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Rooftop view of the Seville Cathedral at sunset

Seville is the capital of Spain's Andalusia region and is renowned for its beautiful architecture, iconic monuments, flamenco, and tapas. We absolutely loved our time in Seville, from learning the rich history and culture to trying incredible food! If you are looking for the perfect three-day Seville itinerary, look no further! While we could easily spend weeks exploring this charming city, three days offer a perfect introduction to the Andalusia region allowing you to explore Seville's major attractions.


How to Get to Seville


A quick 2-hour flight from Barcelona brought us to Seville (SVQ). A quick taxi or Uber ride will get you from the airport to the cathedral within 20-minutes. Alternatively, the airport bus is another option and will take about 30-minutes. If you have more time, the scenic train ride on a Renfe train will take about 5.5 hours.


Getting Around Seville


Seville is a very walkable city and you can get from one side to the other in about 45-minutes. If you don't want to walk, there is plenty of public transportation available!


Where to Stay in Seville


When it comes to where to stay in Seville, opting for accommodations within 10-minutes walking distance from the Cathedral is your best bet. This assures that you'll be close to plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops to make the most of your stay in Seville!


Located right across the street from the Seville Cathedral, Hotel EME Catedral became our home for our 3 days in Seville. This chic boutique hotel offers balconies that overlook cobblestone streets, a rooftop pool, and a rooftop bar with amazing views of the cathedral. The central location made it easy for us to explore Seville, and we loved evenings at the rooftop bar, which is a must-visit even if you're not a guest at the hotel.

Photo Credit: EME Catedral Hotel via Booking.com


This Marriott hotel is an iconic landmark in Seville and was commissioned by the King of Spain to host international dignitaries during the 1929 Exhibition. Hotel Alfonso XIII is located next to the Real Alcazar palace which offers a perfect location with luxury amenities.


This authentic Sevillian mansion turned luxury boutique hotel is located in the center of Seville. Hotel Casa Del Poeta offers a private rooftop terrace and daily live Andalusian music.

Photo Credit: Hotel Casa Del Poeta via Booking.com


Things to Do in Seville

Cooking classes have become our travel tradition and it's a great way to learn about the culture while connecting with locals. Our cooking class with Fernando was a highlight of our trip as he graciously invited us into his home overlooking Seville. Sipping sangria, cooking paella, and meeting new people was an unforgettable experience! We booked this class through AirBnB experiences and you can find it here.


Within the heart of Seville, lies the Real Alcazar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts a unique history, Moorish architecture, and beautiful gardens. This palace was even used as a filming location for the HBO series, Game of Thrones! Explore the palace and gardens on your own or with a tour guide. Our guided tour was a great way to learn about the history and details of this palace. We recommend spending at least 2 hours and purchasing tickets in advance to skip the line. We purchased tickets with GetYourGuide and loved our tour guide!


Located in the Hotel EME Catedral, this rooftop bar provides stunning views of the Seville Cathedral. We suggest going here at least once during the day and again at night for unique views of Seville's historic skyline. We loved hanging out here with our friends enjoying the drinks, music, and views.


The Seville Cathedral, once a Moorish mosque, combines Gothic, Christian, and Moorish elements. Our tour allowed us to skip the line and gave us access to the Giralda Tower. Regardless of whether you book a tour or explore the cathedral on your own, we recommend visiting the Giralda Tower. It's definitely worth the climb for the amazing views of Seville. We purchased our tickets and tour through GetYourGuide which included skip the line entry, live guide, and access to the Giralda Tower.


Bar Rinconcillo is the oldest bar in Seville, dating back to 1670. We enjoyed getting drinks here after dinner for a fun experience. Sip drinks, eat tapas, and jamón sliced behind the bar as chalk marks your bill.


Located in the old quarter of Seville, The Metropol Parasol is the world's largest wooden structure. Visit on top for a bird's-eye view of Seville or walk beneath this iconic structure.

Exploring Metropol Parasol in the historic district of Seville

Where to Eat in Seville

A walk through the streets of Seville led us to El Pinton, where we stopped to try their sangria and tapas. We loved trying the steak tartare, gazpacho, and mussels in their outdoor seating area.


Filo - $$

For a great brunch, head to Filo. From traditional Spanish breakfast (pan con tomate), eggs Benedict, an array of pastries, and delicious cappuccinos, this was our favorite place to start a day in Seville!

PANYPIU is a great cafe for a quick breakfast with delicious pastries and the best fresh orange juice! Start your day like a local with the traditional Spanish breakfast of pan con tomate!

Traditional breakfast and coffee at Panypiu

Casa Manolo León is located within a historic manor in the heart of Seville. With its charming decor and two beautiful courtyards, every corner of this restaurant is stunning and unique. Make sure to try the foie gras!

Gorgeous patio at Casa Manolo León

Nestled by the river, this creative, fine-dining restaurant offered wonderful views and delicious food. We loved the croquettes, mushroom risotto with caramelized foie gras, and scallops at Mariatrifulca!


Taberna Coloniales is another great spot for tapas in Seville with outdoor seating.



The Perfect 3-Day Seville Itinerary

Day 1:
  • Explore Seville by foot to shop and sightsee

  • Lunch at Taberna Coloniales

  • Visit the Metropol Parasol

  • Dinner at Mariatrifulca

  • Drinks at Bar Rinconcillo

Day 2:
  • Coffee and pastries at PANYPIU

  • Take a guided tour of the Real Alcazar

  • Tapas lunch at El Pinton

  • Early afternoon drinks at Drinks at La Terraza del EME

  • Take a Paella cooking class

Day 3:
  • Breakfast at Filo

  • Tour the Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower

  • Explore Seville by foot to shop and sightsee

  • Dinner at Casa Manolo León

  • Enjoy rooftop drinks at La Terraza del EME and enjoy the nighttime view of the Seville Cathedral


Takeaways


Seville was one of our favorite towns in Spain and we were glad that we were able to explore our top sights and tours during our visit. We highly recommend visiting for at least 3 days in Seville for an introduction into all that Seville has to offer. Seville has more of a small town and local feel than Madrid and Barcelona and you could definitely spend more time exploring, if you have the opportunity. Everyone we met was extremely friendly and the area is super clean and safe. We were shocked to see shop owners mopping the sidewalks every morning!

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