Seville is known around the world for its breathtaking historical monuments, such as Plaza de España, the Alcazár and the Catedral de Sevilla. However, while it offers some of the best Spain has to offer, this need not break the bank. This ultimate student travel guide to Seville will show you how to see it all on a budget, and still have some cerveza money left over!
Getting to Seville
Travel to Seville is relatively inexpensive from Andalucia’s other main university cities. A bus from Granada, for example, can be as little as 30 euros return with a student ALSA plus account (free to sign up to), or an Erasmus Student Network card (available for 10 euros, but worth the money ten times over). There is also the option of BlaBlaCar, used extensively throughout Andalucia and which is generally slightly cheaper than the bus, depending on the date and time.
Putting a roof over your head in Seville is ridiculously cheap. Outside of summer, a high-quality hostel in the city centre will set you back as little as 12 euros, and included in this price you can reasonably expect a rooftop terrace, or even a swimming pool.
While the wonderful culture of serving complimentary tapas with a drink hasn’t made its way to Seville, a decent meal can still be had on a shoestring budget. Most city centre bars offer sizeable portions of tapas for 3-4 euros. Try anywhere around Plaza Alameda or the other main plazas and you won’t be disappointed.
Moving on to the most important part of your trip: Seville’s stunning monuments. The most famous of them all, Plaza de España, can be taken in for absolutely nada. Although, of course, you can always splash out for a paddle in one of the mini rowing boats in the pond.#
The Catedral de Sevilla offers student entry for 5 euros, admin fee included, which can be booked online or bought on the door. This includes access to the bell tower, the famous Giralda, built as the Minaret for the Great Mosque of Sevilla during the reign of the Almohad dynasty.
Just down the street from Plaza de Espana, the Real Alcazar offers an undistilled look into pre-reconquista Al-Andaluz, with its fabulous and perfectly preserved Moorish architecture. For students, the cost of entry is just 5 euros including the admin fee, or just 1 euro on Mondays.
If you’ve had your fill of culture and fancy something to get the adrenaline pumping, the theme park Isla Mágica, on Isla de Cartuja in the city centre, is the place to go. Tickets to the theme park proper cost 22 euros, with the option to add some water slides to your day by paying an extra 6 euros for water park as well.
The sights, attractions and bars listed in this student travel guide to Seville will ensure you never have a dull moment in this beautiful city!