[Trip] Spain, Sevilla – Spending a day in Seville city

Seville is the capital of Andalucia filled with the cultural atmosphere where it is also the financial centre of Spain. Therefore, we spent our day in Seville soaking into the atmosphere and enjoy this lovely city.

We will be covering the city center and some of the not to be miss attraction, Seville Cathedral, Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza (Bull fighting ring) and the Metropol Parasol.

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla)

Seville Cathedral is the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. It is also registered as UNESCO, World Heritage Site.

Where?


Opening hours:

Monday

11:00-15:30 (16:30-18:00 free audio guide when reserved in advance)

Tuesday to Saturday

11:00-17:00

Sunday

14:30-18:00

Entrance fee:

9 EUR (General Admission)

To note:

If you are interested in touring the Cathedral, please purchase the admission ticket at the ticket office inside the cathedral or purchase online (only available in Spanish).

Duration:

1 Hour or less (Not touring the cathedral)

What to see?

Cathedral Exterior

Cathedral Interior

2-Cents opinion:

We did not purchase the ticket to enter the cathedral, however, it is possible to enter the cathedral to have a look at the interior.  If you would like to have a tour up the bell tower do note of the steps to climb.


Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla

When you are in Spain, you will not want to miss this bullring as bullfights are Spain most famous tradition. Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza is one of the most ancient bullrings in Spain which have 12,000 capacity

Where?

Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Cost:

8 EUR

5 EUR (Over 65 years old, pensioners and students)

3 EUR (Children must be accompanied by an adult, 7 to 11 years old)

Free (6 Years old and below)

This fare is not applicable on Mondays from 15.00 to 19.00.

Opening Hours:

1 November – 31 march

09:30 – 19:00

1 April – 31 October

09:30 – 21:00

Closed on 25 December.

Good Friday and bullfighting days: 9:30 – 15:00, except on days of promotional novilladas, which lasts until 19:00.

**Guided visits in Spanish/English every 20 minutes.

Duration:

1 – 1.5 Hours

Souvenir corner:

What to see?

The Prince’s Box:

The Gallery:

The guide told us the bull heads hanging up here in this gallery are real:

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The maestros/ bullfighter’s costume:

The gate to the arena:

The horse stall:

Overall:

This place is definitely a must to visit if you are in Seville. It was a meaningful tour and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. You do not have to watch the bullfight as this might not be a pleasant scene, but you can visit the museum instead.

However, if you are an animal lover, please give this place a miss. You can go ahead and enjoy Seville with the other cultural sights and a flamingo show.


Metropol Parasol

After our tour at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, we chanced upon this interesting structure, Metropol Parasol.

Metropol Parasol is also known as the mushroom Sevilla from its look. It was designed by architect Jürgen Mayer project, the World’s largest wooden structure, and its construction was carried out with the aim of renewing the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia (Spain). (Extract from Official website)

Where?

Plaza de la Encarnacion, 14, 1ºB  41003 Sevilla – Spain

Cost:

3 EUR

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday

10:00-23:45

Friday – Saturday

10:00-00:45

To enter you have to access from the Basement:

Duration:

1 Hour

What to see:

View once you exit the elevator:

Walking up:

Full of curves and a smooth walking path to let you look over Seville town:

How the whole structure looks:

Overall:

Personally, it was a good walk, and for an entrance fee of 3 EUR reasonable for its architecture and view from the top. Most importantly, there are guides at the rooftop to explain some of the important building or structures. You can also see the archaeological remains since the 19th century at the Antiquarium.

 

 

 

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