24 Hours In

24 Hours in Sevilla

Marley Kropp is a student at Grove City College and an ISA Featured Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

I’ve been in Sevilla for a few months now, but I never get tired of exploring the city. Here’s your guide for how to spend 24 culture-filled hours here. It’s based off of my many days of exploring and wandering through this beautiful city.

Triana Market

Triana Market is full of local produce, like these delicious strawberries.

Triana Market is full of local produce, like these delicious strawberries.

If you want the freshest food and a truly local vibe, the Triana Market is the place to be.

Triana Bridge

I love the views of the river from the Triana Bridge.

I love the views of the river from the Triana Bridge.

The views of the Guadalquivir River from the Triana Bridge can’t be beat.  The Guadalquivir River has been at the heart of Seville for millennia.

Sevilla Cathedral

Seville Cathedral’s bell tower is called the Giralda, and it was originally built during the Moorish period. It’s a symbol of Seville and it affords great views of the city if you climb to the top of it.

Christopher Columbus is buried in the Seville Cathedral.

Christopher Columbus is buried in the Seville Cathedral.

Here’s a part of the cathedral as seen from the Giralda.

Here’s a part of the cathedral as seen from the Giralda.

 You can see the Giralda in almost any skyline picture of Seville.

You can see the Giralda in almost any skyline picture of Seville.

Alcázar

Seville’s Alcázar palace is a great example of mudéjar architecture, which was influenced by both Christian and Muslim cultures and styles.

I love the courtyards and intricate wall carvings in the Alcázar.

I love the courtyards and intricate wall carvings in the Alcázar.

Museo de Bellas Artes

The Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) is hardly ever crowded and contains a huge collection of works by Sevillian painters. The building itself is beautiful and used to be a convent.

This is the ceiling of the Museo de Bellas Artes. The building itself is a work of art.

This is the ceiling of the Museo de Bellas Artes. The building itself is a work of art.

Plaza de España

The Plaza de España is a great place to wander around and take pictures, especially in the hour before sunset when the buildings glow in a beautiful orange-red. The Plaza was built for the 1929 Iberian-American Exposition in Seville.

The Plaza de España is beautiful at all times of the day.

The Plaza de España is beautiful at all times of the day.

I love the tiles and ceramics at the Plaza de España.

I love the tiles and ceramics at the Plaza de España.

Las Setas

This structure is called las Setas (the Mushrooms) because that’s exactly what it looks like. Some people don’t think it fits in with the rest of Seville, but you can visit the top of las Setas for a great view and decide for yourself.

Here’s the view from the top of las Setas.

Here’s the view from the top of las Setas.

La Cacharrería

Seville is full of hidden gems like la Cacharrería. It’s a little coffee shop tucked away in a winding street not too far from las Setas. The cake is fantastic!

Not many people can fit inside this coffee shop, but it’s worth a try.

Not many people can fit inside this coffee shop, but it’s worth a try.

La Carbonería

Some friends and I wandered into la Carbonería on a Friday to find a free flamenco performance going on. The musicians play while you enjoy the atmosphere, and you might get to see a dancer or two join them for an impromptu performance. That’s a great way to end a full day spent immersing yourself in Seville’s history and culture.

It’s a little blurry because the dancers move very quickly, but you can see the energy that they bring when they perform.

It’s a little blurry because the dancers move very quickly, but you can see the energy that they bring when they perform.

The world awaits…discover it.

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