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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 Andalucian in Seville

conTenedor

This slow-food restaurant in the boho Macarena district prides itself on using local, organic produce. The vibe is arty and relaxed, with an open kitchen, mismatched furniture and colourful contemporary paintings by…
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…
Top Choice Fusion in Seville

Bar-Restaurante Eslava

A hit with locals and savvy visitors, much-lauded Eslava shirks the traditional tilework and bullfighting posters of tapas-bar lore in favour of a simple blue space and a menu of creative contemporary dishes. Stando…
Top Choice Pastries in Seville

Manu Jara Dulcería

Tradition, history, flamenco – forget all that. The real reason to cross the river to Triana is to visit this exquisite patisserie and stock up on heavenly cakes. These mini-masterpieces are laid out in ceremonial s…
Top Choice Fusion in Seville

La Azotea

Fashionable and much recommended by locals, Azotea is one of Seville's stable of modern eateries with culinary ambitions. Its pearl-grey Scandi-inspired interior sets the scene for artfully plated tapas and contempo…