The 5-minute​ Travel Information Guide to Seville, Spain

leaning smiling over the bridge in seville maria luisa park

Girl walking with head down in Alcazar de Sevilla

Give a round of applause to Seville, because even though it rocketed in visitors after being Lonely Planet City of the Year, 2017, it still maintains its jaw-dropping beauty. If there’s anywhere in Andalusia that you need to add to your bucket list, it’s here.

When Granada came to end, it was time to head west to Seville.

We were so excited to visit Seville again, it was absolutely beautiful the first time we went and we didn’t want to leave, so it was amazing that my blog brought us back here, exactly three years later.

About Seville

Seville, or Sevilla, is the capital of the region of Andalusia. It’s located in the South of Spain and is one of Spain’s largest cities, with over 700,000 residents.

Seville is the home to the Guadalquivir river or El Rio Guadalquivir. Funnily enough, we actually named our dog, Rio, after this river. The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain, and it is navigable from Cádiz to Seville. Back in Roman times, it was possible to navigate up to Córdoba, too.

coloured houses lining the river in seville spain

Famous for its culture, architecture, traditions and heritage, Seville is a fantastic choice for a city break, offering everything you could ever want or need and more. The birthplace of Flamenco and the city where Fiesta de Abril comes alive just after Easter, it’s a perfect location with lots to do and see.

With a much-loved Mediterranean climate, it is one of the warmest cities in Europe. If that isn’t a reason to go and grab a tan when the weather starts cooling down, what is? Blue skies in winter aren’t uncommon. In summer, temperatures can rocket up to 40ºC but in January, it can drop down to around 10ºC.

You’ll never be bored with things to do in Seville. Seville’s point of interests can be found on every corner, the Cathedral, the Giralda Tower, the Parasol, Real Alcázar (Royal Alcázar), Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España and the Maestranza Bullfighting ring to name a few. There is something to interest everybody.

standing in front of the steeple of maria luisa park in plaza de espana

The Royal Alcázar was one of our favourite places on our previous visit, so this time we made sure to head back again. Filled with beautiful flowers and stunning architecture, it is a true representation of the historical evolution of Seville. Hidden behind the tall walls, it is an oasis in the centre of the city.

girl smiling with the sun reflecting behind in alcazar seville

Plaza de España inside Maria Luisa Park is an unmissable spot on your visit to Seville. Just a short walk inside the park is the beautiful plaza. This is the spot where Star Wars filmed some epic scenes from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002). If you’re not familiar with it, give it a quick watch on YouTube!

leaning smiling over the bridge in seville maria luisa park

There is usually a miniature flamenco show, guitar performance and bubble blowing happening in the square. Hence the photo of me clapping along! You can also rent a paddle boat for €6, plus a €4 deposit here, for 35 minutes. It’s a great place to relax, kids will love it, too!

girl sitting on ledge at maria luisa park clapping to flamenco

girl smiling with bubbles and fountain behind at maria luisa park plaza de espana

Hasta luego,



6 responses to “The 5-minute​ Travel Information Guide to Seville, Spain”

  1. Seville is just one of my favourite cities and just seeing your pictures makes me miss it! I love this post and it highlights some of the most beautiful spots in Seville so well x

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. It’s such a beautiful city. ❤️


  2. I’m heading to Seville in a week & this post just made me really excited 🙂

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    1. You’ll have an amazing time ❤️

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  3. abbiejadewanders Avatar

    Great post Lauren! Plaza de España just looks so picturesque, Seville has been on my list for a long time and will definitely be one to visit when we next go to Spain. I followed along with your recent Alsa trip on instastories, it looked like you had a terrific time xx

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    1. Seville is so so so beautiful! you definitely need to visit – you’ll love it. Great food, beautiful views. One of my favourites! Ahhh I’m glad you followed on – yes it was amazing! Xx

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