20 Jul To visit Seville in summer
I would leave midday, the hottest part of the day, for a pleasant english tour inside the Cathedral of Seville. It´s the third biggest Christian temple in the world and one of the most important museums in Spain. The reason is the comforting coolness inside the Cathedral. You´ll forget it´s summer! Once you get out or before going inside you can stroll around the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Seville, the old Jewish quarter. It´s a labyrinth of narrow streets protected from the sun and where you can enjoy a natural air conditioner.
Moreover, if you are going to spend at least two days in Seville we also advice you an english tour inside the Alcazar of Seville. The beauty of its different palaces is overwhelming, as well as the freshness inside.
As its famous gardens are under the sun, another option is to visit the Royal Palace early in the morning. Even further if you are going to stay in Seville only one day, so you could leave the Cathedral´s visit for later, when the heat could be sweltering.
Other interesting option is to visit any of the gorgeous Palaces in Seville, with their sumptuous and cool courtyards and rooms. Palacio de Dueñas, Casa de Pilatos and Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija are good examples.
Another option to manage the heat in Seville is going inside Maria Luisa Park. It´s a romantic and historic place, but also refreshing due to its huge trees and fountains . 100 % worthwhile!
And of course you can join us to our fantastic Seville night tour, when the heat goes down. A good chance to admire the charm of its illuminated monuments!
It´s suitable to visit Seville in summer, in fact you can do it the whole year. Actually, each season has its advantages and drawbacks. For example, autumn and spring are especially colorful and you can enjoy a very good weather. On the other hand, it´s more crowded, so you´ll have to wait a long queue to get to the main monuments.
Winter in Seville is quite soft, so it´s pleasant to walk through its streets, above all at Christmas. The lights embellish the city, but will be less sun hours than in the other seasons.
And finally to visit Seville in summer has a less affluence of visitants as the greatest advantage; in July and August the city almost belongs to the people who come to visit it. The disadvantage is, with no doubt, the famous caló sevillana, the heat. So the goal of this post is helping you with some recommendations to endure the high temperatures while getting to know Seville.
Andrés Pérez Vázquez
CEO y guía de apie | Experiencias Guiadas
You can implement these advices by yourself or guided by an expert, who will lead you through Seville and talk about many particularities, stories and legends of our city. It´s up to you! Anyway we encourage you to visit Seville in summer and discover it!