We staying near the Alcazar (nearest metro station being Puerta Jerez). I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for how we might arrange our days - places we might go, things we might do. We are two families traveling together, so we will do a mix of somethings together and some time as couples. It will be very hot, since it will be early August. Thanks for any guidance!
We were just in Seville in May for 3 days and besides the “regular” places to visit (Cathedral, Alcazar, Plaza de Espana and adjacent parks) would recommend RS audio tour first morning (start early) and stop for a coffee in the Barrio Santo Cruz. We also spent a morning at Italica, the oldest Roman settlement in Spain. Easy bus ride and inexpensive entry. Enjoy!
I’d simply make out a list of the sights I wanted to see. Other than a couple sights that you may want to get tickets for in advance, I’d play it by ear. Weather, temperatures, moods, might affect how much and what you want to see on a particular day.
Popular places include, the cathedral and Giralda tower, Alcázar, Torre de Oro, Plaza de España, Triana neighborhood, María Luisa park, and Setas de Sevilla.
The key thing is to buy your Alcazar tickets in advance. That ticket line is long, and you might end up waiting hours.
Rick's guidebook tells you how to avoid the ticket line at the Cathedral, which is also long.
On my first visit to Sevilla, 9 years ago, I used the metro a couple of times. I remember it being expensive and not very useful (didn't go much of anywhere :-).
I liked the Plaza de Espana around sunset and the Palacio de las Dueñas and a show at the Casa del Flamenco.
Dinner usually starts around 9.30. If you want to eat earlier, Sevilla has the best tapas in Spain.