Sevilla (also known as Seville in English) is located in Spain’s southern Andalusia region. It is the fourth largest city in Spain and offers travelers an assortment of activities in and around it. Over 2 million people visit the Sevilla province each year with many of those tourists heading to the city of the same name for fun and excitement.
The city is enchanting with its beautiful streets and palm trees that dot it. Sevilla has an atmosphere far different from the other big cities of Spain. History buffs and sightseers will find a nearly endless array of landmarks to visit including the Catedral de Sevilla, Acuario Sevilla, and the Real Alcazar.
Petrolheads will find a driving experience at the Circuito Monteblanco, to rival Europe’s other racetracks. Sevilla is also home to the Museo de Carruajes de Sevilla. It is a fantastic museum filled with horse-drawn carriages from a bygone era. They may not have had motors, but they still make for a great sight to see.
Local Favorite: Carrillada de cerdoSeville is well-known for its tapas bars and restaurants. So, when out on the town, tapas bar hopping, be sure to order up a dish of Carrillada de cerdo. Carrillada de cerdo are pork cheeks made by stewing the meat in a wine reduction. Other ingredients may be added to the meat to add flavor. Pork cheek is a rather lean cut of meat compared to other pork products. It is believed carrillada de cerdo is a more recent addition to local menus, possibly first being served up in the late 1970s. With a wide variety of tapas bars serving it, you can explore the city in an attempt to find the best recipe.
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla
Torre del Oro
Puente de Triana
Basílica de la Macarena
Top Tourist Attractions
Catedral de Sevilla
The Catedral de Sevilla is an amazing sight and a must-see for any tourist. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest gothic cathedral built in Christendom. The church was built on the site of an old mosque between 1402 and 1506. The large cathedral is intimidating and awe-inspiring. The art and statues on the inside are just as worthy of seeing as the outside.
Located in the old quarter, the Metropol Parasol is a structure made up of six wooden parasols that form a large mushroom shape. Tourists will find the Antiquarium, Central Market, and a restaurant located at the venue. There is a panoramic terrace located on levels two and three of the Metropol Parasol. Visitors will find some of the most amazing views of Sevilla’s downtown while sitting on the terrace.
The Monteblanco Racetrack is located less than an hour outside of Sevilla. Monteblanco’s Formula GT driving experience gives petrolheads the chance to get behind the wheel of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche supercars. Drivers will speed around the 1.6-mile Monteblanco Racetrack and take on its twists and turns. The experience is carefully monitored by a highly knowledgeable instructor sitting next to the participant. Petrolheads will get expert advice from the instructors as they burn rubber around the racetrack.
Plaza de Espana
The Plaza de Espana is situated in the Parque de Maria Luisa. The plaza is famous for its architecture which mixes several styles into one. Built in 1928, the plaza provides walkers with a beautiful place to stretch their legs on sunny days. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the canal right by the Plaza de Espana to get breathtaking views of the building.