As the capital of Andalucía, Spain's most southern region, Seville is a hotspot for culture, history, and gastronomy. Some of the country's cultural staples were born here, including the passionate flamenco dance and delicious tapas. The city's core is divided by a section of the Guadalquivir River, a critical natural resource that supports much of the region. Enjoy cruising the river and exploring lesser-known neighborhoods outside its banks, including colorful Triana.
Although many visitors head to nearby Granada for food and history (think Moroccan gastronomy and the impressive Alhambra), Seville is equally as delicious and historic. Combine tapas with cooking classes, wine tastings, and flamenco dances and explore some of the country's most impressive landmarks, like the Seville Cathedral (the largest Gothic cathedral in the world) and the Alcázar.
Art & History
Seville is an ideal city for exploring local art and history. Learn how experts restore masterpieces from over 2,000 years ago with a visit to a restoration studio, visit Seville's impressive Cathedral and Alcázar, and learn about the importance of the Guadalquivir River.
Visit an Art Restoration Studio
If you enjoy admiring renovated works of art in museums and cathedrals, you can go behind the scenes and learn about the restoration process at an art studio. Hidden in the side streets of Seville's Old Town is a small 19th-century abode where experts walk you through the process. Discover the different tools and techniques that help art restoration professionals bring 2,000-year-old masterpieces back to life. Read More
Seville’s Cathedral & Alcázar
Two of the most impressive sites in Seville are the 15th-century Seville Cathedral and the 11th-century Royal Alcázar of Seville. Tour both monuments while learning about the city's rich history and cultural heritage. The cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral globally, complete with the La Giralda bell tower and Patio de Los Naranjos. Meanwhile, the Alcázar is one of the finest examples of Mudéjar architecture in the country and a Game of Thrones filming location. Read More
Guadalquivir River Cruise
See a different side of Seville with a cruise on the Guadalquivir River. Although the river cuts through the city to the east, a small section twists through Seville's core, meaning you can get a unique perspective of the city as you pass important landmarks like the Plaza de España and Plaza de Toros. As you cruise, enjoy tapas and drinks and learn about the history and cultural significance of the river. Read More
Cooking & Culture
Besides incredible history and architecture, food and culture dominate the scene in Seville. The region is home to both tapas and flamenco, plus you can explore outside the city center and visit colorful neighborhoods, charming towns, and traditional olive mills.
Traditional Andalusian Cooking Class & Market Visit
Explore Seville's renowned culinary world with a trip to the city's oldest market hall and a cooking class. A local chef will host you, starting with a stroll through the market to collect fresh ingredients. Then, you'll head to the heart of Alameda, Seville's bohemian district, to begin your class. Prepare dishes such as salmorejo (a purée of tomatoes and bread), gazpacho, spinach with chickpeas, tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelet), or paella while sipping Spanish wine. Read More
Triana, Tapas & Wine Tasting
Take a break from the city center and explore the quieter and historically significant neighborhood of Triana. Although shunned throughout the centuries, Triana gradually made a name as a hotspot for art, culture, and history. It was the city's main source of vibrant Roma flamenco, has a signature ceramic style, raised many famous bullfighters, and was the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition. Rest your feet at Triana's best tapas bar and enjoy snacks and a wine tasting to end the day. Read More
Day Trip to an Olive Oil Mill & Carmona
Spend a little time outside Seville and explore the countryside with a day trip to Carmona and an olive oil mill. You'll start by watching the olive oil process, observing both a 16th-century press and modern techniques. Enjoy an oil tasting before heading to the charming town of Carmona, which was both a stronghold for the Roman Empire and a thriving city in the Middle Ages. Highlights include the Moorish Alcázar and the Seville Gate Palace. Read More
Tapas & Flamenco Experience
Dramatic, passionate, and powerful flamenco was born right here in Andalucía, and Seville is the perfect city to experience the combo of tapas and flamenco. Start by visiting a few family-run taverns to taste regional tapas like a true Andaluce. Then, after an overview of the dance and its history, enjoy a flamenco performance in one of Seville's most historic neighborhoods. Polish the night off at another tapas bar to savor local wine and dessert. Read More
How to Craft the Perfect Seville Itinerary
Many travelers eyeing a trip to Seville wonder how many days to spend in Spain while combining the southern region with other cities in the country. Of course, your timeline depends on how much you want to see and do, but you just need a couple of days in Seville. As for the rest of your time, consider exploring more of Andalucía! Give yourself at least one week to combine Madrid with Andalusian cities like Seville, Granada, and Córdoba.
Luckily, Spain has an impressive network of highways, high-speed trains, and many regional airports, so you can easily get from one end of the country to another. Give yourself between one and two weeks in Spain if you'd like to combine Seville with cities like Barcelona or Bilbao in the north. Seville also pairs nicely with trips to Morocco or Portugal.
Past kimkim travelers have enjoyed the following itineraries that include experiences in Seville: