100% Sevillian places and experiences
Seville is a very happy city with bustling streets and very popular spaces to discover the most traditional Andalusia. It is a city for strolling around or taking a horse-drawn carriage around the floral aromas of its gardens. You can also try a really pleasant route along the river.
The photogenic Calle Betis stands out in the Triana neighbourhood. It is full of colours and terraces where you can have a drink and enjoy the views of the city’s monuments. The Paseo Colón is on the opposite side of the river and includes gastronomy, decoration and local fashion shops. The Callejón del Agua and the Calle Judería are must-visit streets in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood. On these streets you will be surrounded by the pleasant scent of the flowers in the gardens of the area.
The Triana bridge
It is known because it connects the Triana neighbourhood with the centre of Seville. Its real name is the Isabel II Bridge. With Calle Betis on one side and the Giralda on the other, this is one of the most popular postcard spots in the city.
The typical plaza includes orange trees, flower beds, benches and small fountains. You can see this in the Santa Cruz quarter in the Doña Elvira and Santa Cruz plazas or the Patio de Banderas. The San Lorenzo Plaza has a different style with benches shaded by banana trees. The city has two unmissable large plazas: the Plaza de España and the Plaza de América.
In a horse-drawn carriage
This is an original, comfortable and very Sevillian way to the visit the most touristic spots in Seville. The official trip covers the main attractions: Plaza de España, María Luisa Park, the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Torre del Oro, the Real Alcázar and La Maestranza Bullring.
Food and Craftwork Markets
Discover the character and the lifestyle of the local people yourself by going to a market. For example, the popular Triana and La Encarnación markets. Both combine their function as a food market with delicious catering options. La Encarnación market also has the Metropol Parasol viewing point, the largest in Seville. For anyone who wants to buy a charming souvenir from Seville, the El Postigo craft market is a good option.
View from the river
You can also discover Seville with a boat trip along the Guadalquivir river, as if it were a large avenue crossing the city. The tour starts at the Torre del Oro and includes a different perspective of several monuments. There are also wine and gastronomy tasting and live music routes.
There are very few places like Seville to enjoy this art form, listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. There are plenty of tablaos and peñas with shows in Arenal, Santa Cruz and Triana. Also, every September, Seville holds its famous festival that includes performances from important flamenco figures.
Its large gardens
The view of Seville is even more special between the months of March, April and May. Its gardens are full of colours, the orange trees are in blossom and the smell fills the air in the green spaces such as the María Luisa Park and the gardens of the Real Alcázar Palace. These months also hold its two big festivals: Easter Week and the April Fair.
Its temples... of football
The city is alive with the intense rivalry between its two teams: Sevilla FC and Real Betis. On matchdays you can feel the passion all around the city, which can be seen with the teams’ colours. Both clubs also offer tours of their stadiums.