Parque de María Luisa

#2 in Best Things To Do in Seville
Parque de María Luisa
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Key Info

Avenida de las Delicias

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.8scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're in search of green space, you won't be disappointed — Seville's got plenty. But the most notable of the city's parks is Parque de María Luisa, located next to the Plaza de España. Like the plaza, this park was largely built for exhibition at the 1929 World's Fair and has remained one of Seville's most popular sites since. You can take a stroll, ride a bicycle or be pulled by horse-drawn carriage through the gardens designed by French landscape architect Nicolas Forestier. You'll also find several notable buildings and museums within the park. The Costurero de la Reina (or the Queen's Sewing Box) is a 19th century castlelike structure and former sewing retreat for the wife of Spain's King Alfonso XII. The Pabellón Mudéjar is home to the Museum of Arts and Traditions of Seville. And the Pabellón del Renacimiento houses the Archeological Museum of Seville.

With so much to see and plenty of orange trees for shade, exploring the park may take up a big chunk of your day. "We watched the people going by [and] walked around enjoying the warmth," one TripAdvisor reviewer said. "I'd recommend putting aside at least an hour to enjoy the many different fountains, bridges [and] plants."

Although the park is free to visit at any time of day, use your best judgment when walking around at night, as you would in most major cities. The various things to do within the park are open at different times, and admission costs vary; visit each attraction's website for further details. 

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