The 10 best places to visit in Seville


To the south of the centre of the city is Maria Luisa Public Park, the largest green space in Seville. Running alongside the Guadalquivir river these former gardens of the Palace of San Telmo are filled with sculptures, statues, fountains and the occasional monument.

Pictured is the Pavilion of King Alfonso XII.

10. Parque De María Luisa


Completed around 1519, the Pilate's House is adorned with precious tiles, marble columns and detailed mosaics. Be sure not to miss out the main courtyard with it's fountain and statues, the wonderfully kept gardens and the honeycomb ceiling.

9. La Casa De Pilatos


Built in 1682, The Palace of San Telmo is known for it's beautifully elaborate and colourful facade. Today the building is an emblem of the city as one of the finest examples of Seville Baroque architecture.

8. Palacio De San Telmo


Completed in 2007 in Seville's old quarter is the largest wooden structure on the planet. Six parasol's in the form of giant mushrooms stand at a height of 26 metres (85 ft). On the upper level there is a walkway leading to panoramic terraces for some of the best views in the city.

7. Metropol Parasol


In the tranquil surroundings of the Parque De Maria Luisa you'll find the Plaza De America. The plaza is flanked by three gorgeous buildings built in Islamic, Renaissance and Gothic styles around 1916 for the future Ibero American exhibition of 1929.

Pictured is the Museum of Popular Arts.

6. Plaza De América


Work began on Seville's Royal Bullring in 1749 and wasn't completed until 1881. Whatever your view on bullfighting, this impressive arena with all it's history is one of the cities most famed attractions.

5. Plaza De Toros De La Real Maestranza De Caballería De Sevilla


Built in 1220 AD as part of the city defences, The Tower of Gold stands at 20 metres (65 ft) high on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

4. Torre Del Oro


The Alcazar of Seville is a Royal palace originally built by Moorish Muslim Kings. Regarded as one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, it is also the oldest Royal palace still in use within Europe. A magnificent piece of architecture for it's grandeur and intricate detail, today it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Reales Alcázares De Sevilla


Completed in 1929 at the edge of the Maria Luisa Park is Spain Square, one of the finest plazas in the country, if not the world. An enormous half circle complex with buildings continually running around the edge, accessible by the many bridges that cross the moat within the square.

2. Plaza De España


The Cathedral Of Saint Mary Of The See, better known as Seville Cathedral is undoubtedly the jewel of the city. Built in 1528 this enormous structure is lavished with extravagantly detailed gilding, statues, stained glass windows and huge pillars. The most prominent part of the cathedral is the Giralda bell tower, built in the year 1198 AD it is the original Minaret of the Mosque that stood on the site before it's conversion. At 105 metres (343 ft) high it offers the best view of Seville.

The burial site of Christopher Columbus, Seville Cathedral is the third largest church building in the world and holds the record as the largest Gothic Cathedral on Earth. One of Spain's top attractions, it is a Spanish Property Of Cultural Interest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1. Catedral De Santa María De La Sede

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