Essential Seville

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Seville

GPS-directed

Remote Tour Included

1hr/2+hrs(Extended itinerary)

1km/2.5km(Extended itinerary)

Seville is known around the world for its numerous monuments to its complicated history. The city has changed hands multiple times over the centuries, a fact that has not only influenced the landscape of the city, but its unique culture as well. Wander through the ancient streets of Seville, a city steeped in history, romance and architectural mastery, as you are guided among its landmarks and cultural gems, old and new in our Essential Seville tour.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Created by an exceptional travel writer

Written by an author, who writes from firsthand experience of her exploration of the Iberian Peninsula

GPS Directions

Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

Plaza de Espana, Puerta de Jerez, and Archivo de las Indias

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home

Itineraries

Essential Seville – Extended

Essential Seville – Standard

  1. Plaza de America - Pay a visit to the three accompanying landmarks that surround the Plaza – Museum of Popular Arts, Archaeological Museum and the Royal Pavilion.
  2. Parque de Maria Luisa - Take a stroll through the greenest area of Seville, and the heart of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929.
  3. Plaza de España - Welcome to the jewel in the crown of Spain’s contribution to the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition.
  4. Glorieta de Becquer - Perhaps the most memorable of all the park’s gazebos, is this monument to the romantic poet, Gustavo Adolfo Becqúer.
  5. Royal Tobacco Factory - Standing before this example of Antiguo Regimen (Old Regime) Industrial architecture, you stand before a monument to history and fortitude
  6. Hotel Alfonso XIII - Another enormously successful feature of the 1929 Ibero-American exhibition is the Hotel Alfonso XIII, originally built to commemorate both the exhibition and the marriage of Isabella, Princess of Asturias and Juan Zamoyski.
  7. Puerta de Jerez - At the heart of Puerta de Jerez square, stands Fuente de Hispalis, a fountain built to beautify the space for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, and to mark the square’s inauguration.
  8. Torre del Oro - Seville’s other tower, the Torre del Oro has had a front row seat to the city’s rich military and trade history. The very walls act as markers of time and changing regimes, reflecting the various architectural styles chosen by different rulers.
  9. Guadalquivir River – Did you know, the first world circumnavigation started right here in Seville?
  10. Puente de Isabel III - This is the oldest bridge in the city, crossing the iconic Guadalquivir River. Due to the historical conflict between Romans and Arabs on either side of the river, the original crossing was achieved via a string of boats performing the informal role of joining the two sides.
  11. Capillita del Carmen - you may notice familiar details in its construction – red brick and azulejos, yet another example of the work of Aníbal Gonzalez.
  12. Mercado de Triana - The foundations of Castle San Jorge, site of the Inquisition from 1481,is now home to the Plaza de Asbastos, site of the Triana Market.
  13. Bullring of the Cavalry of Seville - Almost every city in Spain has its own bullfighting ring, or Plaza de Toros, and that of Seville is among the highest rated.
  14. Archivo de las Indias - This archive and the documents held within, make one of three landmarks declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.
  15. Reales Alcazares de Sevilla - The palace you see today, was built for King Peter of Castile, and is now the oldest palace in Europe still used as official residence of the royal family. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it is considered the foremost example of Mudejar architecture in the region and is easily the most beautiful.
  16. La Giralda - Visible from any point in the city, the tower is an icon unto itself.
  17. Puerta del Perdón - The Door of Forgiveness is a common name given to the doors of cathedrals in Spain. Most often, the doors held significance for pilgrims commemorating their commitment with offerings at the entrances
  18. Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter) - Apart from its historic claim to fame, Santa Cruz has earned a reputation for its quaint, narrow streets and charming neighbourly atmosphere.
  19. Museum of Flamenco - Flamenco is the perfect expression of Andalusian heritage. To understand it, is to gain a depth of insight into the region and its people unlike any other.
  1. Royal Tobacco Factory - Standing before this example of Antiguo Regimen (Old Regime) Industrial architecture, you stand before a monument to history and fortitude
  2. Puerta de Jerez - At the heart of Puerta de Jerez square, stands Fuente de Hispalis, a fountain built to beautify the space for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, and to mark the square’s inauguration.
  3. Torre del Oro - Seville’s other tower, the Torre del Oro has had a front row seat to the city’s rich military and trade history. The very walls act as markers of time and changing regimes, reflecting the various architectural styles chosen by different rulers.
  4. Bullring of the Cavalry of Seville - Almost every city in Spain has its own bullfighting ring, or Plaza de Toros, and that of Seville is among the highest rated.
  5. Archivo de las Indias - This archive and the documents held within, make one of three landmarks declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.
  6. Reales Alcazares de Sevilla - The palace you see today, was built for King Peter of Castile, and is now the oldest palace in Europe still used as official residence of the royal family. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it is considered the foremost example of Mudejar architecture in the region and is easily the most beautiful.
  7. La Giralda - Visible from any point in the city, the tower is an icon unto itself.
  8. Puerta del Perdón - The Door of Forgiveness is a common name given to the doors of cathedrals in Spain. Most often, the doors held significance for pilgrims commemorating their commitment with offerings at the entrances.

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