What to do in Seville? Our 3 day itinerary
Seville is a city full of charm, with many monuments to visit and a Spanish atmosphere as we like it. How to visit Seville in 3 days? We offer you a detailed itinerary to discover what to do in Seville!
Travel to Seville for the weekend: what to do?
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What to do in Seville during 3 days?
Let us get to the heart of the matter! We are going to reveal you our itinerary to Visit Seville in 3 days.
And if you are more into guided tours, and want to learn more about Seville and its historical center: this free city tour should interest you.
Day 1: Discover the old town of Seville
If the arrival time of your flight allows it, we advise you to walk in the small streets of the old city to soak up the atmosphere. No scheduled visits on day 1, as it is best to do them early in the morning with your tickets purchased online.
The surroundings of the Cathedral of Seville :
In the heart of the old city, the Cathedral of Seville is the most imposing monument of the city center. Impossible to miss it! We fell in love with this building and went all around to admire it from different angles. The adjacent streets offer magnificent views of La Giralda (the cathedral’s bell tower) which is 104 meters high.
Cultural highlight : Built in the 15th century, Seville is home to the largest Catholic cathedral in Spain and one of the largest in the world. It is 132 meters long and 83 meters wide. Its construction required 100 years of work… only that!
Not far from the cathedral we find the controversial “Las Setas” (mushrooms in French). Each one will make his own opinion, but this monument disappoints many Sevillians by its modern architecture completely out of step with the rest of the historical center. It is possible to go up to the top by an elevator. Price : 5€ per person.
Pura Vida Terraza
Go to this rooftop to watch the sun go down at the end of the afternoon, with a good cocktail in hand. Be careful, the place can quickly be taken by storm! We advise you to come 1 hour before sunset to have a seat, especially if you spend the weekend in Seville. The atmosphere is great and the cocktails are excellent. The prices are reasonable for the setting and the exceptional view on the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville.
Dinner at one of the best tapas restaurants in Seville
For practical questions: where to sleep in Seville, how to get there from the airport, budget etc. Find the answers in this article! We give you all our advice to organize your trip to Seville.
Day 2: Visit the monuments of Seville
If you are going to visit Seville in 3 days, you cannot miss the Alcázar. For this visit, we strongly recommend you to take your tickets online. There are several options available to you :
- a simple entry ticket: to be booked on this site.
- an entry ticket with a guide: booking here. We advise you this option, we regretted not to have had explanations on the place and the history during the visit.
- a pass for several activities and to make savings : information and booking.
For an unaccompanied visit, allow about 2 hours on site. The place is huge and everything is photogenic. The best thing is to choose the first time slot when you book (9:30-10:00). That way, you will enjoy the place serenely. Indeed, we had the impression to be alone during the first hour, whereas we were already more than one hundred in the street before the opening.
Brunch/healthy lunch at Jester
After a nice visit, we went to Jester to get some strength. We had a great time in this café, everything was excellent and the welcome is great. We went there at about 11 am to have lunch. In the menu: we chose two delicious bagels, an açai bowl, two juices and banana bread!
Torre del Oro
This military observation tower, built in the 13th century, is located on the southern docks of the old city of Seville. You can visit the Torre del Oro and contemplate the view from its top (price: 3€). From there, you can admire the Cathedral of Seville, the river and the Triana neighborhood.
Cruise on the Guadalquivir River
We did not have enough time to do this activity but many people recommended it to us. No doubt, we will do it next time. The ideal is to do the cruise after the Torre del Oro! Three options are offered to you :
- For sportsmen : 1 hour kayak trip, book here
- For those who like to take their time: 3 hours on a 20 meter yacht with wine and Iberian specialties, price and booking
- A quick visit: 1h boat trip with a panoramic bridge, tickets here
Attending a Flamenco show is one of the must-dos of a trip to Seville. Indeed, the dance and the musical genre that accompanies it were born in the 18th century in Andalusia. Seville is the capital of flamenco!
We advise you to book in advance to be sure to have your seats. Here are two options :
- Flamenco show at the Flamenco Museum. The place is beautiful and 3 schedules are proposed each day ( 5pm, 8:45pm and 10:15pm) – Price: 22€ – Reservation here
- Flamenco show in the typical neighborhood of Triana. You will also have the right to a drink (beer, wine or sangria). Closed on Mondays, you can choose between 3 schedules the other days (6:30 pm / 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm) – Price: 25€ – Reserve your place
Dinner in the Alfalfa district
If you are looking for an authentic place in a lively neighborhood, you can trust Bar Alfalfa. We had a big crush on this address! The food is excellent and the atmosphere very warm. Moreover, the quality-price ratio is very good. The only drawback is that there is no terrace.
Do not hesitate to test other addresses of the district, follow your intuition. We made a marathon in several addresses with tapas… we spent a very good evening !
What to do in Seville: continuation and end of the itinerary
Day 3 of your trip to Seville
The Spain’s square
If you visit Seville in 3 days, you should dedicate part of a morning to Spain’s square. It is beautiful! It is one of the most touristic places in the city and we understand why.
We discovered it once in the middle of the day and once in the morning quite early. We highly recommend you to visit Spain’s square in the morning to be more quiet. You will have a magnificent light on the buildings.
Tip : take a boat ride on the small canal that goes around Spain’s square ! One more time, it is more pleasant in the morning. The canal is quite small and it is not great to navigate when there are too many boats at the same time. This activity costs only 6€ per boat for 30 minutes and offers beautiful views.
La Casa de Pilatos
We wanted to visit the Casa de Pilatos on a Monday at the end of the day, because the entry is free for Europeans. However, the wait was very long. If we had to do it again, we would prefer to pay 12€ each rather than waiting 1h30. This price only includes the visit of the first floor. You can visit the second floor for an additional charge, but it did not seem interesting to us.
According to several testimonies, it is better to go at the end of the day to avoid queuing. Note: this place is similar to Alcázar, but less beautiful and much smaller.
Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts
We are not big fans of museums but the one in Seville has a beautiful garden. The entry is free for Europeans and the place is not very frequented.
Other nice activities for your weekend in Seville
If you have some time left, here is a selection of activities to be envisaged :
- Andalusian cooking class, with a visit to the traditional covered market of Triana
- Visit the Spain’s square and the Segway Docks: book your tour here
- Rent a bike to travel the city
We hope you are now ready for your 3-day visit to Seville. We are at your disposal if you need any further information! See you soon.
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