Museums and monuments in Seville: when to visit them for free

15 Sep
2017
Last update: 29 January, 2020

If you want to know how to tour Andalucia’s capital city during a trip on a budget, check out when to visit the museums and monuments for free in Seville.

Find a list of the best free things to see in Seville: monuments and museums are Seville’s must-see for a trip on a budget.

If you’re in Seville for two days or you’re planning to spend more than a few days touring around Andalucia’s capital city’s quaint corners, and you want to do it all on a budget, we’ve got you covered!

You can find a list of the best museums and monuments to visit while in Seville thus letting you make the most of your visit to southern Spain.

Are you ready to save some money? Let’s go!

1. Seville Cathedral and the Giralda

Cathedral of Seville - free things to see in Seville

Take a look at the spectacular Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda for free. You can visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the world’s biggest Gothic cathedral without spending a cent on Monday from 4.30pm to 6 pm. All you’ll have to do is book your ticket.

2. Real Alcázar

Real Alcázares in Seville for free

This World Heritage Site can be visited for free on Monday, too. From April to September, the free entry is from 6 pm to 7 pm; from October to March, from 4 pm to 5 pm. Remember to keep your ticket, as it ensures free entry to the Antiquarium of the Metropol Parasol and the Centro Cerámica Triana.

3. India Archive

India Archive for free in Seville

Located near the Cathedral, the India Archive allows free entry to all tourists year-round. It is open Monday to Saturday, from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm; Sundays, from 10 am to 2 pm.

4. Plaza de España and Parque María Luisa

Parque de María Luisa - free things to see in Seville

The city’s biggest park and the gorgeous Plaza de España, where countless films and TV series have been filmed, are open for free throughout the year until 10 pm from November to March, and until midnight from April to October.

5. Torre del Oro and Naval Museum

Torre del Oro in Seville - free things to see in Seville

Seville’s famous 13th-century tower opens its doors for free on Monday, from 9.30 am to 6.45 pm. For groups, you will have to fix a meeting by filling this form in. The capacity is restricted to 100 people per hour.

6. Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos - free things to see in Seville
Photo courtesy of “Casa de Pilatos”

This gorgeous 1483 palace is a must-see if you’re an architecture lover. It is considered to be the prototype of the Andalusian palace, and its style mixes that of the Italian Renaissance with the Spanish Moorish one.

If you’re an EU citizen, show your ID card or Passport and you can access this palace for free on Monday, from 3 pm to 7 pm.

7. Bullring La Maestranza and Bullfighting Museum

Bullring La Maestranza - free things to see in Seville

The €8 ticket to visit the bullring La Maestranza is free on Mondays, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Getting to the place before 3 pm ensures you’ll be able to visit the bullring (Spanish and English guided tours are available), since there’s a maximum capacity, admission is in order of arrival, and it’s not possible to book in advance.

8. Hospital de La Caridad

Hospital de la Caridad Sevilla

This hospital, built in 1670 to welcome the poor and homeless at first, and then converted into a hospital, is an architectural masterpiece. You can enter it for free on Monday, from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

9. Hospital de Los Venerables

Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla

Located in the famous Sevillan neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, this museum houses the Centro Velázquez, a museum dedicated to the painter Diego Velázquez. The building is open for free on Mondays, from 2 pm to 6 pm, being the last possible entrance one hour before the closing hour. In summer (from March to October), free entrance is possible on Mondays, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

10. Seville Town Hall

Seville Town Hall

Seville’s Ayuntamiento can be visited for free on Saturday, upon booking at http://oberonsaas.com/alcazarsevilla/visitacasaconsistorial.

11. Antiquarium

Antiquarium in Seville for free

If you have already visited the Alcázar, keep the tickets and you can enter this area that belongs to the spectacular Metropol Parasol for free. It is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm and Sundays, from 10 am to 2 pm.

11. Palacio de las Dueñas

UN SALON DEL PALACIO DE DUEÑAS EN SEVILLA (SPAIN)/A SALON OF THE DONORS PALACE IN SEVILLE (SPAIN)

This palace belongs to the famous Sevillan family Casa de Alba. Its historic, architectonic and artistic value has converted it into one of the city’s most important buildings, which has recently been declared Bien de Interés Cultural and Patrimonio histórico de España (Historic Heritage of Spain).

It’s been open to the public since 2016 and free visits are allowed on no-festive Mondays, from 4 pm until the capacity allows it.

13. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija in Seville
Photo courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

If you’re interested in visiting this palace and its Roman mosaics, located in the lively calle Cuna, close to Seville’s famous calle Sierpes, you can do it on Monday at 6 pm. If you only want to tour around the ground floor, go at 6.30 pm. Tickets have to be collected in the morning.

14. Monasterio Cartuja and CAAC – Arte Contemporáneo

Monasterio de la Cartuja in Seville
Photo by JaimePF55. Pixabay

The Monasterio de la Cartuja is one of the four Carthusian monasteries located in Andalucia. Specifically, La Cartuja houses the vice-chancellor’s office of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía.

You can visit this building and the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art (CAAC) for free from Tuesday to Friday, from 7 pm to 9 pm, and on Saturday, from 11 am to 9 pm.

15. Historic and Military Museum

This museum lies in the northern area of the Plaza de España and allows free entry throughout the year. It opens Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 2 pm; and Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

16. Basílica de la Macarena

Virgin of Esperanza - free things to see in Seville

Fundamental in Seville’s religious life, this church welcomes the images of Stma. Virgen de la Esperanza and Ntro. Padre Jesús de la Sentencia. You can enter the church and the niche for free.

  • The church is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm, and from 5 pm to 9 pm (from 6 pm to 9.30 pm in summer). Sunday and festive: from 9.30 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm (from 6 pm to 9.30 pm in summer).
  • The niche is open on weekends, from 9.30 am to 2 pm.

17. Basílica del Gran Poder

Basilica del Gran Poder in Seville
Photo by Pedro Duarte. All rights reserved.

The church is located in the same area of the see of El Gran Poder, one of Seville’s Holy Week’s most famous brotherhoods.

You can enter the church for free, from Saturday to Thursday, from 8 am to 1.30 pm (until 2 pm on Sundays and festive days) and from 5.30 pm to 9 pm. Fridays, from 7.30 am to 10 pm.

18. Santa Clara Cultural Space

Convento de Santa Clara #Sevilla

Santa Clara Monastery is one of Seville’s quaintest palaces and it welcomes various celebrations that gather thousands of tourists. Among them, you can’t miss out on the Bienal de Flamenco.

It is open for free from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Sunday and Festive, from 10 am to 3 pm.

19. Santa Ana Parish Church

Santa Ana parish church in Sevilla
Photo courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

This 13th-century church was declared Bien de Interés Cultural. It is located in the district of Triana, one of Seville’s most picturesque neighbourhoods.

You can visit the church for free Monday to Thursday, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, and from 4.30 pm to 7 pm. If you’re interested in a cultural visit of the church, which includes the museum, the price €2 per person. Don’t forget to book your ticket at turismo@santanatriana.org

20. San Jorge Castle

San Jorge Castle in Seville
Photo courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

In the same neighbourhood, you can also find the Castillo de San Jorge, which served as see and prison of the frightful Spanish Inquisition in the Middle Ages. The museum that displays the religious repression’s methods can be visited for free from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm. Saturday, Sunday and Festive, from 10 am to 2.30 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm.

21. Centro Cerámica Triana

Centro Cerámica Triana in Seville
Photo courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

The pottery centre of this neighbourhood in Seville is welcomed by the ancient pottery fabric of Santa Ana. It houses pieces belonging to Plaza de España.

It is open for free from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 5.30 pm. Sunday and Festive, from 10 am to 2.30 pm. Remember to show your ticket for the Alcázar when visiting this centre, as it grants free access.

This information has been revised and confirmed with the museums and monuments at the moment of the publication of this post.

Places to stay in Seville

Since you now know how to save a fair amount of money thanks to this post about the free things to see in Seville, you can now focus on finding the best accommodation in Seville’s surroundings. Check the most charming villas in Seville province just by clicking on the button below: your holidays couldn’t be more interesting!

This selection of the best free things to see in Seville will help you save some money and let you enjoy your trip on a budget!

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