3 Days in Seville: The Perfect Seville Itinerary + Map (2024)

plaza de espana in spain as part of a 3 days in seville itinerary

The stunning city of Seville is steeped in history, culture, and artistic energy. As the birthplace of tapas and the sunniest city in Europe, it truly is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth. This ultimate 3 days in Seville itinerary will show you all the reasons why.

In this city guide, we’ll not only explore what to do in Seville in 3 days, but also where to eat, where to stay, all the delicious tapas and drinks you should try here, and more. You’ll also find photography tips + other helpful insider tips to help you prepare for your trip!

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✈️ Planning Your 3-Day Seville Itinerary

Most unique: Hotel Ateneo (⭐ 9.3)
Best pool views: Casa 1800 (⭐ 9.0)
Luxury pick: Hotel Alfonso XIII (⭐ 9.2)
Budget pick: Vincci La Rabida (⭐ 8.8)

Cathedral & Royal Alcázar (⭐️ 4.7/5)
The Best Tapas Tour (⭐️ 4.9/5)
Flamenco Show w/Drinks (⭐️ 4.7/5)
Spanish Cooking Class (⭐️ 5/5)

🇪🇸 The Perfect 3 Days in Seville Itinerary

Seville has a lot to offer, so I recommend spending at least 3 days here as it’ll give you an ample amount of time to do all the most exciting things without having to rush from place to place. Seeing Seville in 3 days will allow you to fully relax and enjoy your experience here.

🗓 Day 1 in Seville

1. Visit the Magnificent Plaza de España

Start your day by taking a stroll at Plaza de España, a beautiful square built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. One of the main sights here is a gigantic semi-circular building that showcases a mixture of the neo-Renaissance and neo-Moorish architectural styles. Today, it houses government offices.

There’s also a row of 48 stunning alcoves in this square decorated with intricate azulejos (traditional ceramic tiles used in Spain and Portugal). Each alcove depicts a different Spanish province, with a relevant fresco and a map. You’ll also see two beautiful towers at this square, and they’re both so tall that you can see them from all over the city!

Plaza de España is also known as “the Venice of Seville” because in the middle of the square, there’s a picturesque canal in which you can rent a boat and gently row around. You’ll also see four charming bridges curving over the canal. Each of them represents an ancient Spanish kingdom and is adorned with gorgeous ceramic tiles.

If you’re into photography, then you’d love this place even more because there are thousands of spectacular angles all around the square! I recommend taking your time in Plaza de España and spending half a day here to truly soak in its beauty.

📸 Photography Tip: This square usually starts to fill up starting around 8:30 am, so if you want to take photos without anyone around, get here around 7 or 7:30 am! (The square is open 24/7)

2. Stroll the Colorful Streets of Barrio Santa Cruz

From Plaza de España, cut through Maria Luisa Park and walk to the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz. This should take you around 15-20 mins. Back in the 13th century, Santa Cruz was the Jewish quarter of Seville. Sadly, things turned sour in the 14th century when many Jews were kicked out of the city for not wanting to convert to Christianity.

Today, this neighborhood is filled with restaurants, secret squares, and old palaces. It’s the perfect place to wander aimlessly because you might just find the best places by getting lost in its colorful maze of alleys!

3. Have Lunch at a Historic Tapas Bar

As I mentioned before, there are plenty of restaurants and tapas bars in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, so I definitely recommend grabbing a bite here. Note that there are tons of tourist traps in this area, though. Here are some traditional tapas bars that I recommend:

  • Tabernas Peregil — Try their delicious orange wine (vino de naranja)
  • La Azotea — This stylish restaurant serves traditional Andalusian tapas in a modern way; make sure to try their croquettes and salmon tartare!
  • La Bartola — This modern tapas bar has lots of traditional vegetarian dishes; make sure to try their zucchini ravioli!
  • El Pasaje Tapas — Try their award-winning dish called torta naranja de Inés Rosales!

4. Explore the Hidden Casa de Pilatos

One of the hidden gems of the Santa Cruz neighborhood is Casa de Pilatos, a beautiful 16th-century civil palace. Here, you can see how aristocrats used to live back in the days and also admire some incredible architecture. In fact, this place was constructed with a unique blend of the Renaissance, Mudéjar, and Gothic architectural styles!

Today, Casa de Pilatos is considered to be the prototype of Andalusian palaces. Walking around, you can see 150 different ceramic tiles (azulejos) on the walls, and it’s truly an impressive sight.

Casa de Pilatos consists of a Summer Palace (the ground floor area) and a Winter Palace (the upstairs area). Today, part of the upper floor is still partially inhabited by the Dukes of Medinaceli. You can tour the ground floor with a personal audio guide, but to visit the upper floor, you’d have to join a guided tour for which you can purchase at the entrance.

This palace also has a gorgeous garden with 24 sculptures of Greek gods and Roman emperors. I recommend spending 1-2 hours here to explore the entire complex.

Opening hours: November to March: 9 am - 6 pm daily | April to October: 9 am - 7 pm daily
🎫 Entrance fees: Whole house: €12 (includes free audioguide) | Ground floor only: €10
🌟 Free entrance: Mondays from 3 pm onwards

5. Relax at Metropol Parasol (Las Setas De Sevilla)

Just an 8-minute walk from Casa de Pilatos is Metropol Parasol, a big wooden structure designed in 2011 by architect Jürgen Mayer after he won a contest to revitalize the square.

This monument is also known as “Seville’s mushrooms” (Las Setas de la Encarnación), and with dimensions of 150 x 70 m (492 x 229 ft) and a height of 26 m (85 ft), it is the largest wooden structure in the world.

You can take an elevator to the top of the platform and get a fantastic view of the city. Right beneath the structure, you can also find an archaeological museum, tapas bars, restaurants, cafes, and a lovely food market.

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm | Friday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 11 pm
🎫 Entrance fees: €3 (includes a drink) | Residents of Seville, people with disabilities & children <12 years - free

6. Have Dinner at El Rinconcillo

A mere 5-minute walk from Metropol Parasol is El Rinconcillo — the oldest bar in Seville. Established in 1670, it’s very popular among both tourists and locals, and it’s an iconic place that absolutely lives up to its hype.

The atmosphere inside the bar is very historic and takes you back decades in time. The cuisine is also as traditional as it gets — get ready to taste some classic tapas that are a big part of the Andalusian heritage! You can find their menu here.

the oldest bar in seville spain called el rinconcillo
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El Rinconcillo opening hours: 1 pm - 1:30 am daily

🗓 Day 2 in Seville

1. Get a History Lesson at the Royal Alcázar

I recommend starting off your second day in Seville with a visit to the Royal Alcázar, the oldest royal palace that’s still in use in Europe today. This palace has an astounding history of over 1,000 years, and it’s evolved tremendously over the course of time.

Back in the 10th century, the Cordoban governors of Seville used it as a fort. It was then enlarged and rebuilt in the 11th century under the city’s Abbadid (Arab Muslim) rulers. More palaces were subsequently added to the complex in the centuries following that, by different kings that have conquered the region.

Walking around the Alcázar, you can admire the magnificent Mudéjar architecture there blended with elements from the Renaissance, Gothic, and Romanesque styles. The upper floors of the complex are the official residence of the Spanish royal family today — the king’s sister even held her wedding celebrations there.

One of the highlights of the Alcázar that you can’t miss is the stunning Patio de las Doncellas courtyard, which has a long pool in the center. You can also take a stroll in the lush gardens.

🔥 Top Tip: There are two lines to enter the Alcázar – one for those buying tickets at the entrance, and another one for those who already bought them online. Both queues are very long, but the latter is always shorter. Book your tickets online in advance so that you can get in the shorter queue, but make sure to arrive 30-45 mins before opening hours regardless because even that queue is really long!

Opening hours: October to March: 9:30 am to 5 pm daily | April to September: 9:30 am - 7 pm daily 
🎫 Entrance fees: Regular ticket - €11.50 | Students <25 years & retirees - €3 | Audio-guide - €4.10 | Residents of Seville, people with disabilities & children <16 years - free
🌟 Free entrance: Every Monday from 4 - 5 pm in the winter & from 6 - 7 pm in the summer

2. Have Lunch at Taberna del Arenal

The Alcázar will most likely take you at least half a day to explore, so by the time you’re done, you’ll probably be hungry.

The good news is there are plenty of places to eat nearby, and the one I recommend is Taberna del Arenal ⁠— a cozy and well-priced tapas bar with an outdoor seating area, large portions, and great service. From the Alcázar, it takes around 5 minutes to reach this place on foot.

a tapas dish in seville spain
Opening hours: 1 pm - 4 pm | 8:15 pm - 12 am daily

3. Admire the Majestic Seville Cathedral

Now that you’re recharged, it’s time to visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Seville Cathedral is only a 5-minute walk from the Alcázar / Taberna del Arenal, and it was originally built in the 12th century as a mosque in Moorish Spain.

When Christians conquered the city in the 13th century, it was converted to a cathedral, only for it to be destroyed by an earthquake in 1356. The reconstruction of the current cathedral took 73 years, and today, it’s also the burial place of Christopher Columbus.

Visiting the Seville Cathedral & Royal Alcázar With a Tour Guide:

If you prefer to visit the Royal Alcázar and the Seville Cathedral with someone who can explain the history and significance of these ancient sights, I highly recommend this guided tour. It gives you fast entry and also takes you up the stunning Giralda Tower.

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4. Climb up the Giralda Tower

After you’ve explored the cathedral, it’s time to climb its bell tower — the iconic Giralda. This tower has been a symbol of Seville since the Middle Ages. When the Seville Cathedral was still a mosque, this tower was originally built as its minaret in 1171.

Today, the Giralda is one of the only two parts of the original mosque that’s been preserved in the reconstruction (the other one being the Moorish entrance). At 104 meters high, the Giralda was the tallest building in Seville for over 800 years, and you can see it from all over the city today.

To get to the top, you have to walk up 35 inclining ramps. Back in the days, muezzins and guards would walk up these same ramps with their horses and donkeys! The view from the top of the tower is well worth the climb — you get a splendid bird’s-eye view of the cathedral and the city.

the view of seville from the giralda tower in spain
The view from the top of the Giralda Tower
Opening hours for Seville Cathedral + Giralda: Monday: 11 am – 3:30 pm | Tuesday - Satuday: 11 am - 5 pm | Sunday: 2:30 pm – 6 pm
🎫 Entrance fees: Regular ticket - €9 | Students <25 years & retirees - €4 | Audio-guide - €3 | Residents of Seville, people with disabilities & children <14 years - free

5. Enjoy a Flamenco Show

Did you know that Seville is the birthplace of flamenco? A trip to this city would be incomplete without watching a performance of this traditional folk art. While there are countless tablaos (flamenco venues) in the city, here are two I recommend the most:

  • Casa de la Memoria — This 18th-century venue is an 8-minute walk from the cathedral and unlike the previous venue, it doesn’t offer food services, but instead, there’s a fantastic view of its beautiful patio from the theatre. So if you’d like to pair your show with a scenic environment, then you can book it here. Prices start at €18 per person.
  • Tablao El Arenal — Just a 5-minute walk from the cathedral and the Giralda, this historic venue lets you pair your flamenco experience with either drinks, tapas, or a full meal. They’re regarded as “the best place in the world to enjoy flamenco” according to the New York Times. You can book your show here. Prices start at €40 per person.

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dancers of a flamenco show in spain
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🗓 Day 3 in Seville

1. Climb up Torre del Oro

Start your final day of this Seville 3 days itinerary with a visit to Torre del Oro (“Tower of Gold”), where you can learn even more about the history of Seville.

At 36 m (118 ft) high, this tower was built in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate (a North African Muslim empire) and was part of the Moorish city wall, which extended from the Alcázar to the rest of Seville.

The tower is located right next to the Guadalquivir River, and was in fact built to protect shipping and control access to Seville via the river.

torre del oro in seville spain

Torre del Oro got its name from the golden gleam it projected on the river thanks to its construction materials (a mixture of lime, mortar, and pressed hay). You can climb up to the roof terrace of the tower to get a cool view of the river and the surrounding neighborhoods.

There’s also a Naval Museum on the top floor which showcases shipping instruments, flags, scale models, sea maps, and diving equipment used back in the days. From this museum, you also get a nice view of the Guadalquivir River!

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 6:45 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am - 6:45 pm
🎫 Entrance fees: Regular ticket - €3 | Students, children 6-14 years & pensioners >65 - €1.50 | People with disabilities & children <6 years - free
🌟 Free entrance: Mondays

2. Stroll the Riverfront to Mercado de Triana

Now it’s time to get an insight into local life in Seville. From Torre del Oro, take a walk along the riverfront to the neighborhood of Triana. In about 15 minutes, you will reach Mercado de Triana (Triana Market).

This place is filled with friendly vibes and provides a great opportunity to meet locals and make some new friends. There are also tons of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and drinks around, all at a very reasonable price.

If you’re feeling even more snacky, you can also check out the little tapas bars there, but don’t eat too much because the next stop on your itinerary is the most important food stop of your trip…

Mercado de Triana opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - midnight | Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

3. Have a Tasty Lunch at Espacio Eslava

If there’s one restaurant you have to eat at during your time in Seville, it’s definitely Espacio Eslava. This place is one of the most famous tapas restaurants in Seville among both locals and tourists — for a great reason too. The tapas here are very unique; you can’t find many of them anywhere else.

One of my favorite dishes of theirs is a mushroom cake with a slow-cooked egg on top, dipped in caramelized wine. You absolutely have to try it! From Mercado de Triana, it’s about a 20-min walk to reach here.

🔥 Insider Tip: This place is very popular, so I recommend getting here 15 minutes before its opening time (12:30 pm) to avoid standing in line for over an hour.

Espacio Eslava opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 12:30 pm - midnight | Sunday: 12:30 pm - 5 pm | Monday: closed 

4. Explore Art and Culture at the Museums

After lunch, you can explore some of the museums in Seville. There are two in particular that I recommend: the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) if you’re interested in artwork dating from the Gothic period to the modern days, and the Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco) if you want to learn more about the history of flamenco through interactive exhibitions.

You can also watch a flamenco show at the Flamenco Dance Museum if you didn’t get a chance to watch one the previous day. You can walk to either of these museums from Espacio Eslava; the first one will take around 10 mins to reach, and the second one 20 mins.

dancers in a flamenco show in spain
Opening hours for Museum of Fine Arts: Tuesday to Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm | Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm | Monday: closed
🎫 Entrance fees for Museum of Fine Arts: €1.50 | EU citizens & students - Free
⏰ Opening hours for Flamenco Dance Museum: 10 am - 7 pm daily
🎫 Entrance fees for Flamenco Dance Museum: €10 - museum | €20 - flamenco show | €24 - flamenco show + museum

5. Unwind with a Drink at a Rooftop Bar

Being the sunniest city in Europe, there’s a high chance you’ll be greeted with a scorching hot sun your entire time in Seville. If it gets too humid (and it most likely will), it’s always a good idea to cool down in one of the many spectacular rooftop bars in the city. My top recommendations are:

  • Terraza Hotel Doña María — For the best closeup view of the Giralda tower and the cathedral. The atmosphere here is quite rustic and old-school. You can also book a stay with them.
  • La Terraza de EME — This incredible terrace of the EME Catedral Hotel also offers an amazing closeup view of the Giralda, but unlike the previous bar, this one is more modern and fancy.
  • La Terraza at Hotel Inglaterra — You can enjoy crafted cocktails at this modern and stylish rooftop bar, which also offers a 360° view of the entire city skyline! You can also book a stay with them.

6. Go on a Seville Food Tour

The last activity on your Seville itinerary will be all about enjoying the culinary delights of the city. I recommend joining an organized food tour such as the Seville Tapas Crawl (⭐️ 4.9/5).

A local guide will take you to 5 different tapas bars that are away from the touristy areas to really give you a local and authentic experience. You’ll also get to learn all about Spanish food, history, and culture while tasting the best local specialties.

The food you’ll be eating on this tour is the equivalent of a full meal, and it’s an experience not to miss if you want to immerse yourself more in the local culture!

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Seville Food Tours

🏡 Where to Stay in Seville for 3 Days

The best areas to stay in Seville are the historic Old Town and Barrio Santa Cruz as they put you right in the city center, within walking distance of pretty much all the attractions to see. Here are my top hotel recommendations.

Where I Stayed: Melia Sevilla (⭐ 8.7)

I had an amazing stay at Melia Sevilla (⭐ 8.7), which is located right in the heart of the Old Town, very close to the main attractions. In fact, it even has a unique outdoor pool with a view of Plaza de España, and you can see the buildings of the square even from some of the rooms!

The rooms are very clean, modern, and equipped with WiFi and a flat-screen TV. For all the amazing amenities this hotel offers, the rates are also very reasonable. You can even book a spa treatment at an extra cost! Moreover, there’s delicious food at the hotel’s Quimera Restaurant.

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Other Great Accommodations in Seville

Elegant Decor at a Hotel in Seville, Spain
Photo courtesy of Hotel Ateneo Sevilla via Booking.com

MOST UNIQUE HOTEL: Hotel Ateneo (⭐ 9.3)
This stunning hotel in the Old Town features elegant vintage décor and a traditional courtyard. Each room has its own unique décor and comes with a smart TV, free WiFi, seating area, and minibar. Some rooms even offer a balcony or city views!

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A Hotel With a Pool in Seville, Spain
Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Sevilla via Booking.com

BEST POOL VIEWS: Hotel Casa 1800 (⭐ 9.0)
If you want to swim on a sun terrace to a breathtaking view of the iconic Giralda tower, then look no further than this hotel. Located right in the heart of the Old Town, it’s only a few minutes walk from the main attractions and offers rooms with free WiFi.

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A Hotel in Seville, Spain
Photo courtesy of Vincci La Rabida via Booking.com

TOP BUDGET HOTEL: Vincci La Rabida (⭐ 8.8) Set in a charming 18th-century mansion, this hotel has an Andalusian courtyard and a stunning roof terrace overlooking the Giralda tower. All rooms come with free WiFi. There are also 2 restaurants on-site which offer a range of delicious Andalusian cuisine.

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Elegant Decor at a Hotel in Seville, Spain
Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII via Booking.com

TOP LUXURY HOTEL: Hotel Alfonso XIII (⭐ 9.2) Located right next to the Royal Alcázar, this hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a lovely garden courtyard. Each room is individually decorated and comes with free WiFi and drinks. There are also 2 restaurants serving traditional local dishes.

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🗓️ How Many Days in Seville – Are 3 Days Enough?

To truly appreciate the history, artistic sights, and tasty experiences that Seville has to offer, you should spend at least three days in the city. Three days are just enough to explore all the main attractions at a relaxing pace and absorb the vibrant local culture.

If you enjoy slow travel and exploring at a very leisurely pace, though, there is definitely enough to do in Seville to keep you inspired for a whole week.

🇪🇸 Seville 3-Day Itinerary Overview

Here’s a summary of what to do in Seville for 3 days, with all the activities mentioned in the itinerary above. This is the perfect trip plan for a long weekend in Seville!

Day 1: Plaza de España, Barrio Santa Cruz, Casa de Pilatos, Metropol Parasol (Las Setas De Sevilla), El Rinconcillo (dinner)

Day 2:  Royal Alcázar, Taberna del Arenal (lunch), Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, flamenco show at either Taberna del Arenal or Casa de la Memoria

Day 3: Torre del Oro, Mecardo de Triana, Espacio Eslava (lunch), Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes), Flamenco Dance Museum (Museo del Baile Flamenco), relax at a rooftop bar, Seville evening food tour

🗺️ 3 Days Seville Itinerary Map

Here’s a map of how to spend three days in Seville including all the attractions and activities mentioned in this itinerary. You can click here to see it in full on Google Maps.

Seville 3 Days Itinerary Map

🚊 How to Get to Seville

  • From Madrid or Barcelona: You can either fly or take the AVE high-speed train, which takes around 2.5 hours from Madrid and 5.5 hours from Barcelona. I recommend booking your tickets in advance on Renfe to find cheap deals (as low as €40).
  • From Granada: You can either take the ALSA bus for 3 hours (around €22) or the AVE train for 3.5 hours (around €30). I also recommend spending 3 days in Granada.
  • From Cordoba: The AVE train connects Seville and Cordoba almost every half hour and costs €20-30. Cordoba is also a great day trip idea from Seville and a wonderful stop on an Andalucia road trip.
  • From other European cities: Seville Airport (SVQ) has connections to 42 destinations around Europe and Northern Africa. The airport is just 15 mins by car from the city center (you can use Uber). Alternatively, the bus to the city center takes 35 mins.

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🚴🏻‍♀️ Getting Around Seville

Seville is a very walkable city with lots of charming and colorful neighborhoods, so I really recommend getting around on foot so that you can discover all the hidden gems tucked away in the street corners.

As you may recall from the itinerary, the time it takes to walk between all the suggested attractions is around 20-30 mins max, and oftentimes a lot less than that. The strolls are also really scenic!

Alternatively, you can rent a bike as the city is flat and bike lanes are everywhere. I don’t recommend renting a car as the city is not car-friendly and parking is always hard to find — simply use Uber or public transport such as buses or trams.

☀️ Best Time to Visit Seville

Seville is a dream vacation that’s sunny all year round, with an average of only 80 days of rain per year. It is also one of the warmest places in Europe in January. While you’re likely to get good weather no matter when you go, here are some things to consider:

  • High season: March through June (13° – 25°C / 55° – 77°F) ⁠— Great temperatures and lots of local festivities*, but more crowds.
  • Shoulder season #1: September through November (14° – 26°C / 57° – 78°F) ⁠— Perfect temperatures and fewer crowds; a great time to visit.
  • Shoulder season #2: December through February (6° – 18°C / 43° – 64°F) — Colder weather (but still not too cold), few crowds, and perfect for getting some winter sun.
  • Low season: July and August (temperatures often exceed 36°C / 96°F) ⁠— The least amount of crowds but very hot & humid weather that can be unpleasant.

*The Semana Santa and Feria de Abril festival dates vary from year to year ⁠— check them here.

🥘 What to Eat in Seville: The Best Tapas to Try

As I mentioned before, Andalusia is the birthplace of tapas, so there are plenty of traditional dishes to try in Seville. Don’t miss salmorejo (cold tomato soup), espinacas con garbanzo (spinach with chickpeas), carrillada (pork/beef cheeks), and montadito de pringá (pulled pork buns).

Other must-tries are: croquetas (ham & cheese wrapped in fried potato), serranito (Seville’s signature sandwich made of pork/chicken loin and Serrano ham), cazon de adobo (deep-fried marinated fish), mojama (salt-cured tuna), and torrijas (a dessert made of deep-fried stale bread and served with ice cream).

tapas dishes on a table in spain

🍹 What to Drink in Seville

Seville is home to some of the best wines of Spain, and given how hot it can get there, it’s definitely a good idea to cool down with a local drink or two.

Some must-tries are: tinto de verano (a local specialty made of red wine and soda), manzanilla (a dry local sherry), rebujito (a refreshing mix of sherry & Sprite), and orange wine (a symbol of Seville; it’s dark and sweet).

🍷 Insider Tip: Do not order sangria in Seville. It’s considered a “tourist drink” and places will often overcharge you for it. The local version of sangria is tinto de verano and tastes very similar. I highly recommend giving it a try.

👩🏻 Is Seville Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Seville is generally safe for solo female travelers. As with most destinations in Europe, you should take general precautions and watch out for any pickpockets or scams.

While the risk of getting pickpocketed in Seville is low, you should still be careful especially in popular touristy spots such as the Seville Cathedral and the Alcázar. Keep these helpful tips for solo travel in Spain in mind and you’ll have a great time!

🇪🇸 Alternative Seville in 2 Days Itinerary

If your time in Seville is limited to 2 days, don’t worry — simply follow the first two days of this itinerary because the most important things to do and see are all there!

In my opinion, Torre del Oro and Mercado de Triana (on day 3) are not essential if you’re tight on time. If you’d like to squeeze in a drink at a rooftop bar during your two days here, I’d recommend doing that instead of visiting Metropol Parasol.

One important thing though: you do not want to miss out on Espacio Eslava! It is hands down the best tapas bar in Seville, so I would definitely include that in your 2 days in Seville itinerary (you can go there for dinner on your second day).

📸 My Seville Photography Gear

This is the photography gear I used to capture the beauty of Seville. You can also see my article on the best cameras for bloggers for more options other than the ones listed below.

Plaza de Espana in Seville

I hope this 3 days in Seville itinerary has been helpful and informative!

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A big thank you to Lukáš Platinský for contributing his beautiful photography to this article!

61 thoughts on “3 Days in Seville: The Perfect Seville Itinerary + Map (2024)”

  1. Love this guide! I have been to Sevilla before and wish I already had this guide, but for now I love just looking at your travel photos 🙂

  2. What an amazing guide, so much detail and the photos are gorgeous! I was supposed to be visiting at the beginning of the month so I saved it for my future trip!

  3. This is an amazing blog post on Sevilla! I went there last year on a solo trip during the Feria and it was absolutely amazing. I did almost everything you mentioned here. Also, your photos are so beautiful! 🙂

  4. Oh Seville looks so beautiful! Your photos are stunning! We would love to explore more of Spain. The riverfront looks like a perfect way to spend an afternoon and those food tours look the best!

  5. I love, love this itinerary! Spain is one of my favorite countries. I have been several times but have not visited the south yet. I hope to do that in the near future. I even have the 2 weeks itinerary planned.

  6. Sevilla is top of my list of places I would like to visit next in Spain, I have heard such good things about the city and especially food and drink there. Your tapas suggestions sound fantastic and I love the idea of exploring the local market to see even more local produce. I’ll definitely be checking out your guide again when we’re able to book a trip to this beautiful city.

  7. Seville is such a beautiful city, I’m obsessed with your photos! I still need to visit this amazing place so I just saved your guide for later 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  8. Wow so many beautiful and inspiring places in Seville! I’d love to see all the beautiful architecture and have lunch in the tapas bars with some Sangria 🙂 Thanks for sharing this comprehensive guide 🙂

  9. I used to watch a documentary about Feria de Abril when I was young and since then have really wanted to visit this beautiful city! I love all your photos. And your list of things to do in Seville makes me want to book a flight there immediately.

  10. Going to Seville is one of my dream since a while! The city is so photogenic! I love your pictures from here! And also now I am hungry for tapas :p

  11. Your photos are absolutely stunning! I’ve spent a lot of time in Spain, but barely any in Seville and these photos definitely have me wanting to remedy that in the future! I’m a big fan of museums that focus on specific aspects of culture, so the Flamenco Museum would definitely be on my itinerary, too!

  12. Seville looks absolutely incredible! Your photographs are stunning. Would love to visit during a festival, walk through the Bario Santa Cruz and hang out in a rooftop bar. Sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I loved Seville but only had 2 days to explore it. Your post makes me want to go back and spend a few more days there 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

  14. I love your guide, I love Seville and I love your photography! You have listed so many places I still need to visit, maybe it is time to start to plan another trip to Spain when it is safe to travel again.

  15. What a great post and I love your photos! I’ve been wanting to get to Barcelona and Seville (among many other places in Spain) this year, but looks like I’ll have to wait a little longer. Definitely bookmarking to reference for when I do.

  16. Beautiful photos in a beautiful city! Spain is definitely high on my list and I can’t wait to visit one day. Thank you for these tips and for the photo suggestions 🙂

  17. Seville looks and sounds incredible!! Would love to visit it someday. And your pictures are absolutely stunning! 🙂

  18. Your photos are absolutely stunning! This post is giving me some serious travel inspo right now. When I finally make it to Spain one day I will definitely be visiting Seville!

  19. I studied abroad in Seville and this has me dying to go back (even more than I already was)! You really nailed it. Great post and gorgeous photos!!!

  20. Ok I’ve been dying to go to Seville but now I’m ready to book a trip! Tapas, rooftop bars, gorgeous colorful streets- I’m ready!!

  21. I have only spent one day in Sevilla before, and I’m dying to revisit. This seems like the perfect itinerary to follow!

  22. The way you capture a place never ceases to amaze me! Your photos are always so inviting. And I love how you wrote about my beloved Spain 🙂 I live in La Rioja (well, not currently because of the situation), but that is where I reside normally.

  23. I absolutely love Seville, it was the last place I travelled to before lockdown. It was great reading through this and being reminded of how beautiful this city is. I adore your photos, they’re so stunning!

  24. I’ve always wanted to visit Seville! Thank you for sharing this super detailed post, it’s definitely going to be useful!

  25. I’ve heard so much about Seville! I’ve only ever been to Barca and Madrid but my best friend and I try to meet up in Spain at least once a year so I think Seville will be next! Looks stunning!

  26. I had plans for visiting Seville in April. This is a perfect guide and I will keep it handy for the future. Bookmarked it. Your photos are as usual stunning Jiayi.

  27. Obsessed with your photos! Loved this guide, Seville has always been on the list but now you have me convinced!

  28. These photos make me want to visit Seville all over again! Unfortunately we were only there on a day trip, but I’ll definitely be using your itinerary when we’re there next time! <3

  29. Seville looks so gorgeous. I visited 12 years ago or something, and it was raining none stop! So I would definitely love to go back 🙂 Saving your article for later!

  30. I visited Seville, Cordoba and Granada when I was little – which means 20+ years ago – and oh man, how much do I want to go there again, now that I understand more about beauty, architecture and photography!
    Also, it’s 7 pm here and reading about all these delicious drinks and foods, and not being able to get them, makes me hungry and angry..! ahah

  31. Wow, this is so helpful and fantastic & the pics you posted are gorgeous! (Got here from your IG). Can you also post a a 10 day Spain itinerary please? (Madrid, Córdoba, Seville, Granada, Ibiza & Barcelona bunched in 10 days)

    • Hey Umz! Thank you so much for your kind words! Once I travel through more of Spain again, I will definitely write a 10-day itinerary! I went to those places you listed a very, very long time ago 🙂 so currently don’t have enough expertise to write about them yet. But hopefully one day I’ll get to it! x

  32. Such a great itinerary! They are really nice article. I am really happy to say it’s an interesting post to read. Thanks for sharing nice information.

  33. This was a great post. what you said is really helpful to me and it was really interesting as well. Keep up with your good work.

  34. Really impressed with the architectural style here. Very sophisticated and luxurious. The trip must have been very memorable? Your photos look great, how did you color them? I usually edit with vsco, or you can find more stuff on apkdownload like snapseed or light room, they’re hard.

  35. Your photo are amazing!! I love to travel and also take a lots of picture, but don’t know how to edit. Maybe is time to learn. Want to visit Seville next year. Nice sharing!!

  36. Seville looks like a really vibrant city! I would love to come by and devour those delicious tapas. Love your blog, thank you for the itinerary tips!

  37. Loved the article, thank you for sharing so much about this wonderful city!

    A question occurred to me, while visiting and doing this itinerary, did you use public transports or were you by car?

    • Thank you for reading! 🙂 I did this whole itinerary on foot! Seville is a very walkable city, there’s no need for a car or public transport, especially if you stay in the city center. The attractions are all pretty close to each other, usually a 10-20 min walk. You can also rent a bike, it’s another great way to explore. I don’t recommend renting a car for Seville as parking is very hard to find, and I never had to take public transport.

  38. Gorgeous pictures. I am heading to Seville for the second time and I can’t wait after seeing your pictures. How did you manage to take your pictures without the crowd at these super popular attractions?

  39. I have a co-worker from Seville and he keeps telling me that 3 day’s will not be enough and I can actually see why now but thank you so much for sharing this!

  40. Some lovely ideas thank you, I’m organising my first trip abroad in March, I’ve always wanted to go to Spain and Seville seems like the perfect city, so much culture and history and it looks beautiful 😍 these are great ideas of places to visit and I like the historical contexts and focal points you gave too. Thanks again and like others have said you have some amazing photos xx


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