Hidden Gems You Need to Check Out While in Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain
Seville, Spain. Photo by Shai Pal on Unsplash

Seville, Spain, is definitely not being talked about enough as a tourist destination. This charming city has everything you can ask for as a visitor and then some. This becomes even more obvious once you get past the popular tourist attractions.

A big part of Seville’s tourist offerings is actually not prominently featured in tourist guides and on promo sites. You have to get on the street and find these hidden gems yourself. Here are some of the best to get you started.

Pilate’s House

As soon as you set foot in Seville, you’ll notice there are palaces on almost every corner. But the one that not a lot of tourists get around to seeing is Pilate’s House (Casa de Pilatos). The building is notable for its intriguing mix of Italian Renaissance architecture and elements and decorations of the Mudéjar style while also having one of the largest azulejo (decorated ceramic tile) collections in the world. A number of movies, including Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Kingdom of Heaven, were filmed in Casa de Pilatos.

The Church of Saint Louis of France

The Church of Saint Louis of France (Iglesia San Luis de Los Franceses) is situated in the historic district of Seville, and many tourists stop to marvel at its architecture. However, they rarely step inside, which is a true shame. This church’s interior is filled with stunning murals, disguised pillars, Venetian mirrors, and all sorts of other details that you could spend days exploring and would only scratch the surface.

Painter Amalio Museum

Painter Amalio Museum (Museo Pintor Amalio) is dedicated to the works and life of iconic Seville painter Amalio García del Moral. The place contains many of Moral’s best-known works, including “The 365 Views of the Giralda,” which represents a collection of paintings dedicated to the city’s famous tower La Giralda.