The Best Itinerary for 2 Days in Seville (+ Where to Stay)
You’re planning to spend 2 days in Seville and you’re looking for the best things to do?
You’re at the right place!
In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared for you this 2-day itinerary in Seville.
During your trip, you will discover all must-see attractions of the city such as Seville Cathedral, the Alcazar of Seville, the Plaza de España and a lot more!
In addition to the best places to visit and activities for each stage of your itinerary, I will also give you all my best tips and accommodation suggestions depending on your budget.
So, what are the best places to visit in Seville in 2 days? Where to stay?
Let’s find out!
- The Best Itinerary for 2 Days in Seville (+ Where to Stay)
- How to avoid waiting in line (and save a lot of time!) at Seville’s tourist attractions
- Seville in 2 days: the best itinerary
- Day 1 of your itinerary in Seville – The must-sees of the city center
- Day 2 of your weekend in Seville – What to do and see?
- Where to stay in Seville
- Visit Seville in 2 days with your family
- Other places to visit during your 2 days in Seville
- Map of your 2-day itinerary in Seville
- Find the best flight prices for your 2 days in Seville
- You’re traveling in Spain? These articles will help you!
How to avoid waiting in line (and save a lot of time!) at Seville’s tourist attractions
As in many touristic cities such as Rome, London or Amsterdam, the main monuments of Seville are often crowded as soon as they open and you should expect to see a long waiting line forming quickly.
Needless to say, when you have planned a 2-day visit to Seville, you don’t want to waste your time waiting!
Hopefully, there is a very simple way to get priority access to Seville’s must-see attractions.
So here are the 3 solutions you have to optimize your weekend in Seville:
1. The Seville Pass
First option: buy the Seville City Pass.
It’s a great solution to save time and money during your 2-day trip to Seville!
You will be able to access the most famous tourist attractions without waiting.
The Seville pass will also make your life much easier: as it’s 100% digital, you will just have to present your entrance tickets on your smartphone when visiting the Seville Cathedral or Alcazar for example.
Nothing to print (of course you can still print if you prefer, but it’s not mandatory at all) and no physical card that you can lose: this is another great advantage, especially if you’re like me 😅.
The Seville Pass includes:
- Entrance with priority access to the Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda (on day 1 of this itinerary)
- A ticket for the Alcázar of Seville (you will visit it on the second day)
- A Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour
- An audio guide of Seville to download to your phone
- 10% discount on any of the other tickets or activities sold on the Tiqets website.
When you purchase your city pass, you will be asked to specify the date and time slot for your visit to the Cathedral and the Alcazar.
To buy your Seville Pass for your 2 days in Seville, simply click on the green button below:
2. The Andalusia Pass
If your 2-day stay in Seville is part of an itinerary in Andalusia, you should rather opt for the Andalusia Pass. It’s perfect to save even more money if you’re also visiting Cordoba and Granada!
It’s similar to Seville City Pass I mentioned above: you will get skip the line tickets for the must-see tourist attractions of these 3 cities. It’s also 100% digital.
With the Andalusia Pass, you will get
- Skip the line ticket for the Alcazar of Seville
- Priority entrance ticket to the Alhambra of Granada and the Nasrid Palaces
- Guided tour of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
- Audio guide to visit Seville in 2 days and Granada.
To buy your “Best of Andalusia card”, simply click on the following button:
If you’re interested in the Andalusia pass, you should also read my detailed itineraries in Andalusia. They will for sure help you to plan your trip!
3. Skip the line tickets for Seville’s tourist attractions
Your last option to visit Seville in 48 hours and save time is to buy priority entrances only for the sites you want to visit.
You can easily book tickets, guided tours and activities online for your 2 day-stay in Seville!
For more information and to book your tickets, simply click on the links in orange below:
- The Cathedral of Seville
- Guided tour of the cathedral
- The Alcazar of Seville
- Guided tour of the Alcazar
- The barrio of Santa Cruz
- Guided visit of Seville with the tourist bus
- Flamenco show at the Casa de la Memoria
- Flamenco evening with drinks and tapas at the Palacio Andaluz
- The Aquarium of Seville
- A 4-hour guided walking tour
- A 1-hour guided cruise on the Guadalquivir River
- A one-hour flamenco class
- A Spanish cooking class
Seville in 2 days: the best itinerary
Let’s now see how to visit Seville in 2 days.
For each day, I will give you a detailed itinerary with all the details you need for your visits, along with a map of Seville. This will help you optimize your trip and enjoy a stress-free stay in Seville!
I assume that you will be staying in Seville for 2 full days and that you have purchased the Seville Pass, Andalusia Pass or Skip-the-Line tickets. This way you will be able to see as many places as possible during your 2 day stay!
If, after reading this article, you still have questions (or need help organizing your trip), you can ask me in the comments section at the very end of this article.
So, what can you visit in Seville in 2 days?
Day 1 of your itinerary in Seville – The must-sees of the city center
Day 1 visits
A. Seville Cathedral
B. The Indies Archives
C. Barrio de Santa Cruz
D. Plaza de España
E. Maria Luisa Park
A. Seville Cathedral
Your 2-day trip to Seville will start with the famous Cathedral of Seville.
Built in 15th century and one of the three largest cathedrals in the world, this UNESCO world heritage site is as beautiful to see from the outside as it is from the inside!
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to admire the tombs of several kings of Spain as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer.
In addition to the grand architecture, you should check the Sacristia Mayor, featuring many works of art and the main chapel, home to one of the largest altarpieces in the world.
The visit to the cathedral also includes access to the Giralda (the bell tower). From up there, you will enjoy a 360° view of Seville
As I mentioned above, there is often a long waiting line to get into the cathedral, so don’t forget to book your Seville City Pass to get priority access!
If you don’t want to take the full pass, you can opt for one of the following tickets:
B. The archives of the Indies
After your visit to the cathedral, you only have to cross the street to enter the General Archive of the Indies.
The site was created in 1785 by King Charles III of Spain in order to collect all documents related to the Spanish colonies.
The original documents (such as maps) are not visible today, replaced by cardboard folders on the shelves of the bookcases, which are therefore empty.
But the site is worth a visit for its remarkable interior architecture, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And the entrance is free!
C. The Barrio de Santa Cruz
Let’s continue your 2-day trip to Seville with a stroll through the historic center of the city.
The pedestrian streets of Santa Cruz neighborhood, one of the most typical of the city, are lined with small stores and pretty houses with whitewashed facades.
There, you will also find many bars and restaurants: perfect for a lunch on a terrace.
In addition to visiting the main monuments like the cathedral or the Alcazar, you can enjoy a walk and pass by:
- The Patio de Banderas for its view over the cathedral and the Giralda
- The Plaza del Cabildo, a beautiful circular square with arcades and a fountain in its center
- The plaza Nueva ,where the city hall of Seville is located.
To make sure you don’t miss anything of the historic district, you should take this one-hour guided walking tour:
D. Plaza de España
You can’t visit Seville in 2 days without seeing the city’s most important square: The Plaza de España
You will for sure be amazed by its impressive dimensions and stunning architecture. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful squares I have ever seen!
Crossed by a canal, lined by bridges, arcades and housing 48 benches covered with azulejos representing each one of the Spanish provinces, it is truly grandiose.
It’s the perfect place to take great pictures!
And Star Wars fans will be delighted to know that the Plaza de España was used as a filming location for “Attack of the Clones”.
One more reason to immortalize your passage on this emblematic square 😎.
E. Maria Luisa Park
To end your day, you should now head to Maria Luisa park, located right next to the Spanish Steps.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy a bit of greenery and fresh air by the fountains, ponds and pools. So take some time to relax a bit, far from the hustle and bustle of the historic center.
And if you go to the southern end of the park, you will reach Plaza America, also called “the pigeon square” by Sevillians.
There, you will find 2 museums that you can visit: the museum of arts and popular customs, and the archaeological museum.
Day 2 of your weekend in Seville – What to do and see?
Day 2 visits:
A. Real Alcazar of Seville
B. The house of Pilatos
C. The Metropol Parasol
D. Shopping in Seville
E. Flamenco show
A. The Alcazar of Seville
Your two-day itinerary in Seville continues with a visit to the other emblematic monument of the city: the Alcazar of Seville.
This palace is still officially used by the king of Spain when he stays in Seville.
The interior, in Arabic and Moorish style, is simply magnificent, with every room and patio decorated with sumptuous patterns and tiles.
Add the huge gardens with fountains and flowerbeds, and you’ll quickly understand why the Alcazar is a must-see during your 2 days in Seville!
As I told you earlier in this guide, you should really get a priority entrance to the Alcazar. The easiest is to take the Seville Pass or the Andalusia Pass.
If you don’t want to take a city pass, I still highly recommend you to opt for one of the skip the line tickets below:
- A priority access ticket for the Alcazar
- A guided tour of the Alcazar
- A guided tour of the Cathedral + Alcazar
B. The Casa de Pilatos
After visiting the Alcázar, it will surely be time for lunch in one of the many restaurants of Santa Cruz neighborhood.
Once you’ve had your fill, you can continue your 2-day tour of Seville by visiting the Casa de Pilatos. It’s located only 12 minutes walk from the Alcázar, still in the historic center.
Built in the 16th century by a marquis, this aristocratic palace presents a mixture of several styles: renaissance, gothic and mudejar.
You will first discover a beautiful patio with its fountain, then you will continue with the rooms located around and decorated with beautiful coffered ceilings as well as numerous azulejos, before finishing by the gardens.
And if you wish to learn more about the history of this beautiful typical house, an audio guide is available.
A few hundred meters from the Casa de Pilatos, you will also find a second palace that is worth a visit: the Palacio de las Duenas
You can choose to visit one or the other or both (it fits well in the planning).
There are many works of art on display and it also has a patio and a really nice garden. The rooms on the first floor are also richly furnished (which is not the case for the Casa de Pilatos).
The entrance ticket for the palace of Las Duenas includes an audio guide. You need to buy it in advance by clicking on the button below:
C. The Metropol Parasol
Let’s now leave Seville old town and head to the the Metropol Parasol, located in a slightly more modern part of the city.
To get there, it only takes 7 minutes on foot from the Casa de Pilatos or less than 5 minutes from Las Duenas Palace.
Once you’ve seen the building, you’ll immediately understand why it is also called “Las Setas”, which means “mushrooms” in English.
Completely out of place in the Andalusian capital, this huge wooden structure looks like giant mushrooms.
Needless to say that this particular architecture is not to everyone’s taste, but once on the top of the Metropol Parasol, you will be able to admire a superb 360° view over Seville by walking on the footbridges.
With your entrance ticket, you will also get a 1€ discount on a drink served at the bar located on the Metropol Parasol terrace.
This is the unusual visit of your weekend in Seville!
D. Shopping in Seville
During your 2 days in Seville, you will also have a bit of time for shopping.
When you leave the Metropol Parasol, you should take Calle Imagen and then Calle Martin Villa to reach an area with the classic fashion stores such as Zara, H&M, Pull&Bear etc.
You can also pass by one of the main shopping centers of Seville, El Corte Inglès.
E. Attend a flamenco show
You should conclude your second and last day in Seville with a traditional activity of a trip to Andalusia: attending a flamenco show!
There are many in Seville, some clearly better than the others. So here is my suggestion of the best shows.
If you’re looking for something really intimate, I especially recommend booking one of these 2 shows:
- At the Casa de la Memoria (Near the Metropol Parasol).
The performance takes place in a very small theater, so you need to book as soon as possible as the number of seat is very limited. You can find all the information and book by clicking on the green button below:
- At the Flamenqueria Sevilla, located in Triana district Click here to book it!
And if you prefer to watch a show with many more dancers and musicians while enjoying a good drink and tapas, I recommend the timeless performance held at the Palacio Andaluz.
To book your evening at the Palacio Andaluz in Seville, click here:
You now know how to visit Seville in 2 days! Spend one last night at your hotel before your flight home the next day.
Where to stay in Seville
Last but not least, you’ll also need to know where to stay during your weekend in Seville!
On order to help you out, I have selected for you the hotels offering the best value for money, according to your budget.
Simply click on the names of the hotels in orange to check the price for your travel dates and to book.
As always, you should book as early as possible to get the best prices. The hotels that offers the best value for money in Seville are fully booked very quickly!
So where to stay in Seville?
- Black Swan Hostel: Youth hostel located within 10 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral and the Alcazar. Very stylish and contemporary dormitory bed from 17€ per night, breakfast included! Strong points: the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly staff, the free dinners cooked by volunteers. This is the best choice if you are looking for a youth hostel.
- Hotel Don Paco: Located in the centre of Seville, at 10 minutes on foot from the Cathedral. Spacious room and comfortable bedding from 60€ per night, breakfast at 10€. Strong points: excellent breakfast, the peaceful atmosphere and the swimming pool on the roof. My favorite in Seville for its great value for money!
- Hotel Fernando III: Located in the historic district of Santa Cruz and therefore close to the Cathedral and the Alcazar. Modern and spacious room from 106€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the excellent location, the pool on the roof, the very helpful staff.
- EME Catedral Hotel: Located right next to the Cathedral and the Giralda. Very modern double room from 180€ per night, breakfast at 20€. Strong points: The best location in town, the hotel design, the swimming pool with the view on the Cathedral, the amazing breakfast, the very helpful staff. Don’t hesitate, it’s the best luxury hotel in town!
Visit Seville in 2 days with your family
Is this 2-day itinerary in Seville suitable for a family trip?
The answer is yes!
You can totally follow this itinerary in Seville with children.
However, I would suggest that you save a bit of time between two “historical” visits, and take them to the aquarium of Seville.
It will only take you about an hour, so it can easily fit into your schedule, and it’s a visit that your kids will for sure enjoy!
You need to buy your tickets for the aquarium of Seville in advance by clicking here.
Other places to visit during your 2 days in Seville
If you want to organize your own 2-day itinerary in Seville or simply add a few activities or guided tours, you should definitely read my article dedicated to the city.
In this guide, you will learn everything about the best places to visit in the capital of Andalucia.
Simply click on the following link to read it: The 22 best things to do in Seville.
Map of your 2-day itinerary in Seville
To help you visualize your daily itineraries during your 2 days in Seville, I have created this map with all the places to visit day by day. You can view the legend of the map by clicking on the top left button, the one with a little arrow.
You can thus see the suggested itineraries for each day.
Find the best flight prices for your 2 days in Seville
As always, you should book your plane tickets as early as possible to get the best prices.
To check the rates and schedules for flights to Seville, you can use our flight comparator, in partnership with Skyscanner:
If after reading this guide you still need help to plan your 3-day trip to Seville, don’t hesitate to ask me your questions in the comments section below.
🚗 Rent a car
🗽 Book entrance tickets and guided visits
🏄 Book your sports activities
🚤 Book your rental boat
🌍 Take a travel insurance
🙎 Book a tour
🚅 Book your train tickets
✈️ Book your flight
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- Buy the DK Eyewitness Andalusia guide on Amazon.com or on Amazon.co.uk
- Buy the Lonely Planet Andalusia guide on Amazon.com or on Amazon.co.uk
- Buy the Rick Steves Snapshot Andalusia guide on Amazon.com
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