They say that those who have not seen Sevilla have not seen the wonder and we have to say that they are right. The city is the perfect mix of culture, gastronomy, history and of course sports.
And to encourage you to explore it, here we leave you a three-day route so that you can enjoy its monuments and its charm.
On the first day we suggest you make the most important cultural visits in Sevilla.
Starting the day with a good breakfast in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, this network of streets and squares reminiscent of the style of the old Jewish quarter.
A mandatory stop is the Church of Santa María la Blanca, an old mosque that became a Synagogue, to currently house a wonderful Baroque church characterized by the plasterwork that covers its ceilings and the paintings by Murillo.
To highlight the original of Murillo’s dinner with a darker and gloomier style.
Continuing with the walk, we will go down Mateos Gago street to be able to have that wonderful snapshot of the giralda making its way through the narrowness of the street.
After the walk through Santa Cruz, we will go to the Cathedral of Seville to visit, we leave you here the link so you can buy the ticket. (www.catedraldesevilla.es)
The 15th-century cathedral and the largest Gothic-style church in the world, houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus, among other curiosities. To climb the giralda, only 17 steps are necessary, the rest for our luck are 35 ramps. Now it’s easier, right?
As you can imagine, the views of the city from the Giralda is something you should not miss.
About 100 meters high and built in the 12th century, it was the minaret of the old mosque that occupied the same place, it is undoubtedly the emblem of the city.
Next stop, Real Alcazar, the oldest royal palace in use in Europe, we recommend that, like the tickets for the cathedral, you buy them in advance, in order to guarantee your visit. (www.alcazarsevilla.org)
The Alcazar is pure history of the city and the best way to understand its multiculturalism. A set of palaces built in different historical stages whose origins date back to the 10th century. The fundamental piece of its physiognomy was King Pedro I of Castile, who ordered the construction of the Mudéjar Palace.
Do not forget to get lost in the gardens, which have been the setting for numerous series and films such as “Game of Thrones”, “Lawrence of Arabia” or “The Kingdom of Heaven”.
It is time to take a short break and enjoy the Sevillian gastronomy.
Once we have recovered our strength, we will go to the Archive of the Indies, an icon of the prominent role that our city played in trade with America. Created in 1785 by order of King Carlos III to centralize all the documentation related to the discovery and colonization of America. As a curiosity, more than 43,000 files are preserved. Admission from Tuesday to Sunday is free and is the perfect excuse to visit this Mannerist building.
As the day begins to fall, it is the perfect time to visit the river area.
The Guadalquivir has played a very important role in the history of the city, as we have seen previously, thanks to its port and door to America.
Firstly, we will visit La Torre del Oro, a defensive tower from the 13th century, which houses the naval museum with numerous epigraphic documents related to Seville and its great maritime discoveries.
We continue walking along the riverbank and we will find the Maestranza Bullring, one of the oldest in the country and which dazzles with its color on sunny days.
Thus we will arrive at the most magical area of the city and where we will finish our route on the first day.
In front of us we will have the Triana bridge and the beginning of the neighborhood that bears the same name.
Triana is famous for its ceramics, for its beautiful churches such as the parish of Santa Ana or the chapel of the sailors, but we cannot forget to walk along Betis street and enjoy some of the best views of the city.
For today we offer you a very different plan since we are in one of the best cities in the world to be able to do it.
Thanks to its climate, Seville is perfect for enjoying outdoor sports.
And what better, than some Padel classes in a club in the center of the city and six minutes from Plaza España.
Sevilla Padel Experience offers the possibility of receiving padel classes in a unique environment, and at the hands of the best professionals in this sector. Galisport Happiness Club is located in the emblematic neighborhood of El Porvenir. It has 7 outdoor courts. Padel classes are taught in English or Spanish so there is no excuse to play this sport. You have the flexibility to choose the schedule that best suits your visit. We are waiting for you with your family, friends, partner etc.…
After playing sports, we can eat in the Porvenir area, in its famous Felipe II street full of bars.
In the afternoon, we will discover the wonderful Plaza de España, an emblematic monument of the city that was built in 1929, for the Ibero-American exhibition by Aníbal González, inside the main city park, the María Luisa Park.
Built to symbolize the union between Spain and Latin America, it is made up of 48 tiles with the different provinces of the country.
As a recommendation, if you feel strong, do not hesitate to take a walk with one of their boats to get the most classic stamp.
In the park we also find two beautiful Mudejar-style buildings that house the Archaeological Museum and the Popular Arts and Customs Museum.
Today we will start in the cheerful Plaza del Salvador, at the foot of the Church of the same name.
This is the second largest church in the city and its interior leaves no one indifferent.
We can take advantage of this visit with the same tickets that we got for the cathedral since they are linked.
Its origin dates back to an omega mosque from the 9th century, making it the oldest building in use in Seville.
We will now walk through the most central and commercial streets of the city without losing our way until we reach another of the symbols, but this time modern.
The Metropol Parasol, “Las Setas”, is designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer, inspired by the centenary trees of Saint Peter’s Square and the vaults of the Cathedral. Being the largest wooden structure in the world with 3,500 cubic meters of fine pine wood. As a curiosity, for every pine felled for its construction, three were planted in the same forests from which they came.
The works uncovered visible remains from much of the Roman period (ca. 30 AD) up to the 6th century and Almohad Islamic remains from the 12th and 13th centuries.
In the afternoon, we suggest going to one of the most vibrant areas of this 3-day route through Seville, but first we head to the Palacio de Dueñas, to visit a typical palace house with an Andalusian patio, owned by an aristocratic family.
In the Alameda de Hércules area and the Macarena neighborhood, it will be an almost impossible mission if you don’t end up drinking a beer in one of its many bars or letting yourself be carried away by the most alternative neighborhood in the city.
Do not forget to visit the Basilica de la Macarena and the remains of the city’s defensive wall from the 12th century.
This will be the last area to visit in Seville. We are sure that with this tour you will have captured the essence of the city and that you will like it so much that you will not hesitate to return.
We are delighted that you have decided to embark on this adventure with us and have enjoyed the Seville Padel Experience.