It´s highly probable that you may heard that Seville is not the best place to visit during the summer. The fact is that this city can easily reach 45 ºC (113 ºF) between July and August but… don´t be afraid! Fortunately, Seville is well adapted to the heat, and even so offers a wide range of things to do during the summer.
The amazing Guadalquivir River, the beautiful parks and gardens, and the numerous bars with nice terraces around the city, are great allies to fight the high temperatures. Would you like to know the best things to do in Seville during this summer? Check this list out!
Enjoy an open air concert at night at the Real Alcázar
Can you imagine to listen to some classic Arabic music under the stars, at the most important Muslim Palace of the city? Sounds amazing, right? Well, you are lucky, because this is definitely one of the best activities to do in Seville during your stay!
The World Heritage of Seville offers a wide range of activities and things to do during the summer, which contain a extensive selection of bands with different styles. Among the orchestras, you can find flamenco fusion, classic, and international music from India and Arabic countries.
The performances takes place at the gardens of the Palacio Alcázar, where the breeze runs through the trees, so you can enjoy of a charming music event while the fresh air accompanies you. You can book your tickets for performances at the Real Alcázar website. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one of the most wonderful things to do in Seville this summer!
Refresh yourself at Isla Mágica
When you feel that the heat is too heavy and you start to feel torpid, it´s time to cool off with some water! One of the biggest and funniest places to play and refresh with water in Seville is the Isla Mágica theme park.
This classic place of Seville was built thinking of the summer, so most of its activities are related to the water. Among them, you can find the Iguazú, a big boat that rushes through water channels that will get you wet as a heavy rain. If you don´t have enough with water and want more, you can always try to jump off into the slides that will take you to the swimming pools.
But… Isla Mágica is not all about water. There is also time to relax and learn about the history of Seville, by visiting some of the caravels from the XVI century that are moored in the port. So now you know: if you want to escape from the heat, come to visit Isla Mágica! It’s one of those things to do in Seville that will surprise you the most!
Relax at Matalascañas beach
One of the many great things about Seville is its suitable location in the map. The capital of Andalusia is close to some important cities like Granada, Córdoba or Ronda, and also to the south coast of Spain.
One of the closest beaches from Seville is the one at Matalascañas, in Huelva. This small town has been baptized as “the beach of Seville”, due to the high influx of locals that visit it, especially during the weekends, and because it’s just 50-60 minutes away from the city. So, if you are up for a day trip or an excursion from Seville and are looking for a fresh place to relax and have a nice bath, we recommend you to visit Matalascañas since the beach is just 99 Km (61 miles) from Seville.
Try some traditional Spanish food and drinks at Mercado de Triana
Visiting Seville is a great opportunity to try some of the best Spanish food. If you are looking for a real traditional place at a fresh temperature, then Mercado de Triana is definitely your place to go.
This secret place of Seville, known specially by the locals, combines perfectly the traditional style with the modern gastronomy from Andalusia. Inside Mercado de Triana you can find some of the freshest products of the area, as fish, vegetables and meat, so trying them in the numerous bars of the market is definitely one of the best things you can do in Seville this summer.
One of the good things about Mercado de Triana is that is underground, which makes it a fresh place to spend your day. Take your time and relax inside this market, having a drink while the sun goes down. You won´t mind to wait at a charming place like this!
Enjoy a ride by boat through the Guadalquivir River
When the sun is up and the heat starts to increase, you will think about going to the Guadalquivir River to have a bath and refresh yourself. This could be a good idea, if it was not for the dirt of the river. But don´t worry! There are plenty of activities in Seville by the Guadalquivir.
Among them, we recommend you a boat ride! The company Cruceros Torre del Oro offers cruises that take you from the port of Seville to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in Cádiz, where the river ends. This is a charming 2-hours-ride that will give you the opportunity to discover the historic Guadalquivir River, while you enjoy of the beautiful views from the air-conditioned cruise. You can book your tickets here.
Did you like this list of things to do in Seville for the summer? We hope you enjoy some of them if you are visiting the city soon! Of course, you can always count on us to immortalize your experience in Seville with a private photographer!
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