Seville in November: 9 top reasons to visit in 2023!

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Andalusia, Spain

I absolutely loved my trip to Seville in November. 

This Andalucian city, sitting in the south of Spain, can be sweltering and heaving with tourists in the summer months. 

Come November, it’s still warm, but the crowds have totally dispersed. 

What does this mean? Much more space to actually enjoy the city, see the sights – and it’s still usually mild enough to sit outside and enjoy a sangria! 

If that’s not enough to convince you, I’ve put together this full blog post, featuring my top reasons to visit Seville in November, along with some tips! 

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Reasons to visit Seville in November

So, what is it about Seville in November? Here’s what I love about this Spanish city… 

Warm weather – but not too warm! 

Enjoying some sunshine in Seville in November.

The average high temperature in Seville in November is 20°C with plenty of hours of sunshine. 

Now, I used to always think I was a heat person, until I started travelling to warm countries in summer and realised that I could only cope with 40°C heat if I was by the beach or pool!

Seville has very hot weather in the summer months – and trust me, it’s much more comfortable to explore Seville in November’s cooler weather than in July’s sweltering heat. 

20°C is perfect for enjoying the outdoors – you won’t need to bounce around looking for air conditioning, and you’ll be able to walk around the centre without feeling like you’re melting. 

BUT, it’s warmer than much of Europe, particularly England, Norway and Iceland, where it’s definitely coat weather by November!

All Saint’s Day

If you’re visiting Seville right at the start of the month, don’t miss the All Saint’s Day celebrations, which is celebrated throughout Spain in November.

This is a Catholic celebration of saints and martyrs. 

 In Seville, the day is marked by special church services where locals attend mass to pay their respects.

Families often visit cemeteries to clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones with flowers and candles.

You’ll find that many Sevillians take this opportunity to spend time with family, enjoying a quiet meal together.

Some also use the holiday as a time to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the national holiday to explore the city’s less crowded streets and attractions. 

You could also take a day trip to Cadiz; the All Saint’s Day celebrations here are among the best in the country. 

Less tourist traffic

Less tourists in Seville in November. Plaza de Espana

November in Seville offers a unique advantage: fewer tourists.

Peak tourist season in most of Spain the summer months, and it usually tails off by October. 

That means that Spain in winter is usually virtually crowd-free, and Seville is no exception.

Forget elbowing your way through crowds at Alcazar Palace or waiting in a seemingly endless line for tapas.

With fewer visitors, you get the luxury of a more intimate experience with the city.

Lower prices

Fewer tourists often mean reduced hotel rates and flight prices – this is an affordable season to travel. 

Seville’s not a particularly expensive destination in the grand scheme of things, but as it’s a popular destination, hotels in peak season can soar. 

In November, you’re much more likely to snag a bargain, whether that be a budget hostel room or some affordable luxury. 

Transport is often cheaper too. 

If you’re flying from elsewhere in Europe, Seville has a small airport that often has budget flights from cities like London. 

You might find it cheaper to fly into Malaga, the largest airport in the region, and take a bus or train to Seville (but spend a day or two exploring Malaga as well!). 

The food’s at its best

November is one of the best times to visit Andalucia and try its local food. 

Why? It sits comfortably just after the grape harvest – meaning wineries are abundant but not as busy as they are in September – and at the start of the mushroom and olive foraging season. 

So your dishes will be made of extra fresh ingredients! 

Indulge in flamenquín, a mouthwatering dish consisting of ham wrapped around pork loin, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried to golden perfection.

For a satisfying taste of local comfort food, don’t miss out on salmorejo, a cold tomato and bread soup that’s richer and creamier than its gazpacho counterpart.

Round off your culinary experience with pestiños, a traditional Andalusian dessert made from dough that’s deep-fried and then coated in honey.

Little rain

View over Seville city from the Setas de Sevilla

While it does rain in Seville in November (December is the wettest month), the climate is generally very dry, especially if you’re used to other places in Europe (not saying any names, England!). 

There are about seven days with rain in Seville in November.

This means that you’ll likely be able to see all of the attractions without too much wet weather! 

Longer daylight hours

Unlike places in Northern Europe, Seville has relatively long daylight hours in November. 

The sun rises at around 8:00 am and sets about 6:15 pm.

So not long daylight, but given you have plenty of sunshine, you’re likely to be able to enjoy your full day.

It’s a contrast to Northern Europe where the sun sometimes sets around 4:00 pm and with grey, drizzly weather, it can seem like it never really gets light on some days! 

Festive events at the end of the month

Seville, Spain - December 15, 2017: Illuminated holiday decorations on San Francisco square near city hall in the center of Seville

You’ll have to visit Seville in December to really step into the Christmas spirit, but there are some fun festive markets and events toward the end of November. 

These usually begin in the last week of the month. 

In the heart of Seville, the Feria del Belén market becomes a focal point for holiday shopping, offering not just nativity figures but also artisanal crafts, seasonal foods, and unique local gifts.

Located near the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, it sets the atmosphere for the holiday season, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

As you stroll through the market, the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and sweet treats.

With twinkling lights overhead and traditional Spanish Christmas music in the air, the market’s the ideal way to step into holiday season! 

There’s plenty to see!

Aerial view of beautiful city of Seville , capital of Andalusia Province in south of Spain, Costa del Sol. Beautiful Spanish Square in the centre of Seville. Panoramic view of Seville city in winter

Of course, this is a reason to visit Seville year-round, but the city has so much to offer. 

With the largest historic centre of any city in Europe, Seville is bursting with iconic attractions, many of which are UNESCO-listed. 

Founded by the Romans and later becoming a significant Islamic center, the city is a living museum where Mudejar palaces coexist with Gothic cathedrals.

In the 16th century, Seville became the gateway to the Americas, serving as the mercantile hub that connected Spain with its New World colonies.

There’s so much stunning architecture here, and each building tells another story to Seville’s complex past. 

This rich past has bequeathed an equally rich culture that includes flamenco and a vibrant culinary scene.

Nowadays, Seville marries this deep-rooted history with youthful energy, evident in its bustling tapas bars, cutting-edge art scenes, and lively street life.

Travel tips for Seville in November

Setas de Sevilla in Seville, with a clear sky

Here are my best travel tips for your Seville trip: 

Pack layered clothing

Daytime temperatures can be quite warm, but they drop in the evening.

Layering is key—bring light sweaters, a durable jacket, and perhaps a scarf.

Stay hydrated

While the weather is milder than summer, it’s still important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re out exploring all day!

Pre-book Alcazar Palace tickets

November sees fewer tourists, but popular spots like the Alcazar Palace can still draw crowds.

Book your tickets online to avoid waiting in line.

You can book a skip the line entry ticket and guided tour, which will help you learn more about the place, by clicking here.

Check Flamenco show schedules

Some Flamenco shows might be seasonal or have special November performances.

Check the schedule and book in advance if possible.

You can book Seville Flamenco shows by clicking here!

Things to do in Seville in November

View over river to Seville

I’ll cover these in much more detail in my Seville in winter guide, but here are the best things to do to add to your itinerary:

  • Experience a Flamenco show in Triana, the birthplace of this mesmerizing dance form.
  • Roam the corridors of the Royal Alcazar Palace, a stunning example of Mudéjar architecture in Seville’s Jewish Quarter. 
  • Climb the Giralda Tower for panoramic views of the city, and don’t miss the adjacent Seville Cathedral, one of the world’s largest churches.
  • Stroll through Plaza de España, taking in its semi-circular building, canals, and charming horse-drawn carriages.
  • Snap photos at Metropol Parasol, or “Setas de Sevilla”, a modern wooden structure offering great city views from its top.
  • Delve into history at Archive of the Indies, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing valuable documents from the Spanish Empire.
  • Tour a local olive oil mill or winery, as November is prime season for olive oil and wine. Specific places include Hacienda Guzmán for olive oil and Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia for wine.
  • Savor traditional tapas in Barrio Santa Cruz, a vibrant area brimming with authentic eateries.
  • Go boating on the Guadalquivir River, offering a unique vantage point to view the city.
  • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, perfect for those interested in Spanish art and history.
  • Wander the Triana neighborhood, known for its vibrant ceramics, artisan shops, and lively atmosphere.
  • Check out Mercado de Triana or Mercado de Feria, for fresh produce and local crafts.
  • Join a rooftop bar crawl at specific venues like Pura Vida Rooftop or Hotel Inglaterra Rooftop Bar, unique ways to see the city’s skyline while sipping on cocktails.
  • Learn about Spain’s famous dance at the Flamenco Museum.
  • Enjoy the festive lights towards the end of the month. 

Where to stay in Seville in November

Step into the heart of Seville with a stay at The Corner House, a mere 10-minute stroll from the architectural wonder, Metropol Parasol.

This is where I stayed on my trip to Seville, and I absolutely loved the modern rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, and the essentials like a hairdryer, toiletries, and even tea facilities.

The ground-floor restaurant, El Disparate, served up a tasty mix of international and local flavors, but I especially loved the rooftop terrace and cocktail bar.

But location is king here. Alameda de Hércules buzzes right outside your door, teeming with bars, cafes, and eateries.

And if you’ve got touristy inclinations, Seville’s grand Cathedral is a quick 15-minute walk away.

I loved it, and chances are, you will too!

FAQs about visiting Seville in November

Spain Square or Plaza de Espana in Seville in the sunny summer day, Andalusia, Spain. Flower beds, bridges and channel in the foreground

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this Spanish city in November!

Is November a Good Time to Go to Seville?

November can be an excellent time to visit Seville for several reasons.

First, you’ll find fewer tourists clogging the streets, providing you ample space to wander around the city’s famous landmarks like the Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral.

While the main attractions remain busy, you’ll find a more relaxed atmosphere in local cafés and shops.

Also, the temperature is moderate compared to the scorching summer months.

This allows you to spend more time outdoors without the need for constant hydration or seeking shade.

November also comes with its set of local events and festivities.

You’ll get to experience a more authentic Seville during this period, as the city’s locals go about their daily lives without the disruption of high-season tourism.

Is Seville Warm in November?

While you won’t be hit with the high temperatures that define Seville’s summers, November offers a milder climate. Daytime highs can reach up to 23 degrees Celsius (64 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit).

This means you can comfortably explore outdoor attractions like Plaza de España and Parque de María Luisa.

But do pack some light layers, as temperatures can drop in the evening.

Does It Rain in Seville in November?

Yes, November does bring some rain to Seville, but it’s generally moderate and not enough to disrupt your plans significantly.

On average, Seville gets about 76 mm of precipitation throughout the month, spread across about seven days.

You can still explore most outdoor attractions; however, it’s a good idea to keep a compact umbrella in your daypack for sudden showers.

How Do People Dress in Seville in November?

In November, the residents of Seville transition from summer attire to more autumnal wear.

You’ll see locals donning light sweaters, scarves, and jackets. For your trip, it’s best to pack a mix of light and warm clothing. Layering is key.

Plan to bring light long-sleeve tops, a medium-weight jacket, and perhaps a scarf or hat for the cooler evenings.

Also, don’t forget comfortable walking shoes, as Seville is a city best explored on foot.

Are you ready for Seville?

So, are you tempted to visit the beautiful city of Seville in November? With historic architecture, delicious tapas and great weather, this Spanish city’s at its best at the start of winter. 

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