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12 good reasons to jump to Andalusia

Seville is in Andalusia and is a city full of attractions and with a unique history. Put it on your agenda and check out everything you can see and do in this destination.

For many, seville it is a good “calling card” of everything that Spain has to offer. Culture and gastronomy, architecture and tradition, go hand in hand and allow you to spend some very pleasant days in this destination, always with things to see and do.

If you are thinking of visiting Andalusia, why not go to Seville and enjoy everything this city has to share with you, which is a lot. Check out 12 good reasons to choose this as your next vacation destination.

Seville: what to see and do there

1

Climb to the top of the Giralda

This is a unique and essential experience for anyone visiting this Spanish city.

Of course, you need to be somewhat fit, as there are 35 ramps ahead and 75 meters high to climb, but the views over Seville Cathedral are, without a doubt, a great reward!

Find out about prices (around €9), as well as the days and times when tickets are free.

Yes, Lisbon has the Oceanarium, but Seville has an Aquarium that is also worth a visit and where you can even sleep with sharks (for around €50 a night)!

Of course, you don’t need to opt for such a radical experience and make a normal visit to the space. If you go with children, then it is really worth the time spent.

3

Palace of the Countess of Lebrija

Seville was the first city of the Roman Empire to be built outside of Italy and this story is very well told in this palace that should be part of your visit itinerary.

The interior of the palace has a vast expanse of mosaics (about 580 meters spread across the floor and walls), beautiful sculptures, valuable archaeological objects, vases and a library with more than 4,000 old books! A journey into the past that will leave you in awe.

Prices are between €6 and €10.

4

Taste the typical “tapas”

Tapas are a traditional Spanish specialty that, although imported by us, must be tasted in their country of origin. Seville is a good place to do it and there is no shortage of places to do it.

Our suggestion goes to the montadito de pringá, a sandwich with leftover cooked and shredded meat.

5

Royal Alcazar of Seville

This palace is, since 1987, a World Heritage Site. It is the royal palace that has been active for the longest time and is said to have inspired the creators of Game of Thrones.

A nice place to walk and contemplate in Seville. Ticket prices range from €4.50 to €11.50.

The Santa Cruz neighborhood is a typical neighborhood that tells a lot about the history and life of this city. One of the best ways to get to know the city from the inside. Around here, you can smell the orange blossoms, the vibrancy of the colors white, red, green… and you can feel the real pulse of the city.

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This park in Seville occupies 34 hectares and is open every day from 8 am to 10 pm.

It is an excellent place to enjoy a hot afternoon, especially if you like nature, green spaces and are accompanied by children.

Praça de Espanha is an emblematic place and a must for anyone visiting Seville.

In addition to being large, it is very beautiful and curious. Its circular shape is crossed by 4 bridges that symbolically represent the 4 ancient kingdoms of Spain.

Cross the bridges and take lots of pictures, as the space deserves it.

9

Admire the Golden Tower

Bathed by the Guadalquivir River, this tower of Arab architecture offers a golden reflection when reflected in the waters of the river.

It is possible to visit its interior and also the Naval Museum that it houses. Entry costs around €3 and this is a visit not to be missed!

Another Sevillian neighborhood worth visiting not only to get to know its locals, but also to mingle with bullfighters, singers and flamenco dancers.

For lovers of local culture and its traditions and customs, there is nothing like experiencing the gastronomic offer of the Mercado de Triana and watching a flamenco show at “Casa de Anselmo” or “Lo Nuestro”.

This square is right in the historic center of Seville, opposite the Cathedral, and is known for its arcades, supported by white marble columns.

One of the best days to visit this space is on Sunday, when there is an antiques market with coins, stamps, photographs and much more.

12

Stroll through Metropol Parasol

Located in another square, in this case in Praça da Encarnação, is the Metropol Parasol, considered the biggest wooden structure in the world! Its measurements are surprising.

The structure is 26 meters high and has 3 floors, with the last two panoramic terraces offering a magnificent view over the entire city of Seville.

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