Andalusia’s capital is a city rich with Moorish heritage.
This is visible in everything from the colourful painted tiles that adorn many buildings, to the lobed arches of the palaces and of course the iconic Giralda tower, which was once a minaret.
Three of the things most associated with Spain are also typically Sevillian: Flamenco, tapas and toros!
Come in spring, when the aroma of jasmine and orange blossom carries on the breeze, and you can catch either the atmospheric solemnity of Semana Santa or the raucous merrymaking of the Feria de Abril.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Seville:
1. Seville Cathedral
This enormous structure is like a little world on its own, and you will lose hours staring in awe at the beautiful architectural flourishes, relics and historical curios.
With 80 different chapels it’s the largest cathedral in the world by volume and is a World Heritage site.
There are also hints of the mosque that once stood on this spot, especially in the Court of the Orange trees on the north side, where Muslims once performed ablutions.
The big photo opportunity inside is definitely the tomb of Christopher Columbus, but there’s something spectacular at almost every turn.