Day Trips from Seville Spain
Seville is a beautiful city; I studied abroad there and lived in the city for a month. Here are 6 day trips that we took from Seville.
1. Palos de la Frontera
A train is available for $12.00 each way. It takes about 2 hours to get there. This is where Columbus set sail in 1492! You can go to Casa Museo Martin Alonso Pinson, Iglesia de San Jorge, and Museo Naval.
- Casa Museo Martin Alonso Pinson: Explore one of the Pinson’s brothers house. Martin Alonso Pinson sailed with Christopher Columbus in 1492.
- Iglesia de San Jorge: A beautiful and simple church. This was where the sailor recruitment meeting was held in 1492 for Christopher Columbus.
- Museo Naval: Host an array of ships; models of many boats including Christopher Columbus’ Nina.
Ronda is easiest to get to with your own vehicle or a rideshare, but they do offer busses! The trip takes about twice as long though, about 2 hours and 30 minutes and costs between 12 and 18 dollars if taking a bus. Ronda has beautiful views from Puente Nuevo, Plaza del Toro, Banos Arabes, Cueva del Gato, and Palacio de Mondragon. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes because there is a lot of inclined walking.
- Puente Nuevo: The 320 feet drop below the bridge creates a beautiful view.
- Plaza del Toro: The oldest bull fighting ring in Spain. Tickets are 7 euro and the audio guide is 8,50 euro
- Banos Arabes: Fascinating ancient Arab baths, powered by a sophisticated water wheel. Tickets are 3 euro
- Cueva del Gato: Beautiful cave with clear waters.
- Palacio de Mondragon: Explore the home of a Moorish King.
3. Italica Ruins
The Italica Ruins is 20 minute bus ride that costs $1-$2 and more of a half day trip than a full day trip. It cost 1,50 euro if you’re not an EU citizen. These are ruins left over from when Romans ruled, hence the name.
About 1 hour and 40 minutes away from Seville is Cadiz, a bus or a train will cost about $15. The city of Cadiz has a lovely cathedral and a beach. I would recommend spending time at both. This day trip can be as long or as short as you desire.
- Cathedral: The views from the bell tower are breathtaking, it’s worth the climb.
This is one of the more ambitious day trips. It is 3 hours away and there is so much to see here. It costs $45-50 round trip for a bus or train. When I visited we went to the Alhambra and a Flamenco show, but there is much more to do here!
- Alhambra: A magnificent moorish palace with lavish designs and lovely gardens. Tickets are 14 euro and should be bought in advance.
Cordoba is only about an hour and a half each way from Seville and costs about $23. There are many things to see in Cordoba, but the must-see is the Mezquita. It is the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. It was a small cathedral, turned into a mosque in 700’s, but was taken over officially again as a Catholic Cathedral in the 1200’s.
Do you have any other day trips to take from Seville?