Seville's Top 10
Collected by Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
Calle Ignacio Gómez Millán, s/n, 41010 Sevilla, Spain
The neighborhood of Triana has traditionally considered itself separate from Seville, while many in Seville consider Triana’s spirit an integral part of the city’s own character. The original settlement, just outside the city walls, could have...
The wealthy Countess of Lebrija bought this 16th-century palace in 1901 and renovated it to incorporate her extensive collection of Roman artifacts, amassed over years of travel and participation in archaeological digs. The ground floor and...
Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Spaniards may be divided in their opinions on the design of this four-level, five-pillared, wavy honeycomb structure, but few miss the grim parking lots it replaced. Now, in addition to much-needed shady plaza space, the Metropol Parasol houses a...
Calle Mateos Gago, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Does La Giralda, the bell tower of the cathedral, look familiar? The Almohad design of the tower, a minaret repurposed when the Christians took Seville back from the Moors, inspired the designs of Chicago’s Wrigley Building, the Biltmore Hotel in...
Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Seville’s cathedral, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is the third-largest church—and the largest cathedral—in the world. It's also the largest Gothic building in Europe. In short, it’s big. Five naves big. Built from the bones of a...
Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Eleven centuries into its existence, the elegant and sophisticated Alcázar is testament to the idea that good design transcends time. The palace, still the residence of the royal family when in Seville, invites wandering. You'll find peaceful...
Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Cristina Hoyos, probably the most famous flamenco dancer of all time (her image from the 1960s is often used to represent the iconic flamenco dancer, with a slicked-back raven-black chignon and a fiercely passionate demeanor), founded this museum...
Almonte, Huelva, Spain
Doñana National Park is the largest road-free expanse in Western Europe. The lack of development means a wealth of wildlife: You can see herons, flamingos, ibis, wild boar, lynx and eagles in these swaths of dune and wetland. El Rocío, a...
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