Seville is a big city and 48 hours would seem to be a short amount of time to discover all its charming sites and attractions. Nevertheless, if you can only get away for a weekend visit, here are a few tips on how to make the most of your trip to Seville.
Let’s begin on Friday. After the journey you’ll be dying to try some tapas or taste a traditional Andalusian dish to regain strength. Los Coloniales or La Mamarracha are two perfect restaurants for this, since they offer great food at competitive prices. Word of advice? Arrive early or book a table in advance, because it can get quite busy and otherwise mean a long wait!
After lunch you’ll be in a privileged spot, right by Seville’s Cathedral. If you don’t need a siesta before you continue exploring, take this chance to visit the Cathedral and go up the Giralda (its 35 ramps will definitely help burn off your meal). After visiting the emblematic Giralda, your next stop should be the Fine Arts Museum.
The afternoon is the perfect time to wander through the narrow, historic streets of the Jewish neighbourhood. In the evening, there is nothing better than to enjoy the incredible views from the Triana Bridge and have a drink at one of the bars along Betis Street, right by the river. By the way, hotels in Triana are a great option for accommodation in one of the most authentic and traditional areas in the city.
Saturday is the perfect time to visit the Royal Alcázar. Don’t rush the visit, since there is plenty to see and admire here and it is well worth the time it takes to explore all the rooms, halls and gardens. Not far from the Alcázar (approximately a 20 minute walk) you will be able to visit the great Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de España, another must-see stop on your route.
For Sunday, we recommend another visit to the city centre, this time to go up to the viewing platform at the Metropol Parasol (also known as Las Setas or ‘The Mushrooms’) to enjoy some great views of the city. From here, you mustn’t miss the chance to visit the Alameda, an old area of the city that encompasses the city’s artistic and alternative movements.
Of course there are many beautiful areas in Seville, so don’t hesitate to return on another weekend to continue exploring!