What to see in Seville in one day

I want to start this article by making it clear that Seville is a city that must be visited in advance. One day is not enough, but sometimes we don’t have more than 24 hours to visit such incredible places as the Andalusian capital.

If this is your case and you do not want to miss the most important thing, I recommend paying attention to the points of interest that I mention below, which are the ones that I think you have to see yes or yes to feel that you have visited the city.

Seville Cathedral and the Giralda

Cathedral of Sevilla
It is what appears most prominently on tourist maps. The Cathedral of Seville, in addition to being one of the most beautiful in Spain , is the third largest in the world and no one is surprised that it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987. Furthermore, we cannot forget that it is a monumental complex formed by the Royal Chapel, the Patio de los Naranjos and the Giralda. The latter, which became the tallest tower in the world in its time at 97.5 meters high, is the one that takes the most photographs of tourists. It is worth contemplating it from below and also from above, since climbing its 35 ramps until you reach the bell tower, which is located about 104 meters high, you will enjoy panoramic views of Seville that will not leave you indifferent.

Triana neighborhood

If there is a neighborhood that you cannot miss, that is undoubtedly Triana. It is worth strolling through its streets and soaking up the atmosphere that is breathed there. Of course, the locals will tell you that it has lost some of its charm , since today it is full of bars and restaurants prepared to please tourists.

Spain Square

The Plaza de España in Seville is not just any Plaza de España. We are talking about 170 meters in diameter that are the work of the architect Aníbal González , who designed it for the Ibero-American Exposition. It faces the river and shows the way to America, in what they say is a show of affection between Spain and the former colonies. Although the beauty of the building is undeniable, what is most striking is the fact that there are 48 banks representing the 46 Spanish provinces of the peninsula. In each bank there is a map, the shield of the province and a relevant historical fact of each one of them.

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The golden tower

Tower of Gold
This other characteristic monument of Seville is located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river , very close to the Maestranza bullring. It is an Almohad tower that, together with the Torre de la Plata, was used to defend the Alcázar. First it was a chapel and later it became a prison. In our times it is the Naval Museum of Seville. Contrary to what has been said, it was not a warehouse for gold and silver from America, but its name is due to the shine produced by the lime and straw mortar that is reflected in the river.

Royal Alcazar of Seville

The Royal Palace that has been active the longest in all of Europe is also worth a whirlwind visit. The Real Alcázar of Seville, standing from the Roman Hispalis , is a cultural mix that has become one of the settings in the "Game of Thrones" series. Andalusian Mudejar art, Flemish tapestries, arabesque ornaments… It is impossible not to notice the building and its Arabic, Renaissance and modern gardens, with orange and palm trees that brighten up your visit. This one, by the way, can be free if booked well in advance.

Indies Archive

If you have time, you should also let yourself be seen by this emblematic building built during the time of Carlos III. At first there was only one plant, but in the 16th century the second was built. There is a lot of documentation (up to 43,000 documents) of the Spanish colonies, including more than 8,000 maps and autographs of Christopher Columbus, Fernando de Magallanes, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro. Admission is free. It can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. They are closed on January 1 and 6, in addition to December 24, 25 and 31.

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