The Best Areas to Stay in Seville, Spain
The Best Areas to Stay in Seville, Spain

Best Areas to Stay in Seville, Spain

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

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

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

The Andalusian capital is known for its historic center, full of medieval alleys boasting Arab influence. Its most emblematic building is the bell tower of its cathedral, known as La Giralda. Other attractions include the Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, and Reales Alcázares, a palatial complex of the Islamic period. Seville is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, which was for centuries its main connection with the rest of the world.

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 the accommodation costs, room rates in Seville 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, as well as luxurious five-star hotels.

Although spring is the best time to visit Seville from the meteorological point of view, Easter and the Feria de Abril festival considerably increase accommodation fares.

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

1. 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 a recommended area to stay in Seville:

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

2. 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 a recommended area to stay in Seville, Spain:

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

3. 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 a recommended area to stay in Seville, Spain:

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

4. 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 a recommended area to stay:

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

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