Are you on a mission to discover the most Instagrammable places in Seville? Full of history, food, flamenco, and unforgettable sights, Seville, Spain is a picturesque city full of picture-perfect backdrops.
I loved visiting and photographing this gorgeous spot in southern Spain. The birthplace of flamenco, the sultry Spanish style of song and dance, and renowned for its stunning Moorish architecture, flair, and pizazz is all over Seville. With its beautiful palaces, charming terraces, and warm, sunny weather, you’ll be obsessed in no time!
I’ve put together the best Seville Instagram spots below so you can arrive totally prepared.
PS: If you’re traveling solo to Seville and don’t feel like rocking a tripod or you’re a couple in search of some truly memorable shots, check out the photography tours below:
To help you navigate, I’ve put together a map with the exact locations of all the best Instagrammable places in Seville! Be sure to save it to your Google Maps so you can start snapping away once you arrive.
Make the most of Seville’s best lighting, intricate details, and unique architectural features with the photography tips below.
- Golden Hour Magic: Take advantage of Seville’s warm and vibrant light during golden hour to capture stunning, soft, and warm-toned photos of the city’s landmarks.
- Embrace the Details: Seville is known for its intricate, ornate architectural details. Focus on close-ups of unique patterns, textures, and colors to showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.
- Explore the Alleys: Seville’s narrow streets and hidden alleys hold plenty of photogenic opportunities. Venture beyond the main squares to discover vibrant street art, and local scenes that make for authentic, compelling photographs.
- Play with Shadows: Seville’s architecture and narrow streets create interesting shadow patterns, especially during the midday sun. Embrace them as a creative element that can add depth, contrast, and a sense of drama.
The Best Seville Instagram Spots
How do you choose the most Instagrammable spots in Seville when everything in this city is so beautiful? Wasn’t easy, but it had to be done!
Read on to learn where to find the best Seville photo spots.
Psst: Ready to plan your trip to Spain? Check out this guide to the Seville solo travel to get started!
1. Real Alcázar & Gardens
The top attraction in Seville is also one of Seville’s top Instagram spots. The Royal Alcazar of Seville is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a residence of the Spanish Royal family, and even a filming location for Game of Thrones. The Real Alcazar, which means fortress in Spanish, is one of the oldest active royal palaces.
A grand, ancient palace, the Alcazar is home to beautiful architecture with stunning courtyards and incredible gardens with lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and serene water features. Explore the Garden of the Poets, Garden of the Dance, and the English Garden for picturesque settings as well as the Mercury Pond, a tranquil spot surrounded by beautiful plants and statues.
Hours: 9:30-7 pm daily | Oct-March: closes 5pm
2. Patio de las Doncellas
While you could spend all day exploring the Alcazar, the most Instagrammable spot is definitely the main courtyard, Patio de Doncellas in King Pedro’s Palace. Just beware, King Pedro’s Palace gets packed and it can be difficult to get photos.
The patio’s name, “Courtyard of the Maidens,” originates from a legend that suggests it was once filled with beautiful maidens who would accompany the Moorish kings. While the legend might be fictional, the courtyard itself is undeniably picturesque.
Photo Tip: Center your shot around the rectangular reflecting pool in the center of the courtyard for the perfect shot. Its tranquil waters perfectly mirror the surrounding architecture, creating a sense of serenity add depth and symmetry.
Psst: The photo shoots don’t have to stop here! Plan a Cordoba day trip from Seville to check out even more incredible Instagram spots. You’ll love the gorgeous white-washed buildings and flower-filled patios of this historic Andalusian city.
3. Plaza de España
Plaza España is the city’s most famous square and another of the best Seville Instagram spots. I fell in love with this location when I visited on a warm September day. Stroll across the bridges, take a rowboat for a spin or catch a free flamenco show if you’re lucky. It’s a gorgeous, super romantic spot perfect for couples or anyone who loves romanticizing life.
Definitely plan to spend 2-3 hours here and see if you can find the spots where films like Star Wars Attack of the Clones and Lawrence of Arabia were shot. While it can get busy, the main square is huge so you should be able to find a spot to get your pose on.
Hours: 8-10 pm daily
4. Maria Luisa Park
Right across the street from the Plaza Espana is Parque Maria Luisa. Like Park Retiro in Madrid, this lush, jaw-dropping park was once part of the palace grounds, but was turned into a public space in the early 1900s when the Ibero-American Exposition and World Fair came to Seville. It’s been impeccably maintained ever since. This stunning location houses ornate fountains, tiled benches and facades that were made to be photographed. It’s a large park with lots of ground to cover so best to know exactly what you want to see. You can download a map here.
Hours: 8-10 pm daily
5. Seville Cathedral
Seville’s impressive cathedral is the largest gothic church in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Tickets include an audio guide or there are options to book a private tour. Generally, this location doesn’t get too crowded so it’s an easy, central Instagram spot in Seville.
Known by locals as the Catedral de Sevilla, the incredible mix of Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance architecture is a stunning shot to show to your friends back home. Get your entrance ticket!
Hours: Vary | Safe bet: Mon-Sat 11-1 pm
6. La Giralda
La Giralda in Seville is one of the most Instagrammable spots of Seville, known for its stunning blend of Moorish and Renaissance architecture. Its elegant design, intricate details, and panoramic city views from the top make it a popular photography subject. Capture the tower’s beauty, ascend its ramps, and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the Plaza de los Naranjos for a memorable Instagram shot.
Photo Tip: When photographing La Giralda, consider the time of day for the best lighting conditions. Sunrise and sunset can provide soft, warm light, enhancing the tower’s beauty.
PS: Did you know La Giralda is the twin of the Koutoubia Tower in Marrakech? Both towers were inspired by the same architectural design. Can you spot the similarities?
7. Plaza del Cabildo
The next Seville photo spot on our list is a free, public space! You won’t want to miss this picturesque plaza near the Cathedral in El Arenal. Its flowing fountain and artfully painted arches curving around the center are the perfect photography backdrop.
Hours: 10-11:30 pm daily
8. Casa de Pilatos
One of the most stunning royal palaces of Spain and best Seville Instagram spots, Casa de Pilatos is my favorite! A bit of a hidden gem, this sumptuous 16th-century mansion in Seville’s historic district is totally swoon-worthy. It’s about a 15-minute walk from the Seville Cathedral.
Casa de Pilatos is famous for having one of the largest collections of azulejos. Full of ornate tiles, decorative arches, and windows perfect for the spilling through of brilliant Spanish sunshine, I could have stayed at Casa de Pilatos and its charming gardens all day. Grab your tickets here.
Hours: 9-6 pm daily
9. Las Setas
This gigantic modern structure in the historic city center is a fascinating juxtaposition to the rest of Seville’s ornate, historic buildings. Initially titled Metropol Parasol, this is the largest wooden structure in Spain. Constructed in 2011, it’s worth a visit if just to get a great birds-eye snapshot of the city from its viewing platform.
If you have the time, visit Las Setas at sunset and make the most of this amazing view over the entire city.
Tickets: Free, Exhibits Vary
Hours: Daily 9:30 am – 12 am
10. Palacio de las Dueñas
Another incredible Sevillian palace, Las Duenas is a hidden gem filled with stunning staterooms, courtyards, gardens, and fountains. Former occupants include Queen Victoria, Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly.
As bright and yellow as the historic trams in the incredibly Instagrammable city of Lisbon, this spot was actually pretty empty when I visited. It’s easy to do a quick visit since it’s a bit smaller than Casa de Pilatos. Purchase tickets here.
Photo Tip: Focus on capturing the intricate details of the palace’s architecture and decorative elements. Look for unique patterns, ornate carvings, colorful tiles, or beautifully crafted doorways to highlight the palace’s grandeur and historical charm.
Hours: M-Th 10 am – 2:15 pm | F-Sun: 10 am – 5:15 pm
11. San Telmo Palace
San Telmo Palace Is an important piece of Spanish Baroque architecture and another of the best photo spots in Seville. Currently, the palace is the seat of the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Another large building, it’s fairly easy to get a good shot at San Telmo Palace, just be sure you visit when the lighting is good.
Hours: M-Th 9 am – 7 pm | F: 9 am – 3 pm
12. Betis Street
To find another Seville Instagram spot, stroll across the Isabel II bridge, the oldest iron bridge in Spain. You’ll want to head straight over to Triana’s Betis Street overlooking the Guadalquivir River. Filled with colorful buildings, this is one of the best views and Instagram backdrops.
Snap a few photos before dining at Mercado de Triana where you’ll be at home among the locals.
13. La Torre del Oro
La Torre del Oro, or the Tower of Gold, is another Instagrammable spot in Seville. This iconic tower, situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, offers a unique photo opportunity. With its distinctive cylindrical shape, golden hue, and picturesque waterfront location, it provides a captivating subject for photography.
Capture its beauty from different angles, explore the surrounding area, and take advantage of the scenic river views to create stunning Instagram photos.
14. Plaza de Santa Cruz
Barrio Santa Cruz, or the Santa Cruz neighborhood, is a charming and Instagrammable area in Seville. Its narrow streets, vibrant buildings adorned with colorful flowers, and traditional Spanish architecture make it a perfect backdrop for capturing captivating photos.
One of the best places to photograph is Plaza de Santa Cruz, the main square of the neighborhood, which features a charming fountain and beautiful orange trees, providing a delightful backdrop for capturing the essence of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
15. Callejón del Agua
Callejon del Agua is another one of the best photo spots in Seville’s Santa Cruz neighborhood. This narrow alleyway lined with colorful buildings and cascading flowers creates a picturesque setting for unique and vibrant shots.
Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the enchanting atmosphere and the interplay of light and shadows in this historic and photogenic neighborhood.
16. Calle Gloria
Wander through the labyrinthine streets, explore the hidden squares, and photograph the picturesque balconies and courtyards to showcase Santa Cruz’s unique character.
You won’t want to miss Calle Gloria. This quaint street is known for its vibrant blue and white buildings, artistic graffiti, and charming doorways, providing a lively and colorful atmosphere for capturing eye-catching photos.
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