Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Seville

Real Alcázar

A magnificent marriage of Christian and Mudéjar architecture, Seville’s Unesco-listed palace complex is a breathtaking spectacle. The site, which was originally developed as a fort in 913, has been revamped many tim…
Top Choice Cathedral in Seville

Catedral & Giralda

Seville’s immense cathedral is awe-inspiring in its scale and majesty. The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, it was built between 1434 and 1517 over the remains of what had previously been the city’s main mosque. Hi…
Top Choice Park in Seville

Parque de María Luisa

A delightful oasis of green, the extensive Parque de María Luisa is a lovely place to escape the noise of the city, with duck ponds, snoozing sevillanos and shady paths snaking under the trees.
Top Choice Landmark in Seville

Metropol Parasol

Since opening in 2011, the opinion-dividing Metropol Parasol, known locally as las setas (the mushrooms), has become something of a city icon. Designed as a giant sunshade by German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, i…
Top Choice Museum in Seville

Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes

This gem of a museum, housed in a former hospice for ageing priests, is one of Seville’s most rewarding. The artistic highlight is the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s collection of 17th-century paintings in the Centro Ve…
Top Choice Square in Seville

Plaza de España

This bombastic plaza in the Parque de María Luisa was the most grandiose of the building projects completed for the 1929 Exposición Iberoamericana. A huge brick-and-tile confection, it's all very over the top, but i…
Museum in Seville

Museo de Bellas Artes

Housed in the beautiful former Convento de la Merced, Seville’s Fine Arts Museum provides an elegant showcase for a comprehensive collection of Spanish and Sevillan paintings and sculptures. Works date from the 15th…
Church in Seville

San Luis de los Franceses

The finest example of baroque architecture in Seville, San Luis is a former 18th-century Jesuit novitiate dedicated to King Louis IX of France. Designed by Leonardo de Figueroa, its unusual circular shape features f…
Museum in Seville

Archivo de Indias

Occupying a former merchant's exchange on the western side of Plaza del Triunfo, the Archivo de Indias provides a fascinating insight into Spain's colonial history. The archive, established in 1785 to house document…
Historic Building in Seville

Casa de Pilatos

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 the late 15th century, it incorporates a wonderful mixture of M…