I'm not going to fool you: in September it is still quite hot in the Andalusian capital. This does not imply that there are not many things to see and do in Seville during this month, but you still have to take into account that it is convenient that the activities at certain hours are done indoors.
Luckily, part of what Seville has to offer this month takes into account this climate. Thus, you will find film series or concerts at night, as well as sports activities. For these and more reasons, September is a more than ideal month to explore and discover the city of Seville.
1. Attend the Nights in the Gardens of the Real Alcazar of Seville
In the evening, when the heat begins to drop, there is a fantastic plan that combines music with an almost unrepeatable scenario: the Nights in the Gardens of the Real Alcázar
This is a spectacular plan in which you can enjoy and get excited with the melodies of ancient music, classical, jazz, flamenco and more, performed by musicians of international prestige. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to tour the oldest royal gardens in Europe, plunging into a magical and dreamy atmosphere. If visiting the Alcázar of Seville during the day is a real wonder, wait until you see how it looks at night.
Among the gardens that can be visited are the Garden of the Poets, the Garden of the Cross, the Garden of the Cenador de la Alcoba, the Garden of the Marquis de la Vega Inclán and the English Garden.
- Where: public access is through the Puerta de la Alcoba, located in the Paseo de Catalina de Ribera (Jardines de Murillo).
- Price: about 7 €.
- Hours: you must enter between 8:30 and 9:45 pm
2. Enjoy a boat ride on the Guadalquivir River
Nothing better to chase away the heat than enjoying the panoramic view of the Andalusian capital from the Guadalquivir River, aboard a 20-meter yacht equipped with all the comforts and professional crew.
A really appetizing plan that can also include a tasting of Iberian sausage paired with rebujito or lunch or dinner on board, consisting of a delicious six-course menu, drink, dessert and a glass of champagne. This second option is also accompanied by live music, not to be missed!
- Where: departure from the New York pier, in front of the Costurero de la Reina Tourist Information Point.
- Price: 75 €.
- Duration: 2 hours
3. Spend a day at Isla Magica and Agua Magica
Despite having left behind the hardest part of the summer, if you travel to Seville in September you will almost certainly find that it is still quite hot. To alleviate that feeling, especially if you have traveled to Seville with children, there are few better places than Isla Magica.
This theme park has several different areas, although with the high temperatures, the one called Agua Magica stands out without a doubt. Here you will find all kinds of water attractions, from slides to raft rides.
- Where: Isla Magica Roundabout (Isla de la Cartuja)
- Price: 29 €.
- Duration: All day
4. Go to the Patio to watch a movie in the open air
Although I'm not a big fan of recommending going to the movies during the vacations, in this case I'm going to make an exception. This cycle, called Asómate al Partio, not only offers great films outdoors, but also takes place in a very attractive setting: the courtyard of the building of the Diputación de Sevilla.
For many years now, this film series has become a true classic of the Sevillian summer. In the courtyard of the Diputación, an 18th century building, up to 70 films, both national and international, are screened. Among them, you will find national and international feature films, dubbed and in original language.
- Where: Avda. Menéndez Pelayo, 32
- Price: about 4 €.
- Time: single session at around 10:00 p.m.
5. Enjoy the Flamenco Biennial
For fans of the traditional Spanish arts, the Bienal de Flamenco is a more than ideal plan. It is a flamenco festival held during even years in different theaters in the city of Seville.
This festival is attended by flamenco dancers, singers and guitarists of the highest level, whether they are young talents or recognized artists of the scene. The shows represent both traditional and modern flamenco, which is always incorporating new trends.
- Where: Various venues and theaters in the city.
- Price: from around 20 €.
- Timetable: depends on the performance
6. Participate in the San Miguel Fair
During the month of September is celebrated one of the most important cultural events in this tradition. It is the Feria de San Miguel, which consists of celebrations and bullfighting shows of the highest level. It includes bullfights, bullfighting and bullfighting bullfights, bullfighting bullfighting and bullfighting competitions, as well as bullfighting, bullfighting and dressage, among others.
It is a celebration of livestock origins, which is still celebrated and causing fascination among its visitors. Nowadays, it is one of the most important and anticipated events of the Spanish bullfighting calendar.
To complement the celebrations, you can also visit the Bullfighting Museum of the Real Maestranza de Caballería, located in the Sevillian bullring. The museum is open all year round, so don't hesitate to visit it!
- Where: Plaza de toros de La Real Maestranza (Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12)
- Price: from 28 €.
- Hours: depending on the show
7. Attend the Consolation Fair of Utrera
If you want to leave the city for a few hours, in September you have a very traditional celebration just a few kilometers away (35 or so). Whether you are a believer or not, the celebration of the Consolation Fair of Utrera is one of the most important religious festivities in Andalusia.
This is a celebration in honor of the Virgin of Consecration, and for four days brings together thousands of pilgrims who walk from their respective localities to reach the sanctuary in Utrera, in Seville.
It is an event that in an atmosphere of joy, dance and fun organizes entertaining activities such as horseback riding, contests, concerts, harnesses, flamenco performances, among others. Also, groups of friends, associations and families set up their own booths where they offer a variety of typical products for visitors.
- Where: Fairgrounds annexed to the Consolation Park and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation.
- Price: Free of charge
- When: About the first week of September
- How to get there from Seville: the car is an option to consider, although you may have problems parking. It may be more convenient to use the train.
8. Have fun at the Festival of the Nations
The Festival of Nations begins at the end of September. An event that brings together more than fifty countries to represent their cultural and gastronomic offerings, in addition to dance and music performances.
The Festival of Nations is an initiative with a strong focus on solidarity, which is why they give the Festival Solidarity Awards, which celebrate and recognize the efforts of people, associations and organizations aimed at improving society.
It is a perfect plan to share and enjoy with the family more than a hundred guest artists from all over the world.
- Where: Prado de San Sebastián
- Price: Free
- When: from the end of September
9. Participate in the Guadalquivir Night Race
If you are an athlete, you are interested in getting in shape, or simply want to test your fitness, you will love the following plan. It is the Guadalquivir Night Race KH7, organized by the Municipal Sports Institute.
The circuit starts at the Paseo de las Delicias, in front of the Palacio de San Telmo, and the finish line is at the same Paseo de las Delicias, but now in front of the Glorieta de Buenos Aires. The distance is 7,800 meters and the run can be done in half an hour if you have experience in running.
This event gathers every year around 10,000 participants so whether you are an athlete or an amateur, you are more than invited to participate and test yourself. But be sure to run and secure your place, as places are limited.
- Where: Paseo de las Delicias
- Price: From 4 €.
- When: from the end of September
10. Visit the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art
With the end of summer, Seville recovers all its cultural activity. Part of it has its headquarters in the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art, located in the former monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas, also known as the Cartuja. A space that merges past and present and seeks to promote the conservation, research and dissemination of contemporary art, as well as the promotion of creativity and artistic creation.
To fulfill this purpose, the museum has continuous exhibitions, as well as temporary activities and interventions. In them you can find seminars, workshops, film series, recitals and concerts.
If you want to attend any of these events, be sure to check the exhibition schedule for the month of September.
- Where: Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de Las Cuevas, at Avda. Américo Vespucio, 2
- Price: About 3€ for the complete visit, free in some schedules.
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm (Visit the website for activities).
Weather in Seville in September and what to bring in your suitcase
If you are wondering what clothes you should wear if you travel to Seville during these dates, you should keep in mind that the average temperature in Seville during the month of September is around 25°C (77°F). The average minimum temperature is 17°C and the maximum is 32°C. If you are going to spend the whole day outside, it is advisable to plan a light layered wardrobe, which allows you to dress warmly or not depending on the thermal variations.
Although temperatures in September are much more pleasant and cooler compared to the summer months, the maximum temperature is still quite high, so I recommend you always go out with sunscreen of maximum degree and a bottle of water to hydrate yourself. If possible, consider avoiding going out at the hours of maximum sun exposure, that is, between 12:00 and 16:00 hours, since this is the time of day when UV radiation reaches its maximum danger.
Also, keep in mind that during the month of September rainfall is forecast for two to four days, so it never hurts to be prepared with a waterproof jacket and an umbrella in case of rain.