Seville is one of my favourite Spanish cities. It’s absolutely beautiful and there is so much to see and do. You could easily fill a whole week in Seville with an array of different activities, sightseeing and amazing places to eat and drink. However, don’t worry, because you can still pack so much into 4 days in Seville without your time feeling too rushed. So if you’re looking for the ultimate 4 days in Seville itinerary then read on because I’ve got you covered!
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Emily Carter.
Top Tips for Spending 4 Days in Seville
Luckily before arriving in Seville one of my friends had a travel guide given to her from a friend who had visited Seville just a couple of weeks before we did. His guide included lots of tips about where to go, what to see and where to eat, as well as the main tip, which I want to tell everyone planning on visiting: PREBOOK YOUR TICKETS to all the attractions you want to visit.
I’d recommend pre-booking tickets to the main attractions, such as the Cathedral, La Giralda and Iglesia de El Salvador. Not only do they sell out very quickly but queuing to buy these tickets on the day takes hours and you’ll be waiting in the boiling sun with no shade. We appreciated his tips so much as when we arrived, we could see where we would have been queuing, so I hope you’ll take this on board so I can help you plan your trip ready for when you visit!
Day 1 of your 4 Days in Seville Itinerary
Early morning: Brunch at The Parceria Cafe
Address: Calle Calderón de la Barca, 9, 41003 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 662 34 87 92
Let’s start with brunch, as I’m sure after travelling you’ll be hungry and what better way to start a trip than with a lovely meal? For your first meal in Seville, head to The Parceria Cafe for a bite to eat. It’s rated very highly on TripAdvisor and I can confirm the food is amazing. They have lots of variations of their ‘toastas’, which is essentially toasted bread with your choice of toppings. I’d definitely recommend the ‘toasta’ with avocado, prosciutto ham and mozzarella. It was absolutely delicious!
Late morning: Visit Casa de Pilatos
Address: Pl. de Pilatos, 1, 41003 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 22 52 98
After filling up, start your trip with lots of sightseeing around the city. First head to Casa de Pilatos, the Andalusian palace. Built back in the 16th century, the architecture is absolutely stunning. It was originally the “living residence” of the royal family, so it’s very fortunate that visitors are allowed to visit but once you arrive, you’ll see why. It’s beautiful!
Early afternoon: Visit Parque de María Luisa and Plaza de España
Parque de María Luisa address: Paseo de las Delicias, s/n, 41013 Sevilla
Plaza de España address: Av. Isabel la Católica, 41004 Sevilla
Then onto Parque de María Luisa, a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River. After a stroll around the grounds, there’s a lovely bar with outdoor seating where you can stop for a jug of sangria and watch the world go by. Any excuse for a sangria, right?
Finally, head to the iconic Plaza de España, which is on the edge of Parque de María Luisa. This beautiful, semi-circle shaped building has a water feature running around it where you can rent out a rowing boat and row around. I’d definitely recommend renting out a rowing boat as not only is it a great opportunity to see the architecture up close but it’s fun too! It’ll only set you back €5 for 30 minutes, so it’s a no-brainer really.
Late afternoon: Walk along the Guadalquivir River
Up next is the Guadalquivir River. It’s a beautiful river that runs alongside the park with a plethora of bars and restaurants on the water’s edge to choose from. As you can imagine, it’s a lovely spot to stop and sit with a drink! After lots of walking, sight-seeing and drinking sangria, I’m sure you’ll be ready for a quick siesta back at your hotel and a change of clothes before this evening’s outing. So pop back and get ready to eat some delicious food.
Early evening: Dinner at Mareaviva
Address: Calle Luis Arenas Ladislao, 151, 41005 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 57 41 76
On the first night of your 4 days in Seville itinerary, I’d recommend heading to Mareaviva. It’s an amazing Mediterranean restaurant with a wide choice of dishes so there will be something for everyone. It’s also in a great location as it’s right by the Seville Football Stadium. I’d recommend trying to get tickets if you’re there while a match is on as well. I wasn’t lucky enough to catch a match but hopefully, I will time my trip a little better next time I visit.
Late evening: Go bar hopping
There are lots of great bars in Seville so why not spend your first evening doing a little bar hopping? There are too many to recommend so I’ll name a few and you can pick your route! Here are some fancier cocktail bars that I loved: The Second Room, Premier Garden Cocktail Bar, Sherry Cocktail Bar, Premier Los Remedios, and Premier Nervion.
However, if you’re like me and sometimes like to visit the local Spanish bars then here are some more suggestions: Casa Anselma, Bar Carmela, Bar Tequila, El Pasaje Sevilla, and Urbano Comix.
Day 2 of your 4 Days in Seville Itinerary
Early morning: Breakfast at Almazen Café
Address: Calle San Esteban, 15, 41003 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 955 35 97 64
Start day two off the right way: with a big breakfast to get you through the day after what I’m sure would have been a rather heavy night the night before! I’d recommend heading to the lovely little Almazen Café. They serve a traditional Spanish breakfast or if you fancy something a little lighter, they also do smoothie bowls and pastries. It’s all fairly cheap but also delicious so a very happy medium for all.
Late morning: Visit the Cathedral and La Giralda
Address: Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla
If I were you, I’d make sure that this is the day that you pre-book your tickets for the Cathedral, La Giralda and Iglesia de El Salvador. I say this because, I’m sure, after all the walking you’re about to do, on your third day you’re going to be pretty tired and want to relax a little. And of course, as these are three of the main sights in Seville, you won’t want to wait!
Tickets to all three attractions are approximately £10. Although they were relatively expensive, as you’d want to visit all three, I’d suggest going inside them all as they were beautiful. You’ll see why they are worth every penny when you see them from outside. However, if you do want to save your pennies, entry to the cathedral is free on Mondays from 16:30 to 18:00 if you reserve your ticket online. It’s definitely one of the best free things to do in Seville! I’d recommend starting at the Cathedral, followed by La Giralda, before having a quick bite to eat for lunch.
Midday: Lunch at Cervecería Giralda Bar
Address: Calle Mateos Gago, 1, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 22 82 50
It’s time for one of the best parts of the day: lunch. I’d recommend Cervecería Giralda Bar which is conveniently located very close to La Giralda. This little tapas bar is situated in a beautiful building and the food is as amazing as the architecture!
Early afternoon: Visit Iglesia del Divino Salvador
Address: Pl. del Salvador, 3, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 21 16 79
After a delicious, traditional Spanish lunch, it’s time to visit Iglesia del Divino Salvador, the main Roman Catholic church in Seville. It’s not far from La Giralda so it’ll be the perfect time to visit. As you can see from the photo above, the architecture is wonderfully unique, so this spot is definitely not one to miss.
Late afternoon: Visit Setas de Sevilla
Address: Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla
Before dinner, make your way to the Setas de Sevilla, a huge, unique structure with a viewing platform. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, so make sure you time it right, as the structure benefits from panoramic views over the whole city! It only cost €3 to go up and there’s a bar and restaurant at the top if you want to extend your stay.
Evening: Dinner at Perro Viejo
Address: Calle Arguijo, 3, 41003 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 955 44 00 30
Pedro Viejo is a beautiful, traditional Spanish tapas bar which you’d definitely miss if you weren’t looking for it! Before visiting Seville, I had read a few blogs about how amazing this tapas bar was and this hidden gem did not disappoint. I’m not usually one to order ribs, but after the number of recommendations, I just had to try them. They were BBQ flavoured and not to over exaggerate, they were the best ribs I’ve ever tasted. Combined with their ‘papas bravas’, their terrace and live music, it’s a lovely spot for a bite to eat!
Day 3 of your 4 Days in Seville Itinerary
Early morning: Breakfast at La Cacharreria de Sevilla
Address: Calle Regina, 14, 41003 Sevilla or Calle Carlos Cañal, 5, 41001 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 21 21 66 or +34 955 60 75 14
For your third breakfast, head to La Cacharreria de Sevilla. It’s a lovely brunch bar with pastries, toastas, waffles and everything else you could possibly want in the morning. Two of my favourite things about the bar were its traditional Spanish decor and its delicious cake. If you still have room after your breakfast, make sure you order some cake!
Daytime: Relax at a rooftop pool
Address: Calle Segovia, 6, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 22 94 95
Seville gets incredibly hot in the summer months, so on your third day, you might decide to treat yourself to a day at a rooftop pool to embrace the heat and relax a little. I’d recommend the rooftop pool at Fontecruz Seises Hotel which was €20 for either a morning or afternoon session. This included a cocktail, a sunbed and a towel. After walking miles and miles the past two days, I’m sure you’ll appreciate a few hours to relax.
Late afternoon: Cocktails at a rooftop bar
Address: Calle Alemanes, 27, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 56 00 00
After a classy day at a rooftop pool, why not carry it on with cocktails at a rooftop bar that overlooks the Cathedral? The bar is called La Terraza del EME and admittedly, although it’s free to go up, the drinks were pretty pricey. However, I have to say it is absolutely worth every penny. I’d recommend going up to see the views, even if it’s only for one drink, and if you want to save some money, opt for the Cerveza con limon which is only €6.
Evening: Dinner at La Bartola
Address: Calle San José, 24, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 955 27 19 78
Let’s carry on with another delicious restaurant this evening. La Bartola is an amazing, traditional Spanish restaurant located quite near to the Palacio de los marqueses de Salinas. (This is also a must-see at night as it’s lit up beautifully!) They have a huge variety of tapas dishes; however, I had the calamari to start and a steak dish for my main, and they were both delicious. I’d recommend booking in advance as it’s very popular and you won’t want to miss it!
Day 4 of your 4 Days in Seville Itinerary
Early morning: Breakfast at Panypiu
Address: Calle Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro, 15, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 21 93 48
After a very relaxing day yesterday, I’m sure your final day will have arrived way too quickly. For your last day, there is another long walk ahead to make sure you see all the landmarks before heading home. But first, breakfast! I went to a lovely bakery called Panypiu, which serves takeaway food and has a few seats inside if you’re lucky. They do amazing pastries but also an English breakfast if you’re missing home by your fourth day. I personally opted for a pastry and it was delicious!
Late morning: Visit Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla
Address: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12, 41001 Sevilla
After a lovely breakfast, it’s time to explore again! Start at Torre del Oro to Plaza de Toros de la Real, the old military watchtower that overlooks the river. It’s free to go up to the top to see the view but there’s also a museum inside where you can learn about the history of Seville. Afterwards, head to Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the old bullfighting ring which is also free to enter. However, if you want to learn more about its history, you can pay for a guided tour which is around €8 or even better, €5 for students.
Midday: Lunch at Toc Toc Tapas
Address: Calle Santo Tomás, 15, 41004 Sevilla
Now onto lunch. On the menu, today is tapas of course! I loved Toc Toc Tapas and would definitely recommend visiting before heading home tomorrow. Perfectly placed in the square by the Alcazar, you can sit outside and enjoy the wonderful view. Toc Toc Tapas has a great selection of tapas dishes perfect for a lunchtime snack, including the pork and sweet potatoes which I couldn’t recommend more!
Afternoon: Visit the Seville Museum of Fine Arts and the Basílica de la Macarena
Seville Museum of Fine Arts address: Pl. del Museo, 9, 41001 Sevilla
Basílica de la Macarena address: Plaza de la Esperanza Macarena, 1, 2, 41002 Sevilla
Now onto the final landmarks on your Seville itinerary, starting first with the Seville Museum of Fine Arts. Even if you’re not particularly into art, it’s still a beautiful building with gardens inside. And even better, it’s free to enter too!
Next head to the Basílica de la Macarena. Known as the most valuable treasure in Seville, this yellow church house is an absolute must-visit. It’s €3-5 to enter; however, even if you just go for a walk around the building, it’s absolutely beautiful so well worth the walk!
Evening: Dinner at BACO CUNA.2
Address: Calle Cuna, 2, 41004 Sevilla
Phone number: +34 954 21 11 07
For your final dinner, you won’t be disappointed with a meal at BACO CUNA. 2, one of the top restaurants on TripAdvisor. Choose between an indoor seating area or sitting outside to watch the world go by while eating your dinner. Their croquettes were the best I’ve had yet so don’t miss out on trying those even if it’s just for a starter! The paella was also amazing so why not go all out and have a very Spanish themed meal for your final night in Seville? It would be rude not to, right?
After a wonderful 4 days in Seville, I’m sure you’ll be raring to come back. Seville is a beautiful, traditional Spanish city that I’d recommend to anyone. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture and authentic culture, so you’ll definitely be in no shortage of great activities to add to your Seville itinerary.
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