Seville is a fantastic family holiday destination. It is an attractive, vibrant city and a wonderful place to take babies, toddlers and young kids as the centre is mostly pedestrianized and there are many child friendly restaurants to be found.
The gothic Cathedral with the Giralda tower are worth seeing as is the Alcazar palace with its Moorish influence and stunning gardens with peacocks roaming freely. The cobble streets lined with orange trees are one of the most famous aspects of Seville as is the bullfighting ring and the flamenco dancing shows (a good show for the whole family is at Casa de la Memoria on Calle Ximenez de Enciso in the Barrio Santa Cruz area).
There is also an aquarium and theme park in the city (See ‘What to Do’) and the parks have playgrounds and plenty of green space for kids to run around after sightseeing. There are also plenty of hotels which cater well to families and there are apartments available in the centre which provide laundry services and well equipped kitchens which can prove handy if you are travelling with a baby or toddler.
Buying your Baby and Toddler Essentials in Seville
You will be able to buy all of your baby and toddler necessities in Seville however, even familiar brands of formula may be produced differently in Spain so ensure that you bring your formula from home if you think your baby may be fussy or if they have a specific formula that they require. There are a number of supermarkets in and around Seville’s centre such as El Corte Ingles and Carrefour.
Stores in Spain are typically open from 9:30am-2pm in the mornings and then open again in the afternoon from 5-8pm. El Corte Inglés, the giant Spanish department store with just about everything you could imagine, is open all day from 10am-10pm.
El Corte Ingles, Plaza del Duque has a grocery store and there is also a hyper market on the outskirts of the city. Carrefour Hypermarket is located outside of the centre also on Av. Juventudes Musicales, s/n, 41015 Sevilla and sells everything you could need for babies and toddlers. M.A.S and Dia are two very popular grocery stores and have everything you need at a lower cost than El Corte Ingles. Additionally, Dia has its own discount brand on a lot of items. M.A.S and Dia are located throughout the city and are very easily accessible however they are closed on Sundays (like most everything else in Seville) .
You will also find pharmacies dotted throughout the city and most pharmacists speak English. If you need medical assistance, a pharmacist or staff member at your hotel will be able to direct you to a doctor, medical centre or hospital.
Seville is a shoppers paradise and you will find all of your baby and toddler essentials but also loads for yourself! Click here for a city shopping guide.
See below for all the information you will need for travel to Seville with babies, toddlers and young children.