Travelling through the south of Spain on a backpacker’s budget? ¡No hay problema! Here are a few fun and FREE things to do in Seville, Andalusia’s flamenco-fuelled capital city!
Written by the local experts at UniPlaces.
1. See All of Spain Without Leaving Seville
Wait, what? Well you can stay in Seville and also visit the whole country without leaving the city. Yes, you did read that right.
In the city’s world famous Plaza de España, each one of the Spanish autonomous regions has its own dedicated space.
If you ever feel like leaving the city without actually stepping foot in another region, just visit this place and take photos of your favourite city spots.
2. Take a Stroll (or Siesta) in Maria Luisa Park
The best way to learn about the way of life in Seville is to get involved with the locals. A great option is to take a walk through the Maria Luisa Park.
As one of the most famous parks in Seville, it is filled with nature and history. Get lost, admire the beautifully scenery and observe how the locals interact.
3. Dive into Art and Culture in Seville’s Famous Museo de Bellas Artes
El Museo de Bellas Artes, also known as the Museum of Fine Arts is an excellent place for art aficionados. It is one of the best art museums in the country and it features creations from artists such as El Greco, and Diego Velazquez.
Even though the art museum might not be free to enter, the price of just €1.50 is close enough and is absolutely worth it when you consider the majestic paintings you can see inside.
4. Trace the River Guadalquivir and Visit the Torre del Oro
If you look at any postcard of Seville, you will probably recognise the famous Torre del Oro or the Tower of Gold.
This landmark was built by the Moors in the 13th century to safeguard the city from the Christians who were trying to invade it.
If you happen to pass by on a Tuesday, be sure to make the most of the FREE entry. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to send a postcard and say, “Been there, done that!”.
5. Get Lost in the Barrio de Santa Cruz
This neighbourhood is one of the most beautiful areas in Seville. It is Seville’s Jewish District and will surely impress you.
One of the best things to do is to simply get lost in the streets, which form a maze. Admire the architecture and let yourself get pulled in by the magic of the city. You’ll find plenty of cheap tapas bars to hop around, where you can nibble and sip the night away with new amigos!