Things to do in Sevilla
Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral + Modern Tapas
Be swept back in time to King Pedro the Wise’s Mudejar (Christian-Moorish) royal court in the 14th-century Palace, with its exquisite ceramic tiles and heavenly gold ceilings. Explore the gardens, home to peacocks, pavilions and pools.
It might look familiar - it was the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones!
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+ Giralda Belltower
Just across the Plaza del Triunfo from the Alcazar Palace, is the Sevilla Cathedral, the third-largest cathedral in the world. The basilica's scale is jaw-dropping, with a 40-metre-plus high nave and 80 chapels. Be sure to climb up the Giralda belltower, formerly the minaret of the mosque which stood here, for fabulous views over Barrio Santa Cruz.
Also houses Christopher Columbus's tomb.
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de España is a large square with fountains, ponds, bridges, and colorful mosaic tiled alcoves representing different regions of Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American World’s Fair. It was a filming location for Star Wars Episode II.
Casa De La Guitarra
Casa de la Guitarra was founded by flamenco guitarist great José Luis Postigo. With a passion for guitars, he not only opened this space to feature truly authentic flamenco but also to host a museum dedicated to his beloved instrument. The exhibit is the first of its kind in Spain, and displays some 60 antique guitars from the last three centuries. Meanwhile, the show, which is an hour long, features three performers - a guitarist, a singer, and dancer - and is all about the soul rather than any sort of tourist-geared spectacle.
Museo Del Balie Flamenco
Museum of Flamenco Dance is the first and only flamenco museum in the world - a modern museum preserving ancient roots. It is in a beautiful 18th century building, built on the foundations of an old Roman temple.
Tickets required - museum and flamenco shows.
At the highest point of the city, it has a vaulted cellar and a courtyard in the Ecija-style that is unique in Seville. The museum walls were built on an urn containing copies of the Bible, the Koran, the Talmud and Hindu writings, as symbols of peace and understanding. The unique architecture and spirit of the building engulf visitors when they enter the Museum.
The Museum of Flamenco Dance is an excellent gateway to the magical world of flamenco. It offers a unique experience, where the diverse facets of this art - dance, song and guitar - come together. The interactive museum and performances contribute to an understanding of Flamenco. All of the museum's publications, exhibitions and merchandise incorporate the aesthetics of flamenco, creating a unique experience.
The museum, promoted by the dancer Cristina Hoyos, has permanent and temporary exhibitions and also tours.