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The Ultimate Seville Bucket List

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Spending a few months living in Seville gives you a great chance to see everything and have an amazing Erasmus+ experience.  However, it can be easy to spend your weekends eating and drinking and forgetting to do all the exciting cultural things that this amazing city has to offer.

Here is our ultimate bucket list from, what to eat, what to do and where to go to make sure you don’t go home feeling like you missed out.

  • Explore The Real Alcázar – this is one of the main tourist attractions and a must-see during your time here! See if you can spot the places used as a set for Game of Thrones.
  • Take a photo with Christina Lucas’ ‘Alicia’ at the Contemporary Arts Museum – the museum is home to a wide variety of modern art, the most iconic being this outdoor piece which you have to take a photo with.
  • Listen to live jazz at Jazz Naima – a small local venue for great music, and a great spot for a couple of drinks.
  • Eat churros – they’re a little different in Seville, so don’t expect the sugary treats you find at home. You need to try them for breakfast at least once!
  • Hire a rowing boat at Plaza de España – hire a little boat to see the beautiful Plaza from a new perspective while having fun.
  • Go to a flamenco show – as Andalucía is the birthplace of flamenco, Seville is the home to some of the best flamenco shows, and many are free!
  • Spend a day on the beach – although Seville doesn’t have a beach, there are a number of beaches just a couple of hours away. Cadiz is a beautiful seaside city worth visiting while you’re here.
  • Make paella with your flatmates – take the opportunity to learn how to make a local dish so you can impress your family and friends when you’re home.
  • Go to Las Setas at sunset – The Metropol Parasol is cheap to visit and at sunset, you will get amazing views over the city.
  • Visit the Triana food market – this market is always bustling with people and full of fresh food, it’s a vibrant place to look around.
  • Look around the Triana ceramics centre – this small museum tells the interesting history about ceramics in Triana, from the manufacturing process to the unique Seville styles.
  • Go shopping for ceramics in Triana – there are several shops in Triana selling authentic ceramics which make great souvenirs.
  • Eat traditional Seville tapas (spinach and chickpeas, salmorejo, tortilla) – you will never be short of great places to eat around the city, make the most of the cheap food and try as many as you can while you’re here. For recommendations, check out our blog post [Link]
  • Visit the Seville Cathedral – this iconic building is one of the most beautiful sights from the outside but also has a stunning interior. Inside, you can see the grave of Christopher Columbus and climb the Giralda tower for amazing views of the city.
  • Take a day trip to Cordoba – this city is very easy to visit on the train and you can visit all of the main attractions in a day!
  • Try the local orange wine – this is a local sweet wine you can find in many bars across the city.
  • Look around the Fine Art Museum – if you have a few hours to spare this is a great place to visit as its free/cheap and has a wide range of beautiful art.
  • Eat at El Rinconcillo – this is one of the oldest tapas bars in Seville and a great spot to try traditional dishes.
  • Stroll around Santa Cruz – a beautiful neighbourhood where you can get the perfect shot of winding streets in pastel colours.
  • Visit Torre Del Oro – an old military watchtower and one of the iconic features of Seville.
  • Go to a rooftop bar – might be a bit more expensive but it’s worth it for the views and the experience. Treat yourself and do it once!
  • Chill out in Parque de María Luisa – one of the prettiest parks in Seville, walk around or settle down to read a book in the lush gardens and visit Plaza de América.

 

How many items have you ticked off the list?  What would you add to our bucket list?

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