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The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Seville is a pretty city full of photogenic buildings and ancient history. Make sure you take your camera with you to grab some memories of your time wandering the streets, eating at beautiful bars, and enjoying the grandeur of the architecture. In this guide, I list the most Instagrammable spots that I discovered in Seville and the best times to go.

Plaza España

When To Go

Early morning. Plaza España is very popular for good reason, so the earlier you go the better for your photos. Also note, that Seville is usually very hot and sunny, so earlier in the day will be cooler and have much better light and shadow.

Instagrammable Moment

Anywhere. This place is gorgeous. The bridges are a must and so is the tiling.

Plaza España is beautiful. Built in the 1920s for a world exhibition it resembles the grand architecture more common back in the 1700-1800s. Intricate tile work is everywhere, painted in blues, greens, oranges, and yellows. Most of the tiles celebrate the many districts of Spain for their history and contribution to Spain. A canal follows the large majestic building, and if you’re feeling active you can hire a boat and row around it. The bridges that span the canal are perfect for photo opportunities. If you want a birds-eye view you can climb the stairs to a balcony on either end.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

The Real Alcazar

When To Go

When it opens at 9:30 am or at 6:00 pm an hour before it closes. Any other time you have to deal with a huge line to get in and many people in your photos. We went at 6:00 pm and walked straight in. The only problem was we didn’t have much time to explore the gardens.

Instagrammable Moment

Looking like a princess in the gardens or gazing in wonder at the arabian inspired inner courtyard.

The Real Alcazar is the palace of Seville and was apparently influenced by the Alhambra in Granada. It is a complex of buildings designed in a Spanish and Arabian style. Think columns and intricately carved walls and ceilings. The inner courtyards are beautiful oases, and extensive gardens are places perfect for photos and reflection.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Plaza del Cabildo

When To Go

At any time really. It’s not well known, and draws mainly photographers. On the weekends there is an antique coin market.

Instagrammable Moment

Capturing the beautiful semetric curve of the building.

Plaza del Cabildo is a beautiful, quiet plaza in the central district of Seville. It’s a small plaza enclosed by a curved white building, which creates great angles for photos. If you try and go here with Google maps it will probably take you to the locked driveway. There is an entrance near the Arco del Postigo, so you can go this way and then circle the building until you see an entrance (there’s two). Once inside its a tranquil place with a small garden and fountain and lovely architecture.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Seville Cathedral

When To Go

Early morning if you want this place to yourself. It gets busy! Late afternoon light is beautiful and golden here if you don’t mind dodging people.

Instagrammable Moment

Looking down Calle Mateos Gago towards the grand cathedral or playing on the base of the statue.

The Seville Cathedral is a magnificent old church in the centre of Seville. Many of the streets around it are photogenic with flamenco buskers, orange trees, and tiled restaurants. A lovely photo opportunity is looking down Calle Mateos Gago towards the cathedral. It’s lined with said orange trees, and you can centre the tower of the church (hopefully you don’t have scaffolding as I did). There’s a statue in front of the cathedral for endless poses and some beautiful buildings next to it.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Torre de Oro

When To Go

Sunset or sunrise are prefect for photos here. The light is softer and coloured.

Instagrammable Moment

Looking small with the towering tower, or soft with sunset at the river.

The Torre de Oro has been on the riverbank of Seville since 1220 and is an iconic landmark of the city. It was for defence as well as trade and is now part of history. You can take photos of it from outside or get a closer look by paying three euros to go in. The views from the top are apparently very nice, and there is a little naval museum. If you take a photo from the tiny kiosk selling drinks you can capture an interesting spiral walkway with the tower in the background. After your photo session, you can relax at the little kiosk and watch Seville with a drink. A bonus was the virtual reality tour turning up and providing comic relief.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Triana Neighbourhood

When To Go

Anytime. You can go in the morning for the streets to yourself, or during the day to capture the spirit of this lively district.

Instagrammable Moment

Let out your inner Flamenco dancer in the old streets, or look like a local sipping Vino de Verano.

The Triana Neighbourhood is where the gypsies, Muslims, and Jewish residents of Seville were all forced to live back in ancient times. Because of this, it is a beautiful area full of great restaurants and local charm. It’s where flamenco was born, as a form of rebellion, and where the Spanish Inquisition had their headquarters. There’s history, and culture, and beautiful buildings around every corner. You should definitely have lunch or dinner here as all the places we ate at were excellent. Check out my guide, Where To Eat in Seville, for recommendations.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Patio de Banderas

When To Go

Morning or evening when the light is lovely and when there are less people to get in your photos.

Instagrammable Moment

Standing under an orange tree or making a dramatic exit through an ancient gateway.

Patio de Banderas is right next to the Real Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral. It’s a serene courtyard ringed by yellow buildings and orange trees. People come here to paint or let their dogs run around in the middle. There can be buskers who perform flamenco here and little markets. It’s also the exit from the Real Alcazar, so when that’s closed is the quietest time. Looking through the doorway towards the Seville Cathedral is another lovely photo opportunity.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

Streets In Seville Old Town

When To Go

Mornings if you don’t want anyone in your photos (the Spanish are not early morning people, so should be easy).

Instagrammable Moment

Twirling in the old streets.

Seville has one of the largest ancient centres in the world. It’s a maze of winding streets and plazas going in every direction. There are cute bars on tight corners and Moorish courtyards through arched doorways. It’s a place where you can happily get lost and wander for hours. It’s also good to have a GPS as the first few times we walked around I had no idea where we were after five minutes. The tiny streets are perfect for photo opportunities as well as getting to know the heart of Seville.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville
The Most Instagrammable Spots In Seville

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  • October 5, 2019

    Seville looks like such a beautiful city and prime for photography. Love all the architecture there and hope to visit next year!

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  • October 5, 2019

    Sevilla is so beautiful and picture perfect! Can’t wait o come back and visit some of these places that I’ve missed!

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  • October 5, 2019

    Really great list of beautiful spots in Seville. Thanks so much for including the best time to visit these locations. As a photographer I really appreciate your insight into the best time of day to visit as well as if/when I can expect large crowds.

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  • Susan

    October 6, 2019

    Seville looks so pretty! I’d love to go and wander these streets 🙂

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  • October 6, 2019

    Wow! Your photos are incredible and definitely just put Seville on my list… great post.

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  • October 6, 2019

    Those sunset photos are stunning!! Love all your other photos too – then again, it’s hard to get bad photos in Seville, it’s such a beautiful place!

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  • October 6, 2019

    I was just in Seville, and I loved how beautiful and lively the city was. You’ve captured it beautifully in this post! 🙂

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  • October 6, 2019

    Wow I had no idea how beautiful Seville was! It’s not somewhere I’ve thought about going but your photographs paint it in a beautiful light! Thanks for sharing these photo spot tips! I’ll be coming back here if we ever plan to go! X Alicia

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  • October 6, 2019

    We haven’t been to Seville yet but your post and the amazing photographs definitely inspired me to add it to our bucket list. I’d love to admire the architecture of Plaza España and Plaza del Cabildo – it’s stunning. Thanks for all the tips regarding when to go and the insta moments.

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  • October 6, 2019

    Seville has been on my list to visit for years now! This post has made me want to go even more. I love the pictures of the Old Town and of the Seville Cathedral.

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  • October 7, 2019

    We missed out on Seville when we went to Spain last year, but it looks so beautiful! It is definitely on my list for next time. I had no idea there were so many gorgeous Instagrammabe places in Seville!

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  • Iga

    October 12, 2019

    These are absolutely gorgeous locations! You nailed this list! 🙂

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  • January 11, 2020

    Looks beautiful! Very instagrammable and looks like there’s a lot of stunning architecture.

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  • January 11, 2020

    I’m looking forward to going to Seville in a couple of months even more after reading this! Definitely going to have to add all these places to my map 🙂

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  • January 12, 2020

    I loved Seville, my only regret was not staying there longer. There really are so many great places to photography in Seville and I think you nailed it with these locations.

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  • Emma

    January 12, 2020

    Ok wow these photos are incredible! Bookmarking this for when I visit soon!

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  • January 12, 2020

    Such a beautiful city and cute instagrammable moments! Need to.go there soon!

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  • January 12, 2020

    Seville is one of my favourite places in Spain! Those sunsets along the river are epic 🙂

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  • May 28, 2020

    Beautiful spots!!! Nice suggestion 😀

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