Seville With Kids: What To Know Before You Go
Seville With Kids
This is a compact city with real Spanish flair. My guidebook disparagingly called Seville “Spanish Disneyland” because all the authentic buildings got torn down in 1929 to make way for the white and yellow buildings you see today. Personally, I LOVE Disneyland and Seville really did feel like everything I had envisioned Spain to be. Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de Espana were the trip highlights for everyone!
Stroller or Baby Backpack?
We liked using our stroller here. We didn’t end up using a ton of public transit because the city was so walkable. A stroller with bigger wheels to get you over some cobblestones would be best. We liked using our MacLaren and noticed a lot of other European parents with the same stroller. It’s expensive, so buy it used!
Where to Stay:
If you can, see if you can work out a home exchange. Spain is very popular with the home exchange crowd! If not, here are some good places to stay that hopefully won’t break the bank! Really any neighborhood around the tourist center of Barrio Santa Cruz would be a great place to stay. If you look across the river just a bit, prices go down and it’s quieter. It’s an easy and pleasant walk across the river to see all the sites.
Book in Advance
Here are the things that require advance booking to avoid lines or selling out. Browse our guides on the activities, decide if your family would be interested, and then book them! A bit of advice: try to avoid booking anything timed for the first few days as you don’t know how jet lag is going to affect your kids and you don’t want to risk missing your reservation.
Movies to Prep For Your Trip
Game of Thrones: Obviously not for kids, but they filmed in Plaza de Espana, The Bullring, and The Alcazar extensively.
Star Wars Episode II: Naboo is actually Plaza de Espana.
Lawrence of Arabia: An older movie, but was definitely filmed in Seville!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
Mission Impossible II: Features part of Seville’s Holy Week festivities.
Knight and Day (2010): Romantic comedy. Tom Cruise must like Seville.