross the river and go to Triana through the Bridge of Elizabeth II. This neighbourhood, laced with Andalusian influences, is the cradle of Flemish ceramics in addition of having strong ties with the Guadalquivir. The Castle of Saint Jorge promotes reflection, tolerance and respect in a place formerly used by the Inquisition. Not too far from it, you can admire the Ceramic Centre of Triana as well as the Chapel of the Sailors, where you’ll find the Virgin of Hope of Triana, venerated by the trianeros.
We recommend tapear in the Market of Triana.
In the afternoon, go north to the Monastery of the Cartuja which houses he Andalusian centre of Contemporary Art. Later, in the American Garden, try to see al 350 species of plants cultivated there and the aquatic garden.
Still have time? Continue to the Basilica of Macarena and the Hospital of the Five Holy Wounds. Finally, go up the Tower of the Perdigones to get a breath-taking view of Seville.
Take detours and enjoy what the city has to offer!
What to do in Seville in 5 days
Morning: Churches of Gil, of Santa Marina, of Saint Luis, of Saint Marcos; Convent of Santa Paula.
Afternoon: Church of Saint Lorenzo, the Gran Poder and some unplanned sightseeing.
In the morning, walk to the north zone to the Door of Macarena, which leads to Saint street Luis, where you’ll find the most churches in Seville: Gil, Santa Marina, Saint Luis, Saint Marco, each one more beautiful than the last one. Check the location and schedule of these monuments.
In the afternoon, the “Gentleman of Seville” is the last monument you need to visit. The Gran Poder, built by Juan de Mesa in 1620, was one of the greatest visionaries of Seville. The Brotherhood of the Gran Poder is a confraternity of Saints’ Week founded in 1477 which still parades on Saint Friday’s morning. Finally, the Church of Saint Lorenzo, in pure Gothic and mude?jar style, was built in the 13th century.
We advise you to stroll without haste nor a fixed course and letting the city carry you to unseen wonders.
At night, simply contemplate the stars from the multitude of terraces in the centre.
We recommend: eat in any of the avant-garde restaurants or the exotic ones from the Alameda. You can tapear in the traditional neighbourhood of Saint Lorenzo, buy souvenirs in the Sandy area, or, on Sundays, buy works of art in the Square of the Museum.