Seville is a city full of stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and delicious food. It’s also one of the most picturesque cities in Spain. It’s no wonder that it has become a popular destination for travelers and Instagrammers alike.

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, has an extraordinary atmosphere. It’s filled with colorful azulejo tiles, flamenco beats, and a blend of rich history and modern charm. The city is full of life, and there’s always something to discover around every corner. So grab your camera and get ready to explore the best Seville Instagram spots and share the best photos of your vacation with your followers and friends!

This post was written by guest contributor Tina Riegelnegg from Veganderlust. Spain is one of her favorite European countries, and she has spent multiple months exploring all it has to offer. All photos were also taken by Tina.

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Best Seville Instagram Spots

1. Plaza de España

Plaza de España is one of the most iconic spots in Seville. It’s featured on countless Seville postcards, and rightly so. The grandeur of this semi-circular plaza, with its beautiful tiled alcoves and central fountain, is simply breathtaking.

The square was crafted for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. Today, you can stroll through the square, climb the stairs to the first-floor balcony of the surrounding building, or enjoy a boat ride in the canal.

It’s, without a doubt, one of the best Seville photo spots. There are so many different angles and backgrounds you can try out. Whether you want to feature the colorful bridges and benches or the stunning semicircular building, you’ll be able to get your perfect picture. This picturesque square alone makes Seville a must-visit on any Spain itinerary.

2. Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral is another iconic landmark in the city and also one of the best Instagrammable spots in Seville. The square in front of the cathedral, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, offers a stunning view of its facade with its many intricate details.

You can take pictures from different angles to capture this Gothic masterpiece’s sheer size and beauty — it’s the fourth-largest church in the world!

Tip: An even more picturesque cathedral is in Córdoba. The cathedral there incorporates Islamic elements from the time it was a mosque. Today, the mosque-cathedral of Cordoba is one of the most unique churches in Europe. And you can easily see it on a day trip from Seville to Córdoba.

3. Real Alcázar of Seville

Real Alcázar of Seville (also known as the Royal Alcázar of Seville) is a top Instagram spot in Seville and an essential part of any Southern Spain itinerary.

This stunning palace complex combines architectural styles, including Moorish and Gothic influences. The intricate details, vibrant colors, and lush gardens make this another one of the best Seville photography spots.

One of the most popular spots for Instagrammers is the famous Courtyard of the Maidens. This stunning courtyard is lined with palm trees, fountains, and intricate Moorish-style arches that make a perfect photo backdrop. Don’t forget to buy entrance tickets to the Real Alcázar online before your trip, as they can sell out fast during peak season.

Fun Fact: Did you know that multiple scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed at the Real Alcázar? Most notable are the scenes of Water Gardens of House Martell and Dorne.

4. Seville Letters

At the base of the Metropol Parasol, you can find the Seville Letters. What better spot to take some Insta photos than in front or atop the city letters? The letters spell out “I Love Sevilla” with a red heart instead of the word “love.”

Just visit early in the day or late in the evening to avoid crowds. You can also get creative with your poses, whether you want to stand on top of the letters or use them as a backdrop.

The good thing about visiting when there are many people around is you can find someone who can take your picture. Usually, people form a queue in front of the city letters so everyone can get their shot without any other people in it.

5. La Giralda Tower

One of the most recognizable elements of the Seville Cathedral is the church tower. La Giralda Tower used to be the mosque’s minaret that stood on the cathedral site today. After Christians took over the city in the 13th century, they preserved the tower and constructed the cathedral on the mosque’s site.

Today, climbing up the tower and getting amazing views from the top is possible, making it another great photo spot in Seville.

It’s up to you to decide on the best photo spot: capture the impressive Giralda Tower from the outside or climb the steps to the viewing platform for breathtaking panoramic shots, gazing out over the city skyline.

6. Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) is a beautiful tower located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. It’s one of Seville’s most photographed landmarks and offers excellent photo opportunities, especially at sunset.

You can capture the tower against a stunning evening sky or include it in your shot while strolling along the riverbank.

An excellent place for taking pictures of the tower is from the nearby bridge. That way you have a calm river with some ships in front of the tower. And if you get the lighting just right, the tower will reflect in the river water.

For an even more adventurous perspective, you can take a kayak tour on the river and snap some pictures of you on the river with the tower in the back.

7. Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol, also known as Las Setas de Sevilla (Mushrooms of Seville), is one of the more recent additions to Seville’s skyline.

This modern wooden structure offers numerous great photo spots. You can take pictures of the structure in the background to make the resemblance to mushrooms apparent. You can also pay the entrance fee or take a guided tour to take an elevator to the top level for panoramic views of Seville.

If you want to make your pictures even more unique, visit the viewing platform at sunset and wait up there until it gets dark. Every evening, there’s a colorful light show on the Las Setas, making your pictures even more unique and special.

8. Mercado de Triana

For a different kind of Instagram photo, head to the Mercado de Triana. This colorful food market is a great place to capture some shots of local life and delicious Spanish dishes.

The vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables make for beautiful photos. Imagine yourself reaching for a piece of fresh fruit at one of the colorful food stalls. Show your gratitude to stall owners by making a purchase when you take pictures at their stalls.

You can also get creative with your shots by capturing the hustle and bustle of the market or taking a close-up shot of some traditional Spanish food. Just take a minute, enjoy a drink, and let the market atmosphere inspire you.

Don’t miss the beautiful bridge just outside the market. It’s another great photo spot. You can either face the river or the market hall — both directions make for a great photo opportunity. 

9. Maria Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park is the largest park in Seville and a popular spot for Instagrammers. The park has beautiful gardens, fountains, and monuments that make for stunning photos.

One of the most photographed areas in the park is the Plaza de America, which features a large fountain surrounded by colorful flower beds and trees. The square has drinking fountains, and vendors often sell kernels to feed the birds. Getting a picture in a picturesque park surrounded by birds swooping in to get some food is a unique experience and definitely worth capturing for your Instagram feed.

Another excellent photography spot inside Maria Luisa Park is the Monte Gurugú. It’s not worth walking up the small hill, but at its base, you’ll find a waterfall cascading down a stone channel. At the bottom of the waterfall is a small bench. It’s the perfect spot for a serene photo.

10. Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos is a stunning palace in Seville that blends Renaissance and Moorish architectural styles. The palace’s interior is even more beautiful than its exterior, with numerous colorful glazed tiles, the so-called Spanish Azulejos, decorating the walls. Standing in front of intricate artwork like that makes for an amazing Instagram photo.

But the Azulejos aren’t even the most photographed spot in the palace. The title of the most photographed spot goes to the inner courtyard. The courtyard boasts a tiled floor and is encircled by a colonnade with elaborate columns.

Amidst this beauty, the most challenging choice is deciding which scene fits best to your Insta feed. It might be a classic picture of the courtyard or a unique shot of the palace’s rooms and galleries showcasing intricate details and stunning designs. You can purchase tickets for Casa de Pilatos online in advance.

11. Palacio de las Dueñas

Located in the heart of Seville, Palacio de las Dueñas is another palace with beautiful architecture and design. The palace boasts a mix of Renaissance, Gothic, and Moorish styles and has a very unique charm. However, while its style is undeniably unique, it resembles the Casa de Pilatos.

The most popular photo spot is the same as in Casa de Pilatos — the central courtyard. The courtyard at Palacio de las Dueñas is also surrounded by a gallery with columns. What sets it apart is its lush greenery. But don’t be afraid to explore other areas of the palace as well. You never know what kind of hidden gems and photo opportunities you might find! You can purchase tickets for Palacio de las Dueñas online in advance.

12. Expo 92

One of the most unique Seville photo spots is the remainder of Expo 92. The Expo 92 was a world exhibition held in Seville with the theme “The Age of Discovery”. It was held 500 years after Columbus reached the Americas after setting off in Seville.

Many Expo pieces remain, such as the Pabellón de Hungría, a distinctive building with multiple spires reaching skyward. All the exhibition pieces have an air of abandoned places, but they make for interesting photo spots.

The most picturesque exhibition piece still standing is the so-called Esfera Bioclimática Expo92. It’s an oversized orb that looks like a ball flying in the air. The best time to take pictures of this unique construction is at sunset. With photos of the Expo 92, you can set yourself apart from all the other Seville visitors — it’s a hidden gem in the city!

13. Flamenco Show

No trip to Seville is complete without experiencing flamenco, Andalusia’s traditional dance and music style. And no Instagram feed about Seville would be complete without a picture of one of the iconic flamenco dancers.

You can usually see flamenco dancers perform at the famous Plaza de España, or you can visit one of the many flamenco bars in the city. Some flamenco shows don’t allow taking pictures during the performance, so make sure to pick a venue where taking pictures is allowed.

Finding a good flamenco bar or waiting at the Plaza de España for the next performance will be worth it for those photos of the colorful costumes and passionate dancers, which will spice up your Instagram feed.

FAQs – Best Seville Instagram Spots

Can you take photos in Alcazar Seville?

Yes, personal photography is permitted inside the Real Alcázar, but flash photography may not be allowed in certain areas.

Where is there an incredible view of Seville?

The panoramic views from the top of Giralda Tower and Las Setas de Sevilla provide some of the most beautiful views of Seville.

Can you take photos in Seville Cathedral?

Yes, you can take photos inside Seville Cathedral (although tripods are not permitted).

Capture Creative Photos at These Seville Instagram Spots

Seville is a photographer’s paradise, offering countless photo opportunities at every turn. From the iconic landmarks scattered around the city to the hidden gems tucked away — Seville has it all!

Immerse yourself in the local life as you wander through the bustling markets, capturing the city’s vibrant colors and lively atmosphere known for its fiery flamenco dance. Frame the stunning architecture of the iconic landmarks, such as the impressive Seville Cathedral and the intricate details of the Real Alcázar. Discover hidden gems off the beaten path, where you can uncover the city’s true essence and capture its unique charm.

What are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get ready to capture the beauty and charm of Seville on your Instagram feed!

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