The favorite season for locals has already come to Seville and you can feel it on the streets: the spring! Without a doubt, this time of the year is the best to visit Seville. Why? Temperatures are warm but nice, flowers in the parks are blooming and impregnate the city with an incredible smell, days are much longer and the most important thing: the environment on the streets starts to be more lively!
During the early afternoon, it’s common to see many locals going out for a walk around downtown, having a beer in the bars or practicing some sports along the river. Sevillanos are very dependent on the weather, so it is quite easy to see them in a good mood during this time of the year. Whether you plan to visit Seville with your couple, family, or friends, there are many activities and things to do you can try. Here we have made a list for you in order to give you some nice tips!
Boat ride over Guadalquivir River
Going to Seville means to visit the most important port city of Europe during the Catholic Kings period. Seville can presume of contains, besides Cordoba, the widest river of Andalucía: the Guadalquivir River. If you want to feel part of the history, we highly recommend you to sail it!
One of the most charming ways to do so is by booking El Barquero de Triana (Triana´s Boatman). This lovely activity will offer you the opportunity to sail the river in a traditional boat rowed by a local boatman from Triana. You can enjoy of a relaxed and romantic ride while you contemplate the city. This is a great chance to declare your love to your couple or make you marriage proposal. We bet your couple will melt of love!
Horse ride on a carriage
If you enjoy trying traditional activities in the city, a horse ride is something that you definitely have to do! It dates back to the middle ages, where locals used animals to carry objects and people. This activity has remained along the years until today, where is more focus to visitors that want to see the city from a traditional way.
There are around a hundred horse carriages spread along the city, which are located around Seville downtown. If you want to enjoy of an interesting itinerary by horse ride, we highly recommend you to take it from Plaza Virgen de los Reyes to Plaza de España. You will enjoy of a charming ride through the highlights of Seville and will contemplate the city from a unique perspective.
Go out for tapas!
Visiting Seville is a unique opportunity to try the Spanish gastronomy. The good temperatures of April are a perfect reason to go out and try the wide range of bars in the city. Whether you like meat, fish, or vegetables, there are plenty of options for you. If you are looking for fresh fish, we recommend you to visit Restaurante la Isla and Blanco Cerrillo. Both are close to the Cathedral and have the best fish of the city. Don´t miss the “adobo” dish of Blanco Cerrillo bar! You will smell it before entering to the bar!
If you are looking for traditional tapas, you may want to have a look at La Paloma Blanca. Located in Triana neighborhood, this bar offers a quick and charming service and a delicious range of food. Among its specialties, the anchovies and stuffed eggplants. And in case you prefer a modern cuisine, you should go to El Contenedor. Here you can enjoy an innovative menu that will surprise you, like the rice with duck dish. You can find El Contenedor in San Luis Street.
Visit the beautiful Seville parks
One of the best things that spring brings to Seville, apart from the nice weather, is the blowing of the flowers, which are covered by the numerous parks of the city. Among all the parks of Seville (up to 12!) there are three main ones that are specially worth to visit, perfect for events like picnics, walks or if you want to celebrate your bachelorette party in Seville.
One of them is the Parque de los Príncipes, which is famous by its big pond full of ducks and swans. This park is located close to the Feria de Abril, so if you are coming to this event you should take advantage and go to explore it!
Another big and famous park is the Parque de María Luisa. Known as the “lung” of Seville, this park can show off of being the most beautiful one of the city. Here you can find a wide range of plants and trees spread along the park, which has a beautiful spot called Plaza de América that harbor two museums.
The third one is called Parque del Alamillo. Located in the other side of the river, this park is the biggest of the city. On it you can find different activities and things to do, like rowing boats, surf, or an outdoor gym.
Explore and photograph downtown Seville
The warm temperature of spring invites you to go out and discover the city. If you are lucky enough to have a good camera with you, it´s a good opportunity to take photos of all those beautiful spots you will find. By joining Photo Tour Seville you will be guided by our local photographers in order to show you the secrets places of Seville.
You will enjoy discovering places like the iconic Plaza de España, the María Luisa Park or Barrio Santa Cruz (the Jewish neighborhood). At the same time, you will learn all the tips to dominate the camera´s functions and will be able to take photos of the city from the best perspectives, in order to create your own photo album of Seville. Take advantage and get the most of your visit to Seville!
Don´t miss the chance to try some of these activities in Seville! In case you need help to find them, we will be happy to go with you and show you around. Do you want to have a memory of your visit to Seville? Our team of photographers will immortalize your experience while you enjoy your time, without worrying about taking pictures.
Take advantage and book your activity with Photo Tour Seville! You will have memories that will last a lifetime!