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Seville, Spain is an incredible city to explore. There is so much to see and do even after 5:00 pm! From walking along the waterfront, enjoying cultural performances and eating delicious food, Seville is filled with activities for every interest.
You HAVE to experience a Flamenco show! (As shown above!)
How to Get to Seville, Spain
Located in Andalusia, the southern most region of Spain, Seville is easy to access by plane, train or car. In fact, this wonderful city is only a 3 hour train or 5 hour drive from Madrid, a 2 hr plane from Barcelona or a 2.5 hr drive from either Malaga, Spain or Faro, Portugal.
Most of the best things to do in Seville can be found in the old town or just across the river in the Triana neighbourhood. All areas are easily walkable assuming you’re staying in the main tourist district. Otherwise, we recommend taking a bus or metro and then wandering on foot.
Where to Eat in Seville for Dinner
Abaceria Altozano // This wonderful little tapas bar is found in Seville’s Mercado de Triana. This was our first exposure to tapas in Seville and the owners were incredibly patient with us. And the food was amazing!
Taberna Alvero Peregil // Even though it is located near the Royal Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral in Seville’s old town, this restaurant is far from a tourist trap. It serves delicious, fresh tapas dishes as well as full size meals.
La Bartola // La Bartola was our favourite restaurant in Seville. The food was incredible. It is located in the heart of Seville’s Santa Cruz neighbourhood near several flamenco halls. It is the perfect place to grab a meal before a enjoying a performance.
La Corona // This cozy tapas bar/tavern has a small menu but every item we tried was delicious. You have to try their patatas bravas!
Las Golondrinas // This great find is in the heart of Triana, across the river from the Royal Alcazar and the cathedral. Meander the tiny streets of Triana among the historic ceramic shops and take a seat at one of their sidewalk tables.
Things to See in Seville at Night
Wander the waterfront Seville is divided by the Guadalquivir River. // Using the Isabel II bridge to the west and Puente S Telmo bridge to the east, it’s easy to explore each side of the river. As you wander, on the southern side, you’ll pass Mercado de Triana and Calle Betis where you can find some of the best food in Seville. On the northern side, you’ll find the Torre de Oro (maritime museum) and Seville’s famous bullring.
Attend a Flamenco Performance // Flamenco is at the heart of Seville. These theatrical, haunting performances will be a highlight of any visit. Most of the performances are in the evening so the timing is perfect for any visit after five. The locations are small though so definitely try and book your tickets in advance.
Royal Alcazar of Seville // If you are visiting Seville between March and October, the number one must-see sight is the incredible Royal Alcazar. This incredible building was originally built in the middle ages and over hundreds of years, was modified while housing the Moorish rulers. After the Moors were overthrown, the Royal Alcazar became home to the Christian Monarchs. While during winter months the Alcazar closes at 17:00, from March to October, the Royal Alcazar is open until 19:00. Special tickets are also available for nighttime tours which take place at least 3 times per evening as late as 22:30 depending on the specific day and month.
Do a Tapas Tour // Seville is known for its incredible food and nothing beats the wonderful little tapas dishes. Even in the smallest of tapas bars and restaurants, the length and diversity of the menus ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We took and amazing tapas tour with Not Just a Tourist which allowed us to experience tapas like the locals.
Visit the Torre de Oro // The Torre de Oro was a watchtower resting on the Guadalquivir River. Today is houses Seville’s maritime museum. Inside you’ll find naval artifacts including models of Christopher Columbus’ ships.
Also check out:
- Ljubljana, Slovenia After 5:00 pm
- Genova, Italy After 5:00 pm
- Reykjavik, Iceland After 5:00 pm
- Porto, Portugal After 5:00 pm
- Prague, Czech Republic After 5:00 pm
- London After 5:00 pm