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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Seville


Europe's oldest active royal residence was built upon the remains of a Moorish palace in 1364. Spend a day getting lost among the fairy-tale like gardens, knowing that Ferdinand and Isabella once lived here, and that Spanish royalty continues to visit to this day.

Patio de Banderas, +34 954 50 23 24,
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Archivo General de Indias

Thanks to King Carlos III's obsession with exploration in the 18th-century, guests can now browse an extraordinary number of documents relating to the "New World," including Columbus' journal. The archives also contain a magnificent collection of furniture.

Constitución 3, 011-34-954-500-528
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Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower

Marvel at the immense Baroque and Gothic style Cathedral (formerly the site of an Almohad mosque) and the bell tower La Giralda. Attend mass on Sunday; afterwards, look for the reputed tomb of Christopher Columbus, found inside the cathedral's southern door.

Av. de la Constitución s/n, 011-34-954-56-31-50, .(Spanish only)
Tags: family | historic | things to do | architecture | religious

Isla Mágica

Shows, games, and attractions transport families to 16th-century cities, the Amazon rain forest, and pirate ships. Each area has roller coasters and water slides, free fall towers, and audiovisual shows. There's even a special area just for tots.

Pabellón de España, 011-34-90-216-17-16,
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Museo de Bellas Artes

Originally only a space for religious art, this former convent now houses one of Spain's finest collections of 15th to 17th-century paintings. See works by Goya, Murillo, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, Ribera, and El Greco.

Plaza del Museo 9, 011-34-954-219-500
Tags: family | historic | art | things to do | culture | architecture

Parque de María Luisa

Aníbal González redesigned this park for the 1929 World's Fair and the area is now known for its massive Art Deco and Mudejar buildings, many of which are clustered around the Plaza de España. Palm, elm, and orange trees dot the park's parameters.

Paseo de las Delicias, 011-34-954-422-1404
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Plaza de Toros Real Maestranza

Between Easter and October, spend a Sunday at one of the largest bullrings in Spain. Purchase tickets at least three days in advance at the ticket office (despacho de entradas) on Calle Adriano, or at kiosks along Calle Sierpes (day-of tickets are available, but shows often sell out).

Paseo de Colón 12, 011-34-954-22-45-77,
Tags: things to do | traditional | spectator sport

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