Alameda de Hercules

Address: Alameda de Hercules, Seville, Spain

- Free


A great place to walk and wander or stop for a drink and a meal.

The Alameda (mall) de Hercules is the largest open space inside the Casco Antiguo, and one of the most popular places to take the air on a sunny afternoon. It's basically a long, tree-lined promenade with pillars at either end (the ones at the southern end are genuine Roman pillars, topped by 16th century statues of Hercules and Julius Caesar).

Originally of yellow sand, the surface was completely replaced with sandy coloured paving in the renovation of 2006. Before that it had been a rather seedy area, and although it's now going upmarket, with lots of new hotels, restauraunts, bars and cafes, it still has more than a touch of the Bohemian about it, making it one of Sevill's liveliest nightlife spots.

Value for money

Expert tips

Watch your bags and pockets.

Plenty of places to stop and refresh yourself and do a bit of people watching.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Sightseeing