Seville is a very beautiful city but we rarely stay there very long. For example, when you go for a weekend in Seville or when you pass through Seville on a tour of Andalusia. Depending on the length of your stay, there are certain places to choose. In this article I will explain how many days it takes to visit Seville and also what to see in Seville in 1, 2, 3, 4 or more days.
1, 2, 3 or 4 days?
2 days are enough to visit Seville. You can of course stay longer. But it could be more interesting to visit Cordoba or Granada, which are not very far away from Seville. You can also stay 3 or 4 days to visit Seville and plan to visit Cordoba with a return trip during the day.
Seville is a very pretty city. It is very pleasant to walk in the small streets of the historic center and in the gardens of the city. However, in July and August, temperatures can quickly become sweltering. Then avoid all outings between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and go home for a nap, like the Spaniards.
Visit Seville in 24 hours
It’s warm, even in winter (lol). With only one day to visit Seville, you will have to make choices because there is not time for everything! To begin with, and if you are spending the night there, we recommend to take a hotel in the Santa Cruz or Alameda districts. This will save a little time on the journeys. Then, place to the visits! I imagine that you will actually do 2 days to visit Seville: from the afternoon of day 1 to the morning of day 2.
First, we will visit the Alcazar of Seville with a skip-the-line ticket. The skip-the-line ticket will save time. You can also opt for a guided tour, it is worth the cost for the Alcazar.
Second, we’re going to eat in the nearby Santa Cruz district. This is an opportunity to walk around a bit and, for example, to go to the square of the Church of the Divine Savior.
Third, we will visit the Cathedral and climb to the top of the Giralda (the old minaret).
Finally, we will end the day and have dinner in the neighborhood around the Alameda de Hércules square, like a large part of Sevillians. It is the main place to go out in Seville. There are plenty of restaurants and plenty of bars, you will always find something to your liking.
Weekend in Seville: program to visit in 2 days
With 2 days to visit Seville, I advise you first to follow the program in 24 hours. For the 2nd day, I advise you to go to the Spanish Steps on foot. Then, take a walk in the nearby Maria Luisa Park, to the other end of the park, at the level of the Plaza de America and the Museum of Sevillian Arts and Traditions.
After lunch, I think it is interesting to then visit the Palacio De Las Dueñas and its gardens, or the Casa de Pilatos.
Finally, a Flamenco show to round off the day.
Visit Seville in 3 days
With 3 days to visit Seville, you can take more time to stroll through the neighborhoods and get lost in the small streets of the historic center.
If it’s bullfighting season, it’s the opportunity to go there and then it’s a typical activity in Spain. You can also take a walk not far from the Plaza de Torros, to go to the Torre Del Orro.
After lunch, I advise you to visit the palace that you did not choose on day 2. That is to say the Casa de Pilatos or the Palacio de Las Dueñas.
Finally, a climb on Metropol Parasol to end the day and have a beautiful view over the rooftops of Seville with the cathedral in the background. The cocktails at the rooftop bar are not particularly interesting, but the place has the advantage of being relatively calm. At the end of the day, it can be cool to stop there for a moment to take stock of Sevilla.
What to do in Seville for a 4-day trip or more?
From 4 days to visit Seville, you can plan to make excursions around the city.
Italica for example. These are the ruins of an ancient Roman city 30 minutes by transport from downtown Seville. It was an important city and the remains are still well preserved. It is not as impressive as the ancient forum in Rome. However, it may appeal to some people, like me for example :). By the way, Italica was also a Game of Thrones filming location.
Cordoba is easily accessible. By TGV, from Seville station, it’s only 40 minutes and 20€. The main place to visit is the Mezquita: one of the largest mosques that has been partially converted into a cathedral.