10 Things To Do in Seville
Seville has over 1.5 million citizens, over 4,000 amazing tapas bars, tons of great flamenco clubs, and an outrageous club scene. On top of all this there are a number of just plain cool places to see and experience. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do while in Seville, just to get you going.
Corral del Conde
Perhaps the most typical Andalusian patio you will be able to see in Seville, this is definately worth a visit. Only 10-minute walk from Oasis, this is a must-do while in Seville.
Calle Santiago, 27
Parque Maria Luisa
One of the nicest greens in the city, a huge parque in the middle to town. Rent a squad bike to ride through the park having fun.
Open everyday 08h - 24h
A 7-minute walk from Oasis, this Cathedral with its Giralda (a 100m high tower) was once considered the largest church of the world. The tomb of Christopher Columbus is always of great interest to scholars and tourists alike and the thigh-punishing climb to the top of Giralda is considered well worth the effort for the views alone.
This is the oldest royal residence in the world still in continual use, and it’s less than a 10-minute walk from Oasis. Today it remains as the official residence of the kings of Spain during their visits to Seville. Also you can enjoy a nice walk through the marvellous royal gardens.
Plaza de España
The Plaza de España is one of the nicest squares in Seville, originally built for the EXPO in 1929. It has elaborate tiles made in Triana that represent all the Spanish provinces. Oh, and it also served as the Royal planet Naboo in a Star Wars film!
Barrio de Santa Cruz
This is the most popular and crowded neighbourhood in all of Seville, for its typical narrow streets, the houses with their yards filled with flowers, the murmur of fountains, the scent of orange blossom, and all the charm and legend that surrounds it. And, as it’s just 7-minutes from Oasis, it is not to be missed!
Monasterio la Cartuja
The Monastery and the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville make for a good stop and a great way to get a cultural fix while you’re in town, so your photos won’t all be about tapas bars and flamenco clubs.
Calle Américo Vespucio
tel. (+34) 955 037 070
Real Maestranza (Bullfight Ring)
Find yourself in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus in this typical example of a Spanish bullring. It displays neo-classic style and its construction began in 1760. It has an enormous capacity, holding up to 13,000 spectators.
Real Alcázar y los Jardines Reales
Fascinating and unmissable, the Alcazar dates back to the year 913. Entrenched within the beautiful palace complex are the remarkable stories behind the ruling forces that shaped the history of Seville and Spain. It has splendid stone carving, colorful ceramic work, and peaceful formal gardens.
Archivo General de Indias
This place was enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. History says that the archives of the Consejo de Indias, or the Council of the Indies, were scheduled to be brought to this building for collection of all records pertaining to the Spanish empire in 1785.