What to Do in Seville in the Summertime?

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Seville… the Giralda, the Plaza de España, the Alcázar, its tapas, its two spring seasons… but also its scorching hot summer! If you’re heading down to Seville during the summer season, you’ll find that it’s just not easy to find activities that enable you to escape the heat. And that is why we want to help you out by suggesting five different plans to make the most of the summer in this city:

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Open Air Concerts

Sevillian summer nights are for open air concerts, and there is plenty to choose from, independently of your taste- there’s indie, flamenco, classical music… The city itself turns into the best of stages, be it in its streets, in the gardens of its palaces such as those of the Alcázar, or on terraces overlooking the city’s emblematic monuments, you are always sure to find live music.

At the Isla de la Cartuja (Island of the Charterhouse) you’ll find Terraza Montpensier that plays live music all summer and brings national and international DJs. Always a good alternative when it comes to escaping the heat of the city. Another good option is the terrace of the Rocío Jurado Auditory, also at the Isla de la Cartuja on the Guadalquivir River, and which, this summer, will see the likes of artists like Carmen Boza, Andrés Suárez, Lila Downs or The Skatalites.

Open Air Cinema

You’ll be able to check the film screenings of Seville’s many open air cinemas, some of them on the city’s rooftops, and the most popular one in the neighborhood of the Diputación. Watch a good movie under the stars. Could there be a better plan?

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Seville’s Terraces and Rooftops

The best way to combine leisure and culture. Seville boasts countless terraces with amazing views over the city and its monuments. Many of the city’s rooftops have also been turned into night clubs in recent years, many of them offering live music. Some rooftops even have swimming pools for clients. Sip a drink under the night sky and enjoy the magic of Seville while avoiding the heat.

The Casino terrace next to María Luisa Park is a reference point in Seville when it comes to select clientele, contemporary music and delicious cocktails.

One of the most popular terraces in the Sevillian night scene is that of Puerto de Cuba with its extensive cocktail menu. Its location right on the river bank means the temperature is slightly cooler than in the city center, making ideal for hot summer nights.

Theme Parks

There are two water parks in Seville, both of which are excellent options if looking for child-friendly activities. The first of them, Aquópolis, is located to the East of the Andalusian capital, in a natural setting surrounded by pine trees and greenery. The other water park is called La Isla Mágica, and you’ll find it on the Isla de la Cartuja, with an artificial beach, a wave pool, and waterslides. A refreshing family activity to escape the hot temperatures of the city.

Night Visits in Seville

The Sevillian summer brings with it the chance to tour the city at night. The scorching heat of the daytime makes it much more pleasant to explore the streets of Seville at dusk, perhaps after having some delicious tapas. Some of the city’s main monuments, like the Alcázar, are also open at night. This is a very different visit from the usual Alcázar tour, as the various rooms and gardens are lit up and you’ll encounter some of the historic personalities that inhabited this royal palace, such as Isabella I of Castile or Peter the Cruel. A journey in time, where you’ll discover all the secrets of the palace. Don’t miss out!

To discover Seville, nothing like an apartment to enjoy the city like a local would.


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