Highlights of Seville, Spain | Private jet charter
Seville is full of historic charm and offers visitors a vibrant and fascinating culture. With its Gothic and Moorish architecture, palaces and fortresses, orange and lemon tree filled squares and gardens, here are six great attractions to explore when visiting Seville.
A World Heritage Site, this colossal Roman Catholic Cathedral is located on the beautiful Plaza Virgen de los Reyes and stands on the site of a former Grand Mosque. The final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus, it has exquisite internal architecture and artworks. There’s an audio guide and an unmissable roof tour.
Real Alcázar of Seville
The official Seville residence of the King of Spain, the breath-taking Alcázar is a magnificent mix of Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Originally a Moorish fort, it was built in the 10th century by the Caliph of Andalucia. Entrance is at the beautiful Lion Gate. Book a guided tour that ends with a walk through the Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Giralda of Seville
Once the tallest building in the world, the Giralda is the iconic emblem of Seville and an integral part of Seville Cathedral. Views of the city from the top are spectacular and a great vantage point over the Patio de los Naranjos – a beautiful rectangular square filled with orange trees.
Seville boasts unmissable markets, all within easy reach of the centre. For a superb selection of fresh fruit and vegetables head to the Mercado de la Encarnación, located under the giant wooden ‘mushroom’ monument Las Setas. The Mercado Lonja del Barranco – located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir – is a stylish place to shop and take a break with tapas and local wine. Jueves market is Seville’s ultimate flea market, held every Thursday in the Feria barrio. Eclectic finds here include antiques, sculptures, paintings, books – and a unique atmosphere.
Parque de Maria Luisa
Escape the heat and buzz with a recharge at the beautiful riverside Maria Luisa Park. Located south of the city centre, the park is a delightful refuge, offering visitors shady avenues with exotic trees, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, Moorish fountains and pools with plenty of space to sunbathe and relax.
Palacio de las Dueñas
One of Seville’s most beautiful buildings, this former palace has played host to heads of state and celebrities since the 15th century and is a prime example of Renaissance architecture with Moorish and Gothic influences. Lush gardens filled with lemon trees, arches, fountains and 16th century tilework are just some of the highlights.