Seville (Sevilla in Spanish) is Andalucía’s most high-profile city destination and is one of the most-popular day trips from Malaga.
As the regional capital and the largest city in Southern Spain, it offers a wealth of attractions and activities, shaped by the influences of diverse cultures throughout the centuries.
Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Seville boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all conveniently located within walking distance of each other. These include the awe-inspiring Cathedral and Giralda Tower, the magnificent Alcázar castle-palace, and the historically significant Archive of the Indies.
One of the newer additions to Seville’s architectural wonders is the Setas de Sevilla, an intriguing lattice-like structure resembling a mushroom. Climbing to the top of this unique construction offers stunning panoramic views of the cityscape.
Seville is renowned as one of the birthplaces of flamenco, and the vibrant essence of this art form can be experienced throughout the streets, with spontaneous performances cropping up in various corners.
The neighborhood of Triana, situated on the western bank of the Guadalquivir river, particularly embodies the spirit of flamenco. It has nurtured many celebrated flamenco singers, dancers and bullfighters, and has earned a reputation as an excellent place to savour local cuisine while immersing oneself in an authentic atmosphere.
When night falls, the bustling Alameda de Hércules is the place to be. This expansive open square, adorned with Roman columns, is lined with bars on both sides, as well as in the labyrinthine network of surrounding streets and alleys. It serves as a popular gathering spot for people from all walks of life and age groups.
Around two hours from Malaga
Seville is conveniently accessible from Malaga, with a travel time of just 2 hours on the Avant trains or approximately 3 hours on the low-speed trains. Alternatively, the journey by car takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.