Some of the best things to do in Seville in 3 days include experiencing the joy of the local people, delicious gastronomy, and visiting its tourist attractions i.e. World Heritage Sites in Seville and its delightful historic center.
In this article, we suggest the discovery of Seville through personalized and private activities and with an exclusive guide for your group to get to know the places, history, secrets, and legends of the city in the most thorough way possible and at the pace you want.
You will not have to worry about the organization or the choice of where to go or what to see. Here you will find the most important and emblematic activities with which to grasp the essence of this place without wasting time or making mistakes.
The only thing you need to do is relax and prepare yourself to discover Seville in the hands of expert and friendly guides.
Morning – Bike TourA Seville tour by Bike is among the most active things to do in Seville and it will help you to have a general overview of the city. Moreover, we recommend a bike tour with a private guide to have an orientation about Seville.
Seville has a network of cycle paths ranking among the largest in Europe as the city is completely flat, so the bicycle is a perfect way to move around the historic center and close areas.
In a 2.5 hour tour, you will be able to understand the structure of the city and its main neighborhoods, mark landmarks, and begin to feel the vibrant atmosphere of the place.
As an alternative to the Bicycle Tour, there is the Seville 2.5 H Walking Tour, always with a private guide, plus the 1-hour eco-cruise on the Guadalquivir River. The goal is the same, namely to begin to understand the city in a general way first, and then to deepen that knowledge in the following days.
Afternoon – Plaza de España and Maria Luisa ParkTo take a relaxing walk in the Maria Luisa Park with the splendid Plaza de España next to it is one of the amazing things to do in Seville.
The park takes its name from Maria Luisa of Bourbon, wife of the Duke of Montpellier, who in 1893 donated the splendid gardens to the city.
Plaza de España is one of the most important squares in the city, of great historical and architectural importance. It was inaugurated in 1929 on the occasion of the Ibero-American Expo. It represents Andalusian architecture and was made with ceramics and bricks typical of the region.
Evening – Andalusian Gourmet Tapas TourImmersing yourself in the local culture also means tasting the gastronomic specialties of the region and, being accompanied by an expert guide who will help you live this experience as the Sevillians are used to, is the best.
The Andalusian Tapas Tasting Tour lasts about 3 hours and takes you to the charming popular neighborhood of Triana, where you will discover the most authentic “Bares de Tapas”, frequented by locals and where you will taste the most typical specialties. Tapas means small portions of food that must be tasted with the accompaniment of wine or other drinks.
The guide, in addition to allowing you to discover the enchanting Triana district with a nice walk, will also explain the history of Tapas and give valuable information on the gastronomy and wines of the area.
Morning – Cathedral and Royal Alcázar TourHaving received the main historical information on the first day, it is time to explore the two jewels of the city with a 3-hour Private tour including a Visit to the Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar, declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1987 together with the nearby Archive of Indies.
The Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede in Seville is built in the Gothic style and covers over 11 thousand square meters, making it the third-largest church in the world for its size.
The place on which the Cathedral was built was that of the ancient mosque in Seville. Of the latter, the minaret remains, which was converted into a bell tower named La Giralda, which today is the undisputed symbol of the city.
The Real Alcazar is a royal palace located in the city center, designed and built by the Moors. It is a perfect example of Mudejar architecture and is the oldest royal residence still in use in Europe.
The palace is a monumental complex that includes buildings for a total area of 17,000 square meters and 7 hectares of magnificent gardens; it was developed from the 11th to the 16th century, becoming over the years a real fortified citadel.
Afternoon – Visit to the Bullfight RingTo witness bullfighting is among the list of crazy things to do in Seville. Whether or not you are a bullfighting fan, surely this is an integral part of local culture and traditions and the Plaza de Toros is undoubtedly one of the most important monuments of the city.
Also known as Real Maestranza, the Seville Arena is the oldest and one of the most important in all of Spain and by booking a visit directly on-site you can also access the bullfighting museum.
It was built in 1749 and the facade of the structure is in full Baroque style.
Evening – Maestranza TheaterWhy not dedicate an evening to cultural entertainment by purchasing tickets for one of the many events of the Maestranza theater season in Seville.
Founded in 1991, the Teatro de la Maestranza is one of the most prestigious opera houses in Spain. Visiting Maestranza Theater is among the best things to do in Seville at night. Each season offers a program ranging from opera to concerts of all genres, from classical ballet to flamenco, and therefore attracts a wide audience.
Morning – Visit to Itálica, the roman cityAnother suggestive and not to be missed activity is the Visit of the Roman City of Italica, 7 km away from the city.
The origins of this archaeological site are dated 206 BC, when General Publio Cornelio Scipio, in the context of the Second Punic War, defeated the Carthaginians in the Battle of Ilipa and placed a detachment of legionaries on site.
In a short time, the Romans imposed their social and political habits until they acquired the municipal statute, therefore a colony equivalent to that of the metropolis.
Here the roman emperors Traiano and Adriano were born.
This pleasant visit offers the opportunity to see the ancient streets with incredible mosaics, the Roman Theater (discovered in the mid-20th century), the thermal baths and the famous amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman world, where gladiator fights took place.
Afternoon – Visit to Isla de la CartujaThe Cartuja area is one of the fantastic surprises to discover while visiting Seville. An immense area surrounded by the Guadalquivir river and which houses a technology center, a university area, museums, auditoriums, and a theme park.
The so-called “Cartuja Island” was the location of the 1992 Universal Exposition which commemorated the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of America. The Expo, therefore, left several new buildings and monuments to the city.
It is worth visiting The Andalusian Center of Contemporary Arts which houses the Monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas where Christopher Columbus designed several of his exploration trips.
The Navigation Pavilion is a building with the shape of an overturned ship that was designed by the Sevillian architect Guillermo Vásquez Consuegra for Expo 92. The theme that inspired the architect was the relationship between Seville, the maritime world, and the era in which many expeditions took place.
Today the Pavilion hosts numerous exhibitions of all kinds given the multifunctional nature of the building.
Evening – Flamenco ShowTo round off this trip to Seville, do not miss to see a Flamenco show during a delicious Andalusian dinner as it is one of the awesome things to do in Seville.
Flamenco was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is a form art form known and interpreted all over the world, and has its origins right here in Andalusia.
The Gypsy people who arrived in this region were persecuted from the beginning and united their song of rebellion with the musical styles of the Moorish, Jewish and Christian people. From the fusion of these artistic expressions, Flamenco was born and became established, as we understand it today, starting from the eighteenth century.
There are numerous Tablao Flamenco scattered around the city, we suggest the Palacio Andaluz show for the size of the theater, the number of artists on stage, and the quality of the dinner.
Having distributed the main activities to be carried out in Seville in three days, you can have the opportunity to book various Day Trips in Andalusia in the following days such as Granada with its magnificent Alhambra; Córdoba with the famous Mosque, Ronda and the White Villages, Jerez de la Frontera and the coast of Cadiz, Gibraltar or even land on the African continent with the excursion to Tangier, Morocco.