We recommend five monuments that are an absolute must-visit during your time in Seville. They will immerse you in the charm of this Andalusian capital city.

When you visit Seville and are not sure where to start, don't feel overwhelmed! We are here to help you plan your visit. If Seville has been chosen as the best European city to visit in 2018, it is for a reason. The city’s special colours will make you fall in love with its monuments as it takes travellers like yourself back in time.

We recommend five monuments that are an absolute must-visit during your time in Seville. They will immerse you in the charm of this Andalusian capital city.

Places to visit in Seville

The Giralda and the Cathedral

When we hear about Seville, the first thing that comes to mind is an image of the Giralda. Next to the Patio de los Naranjos and the Royal Chapel, they form the monumental complex of the Cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

In the crypt lies the tombs of several kings of Castile including Alfonso X the Wise, and even the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

The tower, 100 meters high, was built as a minaret of the old mosque. Today it is the most emblematic monument of the city. We recommend that you climb its 35 ramps to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the city.

Royal Alcazars

Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance style palace whose origin lie in the ancient Roman Hispalis. With the Muslim reconquest, it became the seat of the Crown and municipal power. Among its rooms are the Courtyard of the Maidens, the Hall of the Kings and its gardens with Arabian themed decorations.

Nowadays, many Game of Thrones fans visit it, as it has been one of the stages used for the recent series.

Archive of the Indies

Also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, this building was ordered to be built by King Charles III with the aim of containing countless documents from the Spanish colonies. There are documents written by Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro among others.

Today, it remains as the seat of the municipal archive.

Plaza de España and the María Luisa Park

The most important architectural complex in the María Luisa Park, built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. In a semi-elliptical form, it symbolizes Spain's embrace of its ancient American territories. The surrounding pond is crossed by four bridges representing the ancient kingdoms of Spain and crowned by two baroque towers.

It is worth admiring the ceramic decoration and the ceilings of the coffered ceiling gallery, supported by marble columns.

Torre del Oro

On Paseo Colón and along the River Guadalquivir stands this Almohad tower that served as a wall to defend the Alcazar. Its name comes from the shine on the limestone, its straw mortar and its reflection in the river.

It currently houses the Naval Museum of Seville.


These are some of the essential monuments that you should visit whenever you come to Seville. So prepare your suitcase and adventure to this wonderful city. If you want to get further into their legends and explore your curiosities, then join our tours where the guides will make you live an unforgettable experience.

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