Seville Pocket Guide

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When people discuss what Spanish city you get to experience the 'real' Spain, where the streets are deserted during siesta time, Flamenco music rings through the streets at night and tapas bars abound every corner, they regularly refer to Seville. This city in the south of Spain bears all these trademarks. It's also home to one of Europe's most breathtaking cathedrals and has a Moorish royal palace right in the heart of the city centre. And as it's such a prominent university city, attracting students from all four corners of the globe, it gets into full swing every night once the sizzling sun sets.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Seville.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Seville... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Seville.

Seville City Reviews

  • 90%


    A perfect place to get lost!

    Never have I wanted to wander about aimlessly through the streets as I have with Seville. Really had a hard time leaving, the city is just fantastic. I could not get enough of the amazing culture. It's bustling and loud, packed with people yet there are also so many quiet, tucked away streets that weave here and there in a chaotic labyrinth. The night life is sensational, the food out of this world, and the people are so genuine.

    Insider Tip:Take time to relax. Do all the touristy things and see all the incredible sights (there are so many!), but then really slow things down and walk around in some of the tucked away neighborhoods. Try to break through the language barrier with a local. Sit (or stand) in a cafe and sip a coffee in the late morning or something stronger in the early afternoon. Stroll through the famous gardens or along the river. Stay out all night and sleep in all day. This is Seville!

  • 70%



    A very interesting and historically and culturally rich town. There is much in the surrounding area I would have like to explore and experience. I would be inclined to spend a week or more in Sevilla in the future. We were able to see the highlights in a couple of days.

    Insider Tip:Spend more time than you planned at first. Read Michner's Iberia sections on Andalucia, Extramadura, and Sevilla.

  • 80%



    Beautiful city, lots to see and do. I went during East weekend and got to see some of the religious processions- very cool.

    Insider Tip:Go in the spring when the roses and botanic garden is blooming. You will be glad you did. Be sure to catch the flamenco show at the flamenco museum. It is worth it. Also they have a midnight Easter mass with programs in English, Spanish, and French. It is a very cool experience.

  • 80%


    Historical and easy to get lost in

    Really enjoyed my trip to Seville, the weather was fantastic and I liked that it's easy to get anywhere by foot through cute little side streets. The architecture is beautiful and go on a walking tour to discover heaps of interesting facts about the Spanish Inquisiton, Christopher Columbus and the Golden Age of Spain. Good for a few days though probably not for longer trips, although that's my personal opinion. Definitely include on a tour of Andalucia/Spain though!

    Insider Tip:Keep an eye out for the cafe behind 'The Mushrooms' - 40c beers!

  • 70%


    Simply a beautiful modern city

    Go to see the bridge at night. Play Espanya is beautiful. The Cathedral was breathtaking. It is quite expensive for budget travellers compared to Granada but they have many offers for students. It is quite hot here...remember to bring your sunscreen.

    Insider Tip:Be careful for the street. Many travellers got lost. It is hard to find your way back to the hostel even though you have a map with you.

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