Sevilla Travel Guide

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Sevilla Things to Do

  • Alcazar, Sevilla

    Alcazar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Alcázar was built between 913-914 by the first Andalusian caliph Abd al-Rahman III who, for its construction, took advantage of a ancient Roman settlement. In the following centuries, the caliphs preceding added different palaces and gardens to the initial construction. Is the Palace with continued use as the world's oldest royal residence....

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  • Cathedral, Sevilla

    Cathedral

    Kind of a must see here. A huge building, very majestic, lots to see. Huge crowd's though :( This is definatly a place to see. The building itself is awe inspiring, the art works magnificent and the feeling of just being there awesome :)

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  • Plaza de España, Sevilla

    Plaza de España

    It was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, which was based Sevilla. Its author is Aníbal González. He mixed a style inspired by the Renaissance with typical elements from the city: I brick, ceramics and wrought iron (performed by Domingo Prida). Its plant is semicircular. It is dominated by two towers, one on each side of the enclosure...

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Sevilla Restaurants

  • Fargo Restaurante, Sevilla

    Fargo Restaurante

    Fargo is one of the only two organic slow food restaurants in Sevilla's city center. Open every day, offering a 100% homemade menu which changes every week according to the season and the market. It includes a majority of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as organic andalucian fishes and meat. Selecting organic, fresh, small scale local...

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  • Great food, Sevilla

    Great food

    Fantastic food and beerBeautifully served, great service, wonderful atmosphere.What more could you want.The ideal place to refresh your self :)

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  • Farm to table Organic food in Sevilla, Sevilla

    Farm to table Organic food in Sevilla

    Fargo is one of the only two organic slow food restaurants in Sevilla's city center.Open every day, offering a 100% homemade menu which changes every week according to the season and the market.It includes a majority of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as organic andalucian fishes and meat.Selecting organic, fresh, small scale local products...

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Sevilla Nightlife

  • Late night flamenco, Sevilla

    Late night flamenco

    La Carboneria usually closes at around 3am, so those of us who wanted to continue with the juergas (flamenco jam sessions) would often go to Bar Mariscal after 3am, since it stays open longer. This is a small bar with 2 rooms - the back room looks like a dance studio, and people often play flamenco music and dance there (though this happens in the...

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  • Concerts and flamenco, Sevilla

    Concerts and flamenco

    This is a theatre where I went to see a flamenco show by La Lupi - a major superstar in the flamenco world. The theatre is not huge, but nice and more high-end than many flamenco venues in town. For shows and concerts there, it's possible to buy tickets online (I bought mine through ticketmaster and picked it up at the Fnac store downtown). The...

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  • Café de Casino, Sevilla

    Café de Casino

    The old Seville pavillion in 1929 Latin American Exposition became a Casino, and, later on, a theatre. In its selected restaurant "Café de Casino" there is sometimes live entertainment.

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Sevilla Transportation

  • San Pablo Airport, Sevilla

    San Pablo Airport

    To get to Seville in 2007, I took a Ryanair flight from London. To leave, I took a Vueling flight to Rome. I've been told there is a bus going between the airport and the city, but I never took it (it was easier for me to take taxis).

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  • Santa Justa station, Sevilla

    Santa Justa station

    You have many ways to come here as it is a major city. I do most the car, and taken the bus, nver the train, but will try to give some general info on getting in and out of Sevilla. For the route planner is www.guiarepsol.com give you parkings, traffic, etc. The for parking Isla Cartuja for 15€ max per...

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  • City Bus, Sevilla

    City Bus

    A few VTers have said they have no problem taking a subway or metro but they find buses too difficult. While I can understand their concerns, Sevilla's bus system is well laid out and inexpensive. Sevilla's bus system is run by Tussam, a local company. Tussam operates about 40 daily bus routes and a tram line. Once we learned how they worked it...

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Sevilla Shopping

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  • The Asian stores - The Chinos, Sevilla

    The Asian stores - The Chinos

    There are lots of little stores all over Seville where you can buy cheap clothes and goods. They are the equivalent of the Dollar store, and most are run by Asian immigrants so many people call them "the Chinos" or "the Asian stores". Though the stuff they sell isn't usually top quality, it's still nice to shop there if you're on a budget. Also,...

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  • Art Ceramica, Sevilla

    Art Ceramica

    Ceramic work & display shop cannot be missed in Triana. pottery, cutlery and other utensils, as well as souvenirs, come in different shapes and colours, variety of styles and patterns prices are very reasonable, especially in shops around Triana

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  • Lace and other pretty things, Sevilla

    Lace and other pretty things

    There are several Juan Foronda boutiques in Seville, mostly in the Barrio Santa Cruz and in the Calle Sierpes area (the shopping district). They sell lace, embroidered shawls, gold and silver jewelry, and more expensive souvenirs. So if you want something classy that you won't find in most gift shops, these boutiques are the place to find it. 2007...

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Sevilla Local Customs

  • Alcoholic Beverages, Sevilla

    Alcoholic Beverages

    Sangria is lovely, because it has lots of fruit in it and I am a big fan of fruit. It is however, rather hard to get hold of Sevilla, if you don`t know where to go. On Calle Mateus Gago, the bar after Las Columnas, they have one of the best Sangrias I found in Sevilla, but they do also run out of it towards the end of the night! As a super...

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  • Semana Santa, Sevilla

    Semana Santa

    In Seville, they take Holy Week very seriously. Every day, at different times during the day, there are parades, and here is what usually happens for each parade: Groups of nazarenos in robes with pointed hoods (if you see them, don't freak out, they're not the KKK!) holding candles exit the church the parade comes from. Some of them walk barefoot...

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  • Tapas and other food, Sevilla

    Tapas and other food

    In every city in Spain, you'll find lots of tapa bars. Tapas are a snack-sized amount of traditional Spanish food on a small plate or ceramic dish, and it's usual to order 2 or more, depending on how hungry you are. Often in the evenings, groups of people will go to a tapa bar and order several dishes to share, along with drinks. Normally, you...

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Sevilla Warnings and Dangers

  • Pickpockets & Thieves, Sevilla

    Pickpockets & Thieves

    People of Sevilla stay up late, and stay out late. We had to walk a ways to a taxi stand at 4:00 am and were wondering if we would run into mischievious types.... but what we found were a lot of people still sitting in bars (not blasted, by the way)and many couples walking around after a night out. I suddenly felt a lot safer.

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  • Gypsies & Beggars, Sevilla

    Gypsies & Beggars

    When we visited Sevilla, there were a few gypsies around the cathedral area. They were typically ladies, and would approach people (mostly tourists, I'd say) and offer them a small bunch of rosemary or other posy, saying that they are lucky, and should have this gift. They would then try and get the person to pay for the 'gift'. We weren't bothered...

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  • Works, Sevilla

    Works

    PLaza de Espanha and its surroundings were suffering strong restrictions, caused by many current works.The beautiful tiled panels in the Plaza were covered, but they reproduced the originals in the fences. A nice idea, but suggesting that the works are there to last.

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Sevilla Tourist Traps

  • Flamenco, Sevilla

    Flamenco

    Even though the flamenco show is meant for tourists, it features excellent bailaores, guitarists, and cantaores. The food is acceptable. What is not acceptable is that our camera with more than 300 photos from Cordoba disappeared. My wife forgot it on the way out. Just as we arrived at the hotel, she realized she'd left it there and started to call...

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  • Cathedral and Giralda, Sevilla

    Cathedral and Giralda

    Giralda is an attraction for itself, in the marvel of the cathedral. It's easy to climb, because it has inclines instead of stairs, and they seem not too steep. That's right. But they are... long. Now imagine the sorrow I felt when, in my way down, we met a Japanese senior couple with him telling her, while resting a bit on his walking stick:...

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  • Gypsies and Pickpockets, Sevilla

    Gypsies and Pickpockets

    Around the touristic places there use to be people (usually gypsis) looking for tourist to read the hand or tell them any other story with the aim only of asking you for money. As everywhere, just ignore them or simply, don´t talk to them. This people don´t mind if you understand Spanish or not. The simply talk as if you could understand. Don´t...

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Sevilla What to Pack

  • Guide book(s), good shoes and lots of..., Sevilla

    Guide book(s), good shoes and lots of...

    It is definitely advisable to bring good walking shoes with you! Sevilla - especially the old quarters of Santa Cruz and Triana have lots of cobble stone streets and this can be quite hurtful on your feet without the right shoes!We were in Sevilla in September and we did encounter everything from 32°C and sunshine all the way to heavy rainshowers...

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  • TWO PIN ELECTRICAL PLUG, Sevilla

    TWO PIN ELECTRICAL PLUG

    If you happen to carry any electrical stuff like hair dryers or just a simple charger for your mobile telephone - you will have to take into account that the electrical systems admit only the 2 pin round plug as shown in the picture. If you are coming in from Britain you might want to buy an adapter to be able to use your stuff in Spain. It may...

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  • It gets very hot in summer, Sevilla

    It gets very hot in summer

    Climatically, the ideal times to travel to Sevilla are April to June and September to the first half of October. This is when temperatures are manageable and it doesn't get too hot. It will start to get unpleasantly hot towards the end of June and the beginning of July, when daytime temperatures can reach a sweltering +40°C. There are quite a lot...

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Sevilla Off The Beaten Path

  • Itálica, Sevilla

    Itálica

    These Roman ruins are very special and date from the time of Augustus and Trajan.I was especially impressed with the wonderful Roman mosaics of birds and mythological figures(Venus,Mercury,Jupiter),The huge ampitheatre and the thermal baths were also very impressive.There is pertinent information in English at this site and the staff was helpful...

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  • Ronda (daytrip), Sevilla

    Ronda (daytrip)

    A day trip to Ronda is perfect when you're looking to see more of Andalucia. If you plan to go on a Sunday, all the main attractions are open for tourists; the bridge, the roman baths, the museum, etc. You can take the bus from the San Sebastian station, the trip lasts just under 3 hours. The busline is called 'Los Amarillos', and does a...

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  • Triana District, Sevilla

    Triana District

    If you want to see the Sevilla that is fairly free from the influence of tourism, step across the Triana Bridge to Triana and you'll see it. The riverfront street, Calle Bettis offers great views across the Guadalquivir to Sevilla and you'll also find some authentic restaurants and shops.

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Sevilla Sports & Outdoors

  • Day 15, Sevilla

    Day 15

    After time spent exploring Caceres where I had arrange to met two friends from England who were joining me for the next week, we opted for a short walk to Casar de Caceres -- 11k --Refugio

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  • Day 32, Sevilla

    Day 32

    Day off relaxing then exploring in Puebla de Sanabria -- moved from hotel to refugioNB – This was the only day of in 1.000k and 6 weeks of walking !!!

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  • Football/soccer, Sevilla

    Football/soccer

    Most people (especially the men) in Seville are big football/soccer fans. Whenever Seville's team is playing, there are groups of people all over the streets wearing the team colours, waving banners, getting drunk, and acting rowdy. And even if you stay home, you might hear the neighbours screaming every time the team scores. In 2014, Seville's...

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  • Guadalquivir River and Bridges, Sevilla

    Guadalquivir River and Bridges

    Along the Guadalquiver River that runs through and seperates Sevilla into two, you find many small parks where you can take a few minutes to rest from your walks through the town. We also saw this lone kayaker with his trainer. These were the ONLY things moving on the river in contrast to the Seine in Paris where the waterway is crammed with...

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  • Seeing Seville by foot, Sevilla

    Seeing Seville by foot

    I have no idea why narrow streets so fascinate me, I guess it could be because I grew up in a home that had distance between us and the neighbours, so I try to imagine how it would be living and growing up when you could literally put your arm out the window and touch your neighbour across the street.

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  • Plaza de Espana, Sevilla

    Plaza de Espana

    Taking walks all over Seville is what I enjoy the most. I call it a "perfect walking city" since I felt I could just go on and on, walking anywhere, and still enjoy every bit of the city. Spending a quiet afternoon in Plaza de Espana, watching the crowds go by and spending the afternoon, sitting quietly, observing every bit of this amazing plaza.

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Top 5 Cycling Cities: Seville

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

While it has always contained the world's largest gothic cathedral, Seville, the jewel of Andalucia, had little to no bicycle culture to speak of until the new millennium. In the last few years, the city has gained both 120km (75 miles) of bicycle routes throughout the city, as well as started a bicycle-sharing program. These updates make it much easier to travel from the Plaza de Espana to the Cathedral in one day. Visitors should not forget to explore the Santa Cruz neighborhood, which lies along the Alcazar, though with its narrow streets, it may be better seen on foot.

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