Seville’s Old Town is the one of the largest in Europe, and we explore a good bit of it in this 8 km ‘runseeing’ tour. Like many historic sections of European cities, the streets are narrow and maze-like, but we’ve tried to design an easy-to-follow route while hitting the highlights. As always, use this as a guide and feel free to wander. Best to go early to avoid the crowds!
We start near the Tourist Info Center with a tour of the Jardines Murillo and the iconic Royal Alcázar monument. Exit the park onto the pedestrian Calle San Fernando, to the Puerta de Jerez gate, with Seville University on your left. Enter the gate and run up Av. de la Constitución, which passes by the Archivo de Indias (World Heritage building), Catedral de Sevilla, Bell Tower, and Plaza del cabildo. Just past City Hall, continue on Pl. San Francisco, north on Calle Sierpes, then RIGHT on Calle Cerrajerí, then immediate LEFT on Calle Cuna, passing Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, onto the wide Calle Amor de Dios. At the Hercules Columns, continue on Alameda de Hércules for 1 km to Calle Resolana and do a quick tour of the Park of the Perdigones. Then, head east on Calle Resolana to the remnants of the Old City Walls, Andausian Parliament Buildings/Old Hospital of the Five Wounds. Can do a bit extra here around the paths. Then, start heading back south on Calle San Luis, passing numerous plazas, churches, and the Monasterio de Santa María del Socorro. Run by the Palacio de las Dueñas, then LEFT on Calle Sta. Angela de la Cruz, which leads to Las Setas De Sevilla (the largest timber-framed structure in the world), the sculptural wooden structure with an archaeological museum, rooftop walkway & viewpoint (run up it if no crowds!). For the final section, continue south past Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador to the start.
Add-Ons: Parque de María Luisa is just south of the Jardines Murillo. There are also paths along the river.
- 8.3 km (5.2 miles) loop
- 30m (95 feet)
- Near the Tourist Info Center/Jardines Murillo
- Metro: Puerta de Jerez
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