There is a common saying in Spain, “Sevilla tiene un color especial” (Seville has a special colour). And it is very much so. You can only guess if it is due to its good climate, its gardens or historic monuments, but the fact is that Seville has something very special about it. But, to understand it, you have to visit this beautiful city and embrace its singularity.
A short two-day visit to Seville is enough time to discover its most iconic places. You won’t have time to waste, but at least you will get to see the most important locations. In this post you will find a tour to discover Seville in two days.
For the first day, we propose that you start you tour by visiting the beautiful Cathedral of Seville, located in Plaza del Triumfo. It is the largest Christian gothic cathedral in the world, and its beauty and historic value is so, that it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Next to it, you find La Giralda, the bell tower of the Cathedral, with a height of 104 metres, and recognised worldwide as one of the most iconic symbols of the city.
To complete the morning we propose a visit to the Real Alcázar of Seville. It is possible that there are long cues and a good advice is to go there with time, in order to enjoy its beautiful interior. There, you will find a beautiful Moorish Palace complex, surrounded by beautiful gardens, which was also declared a World Heritage Site.
Next to the Cathedral you find the Archivo de Indias, an impressive building where all the documents regarding the Spanish colonies during the discovery of America are stored. Not far from there stands the Church of San Salvador, located on the Square with the same name. It is the second largest and important church in Seville, after the Cathedral.
For lunch we suggest that you visit the picturesque neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. This iconic neighbourhood in Seville is full of tapas bars where you can taste the traditional Andalusian delicacies. Afterwards, spare yourself some time to wander through its streets.
For the second day we propose that you start at the María Luisa Park. It is part of the private gardens of the Palace of San Telmo, which were donated to the city by the Princess María Luisa Fernanda de Borbón in 1893, so that everyone could enjoy them. Inside the gardens, you find the Plaza de España Square, with a diameter of 200 metres and where there are meetings and protests of all types.
After leaving the park, you can go to visit the famous Torre del Oro in Seville, situated on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River, next to the iconic bullring of the Real Maestranza. Afterwards, you can take a walk along the riverbank and even sit down to rest beside the river like the locals. If you feel hungry, you can cross the Bridge of Triana and visit this iconic neighbourhood of Seville. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city, once the residence of sailors and fishermen, and today famous for being the origin of Flamenco music. Here dancing, singing and music good food unite to make this neighbourhood a special place. If you are visiting at night, you should consider entering a Tablao Flamenco, and enjoy first hand the music and dancing.