Seville is primarily known as a large university town and is very popular globally with foreign exchange students as it is home to no less than three colleges. Saville is filled with some very famous ancient historic sights, take a private sightseeing city tour, and as you walk along the beautiful winding cobblestone laneways, you will see the beautiful architecture, artistic atmosphere, and fantastic fiestas.
Even though Seville is the financial capital of Spain, the city has not lost any of its cultures and traditions you can still see amazing flamenco shows in traditional old bars and the clip clop of horse drawn carriages on tours. Some epic movies and TV programs were filmed in Saville, when you are booking tours check with your guide and book to see the Alcazar where Game of Thrones and Kingdom of Heaven were shot.
There are some beautiful churches and ruins around the city the Seville Cathedral is most requested on private custom city tours as this is where the Tomb of Christopher Columbus is interred. Read More...
Private guided Tours visiting The Seville Cathedral and Columbus Tomb
Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the Christian community and the final resting place of the infamous Christopher Columbus. The immense scale of this much-loved Church is impressive, and it has an overwhelming abundance of artworks and relics.
Built between 1400's and 1500's on the site of the Saville's once prominent mosque it is enormous in stature and size. As you head through the entrance to the cathedral, you will be immediate struck by its size and grandeur. Your private guide will escort you through the Cathedral and onto the beautifully ornate Columbus Tomb which is held aloft by stunning statues of the four Kings of Seville and Spain.
Top Sightseeing Tours in Sizzling Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz
Full of Sevillian charm the Jewish quarter has many appealing features and churches that were originally synagogues. Private guided tours of this old neighborhood with its labyrinth of alleyways and cobblestone pedestrian lanes has whitewashed houses and picturesque plazas with lovely outdoor cafés. The Plaza Santa Cruz features a 17th-century wrought-iron cross in its center and magnificently scented flower beds.
Park of Maria Lusa
The 50,000-square-meter Park of Maria Lusa is surrounded by the balconies of a Renaissance Neo-Moorish style large building is a must do a private guided tour. This semicircular building curves around, following the shape of the canal running through the square with a huge fountain, is the centerpiece of the plaza. Rent a rowboat or take a horse drawn carriage and experience the "Venice of Seville" ride through the park.
Catedral de Seville
Book a custom tour of Seville Cathedral the largest Gothic Cathedral in the Christian community. The scale of the Church is impressive, and it has an overwhelming abundance of artworks and relics. Built between 1400's and 1500's on the site of the Saville's once prominent mosque it is enormous in stature and size. As you head through the entrance to the cathedral, you will be immediate struck by its size and grandeur.
Bull Fighting Museum
The Real Maestranza escorted tours is one of the most popular on Seville holidays as it is the best and biggest bullring in Spain. Built in 1761, the Real Maestranza bullfighting ring is a huge landmark in Seville with a unique oval shape and size. Housed within the bullring is a unique museum dedicated to the sport. The collection on exhibition shows paintings, dramatic art traditional costumes and photographs.
Santa Semana Holy Festival
The Semana Santa Seville celebration is one of the most popular festivals in Spain for tourists and people on holy pilgrimages on private guides. Worshipers clad in penitents clothing as they carry beautifully decorated floats with huge statues of the saints. The main parades are held on the eve and morning of Good Friday. There are also many religious ceremonies held in the cathedral during Holy Week.
Museum of Fine Art
Take a Seville guided private tour of this excellent museum of fine art which is housed in the 17th-century Convento de la Merced. Widely considered to have the best collection of paintings in Spain, it covers artworks from the Gothic period right through the 20th century. Especially noteworthy is the representation of works by 17th-century Spanish painters including Pacheco, El Greco, and Velázquez.
Casa de Tilatos
The 16th-century Casa de Pilatos in Saville is said to be identical to the Pilate's house in Jerusalem, built by Christian and Moorish architects; the house features a variation of many unique styles and decor. Guided tours of the house will take you to see the beautiful and colorful ceramic tiled rooms with coffered wooden ceilings, ancient Roman sculptures, and the fantastic Golden Room.
Private sightseeing tours of Seville's Archaeological Museum are a must do to see the many collections on exhibition from the Paleolithic era right through to the middle ages. Greek, Phoenician, and Roman antiquities; with Mudéjar and Moorish relics are also on exhibition here. One of the highlights of your tour is the statue of Lady Diana and a collection of her gold jewelry.
Real Alcàzor Palace
Guided tours of The Palace which was built in the 10th century takes visitors through the Puerta Principal that the leads onto the Patio de las Doncellas. The elegant and gorgeous courtyard with magnificent arches and open arabesque work has 52 marble columns. You will see the Hall of the Ambassadors with its Arabic inscriptions and the lavishly decorated Patio of the Lion plus much more on your private tour.
Museum of Flameno Dance
Seville is famous for many historical sites but is most famous for its culture and love for flamenco. The flamboyant art form with roots in the old Gypsy culture includes both dancing and singing, but most importantly, it is food for the soul. With exhibitions on all aspects of the art from guitar, singing, and dancing, the main features most visited on escorted tours are the exhibits of the flamenco costumes.
Travel Tips for Seville
Best Time To Visit Seville
When is the best time to visit Seville? There is no “bad” time to visit the city as it is full of culture and sights. The best months are March, April, May, June, September, October and November as they are not peak season and can be slightly cheaper. The weather is still warm and fewer tourists which are great when going on private tours. During peak season is still great but it can be hard going if you want to do a lot of sightseeing.
Typical Costs in Seville
Spain in generally cheaper than many other European countries and easily comparable as they all use Euro. There are of course different ranges in price and standards for many restaurants and hotels, you get what you pay for in Seville but try to stick to your budget. Use public transport where possible while traveling within Seville City when you are not on a guided tour.
Know Before Visiting Seville
Seville locals have specific dining times, lunch is usually around 2.30pm and dinner is no earlier than 9 pm. Seville is no different from any other country; always be wary and careful when carrying money on tours and keep it somewhere safe on your person. Keep all personal documents and extra money in the hotel safe.
Weather in Seville
Seville Tourists can generally expect a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers that will have temperatures reaching almost 35 degrees Celsius and mild, rainy winters that will have temperatures only going as low as 12 degrees Celsius. There is a lovely mixture of seasons for Spring and Autumn. In the central plateau areas, it is hot with dry summers and cold winters.