Planning a Football Trip to Seville? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.
Football Trip to Seville – How to get to Seville & How to get around
Football Trip to Seville – Fly to Seville
non-stop flights from UK airports to Seville are limited, the three-hour flight can only be made non-stop from London Airports.
British Airways and easyJet fly year-round from London Gatwick with Ryanair, with the Irish carrier offering additional services from
Connecting BA flights to Gatwick operate from Scotland and Newcastle, and there are also Air France/KLM options from around the
country via their hubs in Paris and Amsterdam. Lufthansa flies via Frankfurt and Munich and you can use TAP via Lisbon from London
and Manchester too.
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Directions from the Airport
there are regular Seville Airport buses operating between the airport and the city center. The half hourly service runs between 06.15am and 23.00pm daily. Seville Airport buses take about 20 to 30 minutes to arrive in the city center, depending on how many stops they need to make along the way. The cost for an adult travelling on a single bus journey is €2.40.
Buses from Seville Airport stop at the main train station and various locations throughout the city. A return ticket will cost €4.20 and it is only valid on the day of travel. A rechargeable travel card is also available for the cost of €2.00, should you wish to continue using the bus during your stay in Seville.
Click link for time table and list of bus stops.
Taxis from the Airport
Taxis are available just outside the main terminal building. Travelling time from Seville Airport to the city center is just 15 minutes and
the journey will cost approximately €15 to €22, depending on the time of day one travels.
Football Trip to Seville – Travel By Train
The average journey time by train between London St-Pancras and Seville is 20 hours and 18 minutes, with around 3 trains per day.
No, there are no direct train services from London St-Pancras to Seville. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Seville by train will require a minimum of 3 changes most likely in Paris and Barcelona
Football Trip to Seville – Travel By Ferry
It takes between 18 and 20 hours to drive to Seville from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways
Football Trip to Seville – Travel Around Seville
Almost all of the tourist sites in the center are best reached by walking. Buses are the easiest and cheapest way to get around Seville if you’re going a little further. If you plan to use them a lot buy a bónobus at a kiosco (newsstand) or estanco (tobacco shop). If you plan to be here for a month and use the bus a lot, you may wish to purchase a monthly pass, or an abono 30 días. The bus network is comprised of circular (C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 buses) and line routes (north, south, east and west). You can catch most city buses in one of four locations below. Note that Plaza Nueva is no longer an option due to the work to convert Avda Constitución and the plaza into pedestrian zones
Football Trip to Seville – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to Seville – The Stadium
RAMÓN SÁNCHEZ-PIZJUÁN STADIUM
Christened on the 7th of September 1958 in a friendly against Real Jaén, its construction responded to the new demands of football, providing the commodities and capacities that the ancient ground of Nervión could not satisfy. The idea for its construction had been planted two decades before, when the purchase of land and an adjacent plot in Nervión was negotiated for the construction of the new stadium. D. Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán held the office of Chairman at the time and was the primary proponent of the project.
In 1954, Sevilla FC held a contest for construction ideas. The winner was Manuel Muñoz Monasterio, who had built the Santiago Bernabeu and Mestalla years before. His proposal – eventually approved – consisted of a stadium with a capacity of 70,329 supporters.
The sudden death of Sánchez-Pizjuán in 1956 prevented the Chairman from witnessing his dream come to life, though Chairmen who succeeded him did not fall short of the mark and set the construction of the stadium in motion. It would be first used incomplete, with upper sections in the north and south of the stadium missing, and part of the west stand out of action.
Over the course of the 58/59 season the West Stand would be finished. One year later, the stadium would see its first game with artificial lighting against Bayern Munich. It was only in 1975 that the upper sections of the North and South stands were completed.
In 1982, owing to legal regulations, the stadium’s capacity was reduced to 66,000 spectators, with a large part of the stadium remodelled to host the World Cup semi-final of France vs. Germany. Changes made included: the removal of fences, the construction of walkways, the installation of a roof over the West Stand and construction of the West Stand’s mosaic – brought to life by Santiago del Campo.
On the 21st of April 1986, the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium would host the European Cup final between FC Barcelona and Steaua Bucharest.
One decade later, UEFA enacted a decree which obliged all stadiums to become all-seaters, meaning the Sánchez-Pizjuán’s capacity was reduced dramatically to 43,000 spectators.
Estadio Benito Villamarín (Real Betis Balompié Stadium)
The Benito Villamarin hosts the home matches of Real Betis Balompié. The stadium was inaugurated in 1929, but was thoroughly renovated in 1982 to host two matches of that year’s UEFA World Cup, in 2000, and in 2017. It has a capacity of 60,700 people.
The Real Betis Balompie, popularly known as Betis, was founded in 1907. It is, along with the Sevilla Fútbol Club, one of Seville football clubs. The rivalry between both is quite fierce and the city is divided in half between Sevilla and Betis fans.
Probably one of the best supporters in Europe, ‘Beticos’ are the most intensive and loyal supporters of the Spanish League. Fans generally dance and sing theme songs and chants during the whole match, and they do so whether the team is winning or losing, whether it’s raining or under an unbearable heat. Few fans are noisier, more numerous, more loyal or funnier than Betis’s. In fact, Betis is defined by a famous phrase binding pride and identity. Always written wrong according to the Andalusian accent, thousands shout “¡Viva er Betis manquepierda!” (Long live Betis, even if they lose!).
Football Trip to Seville – Getting to the Stadium
How to get to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is located in central Seville at walking distance from the city centre and the main railway station. The walk from the cathedral in Seville’s historic centre (located west of the stadium) can be made in half an hour. From the main railway station 10 minutes should be enough to reach the stadium on foot. Alternatively, one can take the metro to the stadium. Stations Nervión and Gran Plaza on Seville’s only line 1 are closest to the stadium. These can be reached from Station P. Jerez, located in the south of the historic centre.
How to get to Estadio Benito Villamarin – Estadio Benito Villamarin is located in the south of the city of Seville, about 3 kilometres from the historic city centre. The stadium lies on the Avenida la Palmera, a large avenue which connects the stadium in one straight line with the centre. Around the city centre, the avenue – though with a different name – runs along the bank of the river Guadalquivir.
The stadium can be reached with bus 1, 2, 6, 34 and 37.
Football Trip to Seville – Getting Tickets
Tickets for Real Betis games can be bought at the ticket windows (taquillas) of the stadium in the week before the match (closed between 2:00pm and 5:00pm). Tickets are also available on the day of the match before kickoff. Real Betis’ attendances have been among the highest in La Liga though the club have tended to sell out few games. However, following the expansion of the stadium in 2017 demand has further surged so buying in advance is recommended. Ticket prices generally start at €30.00 for an upper-tier seat behind the goal and range up to €60.00 for a central seat at the main stand, though prices can be increased for high- profile fixtures.
Tickets for Sevilla FC games can be bought online, or at the ticket windows at the stadium in the week before the match.
Football Trip to Seville – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
Plan your Football Trip to Seville with our full list of Seville FC fixtures and full list of Real Betis fixtures or Check the La Liga Website when planning your football trip to Spain for latest fixture information.
The schedule for kick-off times in Spain can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Spain page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Seville – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Seville – Where to stay
There is no single “best” neighborhood to stay in Seville, though some are more convenient for sightseeing than others. Since the heart of the city is compact and very walkable, and since many of Seville’s attractions are centrally located and close together, it’s perfectly feasible to stay in the neighborhood of your choice, depending on your interests and budget, and either explore the city on foot or take inexpensive taxi, tram or metro rides to and from your hotel if you’re staying further out of the center. Barrio Santa Cruz is the heart of Seville, centered around the cathedral. Its maze of winding streets is home to excellent, varied dining, several worthwhile museums and much of the city’s nightlife. Just to the west of Barrio Santa Cruz is El Arenal, Seville’s former port area that’s bordered by the river. This neighborhood is where you’ll find some of Seville’s most striking historical buildings, as well as the bull ring.
Football Trip to Seville – What else to see & do
Metropol Parasol (Plaza de la Encarnación, 14) is Seville’s modern architectural icon, and the world’s largest wooden structure.
Consisting of six mushroom-shaped shades (it’s known locally as Las Setas, the Mushrooms) the 28-metre tall structure houses an archaeological museum; a food market and bars; and an area for concerts. Take the lift up to the panoramic walkway with spectacular 360-degree views.
14th-century Alcazar Palace (Patio de Banderas; 00 34 954 502 324), with its exquisite ceramic tiles and heavenly gold ceilings. Explore the gardens, home to peacocks, pavilions and pools. Look familiar? You may have seen it as the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones.
Seville Cathedral (00 34 902 099 692), the third-largest in the world. The basilica’s scale is jaw-dropping, with a 40-metre-plus high nave and 80 chapels. Be sure to climb up the Giralda belltower, formerly the minaret of the mosque which stood here, for fabulous views over Barrio Santa Cruz.
Triana Market (00 34 674 074 099), replete with fresh local produce – don’t miss the fabulous fish stalls, with scary-looking seafood, or skilled jamon-carvers.
The picturesque barrio of Santa Cruz is well worth a visit. This neighbourhood is the heart of Seville, with its narrow streets, white houses, flowers and iron grilles; it is the typical Andalusian barrio. The best way to get to Santa Cruz is through the tunnel in the corner of Patio de Banderas (near the exit from the Reales Alcázares), this will take you to the street Judería (a reminder that this was once the Jewish quarter of the city).
The Torre del Oro stands on one of the banks of the Guadalquivir river, opposite to the Maestranza, the famous bullfighting ring of Seville. Built in the 13th century by the Arabs, the tower is currently a naval museum.
Football Trip to Seville – Where to Drink
Red House Art and Foodstocks an impressive and varied menu of bottled Spanish craft beers, while also rotating a host of delicious local brews through two taps.
Craft beer-lovers should make for Hops and Dreams (Jesus del Gran Poder 83), where eight draft brews and 40-plus bottles (try Seville’s Rio Azul) are served up in a relaxed space near the Alameda. Grab one of their free maps which mark all of Seville’s craft beer joints.
Maquila Bar is Seville’s only brewpub. On site, they brew Son beer, an artisanal brand that hails from nearby Cordoba.
Cervecería Internacional will be one of your favorite bars in Seville. This casual, laid-back bar stocks more than 250 fabulous craft beers from all over the world.
La Jerónima features a menu of beers from Andalusia. You can sample one of the beers that rotate through their three taps, or one of the 30 varieties in bottles.
Gallo Rojo serves several selections from Abril Cervezas, a Seville based artisanal beer maker that brews out of a cooperative called Tertulia. The space is airy, the beer is bubbly and the atmosphere is creative. Tapas are also on hand for when you need to soak up all the hops.
Bierkraft, just off of the bustling Alameda de Hercules, The tap menu, scrawled across a mirror behind the bar, is impressive, featuring local favourites Rio Azul as well as UK based Magic Rock, Barcelona’s Edge Brewing and a few US breweries for good measure. The huge selection in the bottleshop and fridges at the back of the building is even more extensive, with up to a hundred different beers available at any one time.
La Jeronima considers itself a cultural space and meeting point as well as a ‘Craft Beer Book Store’. bookshelves in the cosy reading nook at the back of the store are stacked with titles by local authors, as well as clothing, artwork and crafts produced by independent, local creators. Then there is the beer; there are four regularly rotating taps on offer as well as a very well-stocked fridge containing a great mix of Andalusian and international drinks. Where: Calle Jerónimo Hernández 14
Gallo Rojo isn’t so much a bar, it describes itself as a creation factory. Sitting on the corner of Calle Madre María de la Purísima, just a short walk from Las Setas De Sevilla, this airy, colourful and modern space is used by the city’s creatives for social, cultural and independent entrepreneurial endeavours. Gallo Rojo is one of the few places in town to serve beers from Abril Cervezas, a Seville based artisanal beer maker that brews out of a cooperative called Tertulia. If you want to make your own beer, Abril Cervezas runs workshops at Gallo Rojo. Where: Calle Madre María de la Purísima 9
Football Trip to Seville – Where to Drink
Contenedor began as a weekly pop-up; now it’s one of the city’s buzziest restaurants, with a focus on slow food, sourced locally, and reinvented Andalucían dishes. Staff in jeans and denim shirts talk through the menu: tataki de ciervo (venison); a tabla del mar withhake roe, semi-cured mackerel and tuna (€9 or €14); a legendarily good arroz con setas y pato (rice with mushroom and duck, €13),
Las Golondrinas has been serving the same tapas for the past 55 years, and it’s not about to change. For those looking for an old-style, unreconstructed bar with local clientele and low prices.
Casa Ricardo. Not much has changed here since it first opened in 1898, but the old-world feel is charming rather than stuffy. Join the locals at the bar and order a glass of sherry—perfect for washing down their sliced-to-perfection Iberian ham.
Vinería San Telmo is one of the best bars in Seville for many reasons. First, their tapas are to die for. Second, they have a fabulous wine list, with dozens of wines available by the glass.
The roof terrace bar at EME Catedral is the one that’s closest to the 500-year-old cathedral; it’s situated opposite the north side with its in-your-face gargantuan flying buttresses. Choose from areas on various levels, the smallest of which seems within touching distance of the Gothic edifice.
Roof at Casa Romana is another multi-level bar. Downstairs are sofas and wall seats, with sunshades stretched overhead, while the two upstairs areas catch more breeze on sweltering nights. A bonus is the view of the Metropol Parasol, the mushroom-shaped contemporary architectural landmark in Plaza de la Encarnación, lit up in colours at night.
Antigua Abacería an icon in the San Lorenzo neighborhood. Order a montadito de chorizo picante y cabrales (a sandwich with spicy chorizo and Asturian blue cheese) with a glass of sherry, and take your meal outside onto the quiet patio.
Eslava serves an exquisite full menu in a sit-down space, but stick to the elevated tapas at the its bustling bar next door. The restaurant has rightfully won awards for many tapas, including the huevo sobre bizcocho de boletus y trufa (egg yolk over a truffle mushroom cake), but the honey rosemary pork ribs also deserve your utmost attention.
El Rinconcillo opened its doors in 1670 just two blocks southeast of the Palacio de las Dueñas. The decor is quintessentially Sevillano: colorful Arabic tiles, dark wooden barrels, and a curtain of cured Iberian hams hanging over the bar.
Los Coloniales has two locations, one can be found near the Metrosol Parasol (Las Setas). Opening hours very often differ between summer and winter, in winter, very often, places will close an hour earlier, depending on how many people are there. Additionally, the closing hour is not the closing hour of the venue, but the kitchen, meaning that they won’t kick you out once the bell tolls but rather they won’t take any more orders.
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