Trips to discover the real Seville
100% Sevillian places and experiences
Seville is a lively city, with lots of atmosphere in its streets and with very popular places that reveal 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 bank of the river and features shops selling gastronomy, decoration and local fashion. When in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, don't miss Callejón del Agua and Calle Judería. On these streets you will be surrounded by the pleasant scent of the flowers in the gardens of the area.
The Triana bridge
Its name comes from the fact that it links 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 large squares which are essential for any visit: Plaza de España and 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 tour 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 boasts the Setas de Sevilla, with the largest viewing point in Seville. For anyone who wants to buy a charming souvenir from Seville, 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 the Arenal, Santa Cruz and Triana neighbourhoods. 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. The gardens blossom with colour, with orange trees in bloom and the scent of orange flowers wafting through pleasant strolls along green spaces such as María Luisa Park and theReal Alcázar gardens. It also celebrates its two major festivals: Easter Week and the April Fair.
Its temples... of football
The city is alive with the intense rivalry between its two football clubs: 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.