Marley Kropp is a student at Grove City College and an ISA Featured Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.
I’ve been in Sevilla for a few months now, but I never get tired of exploring the city. Here’s your guide for how to spend 24 culture-filled hours here. It’s based off of my many days of exploring and wandering through this beautiful city.
If you want the freshest food and a truly local vibe, the Triana Market is the place to be.
The views of the Guadalquivir River from the Triana Bridge can’t be beat. The Guadalquivir River has been at the heart of Seville for millennia.
Seville Cathedral’s bell tower is called the Giralda, and it was originally built during the Moorish period. It’s a symbol of Seville and it affords great views of the city if you climb to the top of it.
Seville’s Alcázar palace is a great example of mudéjar architecture, which was influenced by both Christian and Muslim cultures and styles.
Museo de Bellas Artes
The Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) is hardly ever crowded and contains a huge collection of works by Sevillian painters. The building itself is beautiful and used to be a convent.
Plaza de España
The Plaza de España is a great place to wander around and take pictures, especially in the hour before sunset when the buildings glow in a beautiful orange-red. The Plaza was built for the 1929 Iberian-American Exposition in Seville.
This structure is called las Setas (the Mushrooms) because that’s exactly what it looks like. Some people don’t think it fits in with the rest of Seville, but you can visit the top of las Setas for a great view and decide for yourself.
Seville is full of hidden gems like la Cacharrería. It’s a little coffee shop tucked away in a winding street not too far from las Setas. The cake is fantastic!
Some friends and I wandered into la Carbonería on a Friday to find a free flamenco performance going on. The musicians play while you enjoy the atmosphere, and you might get to see a dancer or two join them for an impromptu performance. That’s a great way to end a full day spent immersing yourself in Seville’s history and culture.
The world awaits…discover it.