Day trips and tours near or around Seville
Near or arond Seville are plenty of options for nice day trips by bike, (rental) car, bus or
train. Here are some tips to get ideas if you want to make a roundtrip through Andalusia. Visit
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About 10 kilometers from Seville lies the village of Santiponce with the reasonably
well-preserved Roman settlement of Italica. This was once a flourishing city around the second
century. Now it is an archaeological site where you can see the excavated amphitheater, Roman
baths, several mosaics, etc. Approximately seventy percent is not revealed yet. The many
hundreds pillars of the Mezquita in Córdoba all come from
Once in Santiponce? Then visit also the monastery of San Isidoro del Campo.
One of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in Spain but hardly known or visited. Check the
used different architectural styles, beautiful altars, sculptures and frescoes.
Go afterwards delicious food in the village, for example
Ventorrillo Canario just almost
opposite the entrance and exit of Itálica. Known for the massive cuts of meat from the
barbecue that you share all together!
Santiponce is from Seville, beside the car or bus also easily accessible by bicycle.
💡 Did you know that..?
The access to Itálica and monasterio San Isidoro del Campo is free for EU citizens
upon presentation of your passport or identity card? So please do remember!
Just over 20 kilometers from Seville is Carmona. A small but eye-catching city with its
magnificent cultural heritage. You will find many remnants of several ancient cultures. For
example, the Roman necropolis and amphitheater, just outside the small picturesque village,
or the Moorish fortress Alcazar del Rey Don Pedro. Of course Carmona also features beautiful
Catholic churches, such as Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion. Easily reached by (rental)
car or bus (public transport).
Jeréz en Córdoba
From Seville you are with the train in about 1 hour in Jeréz or Córdoba. Also with
a (rental) car or bus these cities are good to travel. Both nice towns that are worth a day trip.
Jeréz is famous for its sherry. Please do not forget to visit any of
the bodegas for a tour with tasting. Córdoba is known La Mezquita, at
that time the second largest mosque in the world after Mecca. In the middle is built a huge
cathedral after the Catholics conquered Córdoba from the Moors. A particularly impressive
building with an area of 24,000 m2 and 850 columns which all come from the Roman city
Ronda (white villages, pueblos blancos)
The magnificent medieval Ronda is, with the villages Grazalema and
Arcos de Frontera, one of the famous white villages (pueblos blancos) in
Andalusia. Ronda is unfortunately difficult to reach by public transport. It has no train
station and there are few buses going. With a (rental) car it is a scenic drive through the
mountains of approximately 2.5 hours. Visit also the beautiful, small, white villages
Benaocaz and Zahara with the still authentic Moorish
atmosphere. Ronda is an authentic town on the edge of a deep gorge (El Tajo)
which creates spectacular views. El Tajo and Puente Nuevo you can not miss,
of course. Incidentally, the most beautiful white village,
Vejer de la Frontera, is located far from here near Tarifa.
Granada (El Alhambra)
Also a beautiful city and about 2.5 hours drive from Seville. Of course you bring a visit to
the impressive medieval Moorish Palace El Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife gardens. El
Alhambra is the larger counterpart of
Real Alcázar in Seville.
After yuor visit start strolling through the narrow streets (just around the center) and enjoy
a drink where you often get a free tapa in Granada. Rather not come at the extremely touristy
and (too) expensive Plaza de España in the center of Granada.
💡 Whether or not to buy tickets online?
and well in advance to avoid the massive queues or disapointment (no access tickets
El Rocío is the most famous place of pilgrimage. Each year nearly one million people
from all over Andalusia, Spain and beyond visit El Rocío. Each Andalusian city has its own
pilgrimages to honor his patron saint, the Virgin or other popular local figure. El Rocío,
however, has a special cult and is by far the most important and colorful pilgrimage
(La Romería) with more than 100 brotherhoods who come to this place
every year. The pilgrimage is in line with
Semana Santa and
Feria de Abril and
begins on Saturday with Holy Rosary and ends when the Virgin returns to chapel on Monday morning.
La Romería is a pilgrimage of a week of passion, devotion, tradition, emotion and fun. El
Rocío traces its history in the 13th century when a suitcase was found in the swamp
containing a statue of Mary. On this place is the chapel or prayer house La Ermita de la Virgen
del Rocio built.
Parque Nacional de Doñana
Doñana is a big national park with huge diversity of beautiful scenery which is a haven
for many rare birds in Europe. The park is located between and in the provinces of Huelva,
Seville and Cádiz, Doñana is a versatile natural labyrinth of land and water swamps,
lakes, streams, pine forests, dunes and cliffs with over 25 km of pristine beach with white sand.
Bonanza, Gallega, Ribetehilos and El Lucio del Cangrejo are clear examples of the largest lagoons
in this area and shelter for thousands of native and exotic birds. To see all this beauty there
are several guided tours possible. Highly recommended for those who like to be caught by mother
Beaches near Sevilla
Want a delicious day at the beach? Then Cádiz is a good option. A
nice small town with a beautiful beaches. Especially when you go little bit away from downtown
(by bus). Cádiz is from Seville both by bus and train easy to reach in
about two hours. The nearest beautiful beach from Seville is Matalascañas.
By car you are there in only an hour, by bus a little longer. More beach days? Then consider the
lovely village of Conil de la Frontera or a little further: the surfer
paradise Tarifa with the beautiful white town,
Vejer de la Frontera. But why so far away? Seville has also beautiful
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