Guide to the Districts of Seville
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At ChicRoom Barcelona we are passionate about providing you with accommodation to make your holiday as perfect as possible. One of the most important parts of booking your holiday accommodation is choosing the right location to stay in, so we have created this guide to Seville's districts. Each neighbourhood has its own character and atmosphere and we hope that we can help you to understand each one a little better so you can make the most of your trip.
This beautiful Spanish city is the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region and is full of history, culture and beautiful architecture. It is known for its flamenco dancing and delicious tapas which can be tried at any number of the authentic, local bars in the charming neighbourhoods. You will never be bored in this vibrant city thanks to the many must-see sites, including La Catedral de Sevilla, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Royal Alcázar Palace, a historic palace that is still used by the royal family today, and La Giralda, a bell tower with stunning views of the city.
Neighbourhoods of Seville
Formerly the Jewish quarter of the city, this neighbourhood is famous for its picturesque squares and narrow streets. Today, this beautiful neighbourhood remains full of traditional Andalusian architecture and culture.
You will find several of Seville’s most important sites here, including the Royal Alcazar Palace, the Archive of the Indies, the Casa de Pilatos and the Murillo Museum. You will also find the beautiful Casa del Flamenco in this neighbourhood where a flamenco show takes place in the internal patio of the building. You should be prepared to see all sorts of dancing, singing and typical Spanish guitar. Seville is known for its flamenco so you should definitely try to catch a show during your holiday.
This neighbourhood lies between the river Guadalquivir and the Avenida de la Constitucion. Here you will find the famous bull fighting ring, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, as well as the Torre del Oro, which dates from the 13th century, and the Atarazanas, a medieval shipyeard.
In terms of cuisine, there are some good tapas bars along the river and on Calle Adriano, the heart of the district. There also some trendy rooftop terraces, perfect for enjoying cocktails or a meal out.
As you can probably guess from the name, this is the centre of the city! You will find there are many famous shopping streets where you can buy local goods as well as high street brands. In this area you will also find some historic monuments of Seville, beautifully maintained parks and various plazas. Here you will also see many of Seville’s most famous sites, including the Catedral de Sevilla, La Giralda, the Plaza Nueva and the Aire Ancient Baths.
Being in the centre has its benefits as you are in walking distance from everything that Seville has to offer, including great shops, bars, nightlife and the other neighbourhoods are never far away.
This neighbourhood is located on the opposite side of the river to the main city and has a traditional village feel to it. There are lots of small shops and local markets to explore and a walk along the riverside is a perfect way to start your day. You can also get some beautiful views of Seville from this neighbourhood. Sights of interest in Triana include the Capilla del Carmen, the Castillo de San Jorge (once the Inquisition Castle), the Iglesia de Santa Ana and the beautiful plaza de Altozano.
This area is considered to be the most genuine and authentic neighbourhood of Seville with the least tourists. The Basilica del Gran Poder can be found here, as well as many beautiful monasteries, all begging to be explored. The neighbourhood is also home to the beautiful Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Macarena, which houses the statue of the Virgin of Hope of Macarena, considered a national treasure by the Spanish people.
The district of Macarena is ideal for anyone looking to experience Seville in the most authentic way possible.
This is one of the biggest neighbourhoods in Seville and is where the famous Feria de Abril takes place. This occurs every April and is one of the main attractions in Seville where there are parades on horseback, flamenco dancers, fairgrounds and lots of partying on the streets! It is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in witnessing Sevillian culture and traditions at their finest. Click here to read more about this amazing fair.
This small neighbourhood located north of the centre is full of trendy bars independent boutiques, quirky cafes and modern tapas restaurants. Students and hipsters gather here to enjoy the great nightlife and there is also a vibrant gay scene.
Las Setas is a prominent location in the neighbourhood, a fantastically modern building/ art piece that features a market, an archaeological museum, a bar and a rooftop walk. The 15th Century Palacio de los Marqueses de la Algaba is also a spot worth visiting with its beautiful architecture and a courtyard that hosts cultural events.
La Cartuja is an interesting neighbourhood of Seville, located on what is practically an island in the middle of the river Guadalquivir. La Cartuga is home to the theme park Isla Magica, as well as various stadiums and arenas for events. This neighbourhood was also home to the Seville Expo of 1992, and you can still visit some of the interesting buildings that were specially constructed for the event. The famous Monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas is also in this district and is now home to the CAAC (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo) and it holds exhibitions and events. In the summer there are open-air concerts held here which can serve for a fun day out!
Travelling around Seville
The best way to get around Seville is on foot but there are many alternative ways to explore the city including the Seville Hop on Hop off Bus routes, the Guadalquivir River Tour (a boat tour around the city every hour from 10:00 to 20:00), as well as the bus routes around the city, the metro, taxi and the SEVici (public bike rental service in Seville).
In terms of the weather, the city lives in sun practically all year round. From June to September there is virtually no rain and the temperature can reach 40C, so no matter how you decide to explore the city, you are almost guaranteed to do it under a clear, blue sky.
Arrival into Seville
If you’re arriving by plane then San Pablo airport is located just 10km north-east of Seville city centre. If you chose to take a taxi to the centre then this will cost around 25 Euros (please be aware that there are different fares for luggage, night times and public holidays) or you can take the bus. If you choose to go via bus, the EA airport bus runs from the airport to the city centre every 15 to 30 minutes and costs 4 Euros. It takes 20 to 30 minutes and runs from 05:20 to 00:45.
Instead of arriving into Seville by plane, you can also arrive by high speed train from Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Cordoba as well as all over Andalucia into Santa Justa train station.
Where to Stay
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