the best places in Seville to visit as first timer

Seville is one of those towns with mixed cultures evident in most of its architecture. It’s genuinely one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and in this blog post I wanted to share the best places in Seville to visit as first timer.

Seville in itself is not overly big, you can walk most of the time and if you get tired, hop on the bus or hail one of their white cabs. Taxis are cheap making it so much easier to get around. This visit is my second time in Seville and first time as a blogger.

I went to the same places both times, and I believe they should be seen if you are looking to get to know the city better and learn all about its fascinating culture.

Plaza de España

I had to include Plaza de España in my best places in Seville to visit recommendations as truly its one of the kind. I wish more landmarks looked like it. The beautiful garden that leads up to the main Plaza, the boats you can rent to go around a canal

Even the star wars are filmed here and the plaza is so picturesque that you can literally spend over an hour capturing it from all different angles. The plaza is designed by Aníbal González as a half circle surrounding the beautiful centre fountain. The fountain provides a perfect view over the Plaza de España and it’s created by Vicente Traver. On the other side of the Plaza stretches The María Luisa Park filled with more fountains, ponds, palm and orange trees.

If you have time, spend a couple of hours walking around the park and the area as its truly mesmerising and will leave you in awe. Leave a comment below, if you have visited and your experience.

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Casa De la Duenas

Many first time visitors to Seville visit Alcazar, however, I wanted to include Casa De la Duenas as one of the best places in Seville to visit as first timer due to its less touristy nature.

This 15th-century beautiful home to Duquesa de Alba who passed in 2014 just recently opened to the public. The house will take you back to the aristocratic times and make you ponder about the past and your ancestors whilst you take a stroll in its beautiful gardens.

The entrance is under 10 Euros and photography is allowed so if you are into avoiding crowds and exploring new places, then I definitely recommend Casa De la Duenas.

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Las Settas

This waffle like wooden structure completed in 2011 contains 6 linked parasol and currently its the largest wooden structure in the world.
it provides a chill area for locals especially youngsters. I particularly liked the viewing point at the top which you pay for 3 euro to access.

Locals call it a mushroom and it provides a perfect little spot for people to stop by taking photos and just people watch. I’ve noticed quite a few younger locals hanging around on their skates and with their friends making it a super lively spot to hang out.

Las Settas provide the best view of Seville and really worth visiting.

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Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva made it to my the best places in Seville to visit as first timer because it’s really a perfect little spot to stroll by. We walked around the square filled with people from all over the world enjoying performances from local entertainers. Its located just near the Town Hall and its really a beautiful place to visit and capture.

Its a popular spot for locals to shop, stroll and socialise and it really showed how lively Seville is.

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La Giralda

La Giralda is the tallest building in Seville for over 800 years. Its referred to as an icon of Seville and once you see it, you will understand why. Its truly a magnificent structure and its architecture dates back to the Moorish times.

La Giralda serves as a viewing point and you can climb up to the bell chamber to take in the most beautiful views of Seville. The building took 12 years to complete and its really a beautiful landmark in Seville.

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I really hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped your research. I absolutely love this city and after Barcelona, it must be one of my favourite places in Spain.

Let me know your comments below 🙂
You can read about my Seville food guide Seville here. 

Tania xxx

2 Comments

  1. June 2, 2019 / 9:15 am

    Seville is on my wish list! That architecture is just stunning!!

  2. June 2, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Seville is such a gorgeous city!

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