Experience the Seville Christmas lights walk (2023)

seville christmas lights walk

Embark on a magical Seville Christmas lights walk and immerse yourself in the festive spirit of this vibrant city.

As the holiday season approaches, Seville transforms into a luminous wonderland, with streets and squares adorned in dazzling lights. Seville starts showing signs of the seasons trees pop up, markets open, and lights switch on across the Andalucía capital.

Given my favorite way to see the city is on foot, today I want to share my free self-guided Christmas lights walk in London with you. This guide takes you through the heart of the city, showcasing the best of Seville’s Christmas decorations. Join me as we explore the enchanting lights and capture the essence of a Sevillian Christmas.

Oh, and there’s a map, too!

Seville Christmas lights walk: practical details

Duration: 1.5 hours approximately.

When: Seville Christmas lights start on the first Saturday of December (so December 2nd, 2023) and end on January 5th.

In order to plan your walk here is the Christmas lights schedule:

  • Sunday to Friday from 18:30 to 22:00.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 18:30 to 23:00.
  • On December 24th, 31st and January 51st from 18:30 to 1:00.

Highlights: Alameda de Hércules, Plaza del Salvador, Calle Tetuán, Plaza de San Francisco, Calle Fray Ceferino González, Puerta de Jerez.

Transport: Your feet!

Check this map to never get lost!

Remember that you can save this map into your Google Maps app!

Embark on a Christmas lights self-guided walk

START. Begin your walk on the vibrant Calle Feria, known for its lively atmosphere. This is a relatively long street, so I suggest you start right in front of the charming Omnium Sanctorum church.

1. Then, turn around leaving the church to your back and walk along Calle Peris Mencheta until you reach the Alameda de Hércules.

2. The Alameda de Hércules is a famous public garden known for its historical significance. Nowadays it’s a bustling are, especially during Christmas. Turn left and walk all the way down the boulevard until you reach the far end to enter Calle Trajano. Then, continue along this street until you get to Plaza del Duque.

3. In Plaza del Duque you’ll see the popular store department El Corte Inglés. Its modern building usually stands out for its Christmas decorations both at the façade and on its shop windows. As you leave the El Corte Inglés building behind, walk along Calle Campana, a bustling street that leads into the heart of Seville.

4. Then, continue along Calle Laraña, where you can enjoy the festive decorations and lights.

5. Now enter Plaza de la Encarnación and walk around the Setas de Sevilla, an iconic wooden structure offering panoramic views of the city. Admire its spectacular decoration. This is the first highlight of this Seville Christmas lights walk.

6. Continue walking along Calle Imagen. This is not a very pretty street, so you can walk relatively fast to get to the beautiful Plaza del Cristo de Burgos. This square features many exotic trees such as palm ficus and lianas, and is surrounded by residential buildings and shops. Walk until the end of the square to enter the narrow and charming Calle Sales y Ferré. Turn right on Calle Boteros and left on Calle San Juan to reach Plaza de la Alfalfa.

7. Plaza de la Alfalfa is an extremely popular square known for its lively ambiance, with a small but very well-used playground and lots of cafes and restaurants. This used to be a commercial area housing a market since the Roman times. Nowadays it’s a place where locals gather to chat and have a drink.

8. Turn left at Calle Pérez Gáldos to enter Plaza de la Pescadería. This charming square has some good tapas bars.

9. From there, take Calle Huelva to reach Plaza de Jesús de la Pasión, a picturesque location with beautiful architecture and some interesting small shops.

10. Once you’ve explored the square, walk towards Calle Lineros and turn left at Calle Córdoba. After a few steps you’ll be in Plaza del Salvador, one of the most important squares in Seville. This plaza provides a popular meeting place and destination for both locals and visitors alike, with its various bars offering outside tables. Explore the square and admire the magnificent architecture that surrounds you. This is another highlight of this Seville Christmas lights walk.

11. Now take Calle Cuna, one of the main shopping arteries of the city center and turn left at Calle Cerrajería. Keep walking and then turn left again to enter Calle Sierpes, one of the most famous shopping streets – it’s beautifully adorned with Christmas lights.

12. Then, turn right at Calle Jovellanos and then left to Calle Tetuán. Proceed along Calle Tetuán, another major shopping street in the city, while admiring the lights, the decorations and the shop windows.

13. Reach Plaza Nueva, a central square in Seville where you’ll find the City Hall and some impressive lights. Walk around the square and take the chance to visit the Christmas market that you can find there.

14. Walk around the City Hall to take Calle Granada and access Plaza de San Francisco. This square is known for its historical buildings, particularly the Baroque façade of the City Hall. The impressive lights and decorations are another highlight of this Seville Christmas lights walk.

15. From there, take Avenida de la Constitución and stroll down this major thoroughfare. Then, turn left at Calle Alemanes to walk around the amazing Cathedral.

16. As soon as you enter Plaza Virgen de los Reyes you can see the most important monuments of the city – the Cathedral, the Giralda and the Archbishop Palace.

17. Keep walking to Plaza del Triunfo, a beatiful square surrounded by historic monuments such as the Alcázar and the Archivo de Indias.

18. Then, take Calle Fray Ceferino González to visit another popular Christmas market. After strolling around the stands, turn left to take Avenida de la Constitución again.

END. Conclude your walk at Puerta de Jerez, a prominent square where you can see a giant Christmas tree. It’s the perfect end and the perfect place to take a selfie!

From here you can have several alternatives, depending on how tired you are.

  • From Puerta de Jerez, cross Calle San Fernando, and enter the glamorous Hotel Alfonso XII to have a drink at the bar or something to eat if you’re hungry. The atmosphere is phenomenal and you’ll be treated like a king.
  • Go back to the city center walking along Avenida de la Constitución and Calle Cuna to go to the best flamenco show in Seville (early booking is a must).

This article is part of a complete tutorial about Christmas in Seville where you can read all the information you need to enjoy the best Christmas holidays in Seville.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in Seville
2. 10 things to do in Seville for Christmas
3. 7 cool things to do on New Year’s Eve in Seville
4. Celebrate Three King’s Day in Seville attending the parade
5. The best Christmas markets in Seville
6. 10 special Christmas gift ideas from Seville
7. My favorite 5 Spanish Christmas treats in Seville
8. Experience the Seville Christmas lights walk

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