Nowadays we don´t have to spend our holidays in only one month. Let´s spend a weekend in Seville!
We can take a plain and enjoy a few days in some place you were looking forward to visit. At least a couple days in a nice city, a relaxing beach or a mountainous landscape, for example. Any excuse is good to pack your suitcase and break out of the routine.
Were you thinking about spending a weekend in Seville? If you want to get to know its most emblematic places, we encourage you to read this post. Actually we will give you some advices so you could take home the best memories of our wonderful city.
We´ll use as an example two mornings and afternoons, but of course you can fit all the places as you wanted.
Andrés Pérez Vázquez
CEO y guía de apie | Experiencias Guiadas
First day in Seville
We recommend you to keep in contact with the city, walking around its more emblematic places. For example going to the lively Virgen de los Reyes square. It´s a perfect place to stare at the pride of the city, the Giralda tower.
It´s placed nearby the Cathedral of Seville. It´s a majestic temple which overwhelming size will shock you while you walk around it towards the Triunfo square. Here the historic walls of the Royal Palace of Seville will invite you to go inside, and complete your first half day in the city.
After the visit probably you´ll begin to starve. So we recommend you to taste some tapas around the Arenal, with plenty of restaurants and taverns that offer the most traditional tapas. For example like the carrillá ibérica (pork cheeks in sauce) or the espinacas con garbanzos (spinach with peas).
We recommend you to visit in the afternoon the popular Triana neighborhood, but first discovering el Arenal. It was the old port area of Seville when it played an important role in the trading exchange with America. It´s also the area where Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza (bullfighting arena) is placed.
Taking care of one side of the Guadalquivir river, stands the Torre del Oro (Golden tower). It´s pleasant to rest a few minutes feeling the breeze produced by the big river (the meaning in arab).
Now it´s time to cross the famous Puente de Triana. Immerse yourself in its most emblematic streets, like San Jacinto, Pureza and of course Betis, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the other side.
Take advantage of the abundance of charming restaurants in Triana, and taste dishes as the popular pescaíto frito (fried fish).
Second day in Seville
You could spend the second morning of your weekend in Seville discovering the Cathedral of Seville; it´s one of the town´s monuments inscribed in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It´s not only one of the biggest Christian temples in the world, but also is an important museum which hosts treasures and priceless pieces of art.
Leave some time to stare at the beautiful plateresque façade of the City Hall, in the San Francisco square. Or go inside the impressive Salvador church, sited in the middle of Seville´s shopping area.
At midday we recommend you to get to Plaza de España, the emblematic square belonging to the Iberoamerican Exposition celebrated in 1929. Besides, the stroll from the city center to Plaza de España is really interesting, with places like San Telmo Palace, the old Tobacco Factory or the Alfonso XIII hotel.
After the visit you can lunch in the colorful El Porvenir neighborhood, next to Plaza de España. You´ll find several places where you can order a plate of jamón ibérico (Iberian jam) with a glass of manzanilla.
Are you eating in El Porvenir after my advice? So take advantage of being in front of the most beautiful garden in Seville, the romantic Parque de María Luisa. Enjoy a few minutes of peaceful moments under the shade produced by any of its beautiful and high trees.
We would have left for the evening one of the essential places to visit in Seville: getting lost through the narrow streets of the popular Santa Cruz neighborhood. It was the old Jewish quarter a long time ago and nowadays a charming and mysterious place; its white houses and patios (courtyards) embellished with plants and flowers are the essence of Andalucía.
You can easily manage your two days or a weekend in Seville as we have recommended, without rush and being relaxed. However, if you consider it´s fairly stressful, our advice is to leave some of the monuments or places for another visit to Seville, so you could intensely enjoy each moment. There´s always time to come back!