Looking for the best time to visit Seville, Spain? I'll take you through weather, events, crowd levels, and prices for each month and season.
Seville is one of my favorite places in the world. It's remained in my TOP 5 favorite cities since my first visit in 2014. The fact that I've returned to Seville more than any other European city should say it all.
There are so many reasons to love and return to Seville again and again. It’s the cultural gem of Spain, oozing with passion and charm. Extravagant Moorish palaces, enchanting Flamenco performances, mouthwatering tapas, serene parks and gardens…Seville has it all.
Like every other popular destination, when you choose to visit Seville can make or break your trip based on crowd levels alone. It’s important to take weather, events, holidays, and peak tourist season into consideration before booking your airline tickets.
This post is here to help. I'll take you through each season and month so you can decide what makes the most sense for you and your schedule.
Enough of the introduction…let’s get into the BEST time to visit Seville.
Seville in Spring - March through May
The best time to visit Seville for perfect weather
Spring easily wins for the best time to visit Seville, Spain. This season offers perfect sightseeing weather.
Seville in March is the best month if you want the fewest crowds. It won’t be warm enough to lay by the pool, but it will be perfect for walking around all day without breaking a sweat. You’ll see lows in the mid-40s and highs in the low-70s.
March brings the highest chance of rain with an average of 9 rainy days. Rainfall declines the further you get into spring, with an average of 7 rainy days in April and 6 in May.
Seville in April is wonderful weather wise with temperatures ranging from the low-50s to mid-70s. However, it's not ideal if you want to avoid crowds and high hotel prices with two major holidays taking place.
Semana Santa, Holy Week, begins on Palm Sunday and continues through Easter. Spaniards from all over Spain come to Seville for this religious holiday.
Two weeks after Holy Week is another massive celebration, Feria de Abril. This week is basically a big party celebrating Seville’s culture. Horseback parades wind through the city, women showcase their finest flamenco dresses, and traditional tapas dishes and drinks are enjoyed in private tents owned by locals.
Aim for early May if you want the ideal mix of warm weather and low crowds. Summer crowds will start arriving by mid to late May. Seville in May brings temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-80s.
Late April and early May are my favorite times to visit Seville in spring.
Much of the culture in Spain is about patio dining, evening strolls through the city, and enjoying the outdoors. The weather this time of year allows you to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors.
What to wear in Seville in Spring
Layering is key. While it can be cool in the mornings and evenings, the afternoon can become quite hot if you're in the sun. Jeans and a T-shirt or a dress paired with a light jacket/sweater will be perfect for early spring.
Think summer wear for late spring: shorts, skirts, and summer dresses.
Make sure to have a light jacket with you in early spring for the morning/evening or rainy days.
Seville in Fall - September through November
Fall is the next best time to visit Seville for good weather and decent crowds
Fall is next up on the best time to visit Seville. If you go this time of year, aim for October through mid-November. October in Seville is one of my favorite months to visit. The rest of fall is a bit questionable in terms of weather.
While it's true that October is a very popular month, most notably with Spaniards and Europeans, the crowds are still manageable (and slightly less than spring). I've visited several times in October and never felt crushed by crowds or like it was impossible to get into restaurants.
If I could offer any advice, it would be to time your trip to fall on weekdays. Because Seville is a popular destination for Spaniards (often from Madrid with the convenient high-speed train), the city will have a noticeable influx of visitors on the weekend.
I would avoid September. The summer heat and international tourists tend to linger in Seville in September. Expect hotel prices to be high this month, and book all reservations for sights and restaurants in advance.
Temperatures will hit highs in the low 90s, making long periods outdoors uncomfortable.
October in Seville is the sweet spot for weather and crowds.
Temperatures hover in the 70s…perfect T-shirt/dress weather. You can be outside pretty much all day this time of year and still be comfortable, possibly even on the warm side (the sun is strong here and makes it feel warmer than it is).
October in Seville also brings crisp, cool mornings. You can get that morning jog in without a heatstroke and lay by the pool in the afternoon.
Restaurant patios are filled with diners and the streets are busy with locals and tourists taking their ritual paseo (aka evening stroll).
Some websites warn of rain starting in October. I’ve been to Seville four times in early/mid-October. On the first trip, it rained briefly in the evening twice. On the other three visits, it didn’t rain once nor was rain listed in the 10-day forecast.
Early to mid-October is your best bet if you want to be sure to avoid rain and have clear skies for your sightseeing.
November has a slightly higher chance of rain than October. If you don’t mind chancing a few rainy or cloudy days (and you still might get lucky and have all-day sunshine), Seville in November will be rewarding with fewer tourists and lower hotel prices.
You’ll have an easier time getting into popular restaurants and will be able to enjoy the sights with significantly fewer tourists. Pack a light jacket as the lows hover in the low-50s. Daytime highs are typically in the high-60s and low-70s, which is still wonderful patio and sightseeing weather.
Watch out for Columbus Day, which falls on a Monday in mid-October. Since Spaniards get the day off, many come to Seville from cities all over Spain for a quick holiday break.
If you’re in Seville at this time, make sure you have your train reservations going into and out of Seville booked ahead of time. It’s not uncommon for the trains to sell out during Columbus Day weekend.
What to wear in Seville in Fall
Similar rules go for fall as spring. Layering is key. While it can be cool in the mornings and evenings, the afternoon can become quite hot if you're in the sun.
Treat September (even early to mid-October) as you would summer. Comfortable dresses, shorts, skirts, and T-shirts.
A light jacket will be needed for mornings and evenings mid-October through November. Jeans and long sleeves will be ok for November.
Seville in Winter - December through February
Winter is the best time to visit Seville for low crowds and hotel deals
Seville in winter is a nice escape from cooler climates. December through February sees lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.
Expect between five and six hours of daylight during the winter season. Most days will be sunny, though on average, there are six to eight rainy/cloudy days each month…which is considerably better than the rest of Europe and the US this time of year.
Try to visit Seville in February for the best weather (less rain, more daylight hours, and more sun).
I visited Seville in mid-February and really enjoyed it. The crowds were at an absolute minimum, and the days were cloudless and sunny the entire time.
Mornings and evenings require a light jacket. By the afternoon (if you're in the sun), you'll likely be fine with just a sweater.
Hotel rates will be the lowest of the year in Seville in January and February. Seville is a popular destination with Europeans and Spaniards during the Christmas season with the mixture of mild weather and Christmas events.
Another thing to remember when visiting Seville in winter is that locals tend to stay indoors when the weather is "cold" (anything below 60) and dreary. If you want lively patio dining and evening strolls shared with locals, go for spring or fall instead.
What to wear in Seville in Winter
Jeans paired with a long-sleeve shirt or lightweight sweater will be perfect. You'll want a jacket for the mornings and evenings. I had a very light down alternative jacket and it was perfect.
Layer with lightweight scarves (like the photo above). Heavy scarves or gloves are not needed. It doesn't get very cold in Seville.
Seville in Summer - June through August
Summer is the worst time to visit Seville with sizzling temperatures
Summer in Seville is not ideal. The heat is sweltering. The sun is strong and it can often feel hotter than it actually is.
Expect temperatures in the high 90s and sometimes 100s.
I also feel summer is the least authentic time to visit. Many locals depart the city in August to escape the heat and hit the beaches.
You'll also notice a lack of locals in the afternoons. Sevillians will be out and about in the early morning and evening. In the afternoon, they stay inside. This means your afternoons will be shared primarily with other tourists who are brave enough to bear the heat.
Overall, while the heat does keep crowds lower than in spring and fall, it's just not worth it.
If you must visit in summer, Seville weather in June will be the most bearable with lows in the 60s and highs in low 90s. This will also be the most crowded month to visit Seville in summer.
Book your hotels and tourist sights ahead of time. Restaurants will be packed in the evening. Try to go early, before 7:00 pm, or late, after 9:30 pm to avoid excessive wait times.
What to wear in Seville in Summer
It will be hot hot hot, so light/breathable fabrics are key. Shorts, summer dresses, tank tops, and skirts will be perfect.
Now that you know the best time to visit Seville, it’s time to start planning your trip! Whether you visit during low crowds in winter or when everything is colorful and vibrant in spring, you will surely fall in love with the city.