Discover my favorite 15 things to do in Seville in February and you’ll never run out of plan for your upcoming trip.
February is one of those quiet months when sightseeing and exploring the major landmarks usually crowded becomes pleasant and possible without too much stress.
Similar to January, also February sees fewer tourists than the upcoming spring months. This guide will provide you with all the necessary tools to plan a perfect Seville winter trip including knowing what to expect from the weather, what to wear, and what local events you can’t miss.
If you’re lucky enough to come to Seville in February, make your Valentine’s romance memorable!
1. Admire the Hospital de la Caridad
This building was founded by one of the most illustrious figures of Seville’s history: Miguel Mañara, who had a reputation as a womanizer and reveler, and who withdrew to a hermitage at the age of 34. He drew up rules which gave the poor and those condemned to death the right to a burial.
San Jorge Church is part of the building complex that can be visited. It was built between 1641 and 1721, and contains paintings by Valdés Leal and Murillo and carvings by Pedro Roldán such as the Santo Entierro, which is impressive.
Courtyards surrounded by columns, Sevillian screens and tiles are some of the other interesting features of this building, which is now a home for the elderly.
2. Visit the Museo de Bellas Artes
The Museum of Fine Arts in Seville, a prime example of the city’s rich artistic heritage, is housed in the former Convent of La Merced Calzada.
Its extensive collection, which spans from Gothic art to 20th-century works, has been meticulously assembled over time through ecclesiastical contributions, private donations, and public acquisitions.
The museum’s numerous galleries showcase masterpieces by renowned artists such as El Greco, Pacheco, Velázquez, and Alonso Cano. Particularly notable are the sections devoted to Murillo and the 17th-century Sevillian school, as well as the religious paintings by Zurbarán, making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
3. Explore the city on a tourist bus
Relax on a scenic journey around Seville aboard an open-top tourist bus.
This 75-minute tour offers the flexibility to stay on board for the entire ride or hop off at any of the 14 conveniently located stops across the city. Your ticket, valid for 24 hours, allows unlimited on-and-off privileges, letting you explore at your own pace.
Enhance your experience with an audio commentary available in 16 languages, providing fascinating insights into Seville’s major landmarks and rich history.
4. Stroll around El Jueves flea market
For a taste of Spain’s vibrant history through shopping, El Jueves flea market in Seville is your go-to destination.
As one of Seville’s oldest and most diverse flea markets, El Jueves has been a staple since the 13th century, offering an array of items from across Spain, especially Seville. True to its name, which translates to ‘Thursday’ in Spanish, the market comes to life every Thursday, presenting a treasure trove of books, hats, artworks, pottery, and various silver items from different eras.
El Jueves offers more than just antiques; the market is a cultural hub, buzzing with local fortune-tellers, artists, and musicians, contributing to its authentic atmosphere. It’s a haven for those who don’t just want to buy but also engage in the lively art of haggling, making every purchase a memorable experience.
5. Take a tour of La Maestranza bullring
Known as the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, Seville’s bullring is the oldest in Spain. While not as large as Madrid’s, it impressively accommodates over 13,000 spectators.
Constructed between 1762 and 1881, it was designed in a Baroque architectural style and originally built to host Seville’s inaugural bullfight. Today, as one of Seville’s most frequented attractions, it’s a must-visit if you’re interested in understanding the cultural significance of bulls, matadors, and the enduring Spanish tradition of bullfighting.
6. Walk to Casa de Salinas
Casa de Salinas is a 16th century private palace that is open at certain times to the public. As the family still live in the mansion, entrance is only via a guided tour that takes place every 30 minutes.
Constructed during Seville’s golden era, a period marked by immense wealth from Spain’s New World trade monopoly, this house exemplifies the city’s historic grandeur.
The Salinas family, its current owners, purchased the property in the early 1900s. They have meticulously restored it to its original magnificence, thoughtfully blending modern amenities with a stunning collection of Roman mosaics and artifacts from the nearby Itálica, ensuring the preservation of its historical essence.
7. Embark on a river cruise along the Guadalquivir
Experience Seville’s history from a unique vantage point aboard a modern, spacious, and safe boat gliding along the Guadalquivir.
As you relax on deck, the city’s storied riverbanks unfold before you. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, ancient bridges, the legendary Barrio de Triana, and the majestic towers of Plaza de España, all of which found their home along this vital waterway.
Seville’s riverbanks have been a strategic hub since the days when merchant ships laden with treasures like gold, silver, and tobacco docked at the Port of Seville. The Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas on Isla de la Cartuja is notably where Christopher Columbus planned his historic voyage.
Join this enchanting journey, drifting under bridges and admiring the city’s breathtaking skyline, a perspective of Seville that offers a blend of grand history and stunning views, truly a unique experience.
8. Feel like an archeologist at the Palacio de Lebrija
It seems like no matter how long you stay in Seville, you don’t run out of mansions (what they call casas palacio) to explore!
Behind a discreet door, just a short stroll from the Setas de Sevilla, lies the entrance to a remarkable palace. Spread over two levels, the palace offers a journey through history and art.
On the ground floor, you’re free to explore at their leisure. Here, 600 square meters of exquisitely preserved Roman mosaics captivate the eye, complemented by a collection of antiques and art.
The entrance room, adorned in Renaissance style and supported by marble pillars, ushers you into the main patio. This courtyard, with its traditional Andalusian style and galleries, echoes the Moorish influences seen in the Alhambra, especially in the pillars and decor. Here you can see one of the palace’s first mosaic floors as well as an array of Roman and Greek statues and art pieces along the galleries. The main staircase, located beside the courtyard, is a highlight, known for its beauty.
Each room on the ground floor has its unique array of artwork and antique furniture, with one room featuring an uncovered, well-preserved mosaic floor.
If you’re interested in the upper floor, it’s accessible only through hourly guided tours, where a private collection of paintings and art awaits. While photography is not permitted during these tours, the stories and insights shared by the guides enrich the experience. Information about tour start times is available near the entrance.
9. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class
Immersing yourself in Seville’s culinary world through a private cooking class is undoubtedly one of the finest ways to fully experience this vibrant Spanish city, renowned as the tapas capital. These flavorful dishes are a testament to Seville’s rich cultural tapestry.
In a unique and exclusive setting, you’ll don an apron and delve into the art of traditional Andalusian cooking, guided by a local chef in a private kitchen that boasts some of the most spectacular downtown views.
Your culinary journey will span approximately three hours, beginning with preparing ingredients and culminating in the enjoyment of your self-made feast. As the stew gently simmers and the gazpacho cools, savor an aperitif of sherry or wine, complemented by a selection of olives, almonds, artisan cheese, and jamón ibérico.
Once your meal is ready, relish in the fruits of your labor, paired with a carefully chosen array of local wines, all while taking in the breathtaking views.
10. Travel to the past exploring Itálica
Seville is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts and admirers of ancient ruins, with Itálica being one of its most remarkable highlights. This Roman colony, established in 206 BC by Scipio Africanus, served as a settlement for soldiers injured in the Battle of Ilipa. Notably, it’s the birthplace of Roman Emperor Trajan and his successor, Hadrian.
When you visit, the ruins of the ancient buildings appear like a vast mosaic from a distance, each piece telling its own story.
And did you know that Itálica is one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones? The Amphitheater was the perfect place to recreate the ruins of Dragonpit, since it has well-preserved ruins, producing a more realistic scenario for the viewers.
Opting for a guided tour of Itálica that includes admission and round-trip transportation from Seville is highly recommended to uncover the wealth of fascinating details and historical insights this site has to offer.
11. Experience the thrill of Seville’s soccer matches
Whether you’re a fan of one of the participating teams or just a fan who wants to enjoy a great game, you have the opportunity to live an exciting experience going to a football game in Seville.
In a country passionate about football, Seville boasts two of Spain’s top teams: Real Betis Balompié plays their home games at the Benito Villamarín Stadium, while Sevilla FC lights up the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
Experiencing a European football match here, with its electrifying atmosphere and enthusiastic crowds, is an unforgettable experience, even if you’re new to the sport.
For football enthusiasts, the excitement doesn’t end with the season; off-season stadium tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at the players’ locker rooms, press areas, and even a walk through the tunnel.
12. Don’t miss the impressive El Salvador Church
Seville’s Church of El Salvador, officially known as Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador, ranks as the city’s second largest church after the famed Cathedral.
Situated in the bustling heart of the city at Plaza de Salvador, the church is encircled by a lively array of tapas bars and restaurants. This Baroque marvel stands on the site of a former Ibn Adabbas Mosque and later Basilica, with remnants of the mosque still visible in the Patio de los Naranjos.
Its most notable feature is the 18th century altarpiece, behind which lies a museum displaying 17th century religious art. Because of the church’s extensive size you should allocate at least an hour for a thorough visit to appreciate its full splendor.
And if you’re on a tight schedule looking to explore beyond the Cathedral, El Salvador Church is a must-visit due to its unique blend of location, rich history, and the presence of significant art pieces, including the striking altarpiece and numerous other valuable artworks.
13. Wander around a local food market
Experience authentic Spanish cuisine in Triana, a historic and culturally rich neighborhood in Seville embarking on a delightful tapas adventure at the Triana Market.
Your journey begins at the city’s most vibrant and traditional market, once an Inquisition castle. You’ll explore various stalls, sampling exquisite flavors of Seville and Andalusian cuisine, paired with unique, traditional beverages. Embracing Spanish traditions, you’ll start with wine to whet our appetites.
Next, you’ll visit classic tapas bars in the market for delectable tapas and drinks. As you savor each bite, you’ll learn about the history and stories behind our local foods, people, wineries, and production methods.
By the end of our tour, you’ll discover the depth and simplicity of Spanish gastronomy, and how it achieves its irresistible charm.
14. Tour Seville’s Flamenco Museum
Spanish culture is so much about the Flamenco dance – and Seville is one of the Flamenco hotspots. Thus, it is not too surprising that there is a Flamenco Museum in Seville.
Cristina Hoyos, probably the most famous flamenco dancer of all time, founded this museum full of interactive exhibits. Standing four stories, with a central inner courtyard extending the height of the building, the museum is a beautifully constructed love letter to the art of flamenco.
It also features a popular nightly flamenco performance daily in the beautiful courtyard theater. Lasting around an hour, the shows are soulful and dramatic. Even people who think they are not very interested in dance would enjoy this show. It’s fast-paced and energetic enough to transfix all the audience…
So book your tickets now to watch a passionate flamenco show in Seville. One final tip: Make sure to get there early to secure a coveted front row seat where you can watch the amazing foot movement.
15. Join a Doñana National Park day tour from Seville
As Europe’s most significant natural reserve, Doñana is a sanctuary for diverse ecosystems and home to rare wildlife like the Imperial Eagle and Iberian Lynx. From its lush forests and marshes to its pristine beaches, the park’s unparalleled biodiversity has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status.
This tour offers an exclusive opportunity to explore this extraordinary natural haven and create unforgettable memories. Reserve your spot now for a thrilling 4×4 journey through one of the planet’s most exceptional natural landscapes.
Seville weather in February
February in Seville is generally cold and quite dry with some scattered showers. At the start of the month, you’re likely to still get short hours of daylight and rainy days however, as you get closer to the end of the month, the weather improves and the start of spring is in the air.
Temperatures in February in Seville
February in Seville brings mild and pleasant weather, with average temperatures hovering around 13ºC (55ºF).
- Daytime temperatures often reach a comfortable 19ºC (65ºF), while evenings can cool down to about 7ºC, and on the coldest nights, temperatures may drop to around 2ºC (36ºF).
- Rainfall during this month is moderate, averaging about 50 mm (2 in) over approximately 6 days, slightly less than the 30-year average of 55 mm. Seville typically sees around 13 days of rainfall in February, ensuring that the month is not overly wet.
- Sunshine is moderate as well, with the city enjoying about 189 hours of sunlight, which translates to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. This means that the sun shines for about 61% of the time, making February neither too gloomy nor excessively bright. The days in February last for an average of 10 hours and 55 minutes, providing ample daylight for exploring the city.
- The average humidity in Seville during February is around 69%, with an average wind speed of 10 km/h (6 mi/h), contributing to the overall mild weather conditions that make February a comfortable time to visit or enjoy outdoor activities in the city.
- You can check the forecast for your trip on your mobile weather app or on my favorite website/app – Windy.
What to wear in February in Seville
Winter attire is a must in Seville in February, although you want to add some lighter layer should you get lucky with the weather (I was in short sleeves last year!).
So packing for Rome in February is all about wrapping up warm, including:
- Good walking shoes, waterproof (ankle boots, full knee high book, not lined).
- Long trousers and long sleeve tops.
- Warm sweaters (woolen), a winter coat (ideally waterproof), and a scarf.
In my guide about the weather in Seville and what clothes to take depending on the season, you can find more information about the temperatures.
Pack your suitcase for traveling to Seville in February.
Accommodation in Seville in February
If you’re feeling down after reading the weather section, you’ll be comforted to know that traveling to Seville in February also has a great advantage: prices for lodging are among the lowest of the year.
Check out the hotels during those dates, as the deals can be well worth it (and, with those euros you save, you can invest in some pampering treats).
- Here you can search for hotels in Seville for all budgets.
- Where do I start? Have a look at my selection of recommended hotels in Seville.
Is February a good time to visit?
February is the perfect time to visit Seville if you’re traveling on a budget and prefer a quiet city with few crowds. The weather will be cold, but if you’re not afraid of temperature drops, exploring and walking around the city will be very pleasant.
Here are a few reasons to visit Seville in February:
- For a romantic trip. Seville is always romantic, but around Valentine’s Day, you’ll be even more inspired.
- No crowds. Like January, Seville will be almost tourist-free!
- More affordable. One of the last months when hotels are cheaper just before the beginning of spring.
- Winter sales. The last month of winter sales before stores put out the spring/summer collection.
What is the best time to visit Seville? Find out what to expect in each season and get ready for your trip to this amazing city with my month by month travel guide to Seville.
1. January activities to start the year in Seville
2. Things to do in Seville in February
3. Enjoy the March springtime in Seville
4. Spend a magical April in Seville
5. Top experiences in Seville in May
6. Visiting Seville in June
7. What to do in Seville in July
8. Top tips for enjoying Seville in August
9. September is one of the best months for visiting Seville
10. Things to do in Seville in October
11. Events and activities in Seville in November
12. The best holiday experiences in Seville in December