Posted: 9/15/2023 | September 15th, 2023
Sevilleis gorgeous. It’s full of beautiful architecture and is considered the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. Known for its flamenco dancing and its unique blend of European and Islamic style, it’s a popular stop along the main tourist trail around the country.
And while it doesn’t see as many visitors asBarcelonaorMadrid, it has a large student population (so it’s affordable) and has a ton of things to see and do (and eat), from ornate palaces to historical cathedrals to mouth-watering tapas.
To help you make the most of your visit, here’s my list of the best walking tours in Seville. These will introduce you to the city and ensure you see the stunning highlights that have put it on the map — as well as get you off the beaten path!
Best Overall Tour
I’ve taken Take Walks tours all over Europe and it is, by far, my favorite tour company. They always manage to go above and beyond, with tours that are both fun and educational.
In Seville, they run two incredible walks:Seville in a Dayis the perfect intro to the city, covering all the highlights, but for something unique, chooseAlone in the Alcázar, which gives you early insider access to the royal palace that other tours don’t get. I can’t recommend them enough!
Best Free Tour
When it comes to free walking tours, New Europe sets the standard. It runs solid introductory tours all around Europe, and its Seville offering is no exception. On this 2.5-hour walk, you’ll see highlights such as the Torre del Oro, Triana Bridge, and Santa Ana Church. And while the tour is free, remember to tip your guide at the end!
Here are a few more walking tour options to help you make the most of your time in Seville:
1. Devour Food Tours
As a foodie, I love food tours, and Devour is my go-to company. Its guides are local experts, and they always provide incredible experiences. In Seville, which is home to over 3,000 tapas bars, there are three tours on offer, including the four-hourTastes, Tapas & Traditions, which takes you around the market and to tapas bars, where you’ll eat incredible dishes while meeting the people who make them.
If you just want to focus on tapas, theTapas, Taverns & History tourcovers some of the best spots in town. And if you want to experience flamenco culture, check out theTapas and Flamenco tour, which will not disappoint.
Tours from 79 EUR.
2。Conoce Mi Ciudad
If you just want to see the main couple of highlights — the Alcázar and the Cathedral — thisskip-the-line touris for you. You’ll get to visit the palace, which is a UNESCO site and Game of Thrones filming location, with a guide who can bring the sweeping history and stunning design to life. You’ll also get to marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and climb its tower for stunning views. The tour lasts three hours.
Tours from 56 EUR.
3. White Umbrella Tours
White Umbrella runs a standard free walking tour that covers the highlights, but it also organizes a walking tour ofSanta Cruz and the Jewish Quarter。您将了解early life in the city, visit old churches and synagogues, and hear the stories of famous people who lived in or visited the city, like American writer Washington Irving, as well some local legends and spooky stories. It’s a great all-around tour that covers areas many others skip.
Tours from 12 EUR.
4. Not Just a Tourist
To explore beyond the main sights, consider taking anOff the Beaten Path tour。Instead of visiting huge historic sights, on this two-hour walk, you’ll explore cool neighborhoods, visit cozy cafés and bookstores, and explore small flea markets most tourists miss. It’s a calmer, quieter look at life in the city, getting you beyond the busy tourist traps to experience a slice of life of Seville.
Tours from 88 EUR.
5. Guías and Tours
If you’d rather take a tour that focuses on the unusual, Guías and Tours offers a coolMysteries and Legends tourthat highlights the city’s infamous characters and paranormal tales. You’ll learn about plagues, ghost sightings, and other spooky happenings, going back as far as the 13th century. If you’ve already seen the main sights and want something more unique and unconventional, this is it!
Tours from 13 EUR.
By taking a walking tour inSeville, you’ll be able to connect with a local guide who can answer all your questions. You’ll also develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of southern Spain’s stunning cultural capital, which is bursting at the seams with glorious architecture. I always start my visits with a walking tour. I encourage you to do the same.
Book Your Trip to Seville: Logistical Tips and Tricks
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Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
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- Insure My Trip(for those over 70)
- Medjet(for additional evacuation coverage)
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Looking for More Information on Visiting Seville?
Be sure to visit ourrobust destination guide to Sevillefor even more planning tips!