Day trips from Seville

Seville is a city with a lot of charm, but we also recommend you to get to know its surroundings. Therefore, in this article we will explain 7 fantastic day trips if you are thinking of visiting Seville.


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In New Samay Hostel we are true lovers of Seville, and also of everything that surrounds it.  Seville has a charm like few cities in the world, and it is accompanied by hundreds of places to visit in its surroundings.

Therefore, if you are going to make a long stay in this Sevillian capital, we want to recommend 7 day trips that you can do from Seville. These trips are very varied, from hiking through a canyon, to visiting the incredible beaches of Cadiz. It is up to you to decide which of these experiences you want to live, and discover the magic they offer.

introducción Sevilla

7 possible Day Trips from Seville

  • Villages of the Sevillian countryside
  • Archaeological site of Italica
  • Beaches of Huelva and Cadiz
  • Monastery of San Isidro
  • Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path)
  • Riotinto mines
  • Doñana National and Natural Park

1. Villages of the Sevillian countryside

The Sevillian countryside is made up of 19 municipalities, all of which have a great cultural value. Particularly noteworthy, thanks to its great historical value, are the municipalities of Carmona, Osuna, Ecija, Estepa and Utrera

In your tour through these villages of the Sevillian countryside, you can enjoy the excellent gastronomy that characterizes this area. 

In addition, this land is the cradle of Sevillian flamenco and has contributed great voices to the musical history of our country, being able to enjoy the flamenco art in your tour.

Campiña Sevillana
Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica

2. Archaeological site of Italica

The archaeological site of Italica is composed of a magnificent Roman amphitheater and its infrastructure allows you to walk through the streets of what was this Roman complex. It also allows you to know how were their houses, public buildings, art and utensils of daily life.

In your visit to the Archaeological Ensemble of Italica you will walk through its arcaded streets, its majestic domus, such as the “House of the Birds” or the “House of the Planetarium” with its spectacular mosaics and buildings, such as the fantastic Roman amphitheater, being one of the largest in the empire, with the capacity to admit more than 25,000 inhabitants.

3. Beaches of Huelva and Cadiz

Seville is a city full of wonders to discover, but one of the most fantastic day trips you can make is to visit the beaches of Huelva and Cadiz, which you can reach in less than an hour. These beaches are one of the most impressive natural resources of southern Spain, and we recommend you to visit them if you are going to make a long stay in Seville.

For tastes there are colors, just as there are beaches depending on what you like most in this type of landscape. Therefore, here is a short list of the most famous beaches of Huelva and Cadiz for you to choose in which to spend the day:


  1. Playa de Bolonia
  2. Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
  3. Playa de la Caleta
  4. Playa la Barrosa
  5. Playa de Caños de Meca
  6. La Antilla – Huelva
  7. Mazagón – Huelva
Playas Onubenses y Gaditanas

4. Monastery of San Isidro

This monastery is a fantastic architectural work located in the municipality of Santiponce, very close to the city of Seville. This monastery was founded in 1301 by Alonso Perez de Guzman, founders of the House of Medina Sidonia, as a family pantheon and as a testimony of their piety. This monastery was expanded over the years, forming the great temple of today.

The visiting hours of the Monastery of San Isidro are as follows:

From January 1 to June 30 and from September 1 to December 31: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 to 15:00 (last pass 14:00)*; Friday, Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 (last pass 18:00)*; Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 14:30.

5. Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path)

Caminito del Rey is a walkway in the walls of the canyon of Los Gaitanes between the municipalities of Ardales, Alora and Antequera in the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. It is a footbridge of more than 3 km (plus 4.8 km of access) clinging to the rocks inside the canyon, partly only 1 m wide, suspended from a vertical wall 105 m high above the river.

It can be an excellent plan if you are looking for an adventure, while discovering sites and caves, thousands of years old. If you want to visit this incredible place, you can buy tickets through this link.

6. Riotinto mines

Traveling through the Riotinto mining basin in Huelva is a unique experience that places us in the past, enjoying landscapes that seem to be from another planet.

Enjoy landscapes reminiscent of Mars, get on a 19th century train, marvel at the colors of a unique river thanks to the presence of metals such as copper and iron.

Undoubtedly, the Riotinto mining railroad is the number one tourist attraction. It was formerly used as a working tool and the track was directly connected to the port of Huelva.

You can enjoy an excellent day enjoying these peculiar landscapes, and enjoying the history explained in its museum.


Caminito del Rey
Minas de Riotinto

7. Doñana National and Natural Park

Doñana National Park is the most important wetland in Spain and the entire European continent.

Covering the provinces of Huelva and Seville, since 1969 it has protected a series of ecosystems represented by the Guadalquivir Marshes. Millions of migratory birds arrive every year to these latitudes, which border the Atlantic Ocean, since Doñana is a wintering, passage and breeding area for hundreds of species that survive thanks to its conservation.

A privileged location in southern Europe, very close to Africa, makes this corner of Andalusia a natural paradise with a precious biodiversity.

The national park is home to unique species, some of them endangered, such as the Iberian lynx and the Iberian emperor eagle. We recommend you to visit it if you want to enjoy a unique natural landscape during your visit to Seville.

If you want to enjoy Seville from the center and at the best price, in New Samay Hostel we have rooms adapted to all budgets and experiences. And live the experience immersed in the culture and in the company of other travelers like you.

Parque Doñana