Visit Seville in 3 days: The essentials

Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region, owes its popularity to its rich history and culture. The city of Seville is a very popular tourist destination, and for good reason, it has a lot to offer: rustic neighbourhoods, museums, palaces, cathedrals, arenas or spectacular views, everything is made to impress you.

As with any tourist destination, it is usually difficult to visit Seville in 3 days, but here is our guide to the must-do activities to enjoy your stay.

Visit Seville in 3 days: the historical places

The Santa Cruz district and its monuments

The Santa Cruz neighbourhood is one of the oldest in Seville, and was once the city’s Jewish quarter.

Today, there are several historical monuments in this area, such as :

  • The Alcazar Palace; the city’s main attraction, it is the oldest European palace still in use. The palace has extensive gardens with ponds, trees and pavilions.
  • Seville Cathedral and its Giralda Tower; built in the 15th century, this church is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Inside the cathedral, you will find the tomb of Christopher Columbus as well as numerous paintings by Francisco de Goya, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo or Luis de Vargas. As for the Giralda Tower, you can climb to its top (height: 104 metres) to enjoy a splendid view of the city centre of Seville.

In addition to its many buildings, the Santa Cruz district is full of beautiful squares (Plaza del Cabildo, Plaza de Alianza, Plaza de Doña Elvira, etc.), alleys and gardens that you must visit during your stay.

The famous Place d’Espagne

The Plaza de España is a historical place in the city of Seville, but it is often busy and lively. The main attraction of this square is the canal through which it runs, and it is possible to navigate it by boat.

What will you find in the Plaza de España?

  • A row of historical buildings occupied by the Spanish public administrations (a central palace, a military museum);
  • 48 ceramic frescoes representing each of Spain’s ancient provinces;
  • A charming fountain in the middle of the square, around which you can sit on the benches.

The Plaza de España is located in the huge Maria Luisa Park (34 hectares). This park is one of the most beautiful in the country thanks to its magnificent setting: lakes, ponds, gardens and avenues decorated with famous monuments.

A good idea is to rent a bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage to visit the whole park.

The banks of the Guadalquivir and its surroundings

The Guadalquivir is the only navigable river in Spain, and the first circumnavigation of the world by boat started here. Indeed, it was in Seville that Fernando de Magellan began his adventure in 1519, from his 5 ships. A few centuries later, the country’s maritime activity developed thanks to the Guadalquivir River.

Nowadays, you can enjoy the river by boat, or cross it by one of the bridges that join its ends.

On the left bank of the Guadalquivir, the Torre del Oro, a former defence tower that controlled the naval transport coming into the city. This tower now houses a small maritime museum (instruments, models and authentic maritime maps).

On the right bank of the Guadalquivir, the Quartiere de Triana, a popular neighbourhood where bullfighters and flamenco were born. This rustic neighbourhood combines paths, monuments, restaurants and traditional entertainment.

Visit Seville in 3 days: activities to do

Visiting Seville in 3 days is usually short, considering the number of historical places to explore. For those who prefer to enjoy the city through activities, it is quite possible to complete their stay in this way.


As you know, flamenco is a typical Spanish dance, and more specifically, an Andalusian dance. During your stay in Seville, you can practice flamenco or attend daily shows in atmospheric bars such as the Tablao el Arenal.

Spanish music

Get your groove on with Spanish music by attending guitar concerts at the Plaza de Toros, an arena famous for its shows and bullfights.

Cycling through the city

Seville is an ideal city for cycling as it is full of cycle paths and beautiful routes. You can rent a bike from a rental centre or join an organised tour. The aim of this activity is to explore countless facets of the city that are impossible to see when you are on foot.

Where to stay in Seville?

To visit Seville in 3 days, it is advisable to stay in a pied-à-terre near the city centre. StayInSeville offers you the opportunity to book authentic Sevillian houses in the heart of the city’s most popular areas.

Our private houses offer premium services (jacuzzi, swimming pool, spa) and ease of booking, so you don’t have to deal with all the external problems of a traditional home (maintenance, paid parking, baby equipment, etc.).

Our houses and flats are fully equipped to ensure your comfort and peace of mind during your holiday.

To book your dream holiday, contact StayInSeville !

Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.