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.

2. Ronda

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.

4. Cadiz

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.

5. Granada

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.

6. Cordoba

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.

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Do you have any other day trips to take from Seville?

 

29 thoughts on “6 Day Trips from Seville, Spain

    1. We’ll be going back this year as well! It’s one of my favorite cities I’ve visited.

  1. Great list! We are heading to the area next week so I’ll be sure to save this. I’ve heard of some, but not others. Thanks for making this list!

  2. Wow these pictures are amazing! I would love to visit the Italica Ruins. It seems like a hike through there would be gorgeous, and I love active outdoor trips!

  3. Such a great post, the city seems so nice! I’ve never considered Seville as a destination for my travels but after reading this I defintiely will! 🙂

  4. Cool post about a place a ton of my friends have lived in, but that I’ve never visited! Thanks for the day trip inspiration 🙂

  5. I love how you added the cost of transport here! When we were in Spain we made it to the Italica Ruins in Seville , but just for the day. I’d love to return & see more of the city. Great post!

    1. Thanks! I hate when I forget to budget in transportation costs, it can really make or break a budget.

  6. This is great to know. I’m the traveler that likes to venture off and explore other cities or countries. I’m saving this article for whenever I visit Seville. Ever since I visited the Tulum Ruins in Mexico, I can’t get enough of them. Italica Ruins would be the perfect day trip for me. Great tips.

    1. Awesome! I love visiting ruins in different countries, such a great view of the past.

  7. Great ideas! I haven’t been to this part of Spain, but when I do I will be sure to check out these great little day trips! I particularily want to do Granada to see Alhambra! P.s. love the name of your blog 🙂

  8. This place is so vibrant . I was in Valencia when I heard about this. It is just amazing. Certainly best in spain for the little day trips. Thank for sharing this! Loved it. Cheers!

  9. There are so many affordable options for day trips from Seville! I definitely could see one of these being an easy addition to the trip because of price and all of your tips!

  10. I´ve been dreaming of visiting Seville and Cordoba for years, I´d really love to go there and spend some time exploring all of that beauty! I loved Spain but never made it to this part. Pinning this to use when I finally get there!

  11. Ive been seeing so much on Granada recently! I think it’s a sign I need to get my booty there ASAP!!! This is such a thorough list, I’m def gonna need it when I (eventually) do a road trip through Spain! Thank you, love!!

  12. did not know Granada is that close to Seville. Cool idea to do a day trip there. Cool pics.:-)

  13. I love Seville, Cordoba and Granada! We visited years ago when I was in uni and I can still remember the Alhambra clearly. Reminds me that I need to get back to Spain!

  14. This is going to come in very handy whenever I plan my Seville trip..I am very curious to explore Southern Spain and will certainly refer tot his for ideas:)

  15. These are great suggestions! I was in Seville last year and now I’m wishing I based myself there for a while and did all these day trips! Oh well, next time!!

  16. This is such a great list! Ronda looks amazing. Actually they all look amazing! I’ve been wanting to go to Spain for so long and now you’ve added a few more destinations to my bucket list 🙂

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