Sevilla Travel Guide

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Sevilla Things to Do

  • Cathedral

    The only things that remain from the mosque built in the 12th century and replaced by the cathedral are the tower - Giralda - and the adjacent cloister, called Pateo de los Naranjos because it is all planted with orange trees. The Muslim origins can be clearly seen in one of its doors, called Puerta del Perdon.

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  • Alcazar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The varieties of architectural styles in this palace are stunning. It is a must stop in Sevilla and a beautiful place to just wander and enjoy. Hopefully I can save you a little aggravation in seeing this site. I booked a tour through Feel the City Tours; while I had two other great experiences with them, I could have skipped their tour of...

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  • Plaza de España

    In 1929 a very beautiful building was made near Maria Luísa park, for the Spanish-American Exhibition. Today, it is used by the government, and it is a great detail, contrasting with the green of the park, generally easy to visit because of its proximity to the historical centre. Hard to see, in my last visit, due to maintenance works in and...

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Sevilla Hotels

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Sevilla Restaurants

  • Fargo Restaurante

    5 out of 5 stars

    We came across that gem completely by chance, looking for a organic restaurant in Sevilla ( not easy ...) . Farm to table concept, really nice wine list (and Spirits !!!). Vegan options, Gluten free as well. We had the ovened Camembert, the vegan paté, the chicken Pastela ( must try ). Really good raw vegan ice-cream, too !

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  • Micro Brew with Great Food

    The thing that stands out the most about this place is that it's full of locals. When people come in, the bartenders greet them with hugs and kisses. Families and couples all mingle together in this gem of a brew pub in Sevilla.The bartenders spoke enough English to help us pick a beer; the tapas were wonderful. Husband also got a carrot cake that...

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  • Good tapeo

    For a quick light meal this was a great choice. We ate some "tapas", tasty and cheap. The movement was high, and the service suffered a little bit from it, but it was the only negative point.

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Sevilla Nightlife

  • Café de Casino

    The old Seville pavillion in 1929 Latin American Exposition became a Casino, and, later on, a theater. In its selected restaurant "Café de Casino" there is, sometimes, live entertainment.

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  • Flamenco Show

    Seville is the cultural center of Flamenco dance in Spain. Make sure to catch a show while in town and see this dance done by the culture that invented it. it is believed to be adapted from the gypsies who passed through the area.

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  • Late night flamenco

    La Carboneria usually closes at around 3am, so those of us who wanted to continue with the juergas (flamenco jam sessions) would often go to Bar Mariscal after 3am, since it stays open longer. This is a small bar with 2 rooms - the back room looks like a dance studio, and people often play flamenco music and dance there (though this happens in the...

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Sevilla Transportation

  • San Pablo Airport

    To get to Seville in 2007, I took a Ryanair flight from London. To leave, I took a Vueling flight to Rome. I've been told there is a bus going between the airport and the city, but I never took it (it was easier for me to take taxis).

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  • AVE Rail

    After much research, I decided to purchase a first class ticket (preferente) for the high speed AVE to Sevilla from Madrid. I was able to purchase the ticket directly through Renfe, but some people have issues depending on their credit card bank (which I experienced after already having successful Renfe.com purchases with the same card). I...

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  • Horse & Buggy Ride

    Several cities in the world have carriages to a brief circuit. I think that Seville is one of the most suitable to justify its use. Most monuments are seen just passing by, and the small area covered by the main attractions eases the way. However, I love to walk, always the best way to travel, if with time.

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Sevilla Shopping

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  • How?

    Three square meters. An average of 5 costumers at the same time, meaning, with the employees, 2.333 women per square meter. Almost half an hour waiting outside for the experts Fernanda and Isabel to dispute each square centimeter with the other three.Shall I say more about the place?

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  • The Asian stores - The Chinos

    There are lots of little stores all over Seville where you can buy cheap clothes and goods. They are the equivalent of the Dollar store, and most are run by Asian immigrants so many people call them "the Chinos" or "the Asian stores". Though the stuff they sell isn't usually top quality, it's still nice to shop there if you're on a budget. Also,...

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  • Art Ceramica

    Ceramic work & display shop cannot be missed in Triana. pottery, cutlery and other utensils, as well as souvenirs, come in different shapes and colours, variety of styles and patterns prices are very reasonable, especially in shops around Triana

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Sevilla Local Customs

  • Semana Santa

    In Seville, they take Holy Week very seriously. Every day, at different times during the day, there are parades, and here is what usually happens for each parade: Groups of nazarenos in robes with pointed hoods (if you see them, don't freak out, they're not the KKK!) holding candles exit the church the parade comes from. Some of them walk barefoot...

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  • April Fair

    Next to the Feria you find a huge lunapark, called "Calle del Infierno" - Hell's street. When you walk around there you understand why it got this name. You can find merry go rounds but also some spectacular and impressive machinery that only seems to have the objective to get your head spinning, by going round and round and upside down.

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  • Flamenco

    Sevillanas are a Spanish folk dance similar to flamenco and though they originated in Seville, they're popular all over Andalucia. At the Feria de Abril, they're danced everywhere (and their music is heard non-stop) - in casetas, in the streets, etc. They're also danced at other ferias in Andalucia and at the Rocio pilgrimage. They have a set...

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Sevilla Warnings and Dangers

  • Pickpockets & Thieves

    People of Sevilla stay up late, and stay out late. We had to walk a ways to a taxi stand at 4:00 am and were wondering if we would run into mischievious types.... but what we found were a lot of people still sitting in bars (not blasted, by the way)and many couples walking around after a night out. I suddenly felt a lot safer.

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  • Gypsies & Beggars

    On the way to Sevilla, we were warned about the possibility of being hassled by gypsy women offering to read our palms, in the area around the Cathedral and the Alcazar, two of Sevilla's prime tourist attractions. I'd previously encountered gypsy girls several times in different parts of Spain, had my fortune told and bought 'lucky'...

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  • Gypsies can be a nuaisance in Sevilla

    On the way to Sevilla, we were warned about the possibility of being hassled by gypsy women offering to read our palms, in the area around the Cathedral and the Alcazar, two of Sevilla's prime tourist attractions. I'd previously encountered gypsy girls several times in different parts of Spain, had my fortune told and bought 'lucky'...

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Sevilla Tourist Traps

  • Cathedral and Giralda

    Giralda is an attraction for itself, in the marvel of the cathedral. It's easy to climb, because it has inclines instead of stairs, and they seem not too steep. That's right. But they are... long. Now imagine the sorrow I felt when, in my way down, we met a Japanese senior couple with him telling her, while resting a bit on his walking stick:...

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  • Flamenco

    Even though the flamenco show is meant for tourists, it features excellent bailaores, guitarists, and cantaores. The food is acceptable. What is not acceptable is that our camera with more than 300 photos from Cordoba disappeared. My wife forgot it on the way out. Just as we arrived at the hotel, she realized she'd left it there and started to call...

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  • Gypsies and Pickpockets

    Around the touristic places there use to be people (usually gypsis) looking for tourist to read the hand or tell them any other story with the aim only of asking you for money. As everywhere, just ignore them or simply, don´t talk to them. This people don´t mind if you understand Spanish or not. The simply talk as if you could understand. Don´t...

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Sevilla What to Pack

  • Guide book(s), good shoes and lots of...

    It is definitely advisable to bring good walking shoes with you! Sevilla - especially the old quarters of Santa Cruz and Triana have lots of cobble stone streets and this can be quite hurtful on your feet without the right shoes!We were in Sevilla in September and we did encounter everything from 32°C and sunshine all the way to heavy rainshowers...

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  • TWO PIN ELECTRICAL PLUG

    If you happen to carry any electrical stuff like hair dryers or just a simple charger for your mobile telephone - you will have to take into account that the electrical systems admit only the 2 pin round plug as shown in the picture. If you are coming in from Britain you might want to buy an adapter to be able to use your stuff in Spain. It may...

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  • It gets very hot in summer

    Climatically, the ideal times to travel to Sevilla are April to June and September to the first half of October. This is when temperatures are manageable and it doesn't get too hot. It will start to get unpleasantly hot towards the end of June and the beginning of July, when daytime temperatures can reach a sweltering +40°C. There are quite a lot...

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Sevilla Off The Beaten Path

  • Itálica

    These Roman ruins are very special and date from the time of Augustus and Trajan.I was especially impressed with the wonderful Roman mosaics of birds and mythological figures(Venus,Mercury,Jupiter),The huge ampitheatre and the thermal baths were also very impressive.There is pertinent information in English at this site and the staff was helpful...

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  • Ronda (daytrip)

    A day trip to Ronda is perfect when you're looking to see more of Andalucia. If you plan to go on a Sunday, all the main attractions are open for tourists; the bridge, the roman baths, the museum, etc. You can take the bus from the San Sebastian station, the trip lasts just under 3 hours. The busline is called 'Los Amarillos', and does a...

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  • Iglesia de la Magdalena

    Iglesia de la Magdalena (18th century) is a small and gorgeous baroque church. Its exterior is beautifully decorated, but unfortunately this church is situated at a narrow street, so I could not take a whole picture of its façade. Of course, I will keep its image in my mind... La Iglesia de la Magdalena, del siglo XVIII, es una pequeña y hermosa...

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Sevilla Sports & Outdoors

  • Andalucia Tours and Discovery

    This company offers daily biketours in the citycenter of Seville in english, spanish, dutch, german and french. The guide is a local so he gave very useful tips about restaurants, places to go out, tourist attraction you must see and other tips a guide book doesn´t give. For those who like to explore more of Andalusia than only its capital...

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  • Biketours in Seville and Andalusia

    This company offers daily biketours in the citycenter of Seville in english, spanish, dutch, german and french. The guide is a local so he gave very useful tips about restaurants, places to go out, tourist attraction you must see and other tips a guide book doesn´t give. For those who like to explore more of Andalusia than only its capital Seville,...

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  • Day 15

    After time spent exploring Caceres where I had arrange to met two friends from England who were joining me for the next week, we opted for a short walk to Casar de Caceres -- 11k --Refugio

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Sevilla Favorites

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  • Seeing Seville by foot

    I have no idea why narrow streets so fascinate me, I guess it could be because I grew up in a home that had distance between us and the neighbours, so I try to imagine how it would be living and growing up when you could literally put your arm out the window and touch your neighbour across the street.

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  • Plaza de Espana

    Taking walks all over Seville is what I enjoy the most. I call it a "perfect walking city" since I felt I could just go on and on, walking anywhere, and still enjoy every bit of the city. Spending a quiet afternoon in Plaza de Espana, watching the crowds go by and spending the afternoon, sitting quietly, observing every bit of this amazing plaza.

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  • Magical atmosphere

    The city surprising me how it is possible to survive in the summer-time in that temperature. Locals were frightening me with 50 degrees and more during the day time. I think I was brave enough to survive in this temperature which is shown :) I was frightening them with our winters in Lithuania :) Sevillanos – tieneis que venir aqui a Lituania el...

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Top 5 Cycling Cities: Seville

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

While it has always contained the world's largest gothic cathedral, Seville, the jewel of Andalucia, had little to no bicycle culture to speak of until the new millennium. In the last few years, the city has gained both 120km (75 miles) of bicycle routes throughout the city, as well as started a bicycle-sharing program. These updates make it much easier to travel from the Plaza de Espana to the Cathedral in one day. Visitors should not forget to explore the Santa Cruz neighborhood, which lies along the Alcazar, though with its narrow streets, it may be better seen on foot.

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