Where to Stay in Seville First Time: Best Areas & Neighborhoods

The best areas to stay in Seville for both first time and returning tourists are the neighborhoods of Seville City Centre such as Santa Cruz, Centro, El Arenal, Triana and Los Remedio, La Macarena, Alameda. This blog post will give you some helpful tips about where to stay in Seville with out a car and safe neighborhoods for families, sightseeing, nightlife, and near the train station.

Located on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, the capital and largest city in the Andalusia region of Spain, Seville, Sevilla in Spanish draws tourists from around the world each year. It is famous for its flamenco dancing, architectural design, historic churches and palaces, Moorish buildings.

Seville is one of the safest cities in Spain, but as in any famous tourist destination, you should be aware of pickpockets. Unsafe neighborhoods in Seville are far from the city centre. If you stick to Seville city centre and surrounding disitrcts of Triana, Los Remedios, Nervion, you will be safe day and night.

If you are looking for where to stay in Seville without a car, I would recommend staying in the district of Santa Cruz. With its small, winding maze of streets, it is a picturesque place to visit but can become a hassle if you plan to travel around by car.

💖 Best Area:Centre – Casco Antiguo (Old Town)
💎 Best luxury hotel:Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
🏨 Best mid-range hotel:Hotel Casa de Indias By Intur
💰 Best budget hotel:Petit Palace Puerta de Triana

📌 13 Best Areas to Stay in Seville, Spain

1. Centro, where to stay in Seville for first time

Centro, where to stay in Seville for first-time tourists

The Centro can be broken into smaller neighborhoods, but generally, it is the area around the Cathedral, the Plaza Nueva, the Arenal barrios, and Plaza de Encarnación, including Calle Sierpes, Calle Tetuán, and La Alfalfa shopping streets.

The Old City has most of Seville’s popular attractions and the best shopping area. Shop by day but the many tapas and cocktail bars found here are another reason to make your base in the center of Seville.

Plaza de Encarnacion is one of the highlights and if you then go up the rooftop walkway Metropol Parasol that looks like a giant mushroom, you will get views over the city. Metropol Parasol is made of wood and stands above some old Roman ruins. Make a note to go to the Museo de Bellas Artes before you leave.

There are nice gardens in the heart of Seville while the squares and winding streets provide a great environment. The old city walls and cathedral are also things to put on your itinerary.

Seville’s city center provides luxury hotels, apartments, and boutique hotels. Seville’s best hotels are here, but if you look, you will find something that satisfies a tight budget.

Stay in the Centre if you are couples, families, singles, and first-time tourists who want a central location, close to the most-visited attractions; and you enjoy historic old cities.

Best places to stay in the Seville Centre:

luxury: Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville This 5-star hotel is set next to Seville’s Real Alcazares, on the edge of the historic Santa Cruz district, within walking distance from Seville Cathedral, the Giralda, the Torre de Oro, and the banks of the River Guadalquivir. It provides an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and a typical garden courtyard with a fountain.

mid-range: Hotel Casa de Indias By Intur This 4-star hotel is 1.5km from Triana Bridge – Isabel II Bridge, close to attractions such as La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, and Palacio de las Dueñas. It offers family rooms, a sun terrace, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and free wifi.

budget: Petit Palace Puerta de Triana This 3-star hotel offers cozy accommodation with modern Andalusian décor, in the historic and commercial center of Seville. Popular points of interest include Seville Cathedral, Maestranza Bullring, Torre del Oro, the Guadalquivir banks, the main shopping street – Calle Sierpes, and the popular areas of Triana and Santa Cruz.

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2. Barrio Santa Cruz, where to stay in Seville for sightseeing

Barrio Santa Cruz, where to stay in Seville for sightseeing

Santa Cruz is in the Casco Antiguo district. This district is the old Jewish quarter of Seville and its name literally translates to Ancient Shell.

Santa Cruz in particular is notorious for its abundance of historic sites, which is part of the reason it has developed into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

As the former Old Jewish quarter of the city during Medieval times, the streets display distinctive characteristics from that time period. A labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets and alleyways intertwine, to protect the inhabitants from the midday sun.

These streets wind through numerous charming plazas and squares filled with orange trees, past some of the oldest buildings in the city, such as synagogues, palaces, and the minaret of the ancient Giralda mosque, from the city’s Moorish origins, which has since been converted into the Cathedral Of Seville.

The Seville Cathedral, known as Catedral de Sevilla, is the largest Gothic Roman cathedral in the world after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the 104-meter high bell tower La Giralda.

You can climb the Giralda Tower where you can find a four-meter high bronze statue, called Giraldillo, representing faith. From its top, you will have stunning views.

Along with the Giralda, the Patio de los Naranjos (Patio of the Orange Trees) was the surviving part of the mosque. Muslims wash from this courtyard before entering the mosque to pray.

The cathedral of Seville has the Tomb of Christopher Columbus, a treasure room, paintings of Murillo, Goya, Pedro de Campaña, and Luis de Vargas; and Royal Chapel devoted to King Ferdinand III of Castile who reclaimed Seville from the Moors.

Nearby, the Plaza del Cabildo offers good local restaurants with affordable prices and a flea market on Sunday.

Speaking of the cathedral, there are also a number of the oldest churches and convents in the city here too, giving a clear indication of the diversity and ever-changing nature of the city’s population throughout the centuries.

Another important sight in the old town of Santa Cruz is the UNESCO-listed palace, Real Alcázar de Sevilla, the Royal Palace of Seville. Its Mudéjar architectural style is a mix of Moorish and Christian cultural influences.

In the Royal Palace of Seville, stands the Salón de Embajadores (Ambassador’s Hall), beautiful Moorish, and Renaissance-style gardens, and Casa de Contratación which granted the city the exclusive right to trade with the New World.

Another must-see palace is the Casa de Pilatos, the most beautiful palace in Seville after the Alcazar on the Plaza de Pilatos. It was built in the 16th century by order of Don Pedro Enriquez.

You can also visit the General Archive of the Indies, UNESCO World Heritage Sites for free. It displays a small fraction of 80 million pages of documentation about the exploration and trade in the Americas.

If you love museums, there are the Murillo Museum and Flamenco Museum which is the world’s first and only museum of its type.

Other interesting places in Santa Cruz are the Plaza de Triunfo, the Mateos Gago street, Patio de Banderas, Pasaje del Agua, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, and Plaza de doña Elvira.

While the squares feature a collection of smaller, more traditional bars, taverns, and cafes, the larger streets are filled with bustling shops and restaurants, offering traditional food and products, as well as international fare and modern souvenirs.

The area even has a number of bars and some clubs, open until the early hours of the morning, providing one of the best nightlife experiences on offer in the city.

Stay in Santa Cruz if you are interested in the history of the city; want to stay close to to the train and bus stations; you want to see the oldest churches, mosques, and synagogues; you want to walk the labyrinth of winding streets, cobblestone streets; you enjoy beautiful squares; you are looking for a vibrant nightlife; you enjoy modern tourist luxuries.

Best places to stay in Seville in Santa Cruz:

Hotel Rey Alfonso X This 4-star hotel is in the historic center of Seville, a short walk from the Giralda and the Santa Cruz district. Some rooms offer views of the oldest in Sevilla – Santa María La Blanca Church, and a terrace with views of the Cathedral and Seville’s old quarter.

Eurostars Sevilla Boutique This 4-star accommodation is on an XVI century palace, in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, and just 150m from the Giralda and the Sevilla Cathedral. It provides spacious, air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath, free WiFi, a business centre, restaurant and café-bar.

Apartamentos Murillo This apartment is set in a restored building on a typical narrow street, in a famous Santa Cruz district. Close to Seville Cathedral, the Giralda and the Alcázar Palace. It has a roof terrace with sunbeds and city views.

More best places to stay in Santa Cruz: Luxury • Hotel Colón Gran Meliá Mid-range • Hotel Casa Del Poeta budget • Pensión Córdoba

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3. El Arenal, where to stay in Seville without a car

Located on the east bank of the Guadalquivir River, El Arenal is close to the historic heart of the city. If you are looking to be right in the action, within walking distance to the main tourist attractions, El Arenal is the best place to stay in Seville without a car.

El Arenal is sit directly to the west of Santa Cruz, which was once the city’s port, from where ships sailed to the New World. “Arenal” refers to dust clouds that would have formed when gusts of wind blew up the river.

While not quite as abundant with history as its neighbor, it still has a rich history, as the primary port of the city from its founding up until the 17th- century, when river silting forced it to be moved to the south of the city.

As this caused much of the industry to move away from the area, it has developed into an area full of local residents, filling up the areas surrounding the attractions with other businesses, such as family-run taverns, tapas bars, and traditional restaurants.

The main attractions in the area is the second most important bullring in all of Spain, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza (Bullring of the Real Maestranza).

You will also see the Reales Atarazanas, which is the abandoned medieval shipyard; the 13th-century Torre Del Oro Moorish watchtower; the Teatro De La Maestranza opera house; and Postigo del Aceite, one of the three existing gates in the old Arab wall.

When you add this historic list of attractions to the fabulous range of shops, traditional restaurants and tapas bars, taverns in the area, it makes for a fantastic place to for foodies.

Combine that with the fact that accommodation tends to be slightly cheaper and more abundant here, and you could have found yourself a winner.

Stay in El Arenal if you are interested in the history and culture of the city, you want to see some of Seville’s most famous sights, you want to be situated on the river;

Best places to stay in El Arenal:

Las Casas de los Mercaderes This 3-star hotel is situated in an 18th-century house in Seville’s old trading center, close to the Cathedral, Giralda Tower, Calle Sierpes with plenty of shops and tapas restaurants, and 4.5km from Seville Railway Station. It offers a beautiful central courtyard with a bright glass roof.

Zaida This hotel is in the city center of Seville, on a restored Andalusian Neomudejar-style palace. You can easily find several restaurants, bars, and shops, the Museum of Art, Seville Cathedral, and La Giralda within walking distance.

Petit Palace Canalejas Sevilla Located in a XX Century historic building, near Seville Cathedral, Seville’s Museum of Fine Art, and a selection of cafés, bars and restaurants in the surrounding Santa Cruz neighborhood and at Plaza de Armas. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free wifi, and a modern bathroom.

More best places to stay in El Arenal • Hotel Alfonso XIII  • Hotel Lobby Room SevillaAdriano Boutique Sevilla

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4. Triana, where to stay in Seville for a truly local experience

Triana, where to stay in Seville for a truly local experience

If you are looking for an authentic experience and local vibe, the Triana neighborhood, on the left side of the Guadalquivir River is for you.

Located just within walking distance from the historic center, this former Seville’s gypsy neighborhood is the birthplace of famous bullfighters and flamenco dancers. It also offers great tapas bars, a lively market, traditional ceramics, and great flamenco.

Triana connects to the rest of the city by a famous attraction, the Isabell II Bridge, also known as Puente de Triana. Featuring a small neo-mudejar chapel on its right-hand side, the pair combine to form the most widely recognized symbol of the neighborhood.

Founded as a Roman colony by the emperor Trajan, who was born nearby, there’s some dispute over the origin of the name, with some claiming it to be derived from his own name, while others have translated it to mean “three rivers” or “those beyond the river”.

There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore including the Iglesia de Santa Ana, the historic Callejón de la Inquisición, the Mercado de Triana (Triana Market), the Museum of Tolerance in the ruins of San Jorge Castle.

Calle Betis is a vibrant street that runs along the waterfront where you can find many restaurants, terraces, bars, and clubs. grab a meal and a drink here and enjoy the views of the city.

Triana is famous for its typical Azulejos tiles and pottery, tile workshops, and potteries, an industry from Roman times. You can learn more about its history at the museum of the Centro de la Cerámica Triana, Ceramica Santa Ana (Santa Ana Pottery Factory).

Triana isn’t all about history and culture though, clubs, restaurants, and bars are abundant in the district, offering food, drink, live music, and entertainment, with many open well into the early hours of the morning.

There is a flea market that’s held at the bottom of the Isabell II Bridge, which perfectly represents the gypsy district moniker the region has earned.

Triani also hosts the traditional Holy Week, the flamboyant Feria de Abril (Seville Fair), or the local Vela de Santa Ana festival.

All of this means Triana is a perfect place to come for people prioritizing nightlife or learning about a unique culture, all while still being surrounded by the sort of historical attractions you can find elsewhere in the city.

Stay in Triana if you are interested in the regions unique culture, you are a fan of flamenco, you want to experience the gypsy district, you want to attend any of the area’s festivals or its flea market, the nightlife is a priority on your trip, you want to purchase any pottery or ceramics.

Best places to stay in Triana:

luxury: Eurostars Torre Sevilla This 5-star hotel is in the highest building in Andalucia – on the last 13 floors of this skyscraper, 700m from Plaza de Armas. It offers an on-site restaurant, a gym, a complete spa center, modern design rooms, and free wifi. Also close to the center of Sevilla, La Cartuja Monastery, and Puente de Triana – Puente Isabel II.

mid-range: Zenit Sevilla This 4-star hotel is set next to the River Guadalquivir, a 10-minute walk of the Maestranza Bullring and Seville Cathedral, and 3km from the Isla Mágica Theme Park. It has spacious, Andalusian style rooms with air conditioning and wooden floors, and an on-site restaurant with typical Andalusian cuisine.

budget: B&B Casa Alfareria 59 This bed and breakfast is just 400 m from Seville’s Triana Bridge, you can easily explore the surrounding Triana district with its handcrafted ceramics shops. Also close to main attractions such as the Cathedral, the bull ring, the Fine Arts Museum, Plaza de España Square, María Luísa Park, Seville University, and Santa Justa Railway Station.

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5. Los Remedios, where to stay in Seville for Feria de Abril

Los Remedios, where to stay in Seville for Feria de Abril
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Los Remedios is located on the southern end of the Isla De La Cartuja, the island that also contains Triana. It takes its name from a Carmelite convent in the district, which was one of the few buildings remaining in the district when development began in the 20th-century.

It has become a fairly busy area in recent years, now featuring the city’s largest port, which opened when the one in El Arenal closed down. That said, it is a location more aimed at locals than tourists, so you will find much of the accommodation here to be in residential areas.

Perhaps the main draw to the area is that it is the site of the Seville Fair (Feria de Abril de Sevilla) in El Real, a week-long festival that begins 2 weeks after the end of the holy week.

Massive tents are erected along the bank of the river, where people can drink, dance, enjoy live entertainment, ride in horse-drawn carriages and even visit an amusement park which is erected for the event.

Outside of the fair, there are a few more attractions, such as Cuba Square and its sculptures, the Museum Of carriages, Los Remedios Tower, the San Telmo Bridge, Calle del Infierno, Paseo de Caballos, and the Parque de los Principes

Despite the above list, this is still a place that relies on the fair and its residential accommodation to sell it, so, chances are, while it’s perfect for those two things, it may not be right for everyone else.

Stay in Los Remedios if you are attending the Seville April Fair (Feria de Abril) in late spring, you want to stay in a residential area, you need to visit the port during your stay, you like river views and staying on an island.

Best places to stay in Los Remedios:

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6. Macarena, where to stay in Seville on budget

Macarena, where to stay in Seville on budget

Located to the north of Centre, next to the Alameda, Macarena barrio is right on the boundary of the ancient city limits of Almohad, a larger portion of those ancient Moorish city walls that can be found anywhere else in the city still run through the district to this day.

A fairly affluent area, some of the grandest buildings and attractions in Seville can be found in this part of the city. 

There’s the Basilica Of Nuestra Senora De La Esperanza Macarena, a Neo-Baroque, 20th-century basilica, built to house the 17th-century wooden statue of Our Lady Of Hope Macarena.

Beside it is the Museum And Treasure Of La Macarena, a location dedicated to teaching visitors about the famous Holy Week processions in the city.

Elsewhere in the area, you will also find the Andalusian parliament building, located within the 16th-century Hospital De Las Cinco Llagas, an ancient hospital with the Andalusian Mannerism style;

The Torre De Los Perdigones and Los Perdigones, gardens on the banks of the river, containing the last remnant of the 19th-century foundry; the Puerta De Cordoba, a stunning gate in the aforementioned Almohad city walls; and the San Hermenegildo Church.

This authentic Seville barrio also features El Rinconcillo, the oldest Tapas bar in the city and possibly the world, as well as Mercado De La Feria, the oldest marketplace in Seville, constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries respectively.

These give you the opportunity to shop, dine and relax, while surrounded by history and culture, offering you the chance to do your sightseeing around the city at your own pace.

Macarena is ideal for budget travelers who looking for an affordable accommodation area and are still close to the action!

Stay in Macarena if you want to stay in a budget-friendly area; you want to see the walls of the ancient city, you want to visit the oldest tapas bar or marketplace in the city;

Best places to stay in Macarena :

Exe Sevilla Macarena This 4-star hotel is located opposite Seville’s ancient city walls, and the Macarena Basilica. it has a rooftop pool with panoramic city views, and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen a satellite TV, minibar, and a safe.

Apartamento Compartido Con La Anfitriona This homestay is 2.5 km from Isla Mágica and 3 km from Barrio Santa Cruz. It offers air-conditioned units with a microwave, kettle, and a fridge. There is a shared bathroom with bidet and a hairdryer in each unit, along with free toiletries.

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7. Nervion, where to stay in Seville near the Train Station

Nervion and Santa Justa, where to stay in Seville near the Train Station
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Our next destination of Nervion borders Casco Antiguo to the east and is primarily seen as a business district. While you may not initially see that as the ideal sort of place to stay on a vacation, there are a number of specific attractions in the area that may actually make it ideal, depending on your requirements and why you are visiting the city in the first place.

To begin with, it is the location of Santa Justa, the largest train station in Seville. This makes it a perfect option if you like to stay near the station, to avoid missing your train or having to carry your luggage all over the city on your way in and out of town.

Next, there is the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, the home of La Liga side Sevilla F.C. This soccer stadium opened in 1958 with the capacity of seating 45,000 people. It has hosted a several European Cup and World Cup games.

Next, there is the Nervion Plaza, a huge shopping center containing a range of stores and a 20-screen cinema, ideal for anyone wanting to catch a film or indulge in some retail therapy during their stay.

Outside of these, there are attractions like the University Of Seville’s School Of Business, the El Prado, which is a gardened zone featuring the city’s major bus hub, as well as Estacion De Cadiz, the smaller of the city’s two major train stations, which also features a fresh produce market.

There is also cultural attractions such as the Iglesia de la Concepcion Inmaculada, built in 1928, and designed by Antonio Arevalo.

In the middle of neighborhood lies the beautiful green area of Jardines de la Bulharia. The park is seperated into two parts by the Avenidaa de la Bulharia.

Finally, you can grab a traditional Spanish cuisine and wine at Casa Paco, which was first opened in 1999.

If you want or need to be near any of these attractions, then Nervion is probably the ideal place to stay. However, if none of these are on your itinerary, you’re admittedly better off looking elsewhere.

Stay in Nervion if you want to stay near the train station; you are coming to see a Sevilla F.C football match; you want to do some shopping while you’re in town, you are in Seville on business;

Best places to stay in Nervion:

Hotel Sevilla Center This mid-range hotel is set next to the Buhaira Gardens, 15 minutes walk from Seville’s old town. It has spacious rooms with traditional décor, air conditioning, satellite TV, and a minibar. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to the venue during Seville’s Feria de Abril.

Ayre Hotel Sevill This 4-star hotel is opposite Seville’s Santa Justa Train Station and the bus stop for Seville Airport. Buses C1 and C2 stop metres from Ayre Sevilla and offer easy access to the historic city centre. The Sánchez Pizjuan Football Stadium is only 600 m away.

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8. Alameda, hip, trendy, and bohemian neighborhood in Seville

La Alameda de Hércules, to give it its full name, is an area of fountains and vegetation, a district open to the public. This one of Seville’s hippest and trendiest barrios is found in the northern part of Casco Antiguo and is the oldest park in Europe.

In the 19th Century, it was a place for the wealthy, but things changed so that it became a place to avoid. Today, it is now a trendy yet bohemian district with shops selling a range of old and new, artistic, and literary.

You can expect a lively nightlife with tapas bars, music, and shows with outdoor terraces.

Two Roman columns have statues of Caesar and Hercules are at the south end of the square, and the Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Carmen y Cruz del Rodeo is at the other side. 

You can also find the Convento Santa Clara, the Torre de Don Fadrique, the Convento San Clemente with its stunning frescoes and 16th-century azulejos, an arts centre, ICAS (Instituto de las Artes y Cultura de Sevilla).

Accommodation of every kind is here, whatever your budget.

Stay in La Alameda de Hércules if You enjoy open spaces, You want a good choice of accommodation, Shopping for something different interests you.

Best places to stay in La Alameda:

One Shot Palacio Conde de Torrejón 09 This 4-star hotel has a restaurant, private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar, family rooms, and free wifi. It’s within a short drive from Barrio Santa Cruz, La Giralda, and Sevilla Cathedral.

Llama Sevilla Apartamentos This apartment is located in the heart of Seville, it offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. Close proximity to La Giralda, Sevilla Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, and Seville Airport.

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9. La Cartuja, where to stay in Seville for business travelers

Along with the important commercial district of the city, Nervión, La Cartuja situated on the Isla de la Cartuja is also a great place to stay in Seville for business travelers.

Formerly an island in the river, La Cartuja was joined to its west bank by a bridge to expand the site to be used for Expo ‘92 (1992 Universal Exposition of Seville).

It is named after the 15th Century Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de Las Cuevas, now a base for Andalusian art shows. The Cartuja Monastery is where Columbus stayed before his second voyage to the Americas.

There is still plenty to see here including the crypt, chapel, and chapter house. The Cajasol Tower on La Cartuja is the highest structure in Andalusia. 

While there are now some residences here, the attractions for a visitor also include botanical gardens, a golf course, music venues, clubs, theatres.

You will find the Rocio Jurado auditorium, the CaixaForum Sevilla which is underground cultural centre, and the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art.

There are numerous of bridges connecting the island with the city including Barqueta Bridge, close to the Science and Technology Park and the Isla Mágica theme park; and the Alamillo Bridge near Alamillo Park.

Other places of interest area Navigation Pavilion, American Garden, and the Palacio Andaluz which is the flamenco stage.

Accommodation here comes in the form of apartments and a few hotels. They are worth investigating. 

Stay in La Cartuja if You are looking for a base full of local attractions, Apartments are your first choice for accommodation, You want to be entertained each evening.

Best places to stay in La Cartuja:

Exe Isla Cartuja This 4-star mid-range hotel is set within Seville’s Isla de la Cartuja site and next to its Olympic Stadium. Also close to Isla Mágica Theme Park, the Alamillo Park, Seville Cathedral, and La Giralda.

Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento This luxury hotel is 200 m from the Isla Magica Theme Park, and within a short drive from the Giralda, Alcázar, Seville Cathedral, and the Torre del Oro. It has elegant rooms with contemporary décor, a seasonal outdoor pool, a heated pool, and gardens.

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10. Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca, where to stay in Seville near Aiport

Our next destination is the most eastern district in the city, Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca. While much of the district is similar in ways to our previous one, being a much more rural location, it is another that comes with one main selling point.

On this occasion, the selling point is the fact that the area is home to Seville’s international airport, San Pablo (SVQ). Seville Airport is easily reachable by public transportation but people like to stay close to the airport when they have a single night or a layover. Seville Airport is easily reachable by public transportation.

This is because it saves them having to drag their baggage all over the city, limits the time wasted getting to and from the airport, and reduces the chance of them missing their flight. That makes Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca a perfect choice for people who are looking to do just that. 

As an added bonus, anyone renting a car may be interested to know that there are also some farms outside this part of the city that grow the famous Seville Oranges. That means it’s also a wise choice of destination if you fancy taking a trip and sampling one of the region’s most famous exports straight from the source.

Stay in Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca if you want to remain near the airport, you are interested in visiting a Seville Orange farm, you prefer a more rural location.

Best places to stay in Este-Alcosa-Torreblanca:

M.A. Hotel Sevilla Congresos This 4-star hotel is next to Seville’s Fibes Exhibition Centre, and just 4km from Sevilla Airport. It offers a restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. It’s a 10-minute drive from Santa Justa AVE Railway Station, and 6km from the historic city centre, where you can find Plaza España Square and Sevilla Cathedral.

Vértice Sevilla This mid-range hotel offers spacious modern rooms with air conditioning and wooden flooring and an on-site restaurant that serves traditional Mediterranean dishes. Close to the FIBES Convention Centre, Santa Justa Train Station, and the Aquapolis Water Park.

Apartamentos Vértice Bib Rambla This modern building is surrounded by gardens. There is a private swimming pool, open during the summer months. It’s only 200 m from the Palacio de Congresos. There are bus routes to the centre of the city.

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11. Distrito Sur, best neighborhood in Seville for history buffs

Distrito Sur, best neighborhood in Seville for history buffs
Parque de María Luisa

Located to the southeast of Casco Antiguo is Distrito Sur, or the South District. While history is still one of the main draws to the area, it is a much more recent history than the ancient offerings we have previously looked at.

From 1929 to 1930, this was the location of the Ibero-American Exposition Of 1929, a world’s fair that involved Spain, Portugal and countries from North and South America, held in Maria Luisa Park. 

In the 19 years leading up to the exposition, the city constructed numerous buildings in anticipation of the event, many of the grandest among them designed by legendary Spanish architect Anibal Gonzalez and located around the Plaza De Espana, to house the Spanish exhibits at the event. This gives the area a very different and distinctive style to what you will find elsewhere in the city.

While many of the buildings were to be converted into consulates and embassies for the countries that used them during the fair, some, including many of the ones that housed the Spanish exhibits, have been converted into tourist attractions, such as the Archaeological Museum Of Seville, located within the Pabellon Del Renacimiento, and the Museum Of Arts And Popular Customs Of Seville, found within the Pabellon Mudejar.

These attractions, and others like them, provide visitors with a unique opportunity, to learn about the history, culture, and art of the city throughout the ages, while witnessing examples of those very same things first-hand, from a different era, by studying the buildings in which they are standing.

Stay in Distrito Sur if you are a fan of museums, you like stunning parks, you want to learn more about the city’s modern history, you are interested in the Ibero-American Exposition Of 1929.

Best places to stay in Distrito Sur:

Porvenir Palace This apartment offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioned rooms, a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi, and free private parking. Close proximity to Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, Barrio Santa Cruz, and Triana Bridge – Isabel II Bridge.

Apartamento Plaza de España This accommodation offers air conditioning, a patio, a balcony, and garden views. Attractions nearby are Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España and Seville Aquarium.

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12. Bellavista-La Palmera, good value accommodation

Bellavista-La Palmera, good value accommodation

Located the south of the city of Seville, on the east bank of the Guadaira river, Bellavista-La Palmera is the location of the Estadio Benito Villamarin, the home of Real Betis football club. That makes it an ideal destination for anyone coming to see them play or attend another event at the stadium.

An added bonus the area offers, that might tempt a few other visitors down south, is the fact that it offers some very affordable accommodation, making it suitable for people traveling on a budget.

So, if you’re planning to watch some football, attend an event at the stadium, or get some great value accommodation, you may want to explore Bellavista-La Palmera further. If not, there’s probably not much for you here.

Stay in Bellavista-La Palmera if you are visiting to see a Real Betis football match, you are attending an event at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, you are looking for good value accommodation.

Best places to stay in Bellavista-La Palmera:

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13. Distrito Norte, where to stay in Seville for nature lovers

Distrito Norte, where to stay in Seville for nature lovers
Ibis Sevilla in Distrito Norte

For the next destination, we move from the very south of the city to its most northern point and the area of Distrito Norte. Unlike the rest of our destinations, this is a place that relies on its rural location, to offer experiences not commonly found elsewhere in the city.

It offers visitors the chance to get out in nature, go hiking, camping, or even hunting in the hills. You can immerse yourself in the natural environment of the area and discover more about the plants and wildlife that exist in Andalusia.

While this is certainly not what many people booking a city break will be looking for, some people still like the ability to balance history and culture with a little bit of nature.

The district is also the location of the stunning Puente Del Alamillo bridge, which leads across the Guadalquivir River to Isla De Cartuja. So, anyone who fancies taking a scenic drive across the river will be in for a real treat here as well

Stay in Distrito Norte if you want to stay in a more rural location, you want to experience the plants and wildlife on offer in the region, you want to go hiking, hunting, or camping.

Best places to stay in Distrito Norte:

Ibis Sevilla is set next to Calonge business park and the A-4 motorway, offering easy access to Seville centre. Its air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen satellite TV, and there is a 24-hour bar. Central historic Seville can be reached in about 20 minutes from the bus stop outside the hotel, while the city’s Conference and Exhibition Centre is 5 minutes’ drive away. Close to Santa Justa Railway Station, and The Isla Magica Theme Park.

Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla This 4-star hotel is located in the Parque Empresarial Torneo Business District, 5km from Sevilla city centre with its attractions. It offers a 24-hour business centre, a restaurant, modern air-conditioned rooms, and offers daily courtesy transfers to the historic centre.

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See more: Frequently Asked Questions about Best Places to Stay in Seville

That’s our 14 destinations taken care of, so by now, I would imagine many of you have a much clearer idea of where you want to stay. Check out more Seville travel guides in this video:

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Seville is a fabulous destination, where rich history and culture await you at every turn. While the diverse range on offer can make picking the best places to stay in Seville for your own needs a challenge, hopefully, this article will have made things much clearer.

Now, all that’s left is for you to go and start getting things booked, so you can experience it for yourself.

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