Running on the banks of the Guadalquivir River

Running on the banks of the Guadalquivir River

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Although Seville boasts of its lively streets and welcoming atmosphere, it is a haven of peace in the early hours of the morning and it is certainly something that is not so well-known and worth enjoying.

The early hours of the morning (when the sun shines gently on the river) is a perfect time to enjoy a long and rewarding running session with views to the Guadalquivir River. If you have decided on Petit Palace’s hotel in Seville, located in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, you will be just a few meters from an ideal starting point: La Torre del Oro (the Golden Tower), one of Seville’s gems.

This historical location is the favourite starting place for those who decide to run next on the riverbank of the Guadalquivir. And while the bank offers an urban route that many runners seek, the truth is that the many trees and ample areas makes you feel that you are somewhere else.

The route is roughly 11 kilometres, with hardly any hills, which could easily turn into an alternative tourist city route. Along the whole route, you can enjoy the view of emblematic landmarks of the city, such as the Puente de Triana (Triana Bridge), Betis Street (just across the river) or the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza (bullfighting ring of La Maestranza), among many others.

One of the options that you have, once you finish this route, is to extend your run to the other side of the river. It is a very good idea, as it is an area that is not so visited in the main tours of the city. Areas such as Torneo Avenue, the train station of Plaza de Armas, the Bridge of Barqueta or even the original bridge of Alamillo.

Best of all is that this extra route has a hidden surprise (as a reward for a good running session), nothing but the view of the Seville International Exposition, the Expo 92’. An area of the city that experienced degradation after the international fair, and that thanks to a good architectural approach, it has fantastic and well used buildings and locations that are well worth visiting.

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