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Seven Days in Seville

Photos from a visit in February March 2023 in the Andalucian capital.
May 22, 2024
By Torgeir Johansen

Planning a visit to Seville?

 

Seville, the heart of Andalusia, is a city rich in history and teeming with life. Nestled on the Guadalquivir River’s shores, it is home to one of Europe’s most expansive historical districts.

Seville is very warm during the summer. The average summer temperatures are around 36°C (97°F) during the peak months of July and August, 40 degrees is often seen. During the winter it’s comfortable during the day with a clear blue sky on sunny days. Temperature from 4 degrees Celsius in the morning to 15-18 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. On a sunny day you can have your lunch outside on a sidewalk restaurant. There are tapas bars, cafes and restaurants everywhere in the city center. In February 2023 when we visited the city, the streets were never crowded.

 

There are several ways to get to Seville, Spain:

Overseas: From Madrid or Barcelona, take train or rent a car. Malaga Airport is 204 km away, approximately 2 hours and 20 min.

By Train: Seville has excellent train connections with many cities in Spain. If you take a high-speed train (AVE), you can arrive from Madrid in just two and a half hours, from Cordoba in forty minutes, and from Valencia in four hours.

Bodega Siglo in Pelay Correa Street, Triana Seville, Andalucia. Spain.

Street Photo. Bodega Siglo XVIII, Pelay Correa, Triana, Sevilla.

What to see in Seville:

 

Start with a cruise on the Canal de Alfonso XIII. One hour cruise runs daily from the Torre del Oro. The cruise goes up and down the Alfonso XIII channel, a side arm of the Guadalquivir River. The very charming Triana neighborhood is separated from Seville by the channel. Visit the Mercado de Triana, restaurants and bars.

Royal Alcázar of Seville: This magnificent palace complex, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must to see.

Seville Cathedral: The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, it is the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Enter the Giralda tower city view.

Plaza de España: L0cated in the Parque de María Luisa, It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. 

It is recommended to buy tickets online on the official websites for the Catedral de Seville and the Royal Alcázar of Seville to avoid the entrance lines.

Official websites:

https://www.catedraldesevilla.es

https://catedraldesevilla.entradasdemuseos.com/

https://realalcazarsevilla.cliqueo.es/en/

 

Photos from Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar:

Photos from Seville City:

Day trips from Seville:

Located 33 km northeast of Seville’s center, Carmona is an ancient city perched atop a hill. It boasts a beautiful historic center and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The Parador de Carmona is situated within the former Alcázar palace.

Amphitheatre of Italica is 25 minutes’ drive north from the center of Seville. Check opening times on the official website:

https://www.museosdeandalucia.es/web/conjuntoarqueologicodeitalica/informacion-general

The historic city of Ronda is approximately 135 km away.

Images from the historic city of Carmona, located 35 km from Plaza de España:

Where to stay:

 

Our accommodation was at the centrally located Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, providing easy access to city landmarks and shopping areas within a short stroll.

The APK2 Magdalena parking facility, just a minute’s walk from the hotel, offered convenient parking.

Link to hotel and parking on Google Earth:

https://earth.google.com/earth/d/18CvJmNhOXHpNrTJsSZ9xLEB823BHfnZo?usp=sharing

 

Photos from Radisson Collection Hotel Seville: