Seville is a beautiful city set to blow your mind with its Gothic historical beauty, medieval lanes, spectacular mansions, fun festival celebrations, and tasty Spanish delicacies. It is bright and colourful with warm temperatures and winds that smell like orange blossoms. A trip to Seville is an amazing adventure of a lifetime for keen travellers as they will find it to be a charming city. In addition, there is also a chance to explore the city’s rural surroundings and along the journey, you’ll be able to glimpse upon the locals’ way of life. Check out this list to learn more about the best non-touristy things to do in Seville, Spain.
1. Visit Iglesia de Santa Marina
This temple is one of the most interesting and authentic examples of Gothic-Mudejar churches in Seville. It features beautiful interiors and breathtaking views once you get to the rooftop. The size of the interior is enormous with stone columns and beautiful joinery. Learn about its long history linked to different religions from your own personal guide. Take a tour of the Iglesia de Santa Marina to see this historic site in Seville.
Iglesia de Santa Marina
Address:Calle San Luis, s/n 41003 Seville Spain
Website: Iglesia de Santa Marina
2. Drink at Las Golondrinas
This property is a 20-minute walk from Plaza de España and a 10-minute walk will take you to the centre of the city. It offers units with a balcony and views of the bridge in Seville. The hotel features a restaurant that serves Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine. Spend time with your friends at the bar as you enjoy the new environment of Seville.
Address:Calle Antillano Campos, 26 41010 Seville Spain
Website: Las Golondrinas
Opening hours: 12pm - 4pm, 8pm - 12am (daily)
Price: under 10 USD
3. Enjoy dancing at El Palacio Andaluz
If you enjoy dancing, visit this club to try out new dances from the Spanish dances. You can also watch, sing along, or clap your hands to any of the performances on stage. The artsy visitors will enjoy this activity while in Seville.
El Palacio Andaluz
Address: Calle de María Auxiliadora, 18A, 41008 Seville
Website: El Palacio Andaluz
Opening hours: 7pm - 9:30pm (daily)
Take a one-hour cruise on Guadalquivir River as you get to know the city with a loudspeaker commentary available in any language upon request. This is the only navigable river in Spain that will give you a nice tour of the area. You will get to cruise under historic bridges and past historic monuments whose histories are worth knowing. Admire the neighbourhood and also get to see where the ships carrying gold dock.
Seville: Guadalquivir 1-Hour Cruise Ticket & Commentary
Duration: 1 hour
5. Admire Pelicano5 Art Collective
Seville is a city where the working life is in the form of corralones. This is where craftsmen’s studios line a private central area. The corralones continue to function to date and they range from those languishing in states of decaying splendour to the modern ones. However, what matters is what is inside. You will find artsy collections, contemporary artists, a mad inventor, and a high-end carpenter.
Pelicano5 Art Collective
Address: Calle San Luis, 50, 41003 Sevilla Spain
Website: Pelicano5 Art Collective
Spend an hour of your day sightseeing Seville using this guided Segway tour. Your instructor will train you on how to use the Segway and also provide you with a helmet and storage for your personal belongings. Attractions you’ll see include Giralda, the Cathedral, the Alcazar, Puerta de Jerez, Hotel Alfonso XIII, the Old Tobacco Factory, Parque de Maria Luisa, Torre del Oro and Guadalquivir. Your guide will provide you with interesting facts and the history of the attractions you will see along the way.
Seville: Panoramic Segway Tour
Duration: 75 minute
7. Dine at Estraperlo Organic Food & Tapas
This is a shop nestled in a shady courtyard in the hip Alameda de Hercules district next to Maria Luisa Park. It is an organic restaurant that boasts a working kitchen that produces a daily tapas menu to be enjoyed inside or taken away. Estrapelo is a seasonal restaurant, an ecological market and a cooking class centre. Enjoy a variety of cuisine including Spanish, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and modern cuisine served in this shop.
Estraperlo Organic Food & Tapas
Address: Calle Santa Rosa, 4, Seville 41013
Website: Estraperlo Organic Food & Tapas
Opening hours: Sun - Sat: 1:30pm - 4pm; Wed - Sat: 8:30pm - 11pm
Spend your day at the Seville Aquarium admiring a wide variety of species that represent the planet’s seas and oceans. There are more than 400 water species presented. The main aquarium is the Oceanario which is one of the deepest shark aquariums in Spain. You will get to touch typical rock pool residents such as sea urchins, see mermaid’s purses, and eggs clinging to aquatic plants, two female sharks in vast tanks, and other strange-looking species such as the puffer fish.
Seville Aquarium Admission Ticket
Visiting a place is not complete unless you tour around to explore the culture, the social setting, and the attractions. Make sure to do any of the above when you visit Seville for an experience of a lifetime!
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