Seville was named the best city to travel to in 2018 by Lonely Planet.
Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of Andalusia. Seville’s tourist highlights include outstanding examples of Moorish architecture like the Alcázar palace, which is used as the set in the 5th season of the HBO’s successful series Game of Thrones, and the Giralda minaret, as well as its Gothic cathedral which is the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. So there are lots to see. Here some of our picks during your stay.
River cruise in Río Guadalquivir
The Guadalquivir River as it passes through the city of Seville becomes a privileged enclave to get to know the city from another perspective. At the Marqués del Contadero Pier, at the foot of the Torre del Oro or from the Tourism Pier (Paseo Muelle de Nueva York) attendees can find different companies that offer Cruise services on the Guadalquivir River, at a price close to 20 euros.
Flamenco is a dance style that has its origins in Andalusia and has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. With this motive, Seville, and other Andalusian cities, welcomes numerous events related to this art that among its main aspects highlights singing and dancing.
Museo del Baile Flamenco
The first museum of this type that exists in the world, promoted by dancer Cristina Hoyos. http://www.museoflamenco.com/
Tablaos flamencos (Flamenco Clubs)
- Sala Flamenco, en Triana. http://salaflamenco.com/
- Tablao Álvarez Quintero, at the Cathedral. http://tablaoalvarezquintero.com/
- La Casa del Flamenco, near to Giralda. http://www.lacasadelflamencosevilla.com/
- Casa de la Memoria, located at Barrio de Santa Cruz. https://www.casadelamemoria.es/
Murillo en Sevilla
On the occasion of the fourth centenary of the birth of the Sevillian painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, a series of commemorative events has been organized in the city of Seville. In these cultural, recreational and gastronomic activities, which take place throughout the year, aspects of the painter’s interest and his relationship with the city are revealed.
To access the calendar and register, you can access these websites:
Ruta de Tapas en Sevilla
The ‘tapa’ could be defined as small plates of food, both homemade specialties and novelties, which usually accompany drinks. Seville could be considered the world capital of the tapa, as it represents best its essence. The weather invites the people of Seville to ‘enjoy the street and its people’, turning the tapas into something that exceeds the gastronomic fact and that is established as part of the culture and tradition of the citizens.
In Seville you can find thousands of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy these unique dishes. In the Seville Tourism website you can find the most unique tapas in Seville and the places where you can taste them. http://www.visitasevilla.es/las-tapas
Plaza de España
Plaza de España is located in the Parque de María Luisa (Maria Louisa Park). It was originally designed and built as the ultimate symbol and the most ambitious project of the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair that took place in Seville in 1929. The Fair was initially going to be inaugurated on April 1st, 1911. It was then delayed to 1914 but World War I (1914-1918) and political issues between Morocco and Spain delayed it further on. It was finally held from May 9th, 1919 to June 21st, 1930. The Plaza de España is huge. It has 50,000 square m of which 19,000 are occupied by the main building and its two towers. The shape represents the embrace of Spain and its ancient colonies and it is orientated facing the Guadalquivir River as a path to America.
Metropol Parasol – locally known as ‘Las Setas de la Encarnación’ (‘Incarnation’s Mushrooms’) due to their quirky shape. It is the largest wooden structure in the world and was completed in April 2011. The Encarnación square, where it is located, has been a market place since the 19th century. During a period of urban renewal, the market was gradually torn down and remained dormant until 1990, when Seville chose to construct an underground parking space. This is when the ancient Roman and Moorish ruins were discovered, and construction was frozen. In 2004, the city ran an international bidding process to foster alternate ideas for this space.