I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the Spanish cities that has long excelled in my travel wishlist. Thanks to the AC Hotels team, in fact, I discovered Seville in one day (one afternoon, one night and one morning). Although I thought I could never visit such a big city in a very short time, I explored not only the iconic places of the city of flamenco, but also hidden corners unknown to the most part of the tourists. With this article I want to share my experience with you, helping you to visit Seville in one day!
- of course, I want to visit Seville again to live this exciting city with more time at my disposal! -
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WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE IN ONE DAY: GENERAL INFORMATIONS
As usual, I give you some general informations to keep in mind before going to discover Seville in one day.
How to reach Seville
You have several options to reach Seville:
– land at Seville airport which is about 15 minutes by taxi and 30 minutes by bus from the city center;
– land at Malaga airport and reach Seville by bus in 2 hours;
– reach Seville by car by planning a tour of Andalusia that also includes other cities such as Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, Marbella and Tarifa.
How to get around Seville
How to get around Seville and explore the main attractions of the historic center? These are the main solutions:
– walking: in my opinion this is the best solution to fully enjoy the beauty of this city, getting lost in its amazing folklore;
– carriage ride: if you don’t want to walk then opt for this solution whose price is between 35 and 40 euros for a ride of 40 minutes;
– metro, bus and tram: due to the small size of the historic center of Seville the public transport is less used by tourists.
The climate of Seville
The climate of Seville is Mediterranean but, in summer, it can reach peaks of 40 ° so as to be compared to the climate of North African cities. Being one of the hottest cities in Europe I recommend you to visit it in spring or autumn to avoid the summer heat and the possibility of winter rains.
- I visited Seville in early July and i was very lucky because the maximum temperature reached was 27 ° and in the morning I even felt cold! -
WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE IN ONE DAY: WHERE TO STAY
To discover Seville in one day you will have to choose a hotel close to the center that will allow you to move easily both by walking and by taxi.
AC Hotel by Marriott Ciudad de Sevilla
During my stay in Seville I was hosted by the amazing AC Hotels team at the AC Hotel by Marriott Ciudad de Sevilla (click HERE to book a room) which is about 15 minutes walking from the famous Plaza de España. The hotel, with a minimal and elegant design, is located in a historic building of Seville that perfectly coexists with the modern and refined interiors.
The pride of the hotel is the chef Pablo Garcìa of whom I have had the opportunity to taste delicious gourmet tapas. Another gem of the hotel, in addition to the clean rooms and the extremely helpful staff, is the rooftoop with a swimming pool that overlooks a quiet area of the city.
WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE IN ONE DAY: THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS
Seville is one of the most characteristic and picturesque cities of Spain that possesses the true soul of the Iberian peninsula among architectural wonders, colorful majolicas, delicious tapas, the art of flamenco and the constant arab influence present in the Andalusian cities. The main points of interest in Seville are the following:
–Plaza de España: the main square of Seville, probably one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. I advise you to access it through the Parque Maria Luisa because the surprise effect will be really suggestive. The arcade that embraces the square, the majolicas covering the four bridges and the niches, the immense fountains, the flamenco dancers and the carriages that stroll around will immediately bring you into another era;
–Real Alcazar de Sevilla: the Royal Palace of Seville, an example of Moorish architecture that characterizes the city for its Islamic influence. The succession of patios, rooms with opulent gold decorations, arches and plants make the Alcazar one of the most important monuments of the city;
- due to the long lines at the entrance I recommend you to book your visit online. -
–Cathedral of Seville: built on the ruins of a mosque, it is the third largest church in Europe which stands out in the center of the city, flanked by the famous Giralda, the bell tower (former the minaret of the Mosque). At sunset time the cathedral and bell tower are painted with a golden color that will leave you speechless;
–Casa de Pilatos: an aristocratic palace that rises in the heart of Seville famous for its Gothic-Moorish architecture evident in the arches, doors and pavements. Discover the garden of the house, a small enchanted oasis far from the chaos of the city;
–Setas de Sevilla: a modern symbol of Seville, the Metropol Parasol (also called Setas de Sevilla) is a wooden structure that overlooks the city and perfectly blends with the surrounding historic buildings. Go up to the rooftop with the elevator and enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole Andalusian capital;
–Puente de Isabel II: one of the historic bridges of Seville that connects the center of Seville with the characteristic Triana district. I advise you to visit it at sunset to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Guadalquivir river and the profiles of the city;
– other must-see attractions are the Church of the Divine Savior (one of the most famous examples of Spanish Baroque), the Gold Tower (a watchtower built on the banks of the Guadalquivir), Plaza de Toros (the bullring where the Corrida is held) , Triana district (very picturesque and considered the cradle of flamenco).
WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE IN ONE DAY: STREETS, ART GALLERIES AND STORES
If you want to visit Seville in one day, in addition to the conventional points of interest, I advise you to walk through its alleys discovering hidden and really suggestive corners. You will be amazed by the frescoes and azulejos that decorate the buildings, the artisan shops that have remained unchanged over time, the vintage shops and the art galleries present in the so-called Soho of Seville.
- don't miss the modern art gallery Delimbo, the hats atelier Buffuna the fashion and design store Isadora. -
WHAT TO SEE IN SEVILLE IN ONE DAY: RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE
Having spent only one night in Seville I was able to test only one restaurant and one cocktail bar. I loved both of them so I absolutely have to recommend them to you:
–Mariatrifulca: it is a restaurant located on the Puente de Isabel II whose charming terrace overlooks the Guadalquivir offering an unforgettable view at dusk. Their jamòn iberico is excellent to taste while sipping a fantastic sangria;
–El Garlochi: a bizarre, unique and picturesque bar that mixes the sacred with the profane thanks to its decor that recalls a votive altar and the menu of excellent cocktails at cheap prices.
Here ends the guide to visit Seville in one day, I admit to having had little time to visit this enchanting city but, despite this, I was satisfied by the itinerary that I quickly followed.
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