Outside Seville, you can stumble upon a number of impressive sights and some relaxing reprieves from the hustle and bustle of Seville’s urban areas. Here’s a few suggestions for worthwhile excursions from the city to give you a more well-rounded visit.
The Alcázar Gardens
Take your time when visiting the Alcázar to sit and relax in the gardens. Especially in the summer it is a nice spot to find some shade and have a little rest.
Just a few miles north of Seville, in the village of Santiponce, lies one of the most important and largest Roman ruins in the whole of Spain. The Roman city of Italica demonstrates wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts.
Visit Huelva´s historic center
In Seville, you’ve maybe seen the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Why not take it a step further and head to Huelva, where the famous explorer recruited many of his shipmates for his historic voyage to the Americas. Outside the industrial district, Huelva’s historic city centre is well worth a visit. This place has been an historically vital port city, having drawing in the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, among others.
Visit the Jardines de la Buhaira and see some amazing fountains in the tree-lined and vastly expansive park.
Catch a bus to Carmona (about an hour away) and spend a relaxing day in a pueblo.