Looking for the best Instagram photo spots in Seville? This is the most comprehensive list you will find to get those amazing photos during your trip! We spent a whole week discovering Seville and looking for the best photo spots, and we found a lot! Let’s dive in!
In this blog post, you will find all the places with descriptions, photos, and locations where they can be found on Google Maps. Seville is one of the most picturesque and vibrant cities in Spain, so this is the list of the most beautiful photo opportunities there! Happy traveling!
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1. Plaza de España
Plaza de España is a landmark square in Seville. It is one of the most famous places in Seville, in Andalusia, and in Spain. The best thing about it is that you can visit Plaza de España square for free – there is no entrance fee!
Plaza de España square is part of Parque de María Luisa park in Seville and was built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition that took place in Seville. Plaza de España square is shaped in a huge half-circle with two massive towers, a water feature and bridges over it, and a long walkway lined with arches.
The square has beautiful architecture and simply stunning ornaments and decorative elements. It features scenic bridges with lanterns, archways, and beautiful ornaments decorated with colorful tiles. There is a dedicated spot all around the square for every province in Spain.
There are multiple unique and creative Instagram spots around the Plaza de España square in Seville. If you are looking for a photo without the crowds I suggest coming here in the morning – at least at 9 AM. We arrived a bit after 8 AM and it was empty, but it does get very crowded during the day.
My favorite photo locations that I have included here (in sequential order) are – the view of the South tower (photo was taken from here), and the view of the South tower from the inside looking through an arch (taken from here at ‘Lugo’ province name – you can see the logo next to my feet).
Then the third photo of my favorites was of the quadruple archways located right in the middle of the square. Then the fourth – the bridge with the North tower in the background (photo taken from here).
And the last Instagram spot here was the tile-covered ornaments with the South tower in the background (photo location). I hope this photo inspiration helps you take the best photos of this beautiful landmark square in Seville!
Location: Plaza de España
2. Royal Alcázar of Seville
Royal Alcázar of Seville has to be the crown jewel of Seville. And quite literally, because it was built as a house for kings and still is the house of kings – the upper floors of Alcázar still host the royal family when they visit the city of Seville.
Royal Alcázar of Seville is a complex that consists of palaces, patios, courtyards, staterooms, unique bathing rooms, and massive gardens with pathways, ponds, fountains, trees and flowers, benches, pavilions, and even a maze. It is truly an outstanding place!
Royal Alcázar of Seville is a must-visit place for any visitor to Seville. It is a prime example of the Mudéjar architectural style in Spain. Especially such places as Patio de Doncellas, which is the main courtyard in the Alcázar, and Salón de Embajadores feature outstanding ornaments and decors in Mudéjar style.
Royal Alcázar of Seville is full of some of the best Instagram photo spots in Seville. The most famous ones you will find in the main palace courtyard – Patio de Doncellas. It features a beautiful long reflective pool and Mudéjar style archways all around it.
Then definitely take a look at Baños de Doña María de Padilla bathing house with a pool in an arch-shaped room in the basement. Looks pretty cool! And don’t forget to enjoy the gardens – there is a cool photo spot where you can see the gardens from above (my photo was taken from here).
The other garden photo with palm trees and decorative trees along a pathway was taken here. I do prefer enjoying such places more on my own. I prefer skipping long lines and crowds, so I recommend coming to Royal Alcázar of Seville for the earliest time in the morning and buying tickets online before!
Location: Royal Alcázar of Seville
3. Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos is a 16th-century palace located in the historic part of Seville’s city center. The jewel of this place is the main courtyard. It blends together Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Romantic elements through statues, archways, marble, and colorful tiles. There is an entrance fee to this place.
Casa de Pilatos is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Seville and full of incredible Instagram spots. As you walk around the patio you will be amazed by the details, the statues, the windows with columns and arches, the colorful tiles creating delicate mosaics, and so on.
There are two gardens in the palace complex. The gardens in private residences were a sign of wealth. And these ones in Casa de Pilatos are truly the oasis of peace. Gardens are decorated with lush plants and blooming flowers, colorful benches and fountains, flower pots, and trees. Truly beautiful!
Location: Casa de Pilatos
4. Palacio de las Dueñas
Palacio de las Dueñas is a 15th-century palace featuring a very rich collection of art pieces from around the world. This massive complex consists of multiple palace buildings, patios, and stunning gardens with blooming trees and water systems.
In my humble opinion, this palace is one of the most beautiful places in Seville. The architecture, the gardens, the archways around the patios, fountains, sculptures, and endless rooms full of art pieces and objects make this place a must-visit spot for any visitor to Seville.
Every corner in Palacio de las Dueñas complex is so beautiful and well-maintained. Makes it hard to choose my favorite place! But I guess the main patio with yellow arches could be THE ONE.
In the 20th century, this palace became a meeting place for the members of many European royal families and international celebrities like Jacqueline Kennedy, Wallis Simpson, and Grace Kelly.
Although it is a bit pricey (we paid 12 EUR each) this is one of those places that I felt was absolutely worth the price! And this is the right place to come for some of the most stunning Instagram photo spots in Seville!
We bought tickets on-site right before entering. The entrance fee includes audioguides so you can find out more about this beautiful place. Make sure to check their website before coming because quite often they close the whole palace for private events.
Location: Palacio de las Dueñas
5. Patio de Banderas
Patio de Banderas is a historic square in the heart of Seville Old Town. Despite the central location, there is nothing special about the simple tree-lined square with a few lanterns. Unless you know where to look and pay attention when walking around.
This square is also the exit point of the famous Royal Alcázar of Seville. So most people are just busy thinking about the Alcázar or the next tourist attraction and therefore miss the secrets this unimpressive square hides inside.
There are overall three portals and doors connected to the square in a unique way. If you look through the portals and doors you can see the famous Catedral de Sevilla and the striking La Giralda tower next to it. Makes for a fantastic Instagram photo spot in Seville!
If you arrive early in the morning (before 9 AM) all of these doorways and portals will be available for a photo. However, during the day there will be a sea of people walking through two of these doors as they serve as an exit point from the famous Alcázar. So the photo won’t be as good.
However, the first photo taken from a portal is located in the far corner of the square (around here). It is a secret tunnel-like pathway between the square and a street that not many people actually know about or use. If you happen to be here later in the day, come to this spot as there won’t be as many people!
Location: Patio de Banderas
6. Setas de Sevilla
Setas de Sevilla is an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Seville city. It is a massive wooden structure in the shape of mushrooms (‘setas’ in Spanish). A pretty cool spot!
Initially, the project was called the Metropol Parasol, but local citizens started to call them ‘setas’ or ‘mushrooms’ so the name was officially changed. And I agree with the citizens – these look like mushrooms, haha!
Setas de Sevilla was built in 2011 as the largest wooden structure in the world. You can either admire it from the side or pay 15 EUR to climb up on top to a viewing platform.
From the viewing platform, you will get unmatched views over Seville city! Check out more info about prices and working hours on their website! This is probably the best place to watch the sunset too!
Although we did not get to climb on the roof platform of Setas de Sevilla, we definitely were amazed by them while standing at the bottom. They did an incredible job when building this structure!
This is one of the most unique Instagram spots in Seville for sure and definitely one of the most iconic places in the city. You can’t leave Seville without visiting the iconic Setas de Sevilla!
Location: Setas de Sevilla
7. Plaza del Cabildo
Plaza del Cabildo was one of my favorite Instagram spots in Seville city. It is a beautiful semicircular square with painted arches and a fountain in the middle.
The Plaza del Cabildo square is located just a few meters away from the Cathedral of Seville. There is a tunnel leading to this square from Avenida de la Constitución street which runs right next to the cathedral.
Although there is nothing else to do in the square besides admiring its beauty, this is a great spot to hide away from the busyness of the streets around the cathedral. We came here in the morning when there were just a few people around.
It is my understanding that from time to time this square hosts flea markets or other events so in that case it would be a more interesting spot to visit.
But if not then come here to get away from the crowds, take a beautiful photo, sit by the fountain, relax, and admire the beautiful architecture.
8. Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro or the Tower of Gold is a 13th-century defensive watchtower built in order to control the access to Seville from the Guadalquivir river.
It got its name because the tower reflected a golden shine in the river. And it does look pretty golden in the morning sun too, haha!
You can not only admire the massive tower from the outside, but you can actually enter the tower for free. There is a small museum inside.
But the best thing is that you can climb on the roof of Torre del Oro. From there you can get amazing views over the river and the city. Definitely one of the coolest Instagram spots in Seville!
Location: Torre del Oro
9. Puerta del León
Puerta del León or the Lion’s Gate is one of the most colorful Instagram spots in Seville! It is a 12th-century gate in deep red color and a tiled lion with a crown and a cross sitting atop the massive doors. Today the gate serves as the entrance to the famous Royal Alcázar of Seville.
This is also one of the trickiest Instagram spots in Seville. In order to get such a photo your time is very limited. To be there alone in front of the gates you need to arrive before 9 AM or late in the evening after the Royal Alcázar of Seville closes.
After 9 AM the gate opens, and the guard comes out and starts preparing the square for the day. Soon after tourist masses arrive and form a queue in front of the gate. There is a line of people throughout the day, so come here for a photo in the morning or late in the evening.
Location: Puerta del León
10. Catedral de Sevilla
The Cathedral of Seville is a landmark attraction in the city of Seville and in Andalusia. It is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world and the largest Gothic church in the world. It is truly spectacular and jaw-dropping!
Visiting the Cathedral of Seville is a must when in Seville. It is truly a massive piece of art! There are different types of tickets you can buy online on their website. Beware that this is a tourist hotspot so definitely buy tickets in advance for your desired time!
We bought tickets for visiting the inside of the cathedral and for climbing up to La Giralda tower. If I could go again I would buy a visit to the roof of the cathedral too. Although La Giralda tower is very high you can’t see much as all the windows have bars in front of them. But you would see everything from the roof!
The Cathedral of Seville is the burial site of the well-known Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. He is famous for discovering a route across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the Americas. His tomb is located in the main hall of the cathedral. If you walk around the hall you will easily find it.
Location: Catedral de Sevilla
11. La Giralda
La Giralda is the name of one of the main symbols of Seville – the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville. It was built in the 12th century as a minaret for a mosque during the Islamic period in Andalusia.
Later when the territory was ruled by the Catholics, and many buildings around the city were redesigned for Christians, the top part with church bells was added to the tower.
Today it is possible to walk up to the top of La Giralda tower next to the bells and see the city from above. There is a spiral ramp without steps leading up to the very top of the tower. From there you can observe Seville to all sides.
I think that walking up to the top of La Giralda is a bucket list thing to do in Seville. There is no better place to see the city from above, although the view is a bit covered as there are bars in front of the windows on top. Try to walk up on round hours when the bells ring! So cool!
Tip! You must buy tickets in advance. You can do that online on the website of the Cathedral of Seville.
Location: La Giralda
12. Portillo de la Muralla
Portillo de la Muralla is a beautiful gateway inside the old city walls. It connects Calle Miguel Mañara street and Avenida de la Constitución.
It is one of my favorite Instagram spots in Seville because if you look through the portal you will see the beautiful Edificio Coliseo building. Come early to avoid passing crowds!
Location: Portillo de la Muralla
13. Parque de María Luisa
María Luisa is a large park in the center of Seville right next to the famous landmark square Plaza de España. At first, you might think there can’t be anything too special about a park. However, this one hides some very beautiful hidden gems and some of my favorite Instagram spots in Seville!
Starting from statues, monuments, fountains, unique and massive trees, beautiful ceramic benches, playgrounds for kids, and beautiful overgrown flower bushes. This park has a bit of everything. But there is something even more special about it.
The park also hides a couple of ponds and one of them – located right in the middle of the park – is full of swans, ducks, and geese. There is a ton of waterbirds who are thoroughly enjoying life there and socializing on their own and with people.
There is a small island (kind of) in the middle of the pond (Isleta de los Pájaros or Bird Island) with a beautiful and scenic pavilion (gazebo) where you can freely walk on and relax. We did not have time to do that but we saw people sitting there and reading books. So cool!
14. Plaza de América
Another unique corner connected to María Luisa park is Plaza de América. As you will notice with many places around Seville, a lot of places here were built and created for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929 to make the city more beautiful and full of picturesque places.
Plaza de América features picturesque ponds, ornate gardens, and pavillions around it that make a beautiful reflection in the water if you look at it from the right angle. With palm trees, blooming flower pots, and sculptures this is a charming place to visit in Seville plus it is full of beautiful Instagram spots.
I especially enjoyed the architecture of the building surrounding the Plaza de América. The most beautiful was the building of the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions next to the plaza.
Although we did not visit the museum, the outside of it was very picturesque. It has massive metal doors and detailed arches surrounding them. Stop by if you are in the area!
15. La Terraza del EME
One of my favorite Instagram spots and a real hidden gem in Seville was La Terraza del EME. It is a rooftop lounge just a few meters away from the Catedral de Sevilla. We went there right after visiting the cathedral to have some refreshing cocktails after the visit.
Obviously, the best part of this spot is the view of the cathedral and La Giralda tower. Although we went during the day, this is an amazing place to be during sunset hours when the city and the tower shine in golden shades. But we loved it anyway!
In order to get there you need to go to the EME Catedral Mercer Hotel and tell that you want to go up to the rooftop bar. You will be instructed to go to the elevator to get to the roof. After exiting the elevator there will be a couple of more stairs to climb up to the very top.
As you probably have guessed, this is not a budget bar and the drinks will be a bit pricey. Like 10 EUR per cocktail. And the rooftop lounge is relatively small, however, the best thing is that you can get amazing views from every single place in the bar.
Location: La Terraza del EME
16. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija
Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija or Palace of the Countess of Lebrija is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Seville with some of the most beautiful Instagram spots in the city.
It is a 16th-century palatial home decorated with Arabic-style arches around the patio and one of the most stunning Roman mosaic collections you will ever see.
The glamorous house is a private home that belongs to an aristocratic family. You can not only visit the ground floor, the patio, and the gardens but also join guided tours around the upper floor that take place on round hours.
The upper floor displays a very rich collection of artifacts from around the world including from China, Japan, and many other countries. We visited this exquisite home for a fee of 12 EUR, however, there is a certain time when you can visit the palatial home for free. Make sure to check their website.
Location: Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija
17. Plaza de San Francisco
Plaza de San Francisco square was one of my favorite Instagram spots in Seville! It is a massive buzzing square right in front of the Town Hall and next to one of the main streets in Seville – Avenida de la Constitución.
The square is very lively with shops, restaurants, and businesses lining along the central square. You will see people walking in every direction, cars, taxis, and trams driving by and people sitting at the tables outside enjoying their meals. But there is a hidden gem in this square that not many will notice.
Right at the South end of the Town Hall building, there is a small portal going through the building. I wonder about the functionality of this portal because you can easily walk past the building and there is no need to use this tunnel-like passage.
However, the architecture looks amazing and it makes for a very cool photo. In case you are nearby, definitely stop here to take a photo. If you take a photo of the arch you will see beautiful architecture with sculptures.
But if you take a photo from the inside of the portal you will get a cool shot of the nearby building with a striking tower. Either way, this is a cool hidden gem to visit in case you are in the area (we walked there to visit one breakfast spot!).
18. Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla
I have never been a museum kind of person. Well, with some very rare exceptions, of course. However, Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla or Seville Museum of Fine Arts grabbed my attention.
I will tell you the best part about it right away – the Seville Museum of Fine Arts is free to visit for EU citizens and only 1.5 EUR for travelers from the rest of the world. Basically – nothing!
For this non-existent entrance fee, you get to visit two floors in this 17th-century palace. There is a large collection of sculptures and paintings, including some by the famous painters Diego Velázquez and El Greco dating back to the Middle Ages.
Aside from the art, there are three beautiful courtyards and patios where you can enjoy the architecture or sit down and enjoy the fresh air. The patios are lined with ceramic mosaics and arches which make for some beautiful and unique photos.
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla
19. Puente de Isabel II / Puente de Triana
Puente de Isabel II also called Puente de Triana is a 19th-century iron bridge connecting Seville’s center to the famous Triana neighborhood. It is one of the many bridges connecting both sides of the Guadalquivir river.
Riverside was one of my favorite places to be in Seville – I love the fresh air and the free space around the riverside. There is a wide promenade for pedestrians, runners, and cyclists, there are trees for some shade and benches to sit on and relax or have a riverside picnic.
Puente de Isabel II is definitely amongst the most beautiful bridges here with long arches and iron circles decorating both sides of the bridge. The wide river and the bridge is the perfect place to create some beautiful photos!
20. Murillo Gardens
With such stunning and vast gardens nearby as those in the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the Murillo Gardens often get overlooked. If you have seen the Alcazar, it may seem you have seen the most beautiful spots in Seville, however, I beg to differ.
Murillo Gardens is a long stretch of gardens with fountains, beautiful trees, benches hiding in the shade, and other architectural ornaments hidden in the lush green area. And exactly because it is located right next to the Royal Alcázar of Seville I recommend at least walking through this scenic place.
Here are some of my favorite Instagram photo spots in Seville’s Murillo Gardens – first and foremost, the Fuente De Catalina De Ribera fountain with a spectacular background (although it looked like it could fall over one day soon).
Then the next favorite spot was the circular ‘glorieta’ dedicated to the Sevillian painter José García Ramos, and then, of course, the overgrown benches decorated with colorful tiles. It is a very lovely park, so definitely take a walk through it!
21. Archivo de Indias
If you are looking for a unique place to explore right in the heart of Seville Old Town then Archivo de Indias is the place to go. It is a national archive housing documents about the colonization times and the New World era. The best part – it is free to visit!
Obviously, you are not allowed to search the documents as a visitor, however, there are a couple of original letters from explorers as Columbus put on display. Although everything is in Spanish it was really cool to see such artifacts. Definitely one of those unique hidden gems in Seville!
The building itself is very beautiful where you can easily find some of the most beautiful Instagram spots in Seville. Built in the Renaissance architectural style it is now listed as a World Heritage Site.
I especially loved the big hallway with all the shelves of documents lined along the walls as well as the symmetrical patio in the middle of the building. If you have some spare time in the center of Seville, then definitely consider visiting this spot!
Location: Archivo de Indias
22. Palacio de Los Marqueses de Salinas
Palacio de Los Marqueses de Salinas or Casa de Salinas is a 16th-century palatial home that was built in the Renaissance architectural style by a wealthy family during the time Seville was one of the most important cities in Europe.
During those centuries Seville benefited from the new trading routes that were established around the world and especially with the Americas. The city received many goods from around the world and you can see it all on display in many different aristocratic homes in Seville, including here.
For a fee of 8 EUR, we joined a tour around the palatial house that was considered a modern home during the 16th and 17th centuries.
With marble columns and delicate decorations, it truly is something to be admired. In 1930, the property was acquired by Don Manuel de Salinas Malagamba.
As a complete surprise to us, it turns out that the family still lives here on the upper floors. We only got to visit the ground floor – the main patio with columns, a small outer patio with a fountain, and multiple rooms around the perimeter of the big patio.
Location: Palacio de Los Marqueses de Salinas
23. Hospital los Venerables
Although Hospital los Venerables has a very central location with the Cathedral of Seville and the Royal Alcázar of Seville located nearby this is a much more quiet place and not too well known among the tourists. If you visit this place you will find some pretty unique Instagram photo spots here.
This 17th-century baroque building has a lot to offer, including art by the famous Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. While exploring around the arched patio you will be able to visit many expositions and rooms of the palace-like building.
The walls and staircases of the patio are decorated with beautiful ceramic tiles and ornaments. It is a rather peaceful place because of it being less known among visitors to Seville. But here comes the best part of this picturesque place – the chapel and the sacristy.
There is a church and a sacristy located inside the Hospital los Venerables with pretty striking fresco paintings on the vaults and the dome. There is much to be admired in this place especially the detailed work of painters. Feels like stepping back in time for sure.
If you are not one of those who can appreciate art and history, then this hidden gem in Seville isn’t for you. The entrance fee for us was 12 EUR per person which is not a small fee (it includes audioguide). Although you get to see Velázquez and spectacular frescoes, it is something to consider before visiting.
Location: Hospital los Venerables
24. Calle Agua and Rosina’s Balcony
Santa Cruz neighborhood in Seville is the most visited area in Seville and features some of the most iconic landmark sites in the city, including the Royal Alcázar of Seville.
Walking the streets of the Santa Cruz neighborhood is a bucket list thing to do in Seville. It is full of hidden gems, popular restaurants, and shops. We spent quite some time wandering around this area!
There is one special place in Santa Cruz that is popular amongst tourists – Calle Agua street. This street lines along the walls of the Royal Alcázar of Seville and is a popular photo spot.
In some parts, the street is covered by overgrown bushes of purple flowers and looks really cool. We visited this place in spring so the bushes were not in full bloom yet.
At the end of Calle Agua street, you will find one of the most unique tourist attractions in Seville – Rosina’s Balcony. According to a legend, this exact balcony in Seville inspired the popular 19th-century opera about the Barber of Seville written by the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.
It is supposed to be the balcony where Figaro encourages the Count of Almaviva to climb up in search of his true love Rosina. And the balcony where Rosina is looking out and sings her aria of love for the Count of Almaviva.
Obviously, there are some truths to the legends, but there is a reason why it is just a legend. It is known that the building as it looks today was constructed many years after the world-famous opera was already created. So this is definitely not the exact look of Rosina’s balcony. But who knows…?
25. Arco de la Macarena
In case you are hanging around the North part of Seville’s Old Town then you can consider visiting this cool spot – Arco de la Macarena arch next to the Basílica de la Macarena church. Both are unique because both of the buildings are painted in yellow color and stand out in the surrounding area.
Arco de la Macarena arch dates back to the 12th century when it served as the city gate to Seville and was part of the ancient city walls. Beware that there is a busy street next to the arch. We visited this spot in the evening when there wasn’t too much traffic around. Overall it is a cool photo spot if you are nearby!
Location: Arco de la Macarena
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Seville is the perfect place if you are looking for a unique and exciting travel destination! With its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture, the so-called Pearl of Andalusia is a must-see destination for any traveler.
I hope you enjoy your time in this landmark city in Spain as much as we did! And I hope you will get some inspiration from this blog post to make your trip even more adventurous, fun, and exciting! Seville truly is a city full of wonders waiting to be discovered! Happy exploring!