What to do on a Sunday in Seville?

The city of Seville is located in the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula and is the capital of the Community of Andalusia; it is also the 4th most populated city in Spain. Seville has many attractive places that should not be missed.

Its beautiful streets are characterized by a great color and are impregnated with the soft fragrances of jasmine, orange trees and orange blossom. It is a very interesting city, which allows us to travel back in time and show us centuries of history of the different civilizations and traces they have left as a legacy.

It is said that Seville is one of the most beautiful cities, since it has a historic center of great beauty, besides being one of the largest in Europe, for which the Sevillians feel great emotion and pride.

A stroll through the old town of Seville

On Sundays both establishments and stores are closed, especially in the afternoons. We recommend a stroll through the historic center of the city. 

In it are located many interesting places, such as the Cathedral of Seville, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Real Alcazar, the gardens of Murillo, the Basilica de la Macarena, the Plaza del Salvador, the Jewish Quarter and much more. 

For example, the Barrio Santa Cruz is the area of greatest tourism, thanks to the number of both urban and historical attractions. It is considered the heart of the Andalusian capital, with narrow streets, beautiful squares with orange trees and good places to shop or enjoy tapas. 

In addition, it has many places to visit, such as Calle Mateos Gago, Patio Bandera, Plaza de Santa Cruz, Plaza de los Refinadores, Calle Plaza de las Tres Cruces, Plaza de los Venerables, Plaza de Doña Elvira, Plaza de la Alianza, Callejón del Agua, Antigua Judería and the Jardines de Murillo.

But also, next to the Barrio de Santa Cruz you can visit the Real Alcazar, a beautiful fortified palace of the tenth century and ordered by Abd Al Raman III, residence of the emirs and later of the kings of Christianity. You can take a night tour to enjoy the theater, music and dance of yesteryear in the city.

Enjoy a flamenco show

This is an activity so popular, universal and recognized that it was named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. It is very easy to be captivated by the fandangos and seguidillas of this show, with the sound of the guitars and the clapping of the hands; it is something magical!!!!

There are many places to enjoy good flamenco, but perhaps the most famous are those in the Santa Cruz and Triana neighborhoods, the latter located on the other side of the Guadalquivir.

Delicious tapas are also necessary

We refer to small portions of the typical cuisine and gastronomy of the region, homemade specialties, to taste the different flavors of Seville. Then, taking advantage of the fact that we are in the historic center of Seville, we can enjoy this activity.

Among the typical Sevillian tapas we have the potato omelet, Iberian ham, oxtail, meatballs, fried fish, marinade, spinach with chickpeas, among others.

Walking along the Guadalquivir River

This is also a favorite walk for Sevillians. Especially in the afternoons and when the heat has gone down a little, walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir, and you can take as a start the Torre del Oro, it goes down, then crosses the famous Paseo Cristobal Colon and also the Paseo de las Delicias. 

On this side of the river you can also visit some iconic places, such as the Real Parroquia de la Señora de Santa Ana and the Capilla de los Marineros. But if you do not want to walk, then the tour is done from the riverbed itself, through a boat ride; so you can enjoy the scenery and the beautiful views of the Giralda. 

Strolling through the different parks of Seville

At the urban level Seville has 12 parks, which together total about 2,500,000 square meters; of course, excluding the famous gardens of Murillo, Valle, Buhaira, among others. Therefore, it is the capital with the largest green space in Spain. 

Among these parks we have the Alamillo Park on the Isla de la Cartuja, the Parque de los Descubrimientos, which is not far from the previous park, there is also the Parque Miraflores and the Parque de Maria Luisa, the favorite of many and more accessible to reach.

Strolling through the fountains and flowerbeds of this park is a great delight for the senses. There are also different sets of sculptures, such as the statue of the Machado Brothers and the Monument to Gustavo Becquer.

Horse-drawn carriage rides through some parts of the city.

These rides take place throughout the year, and the driver will give you explanations of the different places where you will ride. Of course, everything will depend on the place where it is taken. This activity dates back to the 16th century, an original and authentic way to get to know the monuments of the beautiful city. 

The places where you can take the horse carriage are: in the Plaza de España, also in the Plaza del Triunfo, or if you prefer in the Maria Luisa Park, the Plaza Virgen de los Reyes or in the Torre del Oro.

It is a walk through the important points of Seville, such as the Hotel Alfonso XIII, the Tobacco Factory, La Giralda, the Cathedral of Seville, the Reales Alcazares, among others. They also have other environments to visit, such as Maria Luisa Park, the Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes and Plaza del Triunfo. It is a beautiful walk through the city of Seville.

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