10 Things to Do in Seville at Night

Although Seville is charming at all times it is important to recognize that at night the magic, charm and joy dye the streets with a special glow. I tell you the most interesting night plans

Katherine Betances

Katherine Betances

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10 Things to Do in Seville at Night

Seville at night | ©Hernán Piñera

When organizing a trip to a new destination it is important to schedule each activity with care. Undoubtedly, the nights represent an opportunity to continue exploring the city from another perspective and, whenever you travel to a safe destination, I recommend you to take advantage of them as much as you can.

On this occasion, Seville, with all it has to offer to travelers, is also characterized by a vibrant and fun nightlife. Below is a list of the best things to do in Seville at night, in the hope that you will integrate as many of them as possible into your itinerary. The list includes a little something for all tastes and for all types of travelers. Enjoy!

1. Take a tapas tour of the city

Wine and Tapas Tour| ©rob thompson
Wine and Tapas Tour| ©rob thompson

When talking about the famous Spanish tapa, we find ourselves facing a delicious appetizer that has become a distinctive symbol of the nation and one of the first things that comes to the minds of hundreds of travelers when they think of this beautiful country.

In turn, the city of Seville is famous for its rich gastronomy and the many places available to enjoy some of the best tapas in the country. Consequently, one of the best things to do in Seville after sunset is to take a gastronomic tour to enjoy the delicious tapas.

My recommendation? Hire a guided excursion or a tapas tour. These experiences are always handled by local guides who are knowledgeable about the history, architecture, gastronomic evolution and any curious aspect that might be interesting to a traveler visiting Seville for the first time.

Useful information about Seville

  • Duration: Depending on the company you hire you should reserve between 3 or 4 hours for this experience.
  • Schedule: The night gastronomic tour is usually offered from 7:30 pm onwards.
  • Price range: From 70€ per participant.

Book a tapas tour in Seville

2. Attend a flamenco show

Flamenco Show| ©Elliott Brown
Flamenco Show| ©Elliott Brown

Famous all over the world for its strong attachment to the culture of flamenco, you simply cannot visit this city without attending a show that honors this beautiful art.

Fortunately, in the Andalusian capital there is no lack of alternatives when it comes to flamenco shows in Seville. You are going to find a very varied offer that includes from street shows to first class artists that take place in stages and centers of the city.

My favorite alternative is possibly the show offered by the Museum of Flamenco Dance in Seville. In this space you can do two interesting activities: first attend the flamenco museum exhibition that includes historical data, traditional costumes exhibition and highly creative art installations.

The second activity includes attending a flamenco show in a limited capacity hall where you can admire the artists up close.

Useful information

  • Duration: For the flamenco show you must reserve approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Schedule: In the Flamenco Museum there are two to three performances every night, the first one starting at 5 pm.
  • Price range: You will have to pay about 29 € for the experience, the entrance ticket includes the tour of the museum in case you want to do it.
  • More info: I leave you a post of the best flamenco shows in Seville.

Book the Flamenco Dance Museum show

3. Take a mystery tour of Seville

San Fernando Cemetery| ©Alexwing
San Fernando Cemetery| ©Alexwing

Possibly one of the most fun things to do in Seville at night is to book a tour of legends to walk the streets of the historic center of the city at dusk.

This type of experience is offered by expert local guides who make a route to take the group of travelers through important monuments and squares, but also through the less touristy and conventional passages and alleys. Undoubtedly, a different and fun way to discover the city, its oldest legends and its darkest and darkest stories; which has as protagonists characters from other times including Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians.

Although the tour may vary depending on the company you hire, many include in its itinerary places like the Santa Cruz neighborhood (famous for its legends and remarkable tragedies) the Alfalfa neighborhood and other emblematic sites.

Useful information

  • Duration: Varies depending on the tour you choose, but you should reserve a minimum of 2 hours for this experience.
  • Schedule: Tours are offered several days a week around 7 pm.
  • Price range: From 10€ per person.
  • More info: Get all the info about the mystery and legends tours in Seville.

Book a legends tour

4. In Seville you can sleep among sharks!

Seville Aquarium| ©salva u.f.
Seville Aquarium| ©salva u.f.

Now, if you are visiting Seville with children, it is possible that many of the activities outlined in this article may not prove to be the best environments for younger minds.

My recommendation for all those parents or caregivers visiting the city for a family vacation is to check out the nighttime activities offered at centers like the Seville Aquarium. My favorite: the opportunity to sleep among sharks at the city's Oceanográfico.

This activity is done in small groups and with prior reservation. It is available to the general public, although children must be at least 5 years old and all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Useful information

  • Duration: From 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Schedule: At 20:30 h. you must be at the aquarium for the start of the tour.
  • Price range: About 40 € per person, the price also includes dinner.

Book your ticket for the Seville Aquarium

5. For the romantic ones: a night cruise on the Guadalquivir river

Seville Cruise| ©Enrique RG
Seville Cruise| ©Enrique RG

Another of the unique experiences that Seville by night offers us is a tour in a luxury boat on the calm waters of the Guadalquivir River. You will be able to admire the banks of the Guadalquivir River, as well as many important monuments of Seville from a different point of view.

Although the plan may vary depending on the company you choose, a cruise in Seville also includes a dinner on board the boat.

This plan is a very interesting experience for those who visit the city with the intention of celebrating a special occasion with their partner and have a unique evening. It is, for example, one of the favorite plans for lovers visiting Seville in February for Valentine's Day.

Useful information

  • Duration: You should reserve about 2 hours for this experience.
  • Schedule: Generally the night cruises start at 21h.
  • Price range: Around 75 €.

Book a boat trip in Seville

6. Take a night tour of Seville's illuminated monuments

Seville by night| ©J. Fernando Pérez
Seville by night| ©J. Fernando Pérez

Seville is a city that exudes charm and romanticism. Both qualities reach their peak of splendor at nightfall, when the city's main monuments are illuminated creating the perfect nocturnal setting for a moonlit stroll.

This is one of the best experiences to have in the city, so it doesn't matter if your trip is of short duration: reserve a space in your evening to simply walk and let yourself be caught by the charm of Seville.

My recommendation is that you include in your tour as many monuments and squares as you can, but if you must prioritize, don't miss the illuminated Giralda. From the square where the Alcazar and the Cathedral are located, the whole is really spectacular.

Useful information

  • Hours: After sunset.
  • Price range: Free.

7. For party lovers: attend the best nightclubs in Seville.

In a Club| ©Edoardo Tommasini
In a Club| ©Edoardo Tommasini

Seville offers numerous plans but it's not all historic buildings, food and flamenco, but, in this vibrant city, the nightlife is also exciting and young souls looking for a night of fun and dancing are sure to find an exciting and intriguing offer of nightlife centers in the city.

An important tip; some of the best clubs and discos for dancing in Seville are located by the river, specifically in the area belonging to the Triana neighborhood, especially on Betis street. If you do not have too much time, you can focus on exploring the options offered by this area of the city until you find a space that goes with the festive atmosphere you are looking for.

Another important tip, the nightlife of the clubs in Seville gets livelier after midnight, so if you are going to be in the city for a short time, say 3 days in Seville or less, you can make the most of your night by doing some of the other activities proposed in this article and that take place at an earlier time; for example the tapas tour or the mystery tour.

8. Ride Seville's Ferris wheel at night

Seville Ferris wheel| ©Yeray Pérez
Seville Ferris wheel| ©Yeray Pérez

Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Ferris wheel of Seville is a tourist attraction that offers some of the best panoramic views of the city. It is a fun family activity that is highly recommended if you are in the city with children enjoying your vacation.

The Ferris wheel of Seville is composed of an impressive structure whose height exceeds 40 meters high and where you will find 30 air-conditioned cabins, so it is even recommended to attend if you visit the city in the colder months as in the winter months in Seville.

In addition to being a light show, it is well worth visiting the Ferris wheel during the night on a tour of the city; as the atmosphere surrounding the viewpoint becomes a festive atmosphere where you can enjoy music, workshops, small performances, exhibitions and equestrian shows according to the calendar and the season.

Useful information

  • Duration: You can stay as long as you want.
  • Hours: From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm approximately.
  • Price range: Adults will have to pay approximately 7,50 € while children's tickets are available from 5 €.

9. Schedule a dinner at some of the best terrace restaurants in Seville

Hotel Fontecruz Sevilla Seises Terrace| ©Anna Kaminski
Hotel Fontecruz Sevilla Seises Terrace| ©Anna Kaminski

If you really want to make the most of your evening in Seville, you should carefully choose the place where you are going to dine. In such a beautiful city the best alternative will always be to look for restaurants with the best views that allow you, while enjoying your dinner, to admire the charm of Seville's urban environment at dusk.

Good food, good view and good company will make your evening memorable.

Restaurants with terrace in Seville

Below, I share with you some ideas of restaurants in Seville that offer breathtaking views. However, keep in mind that options abound so I invite you to do your own research.

  • Roof Estamos arriba!: Located at number 15 Trajano street, it is a space with a relaxed atmosphere and modern touches that offers views of the best Sevillian skylines. Its selection of signature tapas is one of the best to enjoy in the city.

  • Terraza-Bar Hotel Doña María: At number 19 of Don Remondo street is a restaurant famous in the city for its breathtaking views of La Giralda.

  • El Mirador de Sevilla If you want to enjoy the best of haute cuisine in an atmosphere with views of Seville, head to the restaurant located on the upper terrace of the Hotel Vincci La Rábida.

10. Take a night visit to the roof of the Cathedral of Seville

Seville Cathedral at Night| ©Nathan Rupert
Seville Cathedral at Night| ©Nathan Rupert

The beautiful Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic temple in the world; although a daytime tour to see the interiors is a must, it is good to know that during the night you can visit the roof on a short tour to admire up close the architectural details that make up its magnificent facade.

The imposing building, which appears in almost every representative postcard of the city, is a monument full of symbolism that has played a decisive role in the history of Seville. Consequently, any tour to know the best of Seville must include a stop to admire the cathedral as closely as possible.

Useful information

  • Where it is and how to get there: The Cathedral is located on Avenida de la Constitución. The nearest metro stop is Puerta de Jerez (line 1).
  • Hours: From Monday to Thursday night visits are at 21:30; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 21:00 and 21:30.
  • Price range: The tour to the roof of the cathedral costs about 20 € per passenger.