Are you wondering what to see in Seville? If you want to visit Seville but only have 1 day it really isn’t a lot of time, but it can be done! I only had 8 hours to cram as much in as I could. In this time I managed to tick off all of the sights, eat some delicious paella and catch some flamenco dancing street performers. So here’s my guide to help you plan your Seville itinerary.
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Arriving into Seville by train
I travel from Malaga to Seville by train into the main station, it took us 2 hours and cost €55 for a round trip.
When you come out of the station walk straight, cross over the road and head to the left-hand side of the bridge walk down the steps and walk straight, you will have to turn and it will take you 20 minutes.
If you need a landmark to head for then the Cathedral is a good starting point.
Torre del Ore (Gold’s Tower)
1. Take a walk through the town center
2. Walk past the cathedral and keep going towards the river and the Torre del Ore (Gold’s Tower). This is where most of the bus tours start from.
3. Get on one of the Sevilles hop-on-hop-off bus tours.
I would recommend just sitting on the tour the whole way round, takes 90 minutes, and then going back to the places you liked the look of after as everywhere is easily walked.
You can get the bus tickets on Viator, they have lots of tours all around the world and always have great discounts. I can’t remember exactly how much I saved but I know it was more expensive to pay on the bus than through Viator. They also have a handy app so you can check out tours on the go.
The places I liked the most on the Seville tour were:
Plaza de Espana (Spain Square)
It is in the middle of a huge public park so it’s worth taking your lunch with you if you are on a budget then you can eat it in the park admiring the view. The Plaza really is stunning, its size makes taking a good photograph that captures is all tricky.
You can also take a boat ride around its moat for €6
If you take a walk through the city center you can’t miss it. The Seville cathedral hours are
Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (box office until 3:30 p.m.)
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (box office until 5:00 p.m.)
Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. * (box office until 6:00 p.m.)
This schedule can be seen modified without notice by the celebration of liturgies inside the enclosure.
Where to eat in Seville
We ate by Macarena and although the food was incredible it was very expensive. I’d recommend the Alameda de Hercules area with really nice restaurants to eat, with reasonable prices.
Black Paella for my very expensive lunch!
Don’t forget to take your time…
With such little time in Seville, I didn’t want to spend the 8 hours running from one tourist attraction to the next. Instead, I wanted to people watch, while eating paella, and wander the streets admiring the architecture and taking photos.
Where to Stay in Seville
The best area to stay in Seville is Old Town as it is nice and central for a quick trip to Seville. Here are some hotels I recommend in and around the area.
If you only have one day then make the most of it with this Seville itinerary, but my advice is, take a week, you won’t regret it! Need more convincing? Then take a read of this inspiring post from 197 Travel Stamps.
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