Seville is the Spain of your imagination: bullfighting, flamenco, tapas, and legs of jamón hanging from seemingly every bar. Quiet squares are dotted with orange trees, and wine and beer flow like water. It’s a meeting place of culture with influences from the Moors to Christians, making for some rather impressive architecture, food, and heritage. It’s also a remarkably walkable city; 2 days in Seville is enough to see the best of it. Whether wandering solo or hopping on a tour to see all its hidden gems, we promise you’ll fall in love with this place.
Where To Stay In Seville
We know all about where to stay in Seville; just check out our guide. The stunning Hotel Palacio de Villapanes is housed in an 18th-century palace with beautiful architecture. Or take a look at our other carefully picked selection of hotels that showcase some of the best places to stay in Seville. This is a city where every neighborhood has something wonderful about it and its own feel. So wherever you choose to stay you’ll always be close to some great bars, restaurants, and sights.
2 Days In Seville – Day One
2 days in Seville absolutely must start with coffee and breakfast. Choose one of the many excellent cafes in Seville’s central old town. Then get the blood flowing with a customizable e-bike tour – a wonderful way to see the best of what the city has to offer. In just two hours, you can cross the whole of the city and take in the big sights, parks or all the beautiful bridges that cross the river Guadalquivir.
A light lunch at Casa Moreno, Seville’s oldest abacería – or grocery store – which has a small tapas bar in the back. Pick up presents in the form of cured meats, cheeses, and conserves. Then head to the back room to find a crowded long bar full of locals eating their way through Casa Moreno’s excellent bocaditas – or small sandwiches. They’re filled with the delicacies available from the shop out front.
After lunch, take a wander through the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, Seville’s oldest neighborhood. The warren-like streets are lined with small shops, tapas bars, and cafes. Our insider tour of Seville offers an in-depth look at the Jewish quarter and beyond, covering highlights, history, and culture with a local expert.
As we’ve outlined in this article, tapas are a cornerstone of Andalusian life. You can’t come to Seville without eating your way through a tapas trail with a market and tapas tour. It will give you a brilliant insight into some of the best food Seville has to offer. Paired with each tapas is a drink and you’ll have plenty of information from the knowledgeable guide about the culture and history of small-plate eating.
2 Days In Seville – Day 2
Women have played an integral, part in Seville’s rich history and you can discover how on our Women of Seville tour. The tour includes walking to the spectacular Maria Luisa Park, home to one of the most impressive buildings in Seville where you may be lucky enough to see some spontaneous flamenco happening outside. The tour also includes a visit to the Old Tobacco Factory and the picturesque Costurero de la Reina castle. More interested in the local spirits? Head out on a Sherry tasting tour in Cadiz and Jerez, where you’ll taste the local products and get a feel for these towns’ cultural traditions, which include elegant horse shows and Carnival.
Cross the Triana bridge into the neighborhood of the same name, Seville’s old flamenco quarter. This barrio has a very different vibe from the city center, despite being only a ten-minute walk across the river. There are many places to stop at for lunch including the traditional Las Golondrinas (famous for its grilled mushrooms with garlic and parsley) and La Antigua Abaceria, a deli specializing in cheese, cured meat, and preserves.
The best way to see this wonderful city at sunset is from its rooftops. Our rooftop tour allows you to do just that. This tour goes from the famous cathedral to the alcazar and finishes at the spectacular Metropol Parasol. This is an impressive mushroom-shaped structure – the biggest wooden structure in Europe – with unparalleled panoramic views. Learn more about this and other local aesthetic gems in our Seville design guide.
With your newfound experience of navigating the tapas bars on last night’s tour, it’s time to go again, this time on your own. Start in Las Teresas in the old Santa Cruz quarter. This is an old tapas bar of the highest order with specialties of hand-carved Jamón. Then head to Bodeguita Romero for their specialty pringa – a pork and black pudding sandwich. Finally, swing by Manolo Canteca to sample the famous Andalucian wine, Sherry. Owner Manolo has an incredible 200 sherries by the glass, dispensed from the comfort of a tiny, standing-room-only bar.
2 Days In Seville Makes For A Perfect Weekend
It’s hard not to feel the energy that exudes from this buzzing city; it will capture you like nothing else. 2 days in Seville is a great start but if you decide to extend your stay, make sure to check out all our Seville tours, as well as some other great recommendations on other things to see and do in Seville. Want to explore more of Spain while ensuring time in Seville? Our multi-day packages like the Seville, Gibraltar & Granada 7 Day Tour Package give you ample time to see the city, and venture beyond. Whichever way you explore Seville, you’re sure to be swept away by the food, history, architecture and atmosphere.