You might think that exploring the city of Seville and its top monuments will be costly, but in fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can visit all the places of interest without having to spend a single penny. Here we will explain how.
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- The Giralda and the Seville Cathedral for free
- Visit the Royal Alcázar of Seville for free
- Free entry to other holy temples
- Enjoy Easter without paying anything
- Dance at the Feria de Abril without dipping into your pocket
- Dozens of totally free museums
- The best views of Seville without putting your hand in your pocket
- Enjoy some fresh air in the María Luisa Park
The Giralda and the Seville Cathedral for free
Yes, you heard it correctly. Two of the most iconic monuments of the capital of Andalusia are available free of charge every Monday between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Of course, you must book in advance if you want to visit these sites without paying anything and enjoy the interior decoration of the largest Gothic cathedral on the planet and the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Visit the Royal Alcázar of Seville for free
This palace, which appeared in the kingdom of Dorne in the series, the Game of Thrones, and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, also offers free tickets every Monday of the year. In fact, free entry is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, between the months of October and March and from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the rest of the year. In addition, entry also includes access to the Triana Ceramics Centre and the Metropol Parasol Antiques.
Free entry to other holy temples
Most churches in Seville have great artistic and architectural value and most of them offer free entry. This is the case, for example, for the church of Hermandad de Los Gitanos or the Brotherhood of the Gypsies, where the remains of Cayetana de Alba lies and it is home to one of the most iconic Sevillian holy figures. The same happens with the church of Santa Ana, Santa María de las Nieves, San Luis de los Franceses and San Marcos.
Enjoy Easter without paying anything
Easter in Seville is probably the most important and spectacular dates in Spain. It takes place at the end of March or at the beginning or middle of April. This special event floods the city with a pleasant smell of orange blossom and incense. Dozens of processions walk through the streets of the historic centre. The most important ones are the Gran Poder, the Macarena and the Esperanza de Triana, although there are many other interesting marches too. Special mention deserves to go to ‘the Madrugá’, which takes place on the night of Easter Thursday.
Dance at the Feria de Abril without dipping into your pocket
The April Fair or Feria de Abril is known to be a semi-private event. While it is true that some of the stalls do charge an entry fee and restrict access to those who are not members, there are many others that are free. Just visit them and start dancing until you drop. Of course, remember that drinks and food will cost you money.
Dozens of totally free museums
Some museums in Seville are free throughout the year. This is the case, for example, those housed inside the Castillo de San Jorge, the Archivo de Indias or the Royal Tobacco Factory. The same happens in the case of the Casa de Pilatos, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museum of Seville, which do not charge entry to the residents of member countries of the European Union. Finally, there are also cultural centres that allow free entry to their facilities at certain times. This is the case of CAAC, as its entry costs nothing on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturdays and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Tuesday to Friday.
The best views of Seville without putting your hand in your pocket
The Torre del Oro, which is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, offers free entry to those who wish to visit it every Monday and, from its highest point, offers excellent panoramic views. The same goes for the Mirador de Setas, also called the Metropol Parasol. However, in this last case, you will have to have been born or be a resident of Seville capital in order to pay nothing. Otherwise, the price of the ticket is €3.
Enjoy some fresh air in the María Luisa Park
This is, without a doubt, the main green lung of the city of Seville and a place that will be very familiar to you because there have been countless movies and series filmed here. It is also the perfect place to escape from the heat that floods the capital of Andalusia with the arrival of summer. It remains open until midnight between the months of April and October and until 10 pm for rest of the year. There is no need to pay entry fee to enjoy its flora and ponds