Here are my top 3 things to do in Seville, Spain:
1. Visit the Real Alcazar of Seville
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Real Alcazar is the Royal Palace of Seville and is a must-see attraction if you are in Seville. The building itself is impressive with beautiful courtyards and magnificent rooms all beautifully tiled and carved during the Moorish times. The craftsmanship is outstanding and you are literally blown away by the sheer quality of the work.
The garden is another highlight of this palace which will leave you in awe. You will be able to find quiet corners to relax while listening to the birds and feel the sunshine. Wandering through the Reael Alcazar felt like going back in time to the 16th century.
The Spanish royal family still use this palace as a residence while they are in Seville and it was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the things I regret the most is not getting the audio guide while I wandered through this palace. It would definitely have been more interesting if I listened to the history of this palace through audio guide.
Entrance Fee: 9.50 euro
Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tip: Buy the tickets online and also get the audio guide.
2. Take picture at the Plaza de Espana
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This amazingly beautiful plaza is a huge pictorial presentation of all the regions of Spain, told in fantastic tiled paintings. The semi-circle layout of the plaza allows astonishing 180 degree view of the detailed historic building, the gondola river, and the colorful tiled benches. The ground is so gorgeous that you can take picture from any angle.
3. Visit the Seville Cathedral
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Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built between 1402 to 1506 by the Moorish rulers and located in the heart of the old town of Seville. It is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
The cathedral is impressive in the day but I really enjoyed it at night when it was all lit up. I highly recommend taking a stroll at night and sit in the square to enjoy the romantic Spanish guitar sounds while you admire this cathedral.