Seville city break: the complete Travel Guide
Seville is the place for a city break in the sun. We too could not get enough of this lovely sunny city in Andalusia. From outdoor Flamenco shows, exploring the park on an electric scooter, strolling through the charming streets to visiting the beautiful historic buildings. A weekend is actually too short to explore this amazing city.
Planning a Seville city break soon? Lucky YOU! We’ve collected the best sights, accommodations and hotspots for you in our complete Seville Travel Guide.
In this article about Seville
- To do
- Travel time
- Practical information
- The nicest accommodations
- How do I get there?
- Our opinion
What to do in Seville
This city has an enormous amount to offer, making it suitable for all types of travelers. Whether you are looking for a weekend of social drinking and enjoying the sun or just want to soak up culture, Seville has it all! Want to know more about all the sights of Seville? Then read the article “10x Seville tips.”
- GOT fans or not, a visit to the Royal Palace the beautiful gardens of Alcazar should definitely not be missed during your visit to Seville
- Near Alcazar you will find the “Catedral de Santa María de la Sede,” better known as the Cathedral of Seville & the Giralda Tower. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and an imposing sight.
- Plaza de Espana is the city’s most famous square and is located in the Park: Maria Luisa. WIe visited the square at the end of the day, when a beautiful Flamenco Show took place as the sun slowly disappeared. Thick tip, then.
- Pak Maria Luisa, moreover, is a sight in itself. The place to have a picnic or explore on an electric scooter.
- If you are in Seville, you cannot avoid the Metropol Parasol. This magnificent wooden structure can be found in the middle of the city.
- Visit a Flamenco Show, especially in the Triana district you will find many places where you can admire a Flamenco show
- Book a FOOD tour! The best way to get to know a city and its hotspots is through a FOOD tour. Always a good idea.
- Stroll along the banks of the Guadalquivir during sunset and enjoy a drink on the waterfront
- Impressed by ALcazar then a visit to Casa de Pilatos and Palacio de las Dueñas is also absolutely worthwhile
- Go terrace hopping! Really take your time, take it easy, enjoy the sunshine, grab a drink and fill your belly with tapas. Life in Seville is not that bad and you should enjoy it to the fullest!
If you want to visit multiple sights during your Seville city break, it pays to purchase a Seville Pass. You then get entrance to the Palace, the Cathedral, the Giralda Tower, you can use the hop-on-hop-off bus and it includes a free city tour through an app with audio guide.
Transportation in Seville
Although you can explore Seville perfectly well on foot, the distances are quite long. You can always take the bus or cab, of course, but you can also find electric scooters everywhere in the city, and that’s much more fun, of course. You can also go on the Dutch tour, as the city is super bike-friendly and you can rent bikes in several places.
Which budget do i need in Seville?
You can make Seville as expensive as you like. Go for a picnic in the park during the day or would you rather drink an expensive latte at a trendy coffee shop. For Seville, we recommend charging min. 50 euros per day per person. Herewith an indication of the costs:
- Hostel: from 15 euros per night
- Hotel: from 35 euros per night
- Luxury Hotel: from 75 euros per night
- Tapas: 5 euros per dish (3 dishes is enough for 2 people)
- Beer: 1.80 euros
- Sightseeing: +/- 15 – 20 euros
Sumptuous dinner: 20 euros p.p.
Practical information about Seville
- Take the electric scooter for longer distances
- A translate app can sometimes come in handy, since not everyone speaks English
- You can just drink tap water in Seville, it does have a bit of a chlorine taste
- A credit card is really handy to have with you. For example, purchases are extra insured and in some places you can only pay by credit card.
- Use the app park4night or campercontact if you are RVing to find the nicest RV sites and campsites
- Looking for a free overnight stay? Through Trusted Housesitters, you can babysit other people’s homes and pets for free.
- Download the foreign affairs app and stay up to date with the latest travel advice
- If you are with your own transport then refueling is cheaper in villages. So never fill up your tank on the highway. Should you enter Portugal via Spain, fill up your car with gasoline, as gasoline prices are very favorable in Spain.
- If you want to withdraw money in Europe, you often have to pay a small fee to your bank. We recently switched to Knab, which does not charge additional fees. We are very happy with it + you now receive €50 gift when you use Knab’s Switch Service!
What are nice places to stay in Sevilla?
From hip hostels to stylish boutique hotels. The choice of cool accommodations in Seville is huge. WIjve collected the nicest hotels in Seville for you.
How to get to Seville?Seville?
From the Netherlands, Amsterdam and Eindhoven, you can fly directly to Seville. The flight takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. With some airlines, you have a stopover in Barcelona. From the airport, you can easily catch the bus, subway or cab (uber). You will then be in the center of Seville in less than 20 minutes.
Seville is a perfect city break destination during your road trip. If you are with a camper or caravan, you have a super cool camper spot in the harbor. You pay about 20 euros per night for a camper spot or campsite in Seville. During high season, it is wise to make reservations in advance as it is more difficult to get a spot.