Stop navigating from one website to another, and read ALL the information you need before you leave home.
As soon as you start planning your trip to Seville, you should get a close look at the location of the most important sights, your accommodation and some convenient tapas bars. It’s best to have an early idea of the distances and how to get from one place to the other. In Seville, most of the monuments and museums can be reached by foot.
Below is a list with my favorite pocket guide books and foldout Sevilla maps. All of them are useful tools to find your way around Seville and create your own routes across Triana, Macarena and other beautiful areas of the center.
All of the books include excellent Sevilla maps to guide you to the activities suggested (and other Seville Traveller things to do!). Each guide presents its own unique itineraries -while some cover the most important highlights and monuments, especially around the Cathedral and the Alcazar, others lead you to off the beaten track corners.
Sevillanos say their city has it all. And it’s true!
Very good and detailed maps.
Most maps include directions.
Lonely Planet guide books are well known for the quality of its maps, and LP Andalucia is not an exception. Quite the contrary, it provides useful and reliable maps of regions and areas that almost no other guide book includes.
While this book has a wider scope than other recommendations in this section, the Seville chapter provides accurate historical information to put the Alcazar or the Cathedral into context. It also provides an accurate section with all the essential practicalities you need to plan your trip from home.
As said before, skip the lodging information (mainly focused on low budget travellers) and the restaurants recommendations (sometimes out of date and touristy). Other than that, this LP guide offers comprehensive information about every destination.
It’s the perfect companion not only if you are visiting Seville but if you are including other marvelous cities along your route.
Dozens of general and neighborhood maps.
Includes several schemes.
This small book is a complete guide of Seville but it also includes very detailed information of other corners of Andalucia (the popular Cordoba and Granada and the White Hill Towns -or Pueblos Blancos. For obvious reasons, the main focus is on Seville but it is handy to have some information of the region in case you plan to make day trips from Seville.
Rick covers a wide range of subjects but my favorite section is the one detailing the self-guided walking tours. Apart from this, he provides insider information about nice corners and other off the beaten path interesting sights.
The whole is complemented by a nice selection of maps, most of them very simple hand drawn diagrams. Defintely worth the reading and small amount of money for the information.
2-sided accordion fold.
Great Seville Area and Andalucia maps.
Fits in your back pocket.
I’ve handled dozens of Sevilla maps and Streewise Seville is definitely the best folded map. I love its accordion fold, making it easy to use on the street or anywhere else. It is a very detailed and has a clear lay out, you’ll always find your way.
The Streetwise map covers the areas of Seville where you will spend most of your time -the whole city center along with Triana and the area covering the Isla de la Cartuja and the Parque de Maria Luisa. On the other side there’s the Seville surroundings as well a large map of Andalucia and a couple of small maps (Cordoba and Granada).
On top of that, its lamination protects it from the rain, coffee stains or any other danger!