24 Hours in Seville Featured

Discover stunning Seville and all it has to offer. 

by Angelina Hazzouri

The capital of Spain's Andalusia region is filled with breathtaking gothic architecture, lush trees and plenty of things to do. If you haven't been, now is your chance. The city boasts effortless beauty, the people here are nice and the Spanish food is delicious. Enjoy all the city has to offer and more with this guide.

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Seville Cathedral

Registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Seville Cathedral is a must-see on your trip to Seville. The astonishing building was completed in the early 16th century and is the largest cathedral in the world, occupying 23,500 square metres with the 96-metre Giralda Tower. There is also a great deal of history beneath the surface, as the cathedral's royal chapel holds the remains of the city's conqueror Ferdinand III of Castile, and Christopher Columbus and his son are buried in the cathedral among many other notable figures.

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Casa de Pilatos

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La Casa de Pilatos, or Pilate's House, is an Andalusian palace with over 150 different Spanish glazed tiles known as azulejo and a vast collection of statues, making it a popular attraction for its gorgeous interiors. Construction of the palace began in 1483 and includes different types of architecture, such as its Renaissance-style marble gate leading to the 16th-century gardens that surround the palace. Several movies have been filmed here, as the iconic architecture brings a feeling of nostalgia to those who enter.

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Metropol Parasol

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Hopefully you're not tired of architecture, because Metropol Parasol is the largest wooden structure in the world, and you're going to want to see it. Located at La Encarnación square, this structure is situated in the old quarter of Seville, an historical area that is worth your time during your visit. The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms or las setas, and surrounding it are lots of local restaurants at which you can stop for something to eat.

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Tapas at Enrique Becerra

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Run by local celebrity restaurateur Enrique Becerra, his eponymous restaurant is the perfect destination for a delicious local meal. Choose among an extensive wine list to begin, and enjoy authentic Andalusian and Spanish food from rice to tapas, Seville's most well-known food tradition. Enrique Becerra offers an assortment of dishes and a wide range of flavours with a reasonable price for such deliciousness.

Local Eats at Mechela Restaurante

A small spot for some of the best local food you'll find, Mechela Restaurante is the perfect no-fuss option for delicious eats in Seville. With a simple atmosphere and friendly service, Mechela offers inventive local food such as Iberian pork loin and octopus. Choose from a selection of delicious tapas or opt for a bigger dish - you can't go wrong here.

Michelin-starred Abantal

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Committed to creative, carefully-crafted cuisine, Abantal is everything you're looking for. With a detailed dining room and exquisite culinary offerings, this Michelin-starred haunt brings professional service to meet excellent food. Abantal provides Spanish flavours with hidden twists from many other cuisines around the world, and the tasting menu is guaranteed to have you more satisfied than when you arrived in Seville.

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La Libélula

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The coolest and most innovative concept store in Seville, La Libélula represents quirky and fun ready-to-wear clothing for both adults and children. The store was originally created for the consumer seeking a quality-price relationship with clothing, and it offers many different brands and styles. It's also an art gallery, event space, coffee shop and bar, so there's more for you to do here than just shop. For a trendy outfit to wear to your dinner at Abantal, head to La Libélula.

Riio Sevilla

Look no further for fashion: Riio Seville is where you need to go for your next party outfit. Spanish women love their vibrant fashion, and Riio has what you need to fit right in. Situated on the main street along the east bank of the Guadalquivir, Riio offers designer casual and party wear plus jewellery and accessories, making it the perfect place to dress yourself up for a night out in Seville.

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Cerámica Santa Ana

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Take a piece of Seville home with you with a visit to Cerámica Santa Ana. This quaint shop has been selling the hand-painted work of local ceramic workshops since 1870, and here you'll find quality, vibrant ceramics to bring home for yourself or give away as gifts, as everything you buy will be carefully wrapped up for you. Tucked away in the city, this ceramic shop is a traditional gem among Seville.

 

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