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3 Must-See Places in Seville

May 14, 2018
by Kelly McKeon
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Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, it can be difficult trying to figure out where to go and what to do. Here are the top three places to go in Seville, Spain.

Parque Maria Luisa

Any decent tour guide will tell you that the wonders of Parque Maria Luisa are not to go unseen. This park has everything: horse and carriage rides, an incredible fountain dedicated to the beauty of Spain, orange tree-lined paths, and more than enough benches and green spaces to sit down for a proper picnic. The fountain, known as the Plaza de España, is massively overwhelming in its sheer size and magnificence. The rowboats, tile work, and occasional flamenco dancers are straight out of a film. Speaking of movies, Seville and the Plaza de España were the backdrop for some very famous movies. Ever heard of Star Wars? Episode II: Attack of the Clones filmed scenes in this very location. Another famous film with scenes shot here is Sacha Baron-Cohen’s The Dictator.

 View of the Plaza de España
 
 Horse and carriage ride through Parque Maria Luisa

Alameda

If you are looking for an authentic Spanish experience and some great food, Alameda is the place for you. The area boasts families and friends out and about enjoying the weather, taking in a street performance, or munching on some good food. If you have a heart, the little kids and puppies playing in the center of the square will certainly brighten your day. This area of town is more artsy than the central, touristy area of Seville. Restaurants like Arte y Sabor and El Palador cater to a group with fewer options in Andalusia - vegans and vegetarians. And they do it right - their food is delicious.

 View of a bridge from the walking path along the Guadalquivir River
 
 A boat on the Guadalquivir River

The Guadalquivir River

Lastly, but certainly not least, the Guadalquivir River is not to be overlooked. During warm, sunny days, locals and tourists alike flock to the area to picnic, drink, and enjoy the day. Along the river are bike and walking paths, overlooks, and parks. A classic image from this area is of friends splitting a bottle of vino and watching the sun set over Seville. As you walk along the river from the Torre del Oro to the Triana bridge, the scene becomes increasingly local and hip. Near Triana, on the central side of the river, it is not uncommon to see groups of people playing ukuleles or slack-lining. There is something for everyone along the river.

 Colored houses along the Guadalquivir River

Kelly M. is the Spring 2018 MOJO Blogger in Seville, Spain. She is currently a Sophomore studying Communication & Marketing at Clemson University.
Kelly McKeon is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Blogger in Seville, Spain, and is currently studying at Clemson University.
 

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