If you were planning ot stay more than three days only in Seville, we need to talk.
Seville is a beautiful city with much culture and landmarks, but the truth is that you can see lamost everything in two or three days.
So, if you want to explore beyond the capital of Andalusia, this article is for you. here you will find a list of eleven towns that you can visit on a day trip from Seville.
This are places that you an get to by bus, train or rental car; so if you plan abit ahead you will be able to create an amazing road trip to towns around Seville.
1. Écija ☀️
Only 85 kilometers from Seville, you will find a tremendous baroque architectural town, Ecija. It is considered the most Baroque place in Andalusia. It is an excellent town to enjoy history, Andalusian food, and scenery. It was declared a historic-artistic site in 1966.
It is located on the banks of the Genil River. Ecija is better known as the ‘‘City of Towers’ due to its many bell towers and turrets in its interior. It is also known for its high temperatures as it is one of the villages with the most elevated temperatures in the summer months. If I were you, I would visit it in spring or autumn.
On your visit, you should not miss going to the Convent of San Francisco, the Palace of Justice, the Santa Barbara church, or the Benamejí. These are just some of the monuments you should visit.
You will discover hidden corners of great beauty, and you can take advantage of your stay here to know its studs, stables, and spaces linked to the world of bullfighting. Ecija is also closely linked to flamenco, so you can enjoy this art in various venues.
2. Santiponce 🏛️
Santiponce is a must-see town; it is a municipality located next to the Guadalquivir River. This beautiful town is better known as Sevilla la Vieja. It has an impressive historical and artistic heritage, including the Roman ruins of Italica.
This Sevillian town is mainly known for the ruins of Italica, which are one of the great attractions. It was the first utterly Roman city founded in the country, and emperors the first two emperors of Hispanic origin who ruled in Rome, Trajan, and Hadrian, were born here.
You can see the ruins of several houses, walls, and an impressive amphitheater during your visit. They are one of the fabulous Roman jewels preserved throughout the province of Seville and a source of pride for this town of 8.000 inhabitants.
People need to learn that in the surroundings of Santiponce is the imposing Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo. It is one of the most important Andalusian monuments. It is a monastery of the Cistercian order founded in the 14th century and restored in 2002. It has significant artistic works of great value in its interior.
Come to Santiponce and discover everything it has to offer!
3. Marchena 🧳
A few kilometers away from the city and in the countryside of Seville, you will find Marchena, another of the fabulous jewels of the province of Seville. Many call it the “beautiful unknown” for its heritage, including squares, museums, churches, and palaces.
In its interior stands out the church of San Juan Bautista, an imposing temple of Gothic-Mudejar style whose main attraction is the paintings of Extremaduran painter Francisco de Zurbarán that it houses inside.
4. Estepa ☀️
Estepa is a charming town in the Sierra Sur of Seville municipality. It is primarily known for its industry-producing Christmas sweets of international fame.
It is one of Spain’s largest producers of mantecados and polvorones and has become a worldwide standard. In peak times, production is an olfactory pleasure to stroll through its streets, as the town smells sweet.
Despite its delicious sweets, it is essential to remember its beautiful historic center. It has very cozy and authentic, although it is true that it doesn’t have great monuments of renown, this town manages to make you fall in love with it.
As it is located at the top of the hill of San Cristobal, you should not miss going to the popular Mirador de Andalucía to enjoy beautiful views of the village and its surroundings. Another place to see incredible area views is The Torre de la Victoria.
If you want to plan with kids, the Chocolate Museum is a great option. It is a visit that will be enjoyed by the little ones and the adults, but remember not to leave the village without tasting its magnificent sweets!
5. Osuna 🏛️
I recommend you make a trip to Osuna which will allow you to discover some of the most unique corners of this Sevillian city, located in the countryside. History and artistic beauty come together in this town to offer amazing places to discover.
In the past generations, Osuna has always been linked to power and splendor, as it was first of the Counts of Ureña and later of the Dukes of Osuna. It has become one of the most important noble houses in Spain.
Walking through the Sevillian town, you will discover a fascinating patrimonial and architectural ensemble from this golden past. Numerous monumental remains include palaces, churches, convents, and monasteries. It is a place that invites you to walk around and discover its historic streets.
The town is divided into two parts, the lower and upper parts:
The lower part stands out for its outstanding beauty, magnificent squares, streets, and facades. In fact, this town has one of the most beautiful streets in Europe, San Pedro Street.
On the other hand, the upper part of Osuna is where you will find the impressive Convent of the Incarnation, which mixes silence and tranquility with the beauty of its architecture. Also, in this area, you can admire the Collegiate Church, one of the city’scity’s icons, with works by artists such as Juan de Mesa.
This town is spectacular. I can assure you that you will not regret it!
6. Lebrija 🧳
Lebrija is a cute town located in the south of the province of Seville, bordering the lands of Cadiz.
In Lebrija, you can take advantage of admiring the ruins of the Moorish castle from the 11th century. Inside its walls is the hermitage of Santa Maria del Castillo, which has a Mudejar style. The historic center is another mandatory stop to visit Lebrija, with streets full of stately homes and all kinds of religious and public buildings of great beauty.
7. Sanlúcar La Mayor ☀️
Sanlúcar La Mayor is a famous town in the Aljarafe region. Its origins date back to Roman times, and it grew to become an important agricultural, commercial, industrial, and tourist center.
Its historic center is considered Cultural Interest, so you can’t miss visiting it. This town has many things to offer. You will find typical Sevillian whitewashed houses and historic buildings, such as the Casa de la Cilla del Cabildo.
The list of monuments to visit in this Sevillian city is really long. Still, it is worth mentioning some of the most important ones, such as the historical complex of the Almohad walls, from the 13th century or the Church of San Pedro del Castillo, which is the oldest in Sanlúcar, it has an ancient cemetery of Arab origin that is unique in Andalusia.
Finally, you cannot miss visiting the Santa María la Mayor church, built in the 13th century, with a Mudejar style.
8. Cazalla de La Sierra 🧳
You must visit the second largest town in the Sierra Norte Natural Park, Cazalla de La Sierra. It is a charming village in the province of Seville, just 80 kilometers from the capital.
This charming town is located in one of the most beautiful churches of Sierra Morena. You can also stroll through the Plaza Mayor and visit historical and religious monuments, such as the Parish of Our Lady of Consolation, the old convent of San Agustin, or the old convent of Santa Clara, among many other magical places.
This town is famous for wine and gastronomic tourism, an excellent opportunity to taste the wines of the Sierra Norte. Sevillians like to come for rural getaways, as it is a mountainous landscape that invites you to reconnect with nature.
This is one of the greenest and most charming natural areas in the province of Seville, but nothing like strolling through its streets, which I can assure you is the best way to discover all its charms.
9. San Nicolás del Puerto ☀️
San Nicolás del Puerto is a beautiful town located 100 kilometers away from Seville. Although it is far from Seville’sSeville’s capital, the trip will be worth it.
The village is located in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla. The town is situated in the middle of the mountains. They have created a wonderful artificial beach to take advantage of the Galindón riverbed.
But even better, in the same municipality are the Huéznar waterfalls, which have been declared Natural Monument.
San Nicolás del Puerto is an attractive option for spending a family day trip and escaping the city’scity’s chaos. It is in the middle of nature, where you can enjoy good hiking trails and refresh yourself in its incredible natural environment.
10. Utrera 🏛️
Just 30 kilometers from Seville is the town of Utrera, a city of great historical tradition. It’sIt’s not me who is saying this, proof of it is that its old town was declared of Cultural Interest as a historic-artistic site in 2002.
Utrera is considered the historical cradle of flamenco, so you can experience this charm in every corner.
Another curious fact is that here there is a large horse breeding industry. I recommend you have lunch or dinner here as there are many cute restaurants that you can find in this town, most of them of good quality-price.
11. Carmona 🧳
Carmona is a magnificent town located about 30 kilometers east of the capital. It has an outstanding historical and cultural heritage. Its historic center has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, and I can understand why.
Churches, palaces, and walls form an incredible scenery for those who visit this town for the first time. However, the main protagonist in your visit is undoubtedly the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro and the imposing Puerta de Sevilla,
The Puerta de Sevilla is one of the ancient entrances to the fortified city that communicated with the outside of the walls, a fortress that dates back to the 9th century.
A tour around Carmona will allow you to discover the traces of all the cultures and history of the numerous civilizations that have passed through it and have left their mark on the town’s architecture.
In its streets, you will contemplate impressive Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque-style houses. Its architecture is typical Andalusian, full of narrow cobbled streets and low houses. It is a town full of history. You will travel back in time and take amazing pictures of your vacations in Andalusia!
Have you made your choice? I know its a hard one to pick, but trust on this one; leave three days for Seville and the next to explore around.
If you do choose to follow our advice, let us know in the comments about your experience and the towns that you visited. We will love to read you and help other fellow travelers with their journeys.