Only one short day in Seville


Oct 3rd, 2016, 08:00 PM
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Only one short day in Seville

My brother is visiting Spain the middle of October. He is staying in Madrid for a week with our brother who is there on business, but decided to take the train to Seville for a day trip. He is a bit limited in the amount of walking he can do and will be taking the train back to Madrid at the end of the day. I'd love to get him some suggestions on the best way to use his short time there and appreciate any help. He'll also have a few other days to himself in Madrid, so any suggestions there would be great too.
Thanks very much.
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Oct 3rd, 2016, 08:32 PM
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If he catches the 7AM train he’s in Seville at 9:30AM.

He can get back as late as the 9PM departure that gets into Madrid at 11:50PM.

He can pick and choose what he wants to see from here:

Once he has his sights set on a few targets of his choosing that seem manageable, he can check the route of the Hop-On/Hop-Off at

Not all streets can be driven, so he’ll have to map out the pedestrians-only streets and see how many of them he can handle.

There is no shortage of information on the web that will be useful to him.
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Oct 4th, 2016, 09:52 AM
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Thanks so much for this. There is a lot on the web - it gets overwhelming! The electric bike tour looks like it might be fun - or if he does the hop on/off tour, if he's tired of walking he could get a carriage ride in the Maria Luisa Park it looks like. Appreciate your suggestions.
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Oct 6th, 2016, 04:18 AM
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I would suggest the Plaza de España, Real Alcázar and the Cathedral with the Giralda, all very close to eachother:
Plaza de España:
Real Alcázar:
Cathedral/La Giralda:

And for a special and most likely very memorable experience, take a five min taxi drive from the cathedral and see genuine flamenco inside the excellent and fun Triana food market, just across the bridge over the city river Guadalquivir. The food market is great in itself.

The flamenco show is in the Casa la Teatro inside the market, 1:30 pm every day:

You could have lunch inside the market or in one of the many nearby restaurants and tapas bars. Perfectly fine to sit down for lunch at about 2:30-3pm.

In Madrid, I recommend the area around central and vibrant Plaza Santa Ana. Two of the best live jazz venues in town Café Central and Populart are just off the plaza, so are two of the best flamenco tablaos in the world, Casa Patas and Cardamomo. You also have old timer Villa Rosa right on the plaza itself. Plenty of fine tapas bars and restaurants around here, Casa Alberto from 1827 is one of my favourites in town, also a fine tapas bar in front of the restaurant.

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