Seville, Spain

Parque de María Luisa, Jardin Marillo, Old Quarter

This is another lovely, centrally located run that combines an iconic park, gardens, some important Seville sights in the Barrio Santa Cruz, and a section of river path. The route starts at the southern end of the prominent Parque de María Luisa near the Archeological Museum, which has gorgeous landscaped paths and grounds, plazas, fountains, and the Plaza de España on its eastern end. It’s ~1.5 km

Jardines de Murillo. Flickr: Jose A.

through the park, with options for added interior paths. Exit the park, run through the small San Sebastian Park, and into the Jardines de Murillo, and the important Real Alcázar de Sevilla monument. Exit the park and continue north, on a pedestrian path along Av. de la Constitución, passing some key sites: Catedral de Sevilla, Plaza del Cabildo, Puerta del Perdón, and additional plazas and monuments. Just past La Giralda tower, head west to the river, passing through Plaza de toros, and run for 2 km south on the river path, Paseo Alcalde Marqués del Contadero.

Add-Ons: You can do some additional running in Seville’s historic center. Enjoy the scenic, maze-like streets and gorgeous architecture. Best to go early, to beat the people and cars.

 

Essentials
  • 6.4 km (4 miles) loop
  • Southern end of Parque de María Luisa, near the Archeological Museum
  • Good bus access. Closest metro is Prado de San Sebastián (Line 1)