Seville has many icons and symbols around the city, like the Giralda, the Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, or Barrio de Santa Cruz. But there is one that stands on them, the monumental Guadalquivir river.
This pintorestic river is the largest of Andalucía, and offers plenty of activities to do in Seville. Sevillanos love to get to the Guadalquivir in order to practice some sports, have a walk, or just relax by taking the sun in the shore. Walking by this river is one of the best things to do in Seville in the spring!
If you are planning to come to the city, here you have a list of the best activities you can try by the Guadalquivir. Check them out!
Ride a bike by the river
Since 2007, Seville has a full bicycle line of 140 kilometers along the city. In addition, the streets of Seville are all quite flat, so this makes the city a perfect place to ride on a bicycle!
If you are looking for a charming walk, we highly recommend you to ride by the river from Paseo Colón to the San Jerónimo neighborhood. This 20 minutes ride will offer you a stunning view of the river, accompanied by its beautiful gardens and historic bridges. You will enjoy of a relaxing ride in a natural and healthy environment.
Take a sunbath at Capote
Visiting a city is not just about walking and looking for monuments, it´s also about relaxing and enjoying your holidays! If you have some spare time on your visit you should try to go to El Capote, in order to lay down on the grass and enjoy of a relaxing time while the Spanish sun tans your skin.
This is an activity that many locals love to do, especially in the afternoon at “siesta” time. You can find several people having a beer, reading a book, or just sleeping at the shore of the river. If you are coming to Seville in spring time, this is one of the best things to do, besides, you can go back home with a nice brown skin 😉
Have a drink at Muelle New York
Once you are done with the downtown, monuments, and all your activities… it´s time to relax!
By the river you will find numerous places to have a drink. One of the best ones you can find is Muelle New York.
This charming place combines perfectly party and coffee time. During the day you can relax having a mojito or a coffee, sitting on the chairs while the sun warms you. At night, you will have the chance to party with locals in a unique place that will offer you some stunning views of the illuminated Guadalquivir.
Muelle New York is located between Los Remedios and San Telmo bridges, and it’s definitely a place you should visit if, for example, you are celebrating a bachelorette party in Seville.
Have a walk around the Alamillo Park
Visiting Seville means to visit a city full of parks and nature, which makes it one of the greenest cities in Europe. If you are looking for a healthy activity and want to discover the nature of Seville, we highly recommend you to go to the Alamillo Park: the biggest park of the city, where you will find a wide range of things to do, as surfing, yoga classes, and even an outdoor fitness.
If you want to enjoy of a charming walk around the park by the Guadalquivir, we recommend you to start at the Alamillo bridge and follow the river on your right side. You will discover some hidden and secret places of Seville that usually only local know, as the Huevo de Colón (Columbus Egg): a huge and peculiar monument that will amaze you!
Enjoy of a pedal boat through the Guadalquivir
If you are in the mood to practice some activities after your walk around the city, you should take a ride on a pedal boat through the river! This funny activity is a great way to sail through the Guadalquivir in an ecological and healthy way.
You will enjoy pedaling on the boat while enjoying of the beautiful sights of the place. If you feel hot you can always have a bath in the river, but… just an advice, make sure you take a shower once you get to your hotel 😉
Do you want to know more? Take a look at Pedalquivir Company!
As you can see, Seville is a place that offers you plenty of activities and things to do in order to have fun on your holydays. Did you also think about saving your experience in the meanwhile? Don´t miss the chance and join Photo Tour Seville!
We will immortalize your best moments enjoying the city and you will go back home with a photo album full of memories of your trip to Seville!
Drop us a line and let us know your plans. We will be happy to know from you!