How to Spend 2 Days in Seville
Two days gives you time to soak up Seville’s charm, from its medieval streets and palaces to its traditional tapas and flamenco performances. There’s time to do some cooking or get off the beaten path into local neighborhoods. Here are some tips for your two days in Seville.
Day 1: Essential Seville
Morning: Start with a tour of Alcázar of Seville, the Moorish and Catholic-influenced complex of fountains and gardens featured in Game of Thrones. Take a early access tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a guide who narrates history and points out architectural details.
Afternoon: After lunch, explore Seville’s medieval streets and attractions such as Plaza de España, Giralda Tower (El Giraldillo), Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza), and Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede). Explore independently via a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, or join a guided walking, cycling, or Segway tour.
Night: This evening, treat your tastebuds to the flavors of Andalucia on a Seville tapas tour. Hop from one tapas bar to the next, sampling small plates paired with local wines. Depending on the tour, you might sample Iberian ham, shrimp fritters, grilled mushrooms, or fried eggplant.
Day 2: Food & Culture
Morning: After your evening introduction to the Seville culinary scene, learn to cook some traditional dishes in a morning cooking class. These hands-on experiences take place in cooking schools or local homes and often include a visit to a local market to shop for ingredients.
Afternoon: In the afternoon, step off the typical tourist path to explore a local neighborhood. Learn city history in Santa Cruz, explore medieval life in the Jewish Quarter, browse the boutiques and galleries of Macarena and Alameda, or head outside Seville to the Roman ruins on the Guadalquivir River.
Night: For many Seville visitors, a flamenco show is a highlight. End your visit with one of these performances at a local tablao. Enjoy the dancing, singing, and Spanish guitar over a typical Spanish meal, or get involved by taking a dance lesson from an expert instructor.