Looking to get to know Spain while planning a trip to Europe?
If you are searching for the best places in Spain to travel alone? Let me ask you…Do you like the sun? YES! Do you like sleeping late? YES! Do you like amazing Gothic Churches with a viewing tower? YES! Then get yourself down to Seville! One of Spain’s best places to travel alone!
I knew pretty much nothing about Seville before visiting. I arrived looking for the Game of Thrones filming locations. It was on trips like this where I was so blown away by a place, that I knew I needed to write a blog.
The city was so inviting, so chilled out, so everything I was looking for and didn’t know it. Of all the Spanish cities I have visited, Seville is top of my list! Definitely one of the best places in Spain to travel alone.
I deem Seville to be of interest to solo travelers because it has numerous tourist attractions. I will break down for you the major city attractions along with Seville’s best restaurants and hotels for the single woman traveling!
Best 3 Places in Seville, Spain to Travel Alone
1. Cathedral de Sevilla
Seville is home to Catedral de Sevilla, the largest Gothic church in the world. It also ranks as the world’s 3rd largest church. I highly recommend visiting this cathedral, as well as the La Giralda Tower. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and it’s a must unless you’d prefer to view it from the outside only… The website for tickets is here.
2. The Real Alcazar
If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then you should visit the Real Alcazar! It is like stepping into the city of Dorne!
Seville became home to a lot of the film scenes of Game of Thrones as the seasons went on. The Real Alcazar Seville is the best place to visit alone! It is one of the oldest palaces in the world that is still in use as a residence. You can purchase tickets online, and skip the line waving to all the suckers who hadn’t research ahead. Tickets are available for all different types of tours. Walk the inner halls of this incredible historic landmark, and have lunch in the magnificent gardens.
3. Plaza de Espana
Architectural excellence is found in this amazing Plaza. Built-in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Ideal for single women who like photography or merely taking selfies. You will find so many selfie-worthy spots in Seville. Another reason why it’s one of the best places in Spain to travel alone.
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Top Places to Stay and Travel Alone in Seville, Europe
Best Boutique Hotels in Seville:
- EME Catedral Hotel is located next to the Catedral Seville and has the most amazing rooftop deck. Modern designed rooms and a luxurious spa can all be found here!
- Hotel Ateneo Sevilla brings it with all the dramatic character and charm you deserve. This hotel is located in the old town and is a ten-minute walk to the Catedral. If you fancy a beer, be sure to check out the on-site English style pub!
- Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza is a wonderful boutique hotel located in the old town. Relax by the pool on the rooftop deck while gazing at views of Seville. Courtyard style hotel, with fabulous tapas!
Best Luxury Hotels for Singles in Seville:
- Hotel Alfonso XIII is the most magnificent hotel I’ve ever been to! It’s a Spanish style, slice of luxurious heaven, located in the old town. You won’t believe the amazing architectural details that live inside this hotel. If you don’t plan to stay, be sure to enjoy a cocktail or two at the bar.
- Hotel Boutique Corral del Rey is more of a boutique hotel but costs more like a luxury hotel. Located in the old town, this hotel spared no expense when it comes to design and comfort. Complete with a stylish bar and rooftop terrace!
- Hotel Palacio De Villapanes is a hotel converted from an 18th-century palace! Located in the historic Santa Cruz district, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Real Alcazar. Enchanting rooftop terrace, with pool and views of the Cathedral!
Best Stylish Solo Friendly Budget Hotels in Seville
- El Rey Moro This hotel has an exceptional rating with guests! Located in the city center of Seville, close to Torre del Torre.
- Hotel Un Patio en Santa Cruz Fabulous hotel with a more than reasonable nightly rate! Walk to the Real Alcazar and other city center attractions.
- Casa de Colon Family run hotel in a historical house dating back to 1866. A small hotel of only 17 rooms.
Top Places to Eat and Travel Alone in Europe
Best Places for Breakfast Solo in Seville:
- Otto Cafe – If on a diet, worth breaking the rules!
- Bodega El Picadero– Simple and satisfying. No frills no thrills. Perfect for a non-pretentious female traveler.
- Torch Coffee Roasters – They don’t serve a full breakfast, but they have amazing coffee and pastry!
Eating Lunch and Dinner Alone in Seville:
- Bar El Comercia – Classic, authentic, and fantastic! It’s the standard fare you’d expect…done well!!
- Casa Morales – This place was a daily stop for me! I couldn’t get enough of the tasty tapas!
- Ovejas Negras – Prepared to be blown away by this special find! Translation of the name is the Black Sheep Tapas bar. It’s worth the wait!
Best Places for Cocktails for the Solo Female in Seville:
A good cocktail bar can really make or break a city. If you do enjoy a drink on holiday, nothing better than finding the right place to do that. According to my first-hand and first-sip research, these are the bars in Seville that deserve to swing by.
Le XIX – This swanky cocktail bar is the most recommended in Seville. Great atmosphere, and extensive cocktail list! A great place for the solo female traveling to relax after a day of touring.
Hotel Eme– Amazing rooftop bar located across from the Cathedral! This place is great for selfies. Highly recommend getting there early!
The Second Room You won’t be disappointed with this cute cocktail bar close to the Cathedral! Cozy and inviting.
I highly recommend doing a Hop on Hop Off tour in Seville. In cities this large, it really will give you the overview you need. These tickets are usually valid for 24 hours and cost approx. 10 euro.
Arriving Alone to Seville
Transportation Advice for Arriving on your own
If you are arriving by plane, you can take the bus from the airport to Seville city center. The bus takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic. This bus runs 365 days a year and costs 4 euro for a single ticket, and 6 euro for a return ticket. The website for the bus can be found here. I have decided to take the bus and I felt quite comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly and I blended in. Good transport means for solo female travelers.
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Where can I go from Seville?
Though I believe that Seville is one of the best places in Spain to travel alone, Granada is another good choice. It is approx. 4 hours by train and about 2 1/2 by car, with no traffic. Granada is quite special and given the distance to Seville, I wouldn’t suggest it for a day trip. I would plan at least 3 nights and 4 days for Granada. If you still have doubts about traveling alone, be sure to check out The Most Commonly Asked Questions Answered.
What About The Beaches?
If relaxing on the beach is on your wish list on this trip, I have a suggestion! From Seville, you are about 4 hours from the gorgeous beaches in Portugal! You will want to check out the beaches in the Algarve region!
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