Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It’s a city full of architecture, history, and culture. The city has some famous churches, winding streets, and great flamenco dancers. This is also a big university town and is extremely popular with people studying abroad.
- Hostel Prices: Hostel dorms start at $20 night for a centrally located hostel.
- Budget Hotel Prices: You can find a good hotel for $55 USD. Many are located right next to Seville’s famous cathedral.
- Average Cost of Food: Expect to get a meal for $18-20 USD including a drink. Groceries will cost you about $48-55 USD a week. Cheap fast food will cost around $6.75 USD.
- Transportation: The orange or red painted city buses cost $1.50 per journey. Buy a bonobus pass for ten rides is $7.
Top Things to Do
- Casa de Pilatos – Built in 1500 AD, this palace is the center of tourism to Seville. It also houses a collection of 16th and 19th century paintings and across from the palace you can find sculptures of Greek mythology.
- Visit the Iglesia de San Isidoro – Take a walking tour of this 14th century church. The artwork and archeticture of Jimenez Bonilla and the temple’s intricate design is worth the trip alone.
- Explore Parque de Maria Luisa – This park offers a wonderful day filled with gardens, patios and sculptures. You can do a guided tour of the grounds if you want. It’s a great way to escape the busier parts of Seville.
- Explore Plaza de Espana – Plaza de Espana is filled with governmental offices, statues and a great way to learn about some of Seville’s history. There are murals and paintings here to the various regions of Spain. It’s very beautiful and detailed.
- Take a bike tour – For $27, you can take two hour guided tour of Seville. Keep the bike for the rest of the day and continue exploring on your own.
- Visit the Cathedral of Sevilla – Walk inside the cathedral to view its impressive architecture and intricate design. It is also where Christopher Columbus is buried. The bell tower also offers a panoramic view of the city.
- Visit the historic Jewish Quarter – This area of town is located around the old Cathedral. (Ironic!) It is filled with small winding streets and is generally regarded as the most charming part of the city, but it is also fairly touristy. You’ll find a lot of crowds here but you can still escape them by trying to get lost in this maze of streets.
- Visit the Cathedral for free - On Sunday morning, it’s free until 2:30 p.m.