Seville Travel Guide: How to Plan a Weekend Getaway

Ah, Seville. The financial capital of southern Spain and the setting of many famous movies like Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and of course the city is home to the kingdom of Dorne in the award-winning television show Game of Thrones.

This bright and vibrant city is teeming with some of the most beautiful churches in the country, incredible flamenco dancers, and outlandish Arabian-style architecture. If you're ready for the trip of your dreams to a thriving youthful town, then this Seville travel guide is for you. Let's look at what it takes to plan the ultimate weekend getaway.

Places to Eat

Traditional Spanish cooking is some of the most flavorful in the world and in Seville, chefs are cooking up all sorts of delicacies.

Restaurante Eslava is one such restaurant that has been hyped up by tourists and locals alike for its traditional Spanish food. People claim it has the best tapas in town. Be prepared to wait in line.

This restaurant doesn't take reservations and the wait averages around thirty minutes. Fortunately, you can grab a drink at the bar while you wait, and if you're lucky grab some seats there too.

Another great place to eat in Seville is Restaurante Az-Zait. Located conveniently in Plaza San Lorenzo, this fine-dining facility specializes in world-class creative food. Try checking out the tasting menu for a unique flavor experience. You'll love the options for wine pairings and formal dining ambiance.

Places to Stay

For your first visit, you may want to consider renting a nice property in Seville. This will allow you to get an authentic feel for the area and see what you like. If you choose the right property, you should be able to take a short walk into the city center while still avoiding the bustling city streets.

Places to Visit

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Sea, or more commonly, Seville Cathedral, stands as a beautiful testament to Gothic architecture. The cathedral is the largest Gothic-style one in the world and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For around fifteen euros, you can travel around the cathedral with your very own travel guide. They will even take you to the top of the building so you can enjoy the view from up high.

Another can't miss World Heritage Site is the Real Alcazar of Seville. This royal palace is the largest one that is continuously in use. The Arabian-style architecture is complemented by extensive gardens complete with a maze.

Live by the Seville Travel Guide Every Day

Now that you've read this introductory Seville travel guide, you're ready to take your first weekend trip to the city.

But, once you come, you're going to want to explore more of the country. Check out our blog for more travel ideas today.