Seville Hidden Gems

Long and hot summer nights filled with flamenco music and tapa after tapa. That is what it’s like at Sevilla’s Feria de Sevilla.

Find a wealth of unexpected delights off the beaten tourist track in Seville by leaving behind its tourist trail. Discover quirky museums, impressive historic sites and thrilling water tours or unique walking tours that await.

1. Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos stands out as an unusual gem in Seville that does not appear on many tourist maps. Built between the 15th and 16th centuries as home for Dukes of Medinaceli, this splendid palace is an outstanding example of Mudejar architecture with numerous stunning details that add character.

Visitors to the palace can enter through an exquisite Renaissance gate and will find themselves in a stunning marble courtyard, graced with stuccowork, tiles and coffered ceilings – truly breathtaking! Another of the palace’s highlights is its former chapel featuring an astonishing dome ceiling that will leave visitors speechless – you can visit by yourself or book a guided ticket.

Take a guided tour with one of our expert guides to truly experience and gain more insight into this magnificent palace, its fascinating history, and how important it is in Spanish culture. Plus, all tours come with free cancellation policy should your plans change midway!

This stunning palatial complex is not only breathtaking to look upon but is also one of the most significant structures in Spain’s history. Considered a prototype for all Andalusian palaces, its breathtaking design and intricate interior have inspired numerous works of art, such as paintings by Monet and Picasso. Furthermore, its famed setting for film shoots has seen Lawrence of Arabia filmed here in 1962, Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise released two years later (1992), Kingdom of Heaven 2005 and Tom Cruise Knight and Day.

Monastery of Santa Paula may not be one of the city’s more well-known landmarks, but it still deserves to be visited. Boasting stunning cloisters and main buildings decorated in Baroque and Gothic styles as well as a collection of religious artifacts to add depth and make this truly remarkable spot truly worthwhile to explore.

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2. Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia

One of the top things to do in Seville is watching a flamenco show. However, choosing from among all of your options may prove challenging and choosing a tablao can often fill up quickly; therefore, booking in advance will guarantee you the seat that you desire.

Triana offers the ideal location for experiencing flamenco in Seville: Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia is situated here and features performers with more relaxed, authentic performances compared to larger theaters in the city.

This tablao, open since 1966, boasts 80 seats. Located within an idyllic restored historic house in the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona, its design mixes Renaissance, Moorish and Mudejar styles – something familiar from Game of Thrones viewers! However, what really stands out about this establishment is its collection of over 150 different tiles called azulejos that are scattered throughout its building.

As you might imagine, the show is both mesmerizing and authentic; any lover of flamenco should experience it for themselves! Lasting around an hour long, you will witness dancers, singers and guitarists performing traditional flamenco music and dancing – unlike some other theaters in town which use microphones – for an authentic experience that feels more intimate.

As an added perk, your ticket includes a glass of wine; making this show an exceptional value. Like all shows on this list, booking your tickets early to avoid missing out.

3. Museo de Bellas Artes

Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts), located within Seville’s stunning Museo de Bellas Artes building, is an irreplaceable treasure when visiting Seville. Boasting an exceptional collection of Spanish artwork dating from 14th to 19th centuries – as well as works from some of Spain’s renowned painters such as Bartolome Esteban Murillo and Diego Velazquez – it makes a must-visit visit during any trip to Seville!

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The museum’s most striking feature is its ceiling, covered in golden stucco and painted with scenes of Seville and Spain – quite an amazing sight! Chances are, though, you won’t come across it unless you happen to walk past, so make it a priority when visiting Seville to stop by this hidden treasure!

It’s also an ideal place for parents and kids alike, as its mind-bending illusions will captivate both. Prepare yourself to stand upside down or enter a vortex tunnel as this unique experience promises fun for both sides! This attraction provides something enjoyable for both sides.

Location: Central of Seville This building stands as one of the city’s most significant landmarks. Once serving as a mosque, it then became home for the royal family after Christians conquered Seville in 1526 and later declared it an UNESCO World Heritage Site attracting visitors from across the globe.

One of the best things to do in this neighborhood is stroll around and discover all its sights. It is one of the city’s most acclaimed neighborhoods for good reason! There are beautiful buildings and an assortment of eateries here – and even an attractive plaza with Roman pillars at one end!

Seville offers plenty of walking tours that will show you its hidden gems; one such tour is called City of Queens, Nuns, Sex Work and Witches; open to both genders it provides insight into its history through women. In addition, learn about gypsy culture which has played an essential part in shaping this city over the years.

4. City of Queens, Nuns, Sex Work and Witches

Seville has an exhilarating past rife with royal scandals, clandestine convents and the development of sex work. Uncover an often-overlooked facet of Seville on this women-focused walking tour that highlights powerful figures who helped empower female individuals.

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Visit the locations associated with legendary ghosts, cigar factory workers and literary Don Juan as you learn of nuns’ contributions to community life and how the legacy of witch trials have shaped Seville today. Don’t miss this tour for those interested in women throughout history and how their contributions have helped shape its landscape today!

Behind Seville’s lavish Alcazar Palace and Cathedral lies an intriguing royal past rife with conspiracies, illicit affairs and power struggles that made up its royal past. On this intimate tour you’ll gain insight into this secret history as it takes you into private rooms and secret passageways.

The Macarena remains one of the world’s best-known stories, having been written in 1993 by Los del Rio and featuring a song about a virgin named Macarena – immediately becoming a wedding staple and being named one of the best one-hit wonders ever! Though its fame is undeniable, its checkered past remains captivating.

Queens may be best known for its vibrant nightlife scene, but it also plays host to an active and vibrant immigrant population. From bustling Astoria shopping districts to Roosevelt Avenue’s restaurants representing numerous Latin American countries on Jackson Heights’ Roosevelt Avenue – Queens has something special on display when it comes to its diversity.

Queens offers an abundance of cultural centers, historical sites, and vibrant neighborhoods full of character and charm – perfect for an enjoyable day trip or night on the town! There’s something in Queens to meet any taste.

Are you ready to experience all that Queens has to offer? Book your trip now! If you can’t make up your mind, be sure to browse other nearby tours and experiences; we are confident you will find exactly what’s perfect for your vacation here! Plus don’t forget our exclusive offers and promo codes can save money too!

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