Best Areas to Stay in Seville, Spain

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Where to stay in Seville – A guide to the Andalusian capital

Sevilla (Seville) is the capital of Andalusia, the Autonomous Community located at the south of mainland Spain.

It is the fourth largest city in Spain, right after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Seville is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, which was for centuries its main connection with the rest of the world.

The Andalusian capital is known for its historic center, full of medieval alleys in which the Arab influence is palpable. Its most emblematic building is the bell tower of its cathedral, known as La Giralda. Other attractions include the Torre del Oro, the Plaza de España and the Reales Alcázares, a palatial complex of Islamic period.

The best time to visit Seville is spring, when the weather is nice and the holidays come with a different event every week. In the summer, the heat becomes almost unbearable, with temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius during the day. When autumn comes, the parks and streets get dressed in brown colors and the weather becomes pleasant again. Winters in Seville are not as cold as other cities to the north, and snow is practically non-existent.

As for accommodation costs in Seville, these are relatively lower than those of other Spanish cities. However, choosing a good area allows you to save a lot on transportation and food. The Andalusian capital offers budget hostels (which can be around €15), and three-star hotels for about €50, and luxurious five-star hotels.

Although spring is the most favorable time to visit Seville from the meteorological point of view, Spring Break and the April Fair considerably increase accommodation grades.

When it comes to the best areas to stay, the Casco Antiguo (Old Town) neighborhood is, by far, the most charming (See accommodation in Casco Antiguo). However, if you’re looking for cheaper options, then Nervión is probably your best place to stay in Seville (See accommodation in Nervión).

These are the best districts to stay in Seville, Spain.

The best areas to stay in Seville

Our favourite district: Casco Antiguo (Old Town)

Casco Antiguo (Old Town) is the best place to stay in Seville.

It is the biggest historical centre of Spain, and one of the three largest in Europe next to the ones in Venice and Genoa. Seville is formed by 11 districts, among which is the Old Town, located, as its name implies, right in the middle of the city.

Casco Antiguo includes 12 of the neighborhoods of Seville: El Arenal, Encarnación-Regina, Alfalfa, San Bartolomé, San Lorenzo, San Gil, Museo, Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz, Feria, San Julián and San Vicente. The most popular neighborhood, and one of the favorites for visitors is Santa Cruz, filled with old houses, flowers and art on its streets. Known as the Jewish quarter of Seville, it has numerous attractions and good accommodation options of all kinds.

In the Santa Cruz neighborhood, you can find sights such as the Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Archivo de Indias, declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Cathedral of Santa María de Sevilla is a true icon of the Sevillian Gothic style, and the most important temple in Andalusia.

A few meters from the cathedral is the Real Alcázar, residence of the Spanish Royal Family when they visit Seville. Its gardens not only stand out for their natural beauty, but for their historical significance, displaying Islamic influence combined with Renaissance and later eras landscaping.
Other important monuments of Casco Antiguo are Torre del Oro, Archivo de Indias and the monumental Plaza de España. A walking tour through Casco Antiguo offers a better view of each attraction, bus lines and metro make the journey easier, there’s also a variety of restaurants and bars in every corner of this area.

In short, Casco Antiguo preserves the essence of Seville and showcases the beauty of Andalusia, so we can affirm without a doubt, that it is the most recommended area to stay in Seville.

Best areas to stay in Seville, Spain

Best areas to stay in Seville, Spain

Casco Antiguo - Best districts to stay in Seville

Casco Antiguo – Best districts to stay in Seville

Accommodation in Seville – Casco Antiguo – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Seville – Casco Antiguo – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this one of the top districts to stay in Seville:

  • True heart of the city
  • Catedral de Sevilla
  • Medieval buildings
  • Shopping areas and entertainment
  • Great attractions
  • Real Alcázar

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Abanico

This beautiful hotel occupies a typical Sevillian house from the 18th century and offers comfortable accommodation right in the center of the city. The Abanico Hotel has a typical Andalusian patio with traditional Sevillian tiles.

from €45
Budget

Pensión Giraldilla

La Giraldilla is a typical Andalusian town house from the 19th century, a 10-minute walk from Seville Cathedral. It has an interior tiled patio and some rooms have a French balcony.

from €28
Luxury

Hotel Palacio De Villapanés

This restored 18th-century palace is located just outside the historic Santa Cruz district. It has a terrace and free Wi-Fi, as well as spacious rooms that combine original features with modern furniture.

from €199

 

 

 

La Alameda

Although technically located within the historical center of Seville, in the northern area of the Old Town, we decided to make a special mention, since La Alameda has an active nightlife with bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

La Alameda’s main attractions are the Plaza de la Alameda de Hércules and the La Macarena Basilica.

Just 5 minutes from La Alameda is Calle Feria de Sevilla, named after the flea market held here every Thursday. This fair (feria) has been running since the thirteenth century, and you can find small stalls selling antiques and second-hand items.

The best time to enjoy La Alameda is when the sun goes down and the tapas bars, pubs and nightclubs welcome Sevillians and visitors. It is an area known for its alternative scene, where bohemians and artists meet in places like Caja Negra, a nightclub with live music of genres ranging from Seville rock to flamenco.

La Alameda is a great nneighborhood to stay in Seville if you’re planning to go out and party.

Stay near La Alameda in Seville

Stay near La Alameda in Seville

Accommodation in Seville – Alameda – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Seville – Alameda – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this one of the top districts to stay in Seville:

  • Nightlife
  • Street fair
  • Alternative scene
  • Alameda de Hércules
  • Restaurants and tapas bars
  • Close to Casco Antiguo

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Casa Romana Hotel Boutique

This elegant hotel is located in the historic center of Seville, just a 3-minute walk from the boulevard La Alameda. It has a rooftop terrace with a hot tub and great views of the city.

from €61
Budget

Patio de La Alameda

Patio de la Alameda occupies a restored 19th-century mansion in the center of Seville and offers a typical Sevillian interior patio. All rooms have air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer.

from €40
Luxury

Hotel Ateneo Sevilla

Hotel Ateneo Sevilla is located in the historic center and features elegant décor and free Wi-Fi. This property has an English pub and a traditional central courtyard.

from €139

 

 

 

Barrio de Triana

Triana is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and next to the Los Remedios neighborhood. Its inhabitants refer to it as “Triana la independiente” (Triana the independent).

Connected to Casco Antiguo by several bridges, the district of Triana is one of the most interesting areas of Seville.

Triana is formed by the neighborhoods of Triana Este, Triana Oeste, Barrio León, El Tardón-El Carmen, as well as Isla de la Cartuja.

Triana locals boast their differences with the other areas of the city and the “independence” acquired over the years. “Seville is a neighborhood of Triana” could be this area’s unofficial slogan.

Triana is believed to be the birthplace of flamenco, tablaos and small theaters devoted to this musical genre make up a large part of the music scene in this neighborhood.

Triana is a great area to stay in Seville. Accommodation costs are cheaper compared to the Old Town and it offers a different perspective of the city.

Best places to stay in Seville - Triana

Best places to stay in Seville – Triana

Accommodation in Seville – Triana – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Seville – Triana – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this one of the top districts to stay in Seville:

  • Relatively central
  • Active cultural scene
  • Tapas bars and restaurants

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Monte Triana

Hotel Monte Triana is located in the Sevillian quarter of Triana, about 15 minutes on foot from the historic center of Seville. The hotel rooms are bright and have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a pillow menu and digital TV.

from €82
Budget

Apartamentos Resitur

Apartamentos Resitur are located in the Sevillian neighborhood of Triana, across the river from the Torre del Oro. The accommodations are equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi, which is also available in public areas. The reception is open 24 hours.

from €45
Luxury

Eurostars Torre Sevilla

The Eurostars Torre Sevilla occupies the last 13 floors of the tallest building in Andalusia and is 700 meters from the Plaza de Armas. There is free WiFi and private parking.

from €105

 

 

 

Nervión

Although Nervión is not the most central area of ​​this list, it is perfectly accessible from any point of the city using public transport.

Nervión has a great number of tourist attractions, including El Humilladero or the Templete de la Cruz del Campo, the Cruzcampo Brewery, the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the famous Ramón Sánchez Pijuan Stadium.

To visit the stadium and enjoy a Spanish First Division football match, you’ll have to travel near the limits of the district from the Nervión metro station, with connections anywhere in the city. The stadium can be reached in a matter of minutes.

Nervión is not one of the most popular areas among those who visit Seville, due to its relative distance from the main attractions of the city. However, it is a good area for football lovers or for those looking for cheaper accommodation options.

Accommodation costs in Nervión are usually lower compared to the rest of the city, except during football seasons, when establishments receive a crowd of devoted fans.

Best districts to stay in Seville - Nervión

Best districts to stay in Seville – Nervión

Accommodation in Seville – Nervión – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Seville – Nervión – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this one of the top districts to stay in Seville:

  • Connected by public transportation
  • Ideal for football fans
  • Cheaper accomodation options

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Novotel Sevilla

The Hotel Novotel Sevilla is located in the Nervión neighborhood, in Seville, next to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium of Sevilla FC. There is a rooftop pool with a terrace and free WiFi.

from €87
Budget

Pensión Gran Plaza

Pensión Gran Plaza is a 10-minute drive from the center of Seville and a 5-minute walk from San Juan de Dios Hospital and Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.

from €33
Luxury

NH Sevilla Viapol

The NH Sevilla Viapol is next to the Buhaira Park, in the Sevillian district of Nervión. It offers a garden terrace, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the historic center and Santa Justa Train Station.

from €140

 

 

 

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