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Seville (Sevilla)

Torre del Oro

Seville has a long and varied history that dates back to the Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors, but its golden age is the 16th century, when the city was a gateway to the New World. Situated on the Guadalquivir River, Seville was the port from which ships departed on voyages of exploration and returned from the Americas loaded with gold and silver. When you travel to Seville with kids, stand at the top of the Torre del Oro and imagine treasure galleons arriving from across the ocean.

Seville Photo Album
    Royal Alcazar
    Cathedral & Giralda
    Old city - Barrio Santa Cruz
    Along the Guadalquivir River
    Metropol Parasol
    Maria Luisa Park
   

The Christmas season, from December to January 6, is a wonderful time to visit Seville with kids.

play video christmas in seville
   

Streets glow with sparkling lights, nativity scenes are on display around the city, families enjoy seasonal ice skating rink and amusement park, shops are filled with Christmas sweets. The holiday season ends with a spectacular Three Kings parade, twelve days after Christmas.

     

Read our blog post: "Christmas in Seville: Feliz Navidad"

    Spring is time for Seville's famous fair - Feria de Abril.
play video seville feria
   

At the huge fairground families and friends gather in brightly painted “casetas” to eat, sing and dance, kids happily rush onto amusement park rides. It’s a family friendly event for kids of all ages, everyone stays up late at Feria.

     

On our blog: "Vamos a Feria"

   

Fun food

   

The Sevillanos have a sweet tooth, and the cafes are always filled with families munching on the local confections. Two places to try the chocolates and pastries are La Campana or Horno Bonventure.

   

On a hot day in summer, the local ice cream tastes delicious! We found the shop Helados Rayas had the biggest selection, with chocolate in many different flavors, vanilla, creme de Sevilla, caramel, lemon and fruit flavors. Helados Rayas is in two locations: closest to the city center is the one at Calle San Pablo, at the corner of Calle Zaragoza. The shop at Calle Almirante Apodaca 1 is right across from a small park with playground (great place to sit down under the trees and eat your ice cream).

   

Shopping

   

Fans are a tradition in Seville, and quite cooling on a hot day. There are plenty of inexpensive fans available at shops and sold by vendors on the street. For beautiful handmade fans , visit Artesania los Abanicos on Callejon del Agua no. 7, in Barrio Santa Cruz.

   

During Feria in April, it's fun to shop for ruffly polka dot dresses, also silk flowers and ornaments to put in your hair.

family hotels seville spain sevilla

Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids in Seville, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels and apartment rentals in Seville, different styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods near to places you'll want to explore:

Seville family hotels
Seville family apartment rentals
family travel tools seville spain

A super way to get to know Seville is to ride around the city in a hop on – hop off bus. There's 4 stops around the city, including the Torre del Oro, Maris Luisa Park, Isla Magica. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and you can board the double-decker bus anywhere on the route:

Seville Hop On Hop Off Bus
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