Seville

Seville, a city that captivates with the lifestyle of its inhabitants, a welcoming and open town that knows how to enjoy and share every moment.

The spirit that makes Seville a special place arises from its magical streets, full of history and enriched by the different cultures that have inhabited it, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of the Sevillians. Throughout the centuries, this legacy has shaped a cultural, monumental, and artistic heritage that can be admired in every corner, museum, celebration, and gastronomic dish of the city.

The Sevillian climate is another of its most valued attractions for visitors, with nearly 300 sunny days a year. This warm atmosphere is reflected in the streets, where the passionate life of the Sevillians is enacted daily. Holy Week and the April Fair, two of the most prominent festivities in the world, reflect this passion in the form of contrasting emotions, joy and pain experienced with the same intensity. Flamenco, recognized as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, emerges from every corner of the city that saw its birth. In addition, its exceptional gastronomy, globally recognized, is also enjoyed and shared in the company of others through the famous tapas.

Visiting Seville is an incomparable experience. We welcome you with open arms and a heart ready to embrace you.

 

moving around the city

Seville has an efficient and diverse public transportation system that facilitates travel within the city.

By bus

Seville has an extensive bus network that covers a large part of the metropolitan area, providing a convenient option for getting around the city. The company responsible for the urban bus service is Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla Sociedad Anónima Municipal (Tussam).

Tussam buses cover numerous routes that connect different neighborhoods, districts, and points of interest in Seville. The bus system is especially useful for accessing the historic city center, where traffic restrictions can make it difficult to reach by private vehicle.

In addition to urban buses, Tussam also manages intercity bus lines that connect Seville with other municipalities and nearby towns, facilitating travel within the metropolitan area.

Tussam has tourist cards for 1 or 3 days for 5 or 10 euros. There is no limit to the number of trips during its period of validity and can be purchased at the Customer Service Points in Prado San Sebastián, Plaza Ponce de León, and Avda. Andalucía, 11.

By metro

The Seville metro is a fast and efficient transportation system that connects different strategic points of the city. Operated by the company Metro de Sevilla, it offers a convenient option for getting around the city and its surroundings.

The metro network has a single line, known as Line 1 or the Red Line. This line connects important points of interest, such as the historic city center, Santa Justa train station, and Seville airport. Additionally, the metro has connections with Plaza de Armas bus station and San Bernardo train station, providing additional options for travelers.

To use the Seville metro, it is necessary to acquire a rechargeable card. This card can be obtained at tobacco shops, kiosks, and vending machines located at the metro stations. The card is topped up with credit and is used to access the transportation system, both when entering and exiting the stations.

 

By bike

The use of bicycles is also very popular in Seville. The city has a public bicycle rental system known as “Sevici,” which allows residents and visitors to move around the city in a sustainable and convenient way. Additionally, Seville has an extensive network of bike lanes (77 kilometers) that connect different neighborhoods and facilitate cycling mobility.

For those visiting Seville for a short period, there is the option of a weekly pass. The price is usually around 13 euros. With this pass, users can use Sevici bicycles unlimitedly for one week, with a limit of 30 minutes per use. If a weekly pass is not available, there is also a one-day ticket option for 2.59 euros.

By taxi

In Seville, the taxi service is a popular option for private transportation. You will find designated taxi stands at different locations throughout the city, such as in the historic center, train stations, airport, and tourist spots. Taxis in Seville typically accept cash payments as well as credit or debit cards.

by car

In Seville, there is a wide selection of nationally and internationally recognized car rental companies with offices located both at the Airport and Santa Justa Train Station and its surroundings. Some of the well-known companies include Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, and Sixt, among others. You can make reservations directly through their websites or by phone.

However, it’s important to note that the historic center of the city is primarily intended for pedestrians, and it can be inconvenient to access with private vehicles. For this reason, renting a car may not be the best option for getting around within the area of Seville’s historic center.

parking

In terms of parking, Seville offers several options for vehicle parking. There are public parking lots available both in the city center and in peripheral areas, some of which are underground to make the most of the available space. It is also possible to find regulated parking zones on public streets where parking fees based on the duration of stay are applied. These areas are marked and payment systems such as parking meters or mobile applications are used to pay for parking.

It’s important to note that in the historic center of Seville, there are restricted traffic zones known as “Zonas de Tráfico Restringido” (ZTR), where only residents and authorized vehicles are allowed to circulate. It is recommended to be informed about these restrictions and plan parking accordingly, adhering to the current regulations.

Points of interest

Seville has a rich history and a wealth of impressive monuments. Here are some of the most important landmarks you should visit in Seville:

Monuments to visit
  1. Seville Cathedral and the Giralda bell tower: This massive cathedral is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the famous Giralda bell tower, offering breathtaking views of the city.

  2. Royal Alcazar of Seville: This royal palace is an architectural jewel with Islamic and Mudejar influences.

  3. Plaza de España: Designed for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, this square is an emblematic place in Seville. Its impressive buildings, canals and bridges make it a perfect place to stroll.

  4. General Archives of the Indies: Located next to the cathedral, the Archive of the Indies houses a valuable collection of documents related to the history of the Americas.

  5. Torre del Oro (Tower of gold): This old defensive tower from the 13th century is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and houses the Maritime Museum.

  6. María Luisa Park: One of the most beautiful and popular places to visit in Seville. It is located next to the historic center of the city and is considered one of the green lungs of Seville. It is an ideal place to enjoy nature, take a walk, have a picnic, or just relax.

  7. Metropol Parasol: Known locally as the “Mushrooms of the Incarnation”, this innovative architectural project offers breathtaking views of the city from its observation deck.

To enhance your visit to Seville, we offer a complimentary tour guide that provides comprehensive information on the city’s monuments and restaurant recommendations. Whether you have two days or four days to explore, our free guides will assist you in making the most of your trip. Click here to download your Seville tour guide and start planning your unforgettable journey.

 

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