Must-see attractions in El Centro & El Arenal

  • The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville or Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla. @Oliverouge 3/Shutterstock

    Museo de Bellas Artes

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Housed in a grand Mannerist palace, the former Convento de la Merced, the Museo de Bellas Artes is one of Spain's premier art museums. Its collection of…

  • The Casa de Pilatos, Seville, Spain.

    Casa de Pilatos

    El Centro & El Arenal

    The haunting Casa de Pilatos, which is still occupied by the ducal Medinaceli family, is one of the city’s most glorious mansions. Originally dating to…

  • SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 1:  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) and the Duchess of Alba watch a flamenco performance at the Flamenco Museum on day three of a three day visit to Spain on April 1, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall;Duchess of Alba

    Museo del Baile Flamenco

    El Centro & El Arenal

    The brainchild of sevillana flamenco dancer Cristina Hoyos, this museum illustrates the dance with interactive displays, paintings, displays of period…

  • Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Overlooking Plaza del Salvador, this baroque church was built between 1674 and 1712 on the site of Muslim Ishbiliya's main mosque. Its Mannerist red-brick…

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    Hospital de la Caridad

    El Centro & El Arenal

    The Hospital de la Caridad, a sturdy building one block east of the river, was established in the late 17th century as a hospice for the poor and elderly…

  • Stairs inside of Palace of the Countess of Lebrija in Seville, Andalusia, Spain

    Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

    El Centro & El Arenal

    This aristocratic 16th-century mansion, set around a beautiful Renaissance-Mudéjar courtyard, boasts an eclectic look that blends a range of decorative…

  • The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla is a 12,000 capacity bullring in Seville, Spain.

    Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

    El Centro & El Arenal

    In the world of bullfighting, Seville’s white and yellow-trimmed bullring is the equivalent of football's Old Trafford or Camp Nou

  • Golden Tower Torre del Oro on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Sevilla. Andalusia. Spain.

    Torre del Oro

    El Centro & El Arenal

    This distinctive tower, one of Seville’s signature landmarks, has been guarding the Río Guadalquivir since the 13th century. The original dodecagonal…

  • Capilla de San Jose entrance doorway with decoration

    Capilla de San José

    El Centro & El Arenal

    For a blast of full-on baroque glitz, pop into this small church hidden away on a side street between Calles Sierpes and Tetuán. Behind its 18th-century…

  • Ayuntamiento

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Sandwiched between Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Nueva is Seville's striking city hall, the Ayuntamiento. In its original form, the building dates to…

  • Parroquia de Santa María Magdalena

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Behind a fairly unobtrusive exterior, this historic late 17th-century church opens to reveal an enormous baroque interior capped by an octagonal cupola…

  • Plaza del Salvador

    El Centro & El Arenal

    This plaza, a popular early evening drinking hang-out, was once the forum of the ancient Roman city of Hispalis. It's dominated by the Iglesia Colegial…

  • Calle Sierpes

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Pedestrianised Calle Sierpes, heading north from Plaza de San Francisco, and the parallel Calle Tetuán/Velázquez form the heart of Seville's main shopping…

  • Plaza de San Francisco

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Plaza de San Francisco has been Seville's main public square since the 16th century. Forming its western flank is the city's historic city hall, the…

  • stalls inside market

    Mercado del Arenal

    El Centro & El Arenal

    A classic covered market in the Arenal quarter with the usual array of stalls selling seasonal produce, meat, fish, cheese, as well as tourist tat.