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Plaza Nueva, Seville

Plaza Nueva, Seville: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: 2-Hour Roof Tops Walking Tour

1. Seville: 2-Hour Roof Tops Walking Tour

Look over the skyline of Seville to see parks and streets below, all from the top of emblematic buildings. This creative walking tour offers that and more, as a guide takes you on an adventure with panoramic views from the city’s rooftops, providing sights that you just can't see from the street. The route has been especially designed to take you to the rooftop terraces with the most spectacular views. Departing from City Hall at Plaza Nueva, wander into the old city center to see the immense cathedral, once the tallest building in the world and still one of the largest cathedrals. Marvel at The Giralda, a former Arabic minaret that was converted to the cathedral’s bell tower. Get privileged views of the old city walls, and Wonder at the Alcazar's wall, the city's iconic Moorish fort.  Stroll down medieval alleys to the old Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz. Gaze across at the bell towers of more than 100 churches, and see some of the city’s contrasting modern architecture, including bridges over the River Guadalquivir. To top off your tour, your guide will take you to some of the most avant-garde spaces right in the heart of the old city called Metrosol Parasol, which you can visit after your tour.

Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Stroll the fragrant alleys and historic streets of Seville's old town with a local guide, and marvel as more than 2,000 years of history is brought to life. Hear about the different cultures and civilizations that made the city their home over the centuries, from the explorers who set off to discover the New World to the city's Golden Age, gradual decline and re-birth in the late 20th century. Admire monuments such as City Hall on Plaza Nueva, one of the world's largest cathedrals and the Giralda bell tower in a former minaret. Pass the Archivo General de Indias, where documents about the history of the Spanish Empire are kept. Stroll through the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood and see an old tobacco factory. Admire the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España, see the beautiful Baroque façade of San Telmo Palace and the historic bridges over the Guadalquivir River before ending with a panoramic view from the new Metropol Parasol.

2-Hour Seville Panoramic Walking Tour

3. 2-Hour Seville Panoramic Walking Tour

If you have only a day or two in Sevilla and would like to have an idea of Seville without scarifying much your time this tour will give you a good idea through its most emblematic monuments. Walking through the allies of the old town and marveling at its beautiful sights it’s the best way to discover Seville. You will learn about all the ancient cultures that passed by, from the Romans to the Arabs. You will learn how America was discovered and why this world capital declined. You will visit Plaza Nueva, the City Hall, the Catedral and the Giralda, the  Indias Archives, the Alcázares palace, charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz, the old Tabaco factory, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa parque, San Telmo Palace, the Gold Tower and the Bull Ring. You will end at the river Guadalquivir to just discover that the only reason for the rise of Seville was its river.

Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

4. Costa del Sol: The Alcázar & Seville Cathedral Private Tour

Enjoy a private Seville tour for 12 hours with a private tour guide for 4 hours. A private luxury vehicle with chauffeur will pick you up and drop you off at your place of choice in Málaga, Marbella or Estepona. Seville is the capital of Andalusia. Its old town contains, among other remarkable monuments, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. After discovering the most important places of the city, get a walk to see its streets and try its famous gastronomy before your driver takes you back to your point of departure. Seville’s rich history starts as the Roman city of Hispalis. Later it became Muslim and became the centre of the Taifa of Seville after the collapse of Córdoba, until being incorporated into the Crown of Castile in 1248. As the gateway of the Spanish Empire's trans-Atlantic trade, it became one of largest cities in the world. The 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture. The 20th century in Seville saw the Spanish Civil War, the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition Expo '92. Get to know the landmarks of Seville that were witnesses to its history: - The Cathedral: The largest Gothic church in the world. Christopher Columbus was buried in it. Its bell tower, the Giralda, was the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville. A Renaissance-style belfry was later added by the Catholics. The tower is 104.1 m in height and remains the most important symbol of the city. - The Alcázar: A royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile on the site of an Muslim residential fortress. A preeminent example of Mudéjar style, combining Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance structural elements. The upper stories of the Alcázar are still occupied by the royal family when they visit Seville. The TV show “Game of Thrones” has shot many scenes at this location. - The General Archive of the Indies: The repository of extremely valuable documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and Asia. The building is an example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. - The Plaza de España: A square built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and an example of Regionalism Architecture, with elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles.. - The Royal Tobacco Factory: 18th-century stone building , now the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville. - The Palace of San Telmo: Seat of the presidency of the Andalusian Government. Construction of the building began in 1682 outside the walls of the city, on property belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. - The Tower of Gold: Almohad river watchtower. It served as a prison during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the golden shine it projected on the river, due to its building materials. The third and uppermost level was added after the previous third level was damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

Seville: Art and Culture Introductory Tour

5. Seville: Art and Culture Introductory Tour

Enjoy a unique introduction to Seville's art and culture on a tour designed especially for first-time visitors who want to learn more about the city's major landmarks and/or have an interest in photography and painting. Allow yourself to be amazed by Seville’s rich history as told by your guide, a passionate art lover and historian. Discover the modern-day city from a unique perspective by immersing yourself in its glorious past. Stroll through the city’s most significant sites and compare them to a few carefully selected historical pictures for a panoramic overview of Seville's history.  Start your tour at the Tower of Gold and continue to the Bullring, crossing a 19th-century bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel and a beautiful baroque church along the way. You will also have the opportunity to see other sights such as Plaza Nueva, the Cathedral, the lavishly decorated Palace of Alcázar, the narrow and picturesque streets of the Jewish quarter (Santa Cruz) and Sevilla’s most emblematic squares, as well as the Real Fabrica De Tabacos (which opera lovers will know from Carmen by Bizet), and the spectacular art-déco garden-park of Maria Luisa.

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What people are saying about Plaza Nueva, Seville

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Excellent start if you're new/if it's your first evening in Sevilla

My partner and I were fortunate to be the only tourists on this tour. Our guide Davy was very friendly and we enjoyed talking and walking together through Sevilla. It was very relaxed and easy-going, without any rushes or stress. Davy took us to four different viewpoints, most of them on hotel roofs of Sevilla's city centre, and told us about the different sights you can see from there. With his help, we got an excellent first impression of the town and its history and so we think that this tour is the perfect start for tourists coming to Sevilla for the first time. A drink is included and you can choose on which roof you want to sit down and enjoy it. Do the tour in the late afternoon/early evening, so you'll get the chance to experience a nice sunset view.

Unusual and fascinating visit. Despite our poor level of English, Abbey gave us a great visit and adapted to us. We climbed onto rooftops that we would not have had access to without our guide. Beautiful views and beautiful stories about Seville and its history.

Great experience

Filippe (italian archeologist) was a great host with big enthusiasm. He was very willing to adapt the tour to our needs and wishes and showed fundamental knowledge about thousands of details to tell. Thank you very much.

Good introduction to fly over Seville and understand its emblematic places...

Very entertaining and the views from the rooftops is very interesting.

Generate a more intimate experience with the buildings of Seville