Plaza de España en Sevilla

Visit Seville in one day: itinerary

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is a city overflowing with history, culture, and beauty at every turn. Although a single day is not enough to explore all its charms, if you’re fortunate enough to spend 24 hours in this city, we’ll guide you through the main places to see in Seville in one day.

Morning: Exploring the Historical Heritage

1. Seville Cathedral and the Giralda Tower

Start your day early with a visit to the majestic Seville Cathedral. This wonder is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral; immerse yourself in centuries of history and admire its impressive architecture, the Orange Tree Courtyard, the Tomb of Christopher Columbus, and, of course, conclude your visit by ascending La Giralda, the cathedral’s tower, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city.

Seville Cathedral opens at 11:00, but to avoid queues or the risk of tickets being sold out, we recommend booking this guided tour, where every detail of this Gothic marvel will be explained. If, on the other hand, you prefer to explore on your own, you can purchase tickets in advance on this page.

Catedral de Sevilla y Giralda.
 

2. Real Alcázar de Sevilla

Next on your agenda for a day in Seville is the Alcazar, located just a short walk from the cathedral. This palace, blending Mudéjar, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural styles, reflects the history of Seville and the diverse cultures that have lived in this city. Explore its gardens, patios adorned with tiles, and rooms decorated with marvelous details. The exceptional beauty of the Alcazar has even served as a setting for the Game of Thrones series.

You can book this guided tour of the Alcazar to not miss a single detail. Although our recommendation to save time and money is to take this combined tour of the Alcazar, the Cathedral, and the Giralda; in 3 and a half hours, you’ll have visited the three most important monuments in Seville with a guide who will reveal the beauty of the Andalusian capital.

Catedral de Sevilla y Giralda.  

After these visits, it will be time for lunch. We recommend trying the wonderful gastronomy of Seville at Casa Pepe Hillo, where you mustn’t miss their Bull’s Tail, or sample the tapas at Bodeguita Antonio Romero and their famous Piripi sandwich.

If you dine at one of these restaurants, you’ll be just a few meters from the Torre del Oro, so take advantage and approach to see the wonderful view of the tower with the Guadalquivir River in the background.

Tarde: sumérgete en la Sevilla más auténtica

A continuación, te dejamos una guía de qué ver en Sevilla en un día por la tarde.

Afternoon: Immerse Yourself in Authentic Seville

Below, we provide you with a guide on what to see in Seville for an afternoon.

3. Santa Cruz Quarter

In the next step of your one-day tour in Seville, head to the Santa Cruz Quarter, a labyrinth of narrow streets, picturesque squares, and houses and courtyards adorned with flowers. This former Jewish quarter invites you to lose track of time as you explore its alleys full of history. Don’t miss Callejon del Agua, Vida Street, Santa Cruz Square, and, of course, the Church of Santa Maria la Blanca.

To visit the Santa Cruz Quarter, you don’t need a ticket, and you can explore it at any time of the day on your own. Although if you don’t want to miss any of its corners and stories, you can book this Free Tour of the Santa Cruz Quarter.

Catedral de Sevilla y Giralda.

 

4. Plaza de España

You can’t end your one-day visit to Seville without admiring the majestic Spain Square in this city. Built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, it represents one of the main landmarks of Seville, so visiting it is essential. Be impressed by its large dimensions and cross its bridges to reach another symbolic element of the square: the benches. There are a total of 48 benches representing the 46 provinces of Spain, plus the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Each of them displays the coat of arms, map, and images of historical events represented in its tiles.

Plaza de España en Sevilla  

Night: Passion and Rhythm in Triana

5. Flamenco in Triana

If your one-day visit to Seville extends into the night, you can cross the river and delve into the Triana neighborhood, the cradle of flamenco. Enjoy an authentic flamenco experience in one of its local tablaos:

Skip the Line:Orillas de TrianaTablao
Show at Baraka Flamenco Hall

Let yourself be carried away by the passion and rhythm of this unique art!

Finally, after enjoying an authentic flamenco show, you can have dinner in Triana to discover the nightlife of the neighborhood. We recommend trying the shrimp fritters and fried fish at Amarra Restaurant, located on Pagés del Corro Street.

Seville is a city that will captivate you with its history, architecture, and culture. Although with a one-day visit to Seville, you can only scratch the surface of what this city has to offer, this itinerary will allow you to discover the best of Seville in a limited time. We hope this guide on what to do in Seville in one day helps you make the most of your time and enjoy your day in the Sevillian capital!