Seville's Alcazar and a Fairytale Carriage Ride, Sevilla (Seville), Spain

Tour the ornate Alcazar and it's gardens, then grab a bite to eat and see the rest of Sevilla's historic monuments and beautiful Maria Louisa park from the back of a horse drawn carriage. This itinerary is recommended for the afternoon when crowds are smaller at the Alcazar. The carriage ride is most scenic just before sunset. What a perfect way to wind the kids down after a long day of sightseeing!

Alcazar (Reales Alcázares y Jardines) Castle

Address Patio de Banderas s/n. 41004 - Sevilla Map, Tel 34-95 450-2323 Call, Hours Tue-Sat 9:30am-7pm; Sun 9:30am-5pm (hours change seasonally, call ahead), Cost 7€ Website

A visit to the Alcazar, a Muslim palace that was taken over and expanded by Christian kings, is a highlight of any trip to Sevilla. Even our toddler said it was his favorite outing in Seville. The lush interiors are fascinating and beautiful, and children can run freely in the beautiful gardens. The flow of the palace itself alternates between indoors and outdoors, making it even easier for active kids to enjoy. If your kids are particularly in awe of princes and princesses, they might enjoy a tour of the (lived in) royal apartments upstairs. Ask for details at the ticket desk when you enter the Alcazar. more

Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

Address c/ Rodrigo Caro 2, Sevilla Map,

This traditional tapas restaurant is one of the most popular in town among locals. In addition to all the standard tapas, there are small sandwiches (montaditos) and paella. If you haven't tried it already, queso macheco (a savory Spanish cheese) is a good choice for the kids. There are just a few tables inside, and they can be difficult to get, but there are also tiny stand-up tables out front... a good option if your kids are tired of sitting still. Service is speedy. more

Bar Campanario

Address Mateos Gago, 8, Sevilla, Spain Map, Tel 34-95 456 4189 Call,

This somewhat modern looking tapas restaurant has a selection of small tapas size pizzas as well as Spanish potato salad. Both likely to be popular with kids. For grownups, there's an extensive menu including some of the best gazpacho in town and excellent sangria. Dining on the small terrace will enable your kids to run a little while they wait for their food. more

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

Address Adolfo Rodriguez Juardo, 41004, Seville, Spain Map, Notes Carriages leave from Plaza Virgen de los Reyes on Adolfo Rodríguez Jurado, or from the Parque de María Luisa at Plaza de España. Expect to pay about 40€

We aren't usually drawn in by horse drawn carraige rides, but something about the setting in Sevilla entranced us. A ride at dusk around the city, to the Plaza de Espana, and through Maria Luisa Park is perfectly romantic, even with kids in tow. more