Seville: A 24 Hour Itinerary When You Only Have A Day To Visit
Planning to visit Seville but only have 24 hours? No problem! To be honest, a day is definitely not enough but sadly that is all the time I had time for before I continued on to Morocco last fall. Here is my itinerary for this gorgeous Andalusian city.
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What To Do In Seville
Visit the Alcazar
The Royal Palace or the Alcazar de Seville is probably one of the most popular places to visit in Seville. I can’t recommend it enough. I spent around 4 hours there but I could have easily spent the whole day. You can buy your tickets in advance but I managed to buy them the morning of. When I went, there was a line forming so my brother and I decided to go in right away. We were hoping to buy our tickets and go later when the rain died down but the lady at the door said we couldn’t do that. We hadn’t even had breakfast but luckily there’s a cafe inside and we were able to have coffee, tortilla, and pastries. We also found shelter there because it was raining!
The line forming outside to get into the Alcazar
Visit the Catedral de Seville
By the time we were done at the Alcazar there wasn’t much time for a visit inside the cathedral. It’s supposed to be amazing inside but I had already visited so many churches in my first few weeks in Spain, I was okay to miss one. I’m sure I’ll be back so I’m leaving it for another visit. The outside is pretty epic too though!
Walk over to Las Setas de Sevilla – Metropol Parasol
I had seen photos of Las Setas and wanted to see it myself so I mapped out the directions on Google Maps. My brother and I walked from the cathedral we walked through a shopping area. I’m not sure if there is a name but it was great and we popped into a few shops en route.
Las Setas de Sevilla are wooden structures where you can get amazing views of Seville. There is a restaurant here as well as a little museum. I have this thing for new and old things living beside each other and this is a perfect example.
Visit Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana is a plaza that was built for the World’s Fair in 1929. It’s located in Parque de Maria Luisa. It’s a must visit! I timed it so that the sun was setting and the light wasn’t so bright and it was perfect.
Where To Stay
Because we had a rental car and were driving to Morocco, I was keen on finding a place that had somewhere to park the car. Friends who have traveled to Seville told me that parking was tough and I found similar comments online. I found an Air Bnb that had excellent ratings and included parking! We left the car at the apartment building and just walked and used the Metro. It’s super easy to get around. I have cellular service with T-Mobile so I had no problem using Google Maps.
How To Get Around
Parking in Seville was going to be difficult so we left our car at our Air Bnb and just took the metro and walked. It’s super easy!
What To Eat
I’m normally accustomed to going to really popular places to eat and normally seek out recommendations from friends. Because I only had 24 hours in Seville and was traveling with my brother who is not as into food as I am, we just walked around and found places on the fly. My friend Vanessa told me about a cool spot but I had read that there was a line and a wait and my brother wasn’t into that.
We did go eat right by the cathedral and even though it’s touristy, the food at Bar La Catedral was pretty good. I normally don’t go to places like this and prefer off the tourist path but we were starving after spending so much time in the Alcazar. I, of course, ordered the sardines and the prawns were great too.
Overall I think we still managed our activities well with the time we had. We did drive over Puente de Alamillo, a bridge by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava but it was at night so I don’t have any shots of it. I’m a huge fan so I would have loved to go there in the day to shoot the bridge. There are so many things to do in Seville but with 24 hours, we covered the main things!