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About Seville

Seville has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Spain’s finest cities. Its elegant palaces, baroque architecture and whitewashed houses bathed in strong sunlight draw travellers from all around the world.

Streets lined with orange trees, improbably narrow alleyways, bouncy flamenco dresses and stunning views of the Guadalquivir River at every corner – Seville’s charms are many.

A place of inspiration for all creative arts, Seville has beguiled painters, writers and musicians for centuries.

Follow in their footsteps and explore the splendours of this enchanting city!

 
 
What to see

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Since 1987 the city of Seville is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Santa María de la Sede), the Royal Alcázar palace (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) and the General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias).


Catedral

Avenida de la Constitución s/n
41004 Seville
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Opening times
Monday 11:00-15:30
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-17:00
Sunday 14:30-18:00

Admission
Adult EUR 9

Erected after the Spanish Reconquista to celebrate Seville's flourishing trade, Saint Mary of the See stands, after centuries of renovation, as the third-largest cathedral in the world and the biggest Gothic sanctuary.

Its bell tower, called La Giralda, sits atop the minaret of the original 12th-century Islamic mosque, inspired by that of Marrakesh.

Real Alcázar

Patio de Banderas s/n
41004 Seville
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Opening times
09:30-17:00

Admission
Adult EUR 9.50

A unique blend of Moorish, Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the Royal Alcázar is one of the most ancient palaces still in use in the world.

Its historic gardens and orchards are amongst Seville's most outstanding features, along with the Contracting House (Casa de la Contratación) that the Spanish monarchs established in the 16th century to regulate trade with the New World.

Archivo General de Indias

Calle Santo Tomás
41001 Seville
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Opening times
Monday-Saturday 09:30-16:45
Sunday 10:00-14:00

Admission
Adult EUR 5

The General Archive of the Indies was established with the purpose of collecting all documents relating to Spanish colonies in the Indies.

Housed in a building known as Casa Lonja de Mercadares, built in 1572, it contains over 43,000 documents occupying eight linear kilometres of shelving.

 

And much more...

Casa de Pilatos

Plaza de Pilatos 1
41003 Seville
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Opening times
09:00-19:00

Admission
Ground floor only EUR 6
Entire house EUR 8

Another example of mixed Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance style.

The Casa de Pilatos, so-called because because of its resemblance to Pontius Pilato's home in Jerusalem, is an archetypal example of Andalusian palace architecture, famed for its intricate artesonado ceilings and beautiful tilework.

Hospital de la Caridad

Calle Temprado 3
41001 Seville
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Opening times
Monday-Saturday 09:00-13:30 & 15:30-19:30
Sunday 09:00-13:00 & 15:30-19:30

Admission
Adult EUR 5 (all proceeds from ticket sales used to support the hospital's activities)

The Hospital de la Caridad, founded in the late 17th century to treat the destitute and elderly, still houses residents today.

Its Baroque church, open to the public together with the inner courtyard, features famous paintings by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo and Juan de Valdés Leal.

Need more information?

Download the Seville Traveller Pocket Guide by local resident Sandra Vallaure.

Download the Seville Traveller Pocket Guide by local resident Sandra Vallaure.

Her independent traveler blog is packed with useful tips to help you prepare your trip and let you enjoy Seville as the locals do.

Want to venture further afield from the tourist-trodden paths of the Barrio de Santa Cruz and enjoy the true flavours of Andalucia?

Seville's 2000 tapas bars have much to offer. Sandra has tracked down the best in one handy downloadable eBook.

Save 25% on 30 Extraordinary Tapas Bars with the discount code INTERGRAF (all caps) and find out exactly what to eat where, how to order it, and when to go.

 
 
What to do

Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla

© Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla - Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla. Fotografía: Lourdes Páez Morales

Plaza del Museo 9
41001 Seville
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Opening times
Tuesday-Saturday 09:00-20:30
Sunday 09:00-15:30

Admission
Free for EU citizens and ICOM members
EUR 1.50 for non-EU citizens

The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, set in a late 16th-century convent, contains a major collection of masterpieces from the Gothic period to the 20th century.

Particulary strong in Spanish Baroque painting, it features many famous works by Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, Francisco Herrera, Juan de Valdés Leal, and Francisco de Zurbáran.

Museo del Baile Flamenco

Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos 3
41004 Seville
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Opening times
Monday-Sunday 10:00-19:00
Monday-Sunday (show) 19:00-20:00

Admission
Museum EUR 10
Flamenco show EUR 20
Combined ticket EUR 24

A gateway into the fascinating world of flamenco.

Experience the many facets of this unique artistic expression fusing vocal, instrumental and dance performance, inscribed on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, through interactive museum exhibits and nightly performances staged in the building's patio.

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

Avenida Américo Vespucio 2
41092 Seville
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Opening times
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-21:00
Sunday 10:00-15:30

Admission
Monument/Temporary exhibitions EUR 1.80
Full visit EUR 3.01
Free Tuesday-Friday 19:00-21:00
Saturday 11:00-21:00

Housed in a Renaissance monastery, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) boasts an impressive permanent collection of Spanish art from the mid-20th century onwards, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Andalusian creation and its relationship to Spanish and international movements.

A new retrospective exhibition of works by the Sevillian painter Luis Gordillo (b.1934) will open on the last day of the conference.

 
 
Where to eat

Sevilla Convention and Congress Bureau (SCCB) have arranged a number of special offers for all delegates to take advantage of while in Seville. Why not sample Andulusean tapas and dishes, or check out a local attraction during your stay?


Restaurants

Abantal
Calle Alcalde José de la Bandera 7-9
41003 Seville
+34 954 54 00 00
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Becerrita
Calle Recaredo 9
41003 Seville
+34 954 41 20 57
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Casa Robles
Calle Alvarez Quinteros 58
41004 Seville
+34 954 21 31 50
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Catalina Casa de Comidas
Plaza Padre Jerónimo de Córdoba 12
41003 Seville
+34 954 56 36 87
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conTenedor
Calle San Luis 50
41005 Seville
+34 954 916 333
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Dmercao
Conde de Barajas 23
41002 Seville
+34 954 389 125
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El Gallinero de Sandra
Pasaje Esperanza Elena Caro 2
41002 Seville
+34 954 90 99 31
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La Azotea
Calle Jesús del Gran Poder 31
41002 Seville
+34 955 11 67 48
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Taberna del Alabardero
Calle de Zaragoza 20
41001 Seville
+34 954 50 27 21
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Tapas (* also restaurant)

Bar Estrella
Calle Estrella 3
41004 Seville
+34 954 21 93 25
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Bodega Dos de Mayo
Plaza de la Gavidia 6
41002 Seville
+34 954 90 86 47
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Bodeguita Romero
Calle Harinas 10
41001 Seville
+34 954 229 556
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DeÓ Vinos y Tapas
Calle Virgen del Valle 10
41011 Seville
+34 955 19 86 54
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El Rinconcillo*
Calle Gerona 40
41003 Seville
+34 954 22 31 83
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Eslava*
Calle Eslava 3
41002 Seville
+34 954 90 65 68
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La Brunilda
Calle Galera 5
41001 Seville
+34 954 22 04 81
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Las Golondrinas 2
Calle Pages del Corro 76
41010 Seville
+34 954 33 16 26
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Tradevo Centro
Plaza Pintor Amalio García del Moral 2
41005 Seville
+34 854 52 15 54
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