15 things to do in Seville in March (2024)

things to do in seville in march

Discover the vibrant heart of Andalucía with my curated list of 15 things to do in Seville in March, a month bursting with color, culture, and unforgettable experiences.

Are you planning a trip to Seville in March? Make sure you come prepared for unpredictable weather and the beginning of the biggest crowds of the year.

March is more of a transition month both weather- and tourism-wise. Even though it’s when spring starts, it’s still a winter month in Spain so expect some cold weather alternated with sunny days.

This is your go-to guide if you’re planning to spend March in Seville so that you know what to expect, what are the best things to do, and what to pack and wear.

Book a Seville food tour

A Seville food tour sounds like something you’d absolutely love.

Imagine strolling through Seville, a city bursting with history, vibrant culture, and unique Spanish cuisine. This isn’t just about eating; it’s about diving deep into what makes Seville’s heart beat. Avoid those typical tourist traps and instead, hang out at historic bars and taverns, sipping wine, and munching on the most authentic tapas with a local guide.

The tour is super accommodating, so even with your dietary preferences, you’ll be well taken care of.

The small company behind this food tour focuses on supporting local, family-run spots, so it feels like a more authentic, down-to-earth experience. It’s like discovering the city with a group of new friends. Are you in?

Book a Seville food tour to experience the city’s most genuine gastronomy.

Uncover the wonders of the Archivo de Indias

Imagine stepping into a world where every document, map, and letter tells a story of adventure, discovery, and the complex interactions between Spain and the Americas. The Archivo de Indias, nestled in the heart of Seville in a breathtaking 16th-century Renaissance building, is exactly that place. It’s not just an archive; it’s a gateway to the past, offering a fascinating glimpse into the Age of Discovery that shaped much of our modern world.

But it’s not all about the documents. The building itself is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, with its stunning vaulted ceilings, elegant wood paneling, and marble floors offering a feast for the eyes. Visiting the Archivo de Indias offers a dual experience of delving into the rich tapestry of the past while appreciating the beauty of Spanish Renaissance architecture.

Whether you’re a history buff, a cultural enthusiast, or simply in search of a unique experience in Seville, the Archivo de Indias is an absolute must-visit.

Start your adventure with an electric bike tour

Embark on an electric bike tour through Seville and discover the city’s charm with ease. Glide past breathtaking landmarks and lush gardens, all while enjoying the gentle March breeze. This tour offers a unique blend of exploration and comfort, making it perfect for both first-timers and seasoned visitors.

With the guidance of an expert, uncover the secrets of Seville’s rich history, from the majestic Plaza de España to the enchanting Barrio de Santa Cruz. Electric bikes allow you to cover more ground with less effort, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of Seville’s wonders. Plus, you have the freedom to stop and capture beautiful moments along the way.

Electrify your adventure in Seville with a tour that promises leisure, learning, and the joy of electric biking through the city.

Experience Easter in Seville

Semana Santa, or Holy Week in Seville, is an unforgettable experience, marking one of the city’s most significant and grandest festivities alongside the Feria de Abril (April Fair).

The week is renowned for its religious processions, which occur daily from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. These processions feature pasos, large floats bearing wooden sculptures depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ or images of the Virgin Mary in mourning, carried by members of the city’s 60+ religious brotherhoods.

The processions begin at the home churches of these brotherhoods, making their way to the Cathedral of Seville and back, accompanied by nazarenos, members dressed in distinctive habits with pointed hoods, holding long wax candles. Bearing the weight of the pasos is considered an honor, despite the physical challenge it presents.

Spectators, both locals and tourists, line the streets to watch the processions. The most crowded and impressive processions occur on the night of Holy Thursday into the dawn of Good Friday, known as Madrugá, showcasing the dedication and emotional investment of the Sevillanos in this tradition.

Planning your visit to Seville during Semana Santa is essential due to the high demand for accommodations and the need to book well in advance.

Discover the soul of Seville through flamenco

Dive into the heart of Seville’s culture with an authentic flamenco show, a must-see during your trip. Beyond mere entertainment, flamenco is a celebration of emotion and tradition, performed in intimate venues that echo with centuries of history.

In the venue I recommend, you’re not just a spectator; you’re part of an immersive experience. Here, the raw power of flamenco—its dance, music, and passion—connects directly with the audience, no amplifiers needed. This closeness ensures a performance that’s both personal and unforgettable.

To avoid missing out on this amazing experience, book your tickets early. The best flamenco show in Seville has limited seating and is in high demand. Let flamenco touch your soul and become a highlight of your visit to Seville.

Step into Itálica, Rome’s legacy near Seville

Journey to Itálica, just a short trip from Seville, to explore the ruins of an ancient Roman city that once served as the birthplace of emperors Trajan and Hadrian. This archaeological site offers you a captivating glimpse into the grandeur of the Roman Empire with its well-preserved amphitheater, striking mosaics, and remnants of Roman villas.

Itálica is also known for its role in the “Game of Thrones” series, where its amphitheater became the Dragonpit, adding a layer of modern intrigue to its ancient stones.

A guided tour, complete with round-trip transportation from Seville, is the best way to uncover the rich history and architectural marvels of Itálica. Immerse yourself in the ancient world and discover the stories of Rome’s great leaders and the civilization they built.

Dive into Seville’s football passion

Seville isn’t just a city; it’s a pulsating heart of football passion split between two iconic teams, Real Betis and Sevilla FC.

Imagine the thrill of being amidst the roaring crowds at either the Benito Villamarín or the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan Stadium, where every match feels like a festival, every cheer a song, and every moment unforgettable.

Seville offers more than just a game; it’s a deep dive into a culture where football is a religion and the stadiums, sacred grounds. This isn’t just about watching top-tier football; it’s about feeling the city’s soul through its most loved sport. Miss out on this, and you’re missing a piece of Seville itself.

Don’t let that happen. Experience the joy of football in a city that lives and breathes the beautiful game.

Casa de Pilatos

If you’re planning a trip to Seville, you absolutely must visit Casa de Pilatos. It’s a stunning example of Seville’s architectural beauty, blending Renaissance, Gothic, and Mudejar styles. Here you can really soak up Spanish history and art.

What makes it special is the blend of cultural influences visible in every corner, from the intricate tiles to the mix of Muslim and Christian styles. The gardens are also a highlight, especially the ‘small garden’ with its rustic charm and tranquil pond.

Join a tour to visit Casa de Pilatos, a must-visit hidden gem, along with the Salvador church and Las Setas.

Discover the wonders of Doñana National Park

Escape the city and venture into Doñana National Park, a breathtaking oasis of wildlife and natural beauty, just a short drive from Seville. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of biodiversity, offering serene landscapes of marshes, forests, and beaches. It’s a sanctuary for rare species like the Iberian Lynx and a haven for bird enthusiasts, with hundreds of bird species making their home here.

Your visit to Doñana will be an unforgettable journey through some of Europe’s most valuable ecosystems. Whether you’re looking to explore the park’s vast dunes, watch for the majestic Imperial Eagle, or simply enjoy a peaceful day in nature, Doñana is the perfect getaway.

Take a day to reconnect with nature and experience the untouched beauty of Doñana National Park. It’s an easy and rewarding escape from Seville!

Go on a horse drawn carriage ride

Immerse yourself in the heart of Seville with a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride. This timeless journey offers a glimpse into the soul of the city, where every cobblestone and corner has a story to tell. Glide past the majestic Seville Cathedral, feel the historical weight of the Archivo de Indias, and marvel at the intricate beauty of the Alcázar’s ancient walls.

This unique experience not only showcases Seville’s iconic landmarks but also its lively spirit and rich history. So, let the rhythmic clip-clop guide you through an unforgettable exploration of one of Europe’s most enchanting cities.

Discover Seville’s enchanting Palacio de las Dueñas

Dive into the heart of Seville to uncover the enchanting Palacio de las Dueñas, a masterpiece of architectural beauty. Nestled among the city’s bustling streets, this palace is a sanctuary of tranquility, blending Moorish and Renaissance influences to create a space that’s both awe-inspiring and welcoming.

Strolling through its gardens, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an array of vibrant colors and scents, each path leading to another secret corner of history and elegance. The palace itself tells a story of centuries, with rooms that echo the lives of those who once called this place home.

Get your tickets for the Palacio de las Dueñas and explore this little jewel at your own pace.

Book a private photo session at Plaza de España

Seville’s Plaza de España is a treasure trove of beauty, blending history, architecture, and culture in a setting that feels like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. This architectural marvel, designed for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, captures the essence of Spanish culture with its elaborate tile work, majestic bridges, and the serene canal that runs through its heart.

Imagine yourself rowing across the canal, posing against the backdrop of its iconic bridges, or simply soaking in the vibrant atmosphere from one of the many picturesque spots. The plaza’s grandeur and the play of light make every photo unique, offering endless opportunities for that perfect shot.

Booking a private photo shoot here isn’t just about getting photos; it’s about experiencing Seville’s soul through the lens of a local photographer who knows just how to capture those magical moments. It’s an experience that will leave you with memories and stunning photographs to treasure forever.

Discover Ronda and the White Villages

Embark on a breathtaking day trip from Seville through Andalucía’s stunning landscapes to discover the genuine White Villages and the picturesque Ronda.

Start with the medieval Las Aguzaderas castle, then visit the charming pueblo blanco (white village) of Zahara de la Sierra to enjoy beautiful views and sample some of the region’s finest olive oil. Explore the lush Sierra de Grazalema nature park, spot Griffon vultures at Puerto de las Palomas, and enjoy the local cuisine in Grazalema.

The journey culminates in Ronda, a historic town perched on dramatic cliffs, offering picturesque settings and monumental sights like the New Bridge.

Step into Seville’s bullfighting world at La Maestranza

Embark on a journey to the heart of Seville and immerse yourself in the captivating world of bullfighting at La Maestranza. This iconic bullring isn’t just a site; it’s a living history lesson nestled by the serene Guadalquivir river. As you wander through its Baroque architecture, you’ll find yourself stepping into a tradition that’s as vibrant and compelling today as it was centuries ago.

La Maestranza, with its evocative oval shape, opens its doors to answer all your questions related to the fascinating world of bullfights.

Don’t miss the museum, where every artifact whispers stories of bravery, art, and tradition. So, take your time, let the history sink in, and let La Maestranza be a highlight of your Seville adventure.

Seville weather in March

The 21st of March marks the start of the spring in the Northern Hemisphere and indeed, March in Seville sees the transition from the tail end of winter to the start of spring proper.

This is the time when spring envelops the city and while the weather may well play tricks on you, usually you can expect mild temperatures and bright days, perfect for sightseeing. However, in general and climate change permitting, you should expect good weather with only the occasional shower of rain.

Temperatures in March in Seville

March in Seville offers a mild and pleasant climate, with average temperatures typically ranging from a low of 9ºC (49ºF) to a high of 22ºC (71ºF).

  • Daytime temperatures often reach around 22ºC, while nighttime temperatures can cool down to approximately 10ºC. The beginning of the month can see colder nights, occasionally dropping to around 3ºC (38ºF). Towards the end of the month, temperatures can rise significantly, sometimes reaching up to 29ºC (84ºF).
  • Rainfall in March is moderate, with long-term data indicating an average of around 58 mm (1.4 inches) spread over approximately 11 days. However, historical records show variations, with some years experiencing as little as 35 mm of precipitation over just 4 days.
  • Despite this, Seville enjoys plenty of sunshine during March, with the city basking in about 220 hours of sunlight throughout the month. This translates to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day, meaning the sun shines approximately 59% of the time. The average day in March lasts about 12 hours, providing ample daylight for exploring the city.
  • The average humidity during this month is around 63%, and the wind speed typically hovers around 10 km/h (6 mi/h), contributing to the overall mild and enjoyable weather conditions in Seville during this time of year.
  • You can check the forecast for your trip on your mobile weather app or on my favorite website/app – Windy.

What to wear in March in Seville

March in Seville sees changeable weather but usually mild temperature. Early mornings and evenings tend to be cold and you’ll need to wrap up a little more but overall, mid-season clothes and layers should suffice.

You can have some beautiful sunny days but also some grey, rainy days, so come prepared for both situations!

  • Good walking shoes, waterproof (ankle boots or winter sneakers are perfect)
  • Long trousers and long sleeve tops.
  • Sweaters (woolen and lighter).
  • A winter coat if you’re used to warm climates (Spanish tend to wear coats at this time) or a mid-season waterproof jacket if used to cold weather.

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 March.

Accommodation in Seville in March

When looking for a hotel for March in Seville, keep in mind that some years Easter falls in this month (other years, it falls in April).

If it falls in March, you’ll find that accommodation prices skyrocket. The rest of the month, it’s still possible to find affordable rates, so let’s get to work!

Is March a good time to visit?

March is a great time to visit Seville for many reasons:

  • Sunny days. Even when it rains, in March it doesn’t last long. You can enjoy several sunny days in March in Seville, so walking around will be a pleasure.
  • Longer days. The days start getting longer and the light is very photography-friendly. Your pictures of both the highlights and the city’s architecture will be great.
  • Warmer weather. The weather is becoming warmer, especially towards the end of the month. And while it’s quite unpredictable, you’ll find many sunny days. Temperatures won’t be very warm yet, which means taking long walks is very pleasant (you won’t be sweating like in July or August!).
  • Blooming spring. This is the month when spring starts and you will see flowers start blossoming on the trees, adding colors to the city.
  • Small crowds. Adding to all that, the crowds are only starting and you can still find smaller lines. While landmarks won’t be as crowd-free as in January, you can have a great experience visiting popular landmarks and museums.

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

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