The Most Perfect 2 Days in Seville Itinerary

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The Plaza de España is a must-visit on any 2 days in Seville itinerary

When you plan a trip to the south of Spain, you might be wondering how many days to spend in Seville. Spending at least two days in Seville is highly recommended!

Using this 2 days in Seville itinerary to plan your short stint in this incredible city is a great way to make the most of your time. It includes most of the main sights and some off-the-beaten-path spots as well.

When people imagine a Spanish city, it often has the same characteristics - an authentic, colorful, and warm place where you can hear guitars playing on every corner. A town where you can wander on cozy streets, under orange trees - which Seville is!

Seville is the capital city of Andalusia and is a very trendy tourist spot to visit these days. More and more people come here to explore its magical landmarks, such as the Arabic palace, the Real Alcázar, and the breathtaking Plaza de España.

People usually visit Seville as part of an Andalusian road trip, including the towns of Ronda, Cadiz, Malaga, Granada, or Cordoba. Seville is also the perfect city-break destination for those coming from nearby countries.

If you're looking for a real Sevillan experience, it's great to visit here during the Semana Santa (Holy Week) or the Feria de Abril (Seville Fair), which usually lasts for ten days. Continue reading to find out how to spend 2 days in Seville, Spain!

  • 2 day itinerary
  • Average of 4 stops per day

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2 Day Seville Itinerary

Sevilla Map

A map of Sevilla. Use the map to explore all the days and stops.

Plaza de España to Setas de Sevilla

The first day's route leads from the historic center's south edge to the most popular northern landmark in Seville.

The best way to start your day is at the Plaza de España in the morning, as it gets very crowded later. However, if you're trying to spot some flamenco artists, the afternoon is the best time to try to see them.

The Metropol Parasol will be the last stop for the day, where you will see a beautiful sunset and an unforgettable panorama of Seville.

Stunning tiled alcoves in Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Plaza de España can be found in Maria Luisa Park, on the southern edge of the historical center of Seville. This famous landmark in Spain is a mix of Moorish, Art Deco, and Renaissance styles combined all into one. The building complex was built as part of the Ibero-American Exposition in 1928.

At the front of the building, you can walk by the tiled alcoves representing all the individual Spanish regions. It's good to allocate about 1-2 hours to walk through the plaza complex.

Another perk of this place is that it's completely free to explore! You can also rent a boat, listen to street musicians or catch a flamenco show if you're lucky.

The beautiful Royal Alcázar of Seville

Real Alcázar de Sevilla

The Real Alcázar is one of the most important landmarks in Seville. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also known as the Royal Alcázar of Seville.

The entrance is near the Cathedral of Seville, about a 10-minute walk from Plaza de España. You should get your tickets ahead of time online.

Otherwise, you might get stuck in a queue for hours. This can be painful, especially if you're visiting in the summer when it's about 40°C outside...

The Real Alcázar was built for the Christian king Peter of Castile, but it gained most of its current look from the Almohad caliphate. There are plenty of rooms and gardens to explore, with the most exquisite architectural style!

You'll need about two hours to venture around, maybe, even more, depending on your interests. You could book a guided tour if you'd like.

Another highlight of the Real Alcázar is the Game of Thrones! As some of you might already know, this place served as The Water Gardens and Sunspear, the seat of House Martell in Dorne.

The quaint Barrio Santa Cruz in Seville

Barrio Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a neighborhood that contains the old Jewish quarter. It is in between the Real Alcázar and the Cathedral of Seville.

Barrio Santa Cruz is one of the top attractions in Seville. It contains beautiful, colorful buildings, tiny streets, orange trees, people playing guitars, and the tastiest tapas!

And thanks to the small streets, there isn't much traffic here! It's lovely to walk around as you don't have much noise pollution, just street musicians and the everyday hustle and bustle of Sevillians moving around.

For those who don't like to walk around aimlessly, you can book a guided walking tour of the Santa Cruz neighborhood and the historic Jewish quarter.

There are also some hidden little squares to see, such as Plaza de Doña Elvira and Plaza de la Alianza. In these squares, you will usually find a few authentic bars, cafes, and restaurants with outside tables where you can sit and enjoy tapas with a view.

For example, Antigua Taberna de Las Escobas is an excellent spot for breakfast and dinner. It is an authentic Spanish place with great food and fresh orange juice.

Antigua Taberna de Las Escobas has a lovely design and is located on Calle Álvarez Quintero. If you sit outside, you'll also get the chance to share your meal with one of the most well-known writers in history (look for the table prints).

The impressive Las Setas – Metropol Parasol

Setas de Sevilla

If you want to see one of the most incredible sunsets of your life, then the top of the Metropol Parasol can't be left off your Seville itinerary!

The Metropol Parasol, or the "Mushrooms of Seville," is a magnificent wooden structure, with a size of 150 by 70 meters. It's the largest wooden structure in the world, actually!

The Las Setas - Metropol Parasol was designed and completed by Jurgen Mayer in 2011. It is truly a masterpiece! You can walk around on its "rooftop" and see the whole city around you.

To access the top, you'll need to pay a fee. If you want to catch the sunset, consider going ahead of time as sometimes the queue can take 30 minutes or more.

In need of more inspiration? See this photo gallery of Seville!

La Giralda Bell Tower to Torre del Oro

On the second and final day of this 2 day Seville guide, you'll once again start in the city's historic center, but eventually, you'll head to the other side of the Guadalquivir River.

The itinerary for today is a bit more flexible, considering that one stop is a neighborhood again. Some alternatives have also been added to a few of the stops as well in case you'd like to modify your route.

La Giralda is part of the Seville Cathedral

Catedral de Sevilla and La Giralda Bell Tower

The tower of La Giralda is a must-see in Seville! It is visible almost everywhere in the city as it's one of the tallest buildings in Seville.

The Giralda is also the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral. If you'd like to go up to the top for a bird's-eye view of Seville, you can do that for a fee.

You should visit the inside of the cathedral as well as it's quite an architectural masterpiece! The Cathedral of Seville was built between the 15th-16th centuries and is the world's largest gothic cathedral.

You should set aside at least an hour and a half if you're visiting both the tower and the cathedral as they are pretty big sites to cover! And most importantly, book your skip-the-line entry ticket in advance for the cathedral.

Avenida de la Constitución is a happening street in Seville

Avenida de la Constitución

The second stop of the day is the street where the Cathedral above is located - Avenida de la Constitución. It is the most famous street in Seville.

There are plenty of beautiful buildings to check out here, such as La Adriática, Casa Álvaro Davila, and Banco de España. The street is filled with stores, restaurants, bakeries, and fantastic ice cream shops too, so grab some delicious snacks for the road.

Plaza del Cabildo is an off-the-beaten-path location that isn't usually found on typical Seville itineraries, as these guides often just include the city's most famous landmarks and tourist hotspots.

This lovely yard is right near the Cathedral, and it is indeed a bit hidden. It's beautifully designed with very typical Spanish architecture!

Looking at Triana neighborhood from across the water

Triana Neighborhood

The Triana neighborhood might be a bit further from the previous stop, but if you have the opportunity, it's a great walk (about 1 km) from Avenida de la Constitución to here. This way, you can see even more beautiful streets and buildings along the way!

If you'd like, you can even visit Torre del Oro (the next stop) before coming here. Whichever way works best for you!

The Triana neighborhood is probably the most authentic Sevillan neighborhood in town. Once here, you can get some churros, fantastic tapas and see real Sevillan life.

When you come this way, you can head to Puente de Isabel II (the Triana Bridge) first. The reason is the view. You get an incredible vista of the colorful neighborhood of Triana from here!

After crossing the Puente de Triana, on the right-hand side is the Triana Market, right near the bridge. This market is another excellent place to explore and try some local produce.

If you'd like to walk to the next stop by the river as well, walk on Calle Betis. This street links the Isabel II and San Telmo (Puente de San Telmo) bridges. The road runs parallel with the river, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to stop at along the way.

Torre del Oro used to be a military watchtower

Torre del Oro

As the official last stop for Day 2, you will arrive at the Torre del Oro right after crossing the San Telmo Bridge right away.

The Torre del Oro is located on the left-hand side, near the bridge and the Guadalquivir River. It was built in the 13th century as a military watchtower to control river access.

The Torre del Oro is one of Seville's most famous landmarks. It is surrounded by flowers and palm trees, which offers a charming panorama and a great spot to enjoy the city.

The famous Sevillian bullring is also on the riverside, about a 10-minute walk north of here. You can include this on the way to the Puente de Isabel II, as for some, this makes the route easier.

In addition

Here are a few more essential things to consider when planning your trip to Seville:

  • There is one period in the year when Seville can be really exhausting, painful, and even dangerous for some. In the summer, the temperature can easily reach 40°C. The hottest month of the year is August, with some days hitting above 40°C even when in the shade outside. Therefore, it is highly recommended when wanting to visit Seville, if possible, to do so in the spring or autumn. If you're still going to go in the summer, make sure to drink enough water and stay in the shade when possible.
  • The city center of Seville is easily walkable, but you can also rent bikes or electric scooters to get around. However, you won't be able to use these on the tiny streets of Santa Cruz too much. There are buses and trams as well, and the public transport is pretty good.
  • When dance, music, and performances are written about above, it refers to Flamenco, the main art style in Andalusia. Seville and Flamenco go hand-in-hand. Watching a flamenco show in Seville is a must, so consider visiting one of the following places:
    • El Arenal located on Calle Rodo (no. 7)
    • Los Gallos situated in Plaza de Sta Cruz (no. 11)
    • La Carboneria located on Calle Céspedes (no. 21A)
    • Pura Esencia located on Calle Betis (no. 56)

This article was edited by Loredana Elena.

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