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10 Things to Do in Seville in September

Although it is still quite hot in Seville, if you visit in September you can see how it starts to wake up after a summer in which everything seems to slow down.

Ana C.R.

Ana C.R.

8 min read

10 Things to Do in Seville in September

Seville | ©losmininos

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

Gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville| ©Derek Budd
Gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville| ©Derek Budd

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.

Practical information

  • 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

Book your visit to the Real Alcazar of Seville

2. Enjoy a boat ride on the Guadalquivir River

Boat and Seville| ©Sarah Dowling
Boat and Seville| ©Sarah Dowling

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!

Practical information

  • Where: departure from the New York pier, in front of the Costurero de la Reina Tourist Information Point.
  • Price: 75 €.
  • Duration: 2 hours

Book a yacht trip on the Guadalquivir River with lunch or dinner

3. Spend a day at Isla Magica and Agua Magica

Visiting Agua Magica| ©CarlosVdeHabsburgo
Visiting Agua Magica| ©CarlosVdeHabsburgo

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.

Practical information

  • Where: Isla Magica Roundabout (Isla de la Cartuja)
  • Price: 29 €.
  • Duration: All day

Buy a ticket for Isla Magica and Agua Magica

4. Go to the Patio to watch a movie in the open air

Open Air Cinema| ©Joaquin Crespo
Open Air Cinema| ©Joaquin Crespo

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.

Practical information

  • Where: Avda. Menéndez Pelayo, 32
  • Price: about 4 €.
  • Time: single session at around 10:00 p.m.

5. Enjoy the Flamenco Biennial

Participants of the Flamenco Biennial| ©Silvia Palacios
Participants of the Flamenco Biennial| ©Silvia Palacios

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.

Practical Information

  • Where: Various venues and theaters in the city.
  • Price: from around 20 €.
  • Timetable: depends on the performance

Buy your ticket for a flamenco show in Seville

6. Participate in the San Miguel Fair

Bullring of La Real Maestranza where the Feria de San Miguel takes place.| ©Mauro Astolfi
Bullring of La Real Maestranza where the Feria de San Miguel takes place.| ©Mauro Astolfi

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

Consolation Fair of Utrera| ©Gema Valencia
Consolation Fair of Utrera| ©Gema Valencia

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.

Practical information

  • 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

Festival of Nations| ©tegioz
Festival of Nations| ©tegioz

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.

Practical Information

  • Where: Prado de San Sebastián
  • Price: Free
  • When: from the end of September

9. Participate in the Guadalquivir Night Race

Guadalquivir Night Race| ©NocturnaS
Guadalquivir Night Race| ©NocturnaS

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.

Practical information

  • Where: Paseo de las Delicias
  • Price: From 4 €.
  • When: from the end of September

10. Visit the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art

Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art| ©Sergio Lora Villar
Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art| ©Sergio Lora Villar

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.

Practical information

  • 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

Luggage| ©Craig Adderley
Luggage| ©Craig Adderley

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.