Is Seville Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Seville is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city is tourist-friendly and locals are welcoming. Normal precautions that you would take in any other city should be adhered to. Take care of your belongings especially in crowded tourist spots and also during the nights. Most areas are safe to walk around even at night, but it always helps to stay within the well-lit and populated areas. Local authorities are usually helpful in case of any problems.

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How safe is Seville?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Seville is generally safe for solo female travelers even at night. The city comes alive during the evenings, with locals and tourists alike occupying cafes, restaurants, and bars, so you won’t be alone on the streets. While it is always advisable to keep your personal belongings secure and maintain awareness of your surroundings, aggressive or confrontational crimes are relatively rare. However be aware of less-lit streets and areas away from city centers as these can be more problematic.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Seville's public transportation is generally safe to use with regular surveillance and well lit stations. Buses, trams, and the metro are popular choices with locals and tourists alike. While enjoying your travels, remain cautious of your belongings as pickpocketings can occur.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Seville is generally considered safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is relatively low, with most locals being respectful and tolerant. However, as with any city, some level of caution should be practiced at all times, especially during late-night periods. Catcalling or unwanted attention may occur sporadically, but they are typically rare incidents.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Seville is a relatively safe city in terms of petty crimes such as pickpocketing or bag-snatching. However, like any other tourist destination, certain crowded areas and public transportation can be a magnet for these activities. Always keep an eye on your belongings and avoid displaying expensive items or large amounts of cash. Situational awareness is key in preventing incidents.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Seville is generally safe and clean to drink. The country has high standards for water treatment and the tap water undergoes rigorous quality control testing. It's completely okay for drinking, cooking, and brushing your teeth. However, tourists might find the water's taste slightly different due to its mineral content, but that doesn't compromise its safety.

Is Seville safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 14 experiences

Solo travel experience

I stayed at a friends home for a week, this was my fourth time in Sevilla. I always feel safe walking around the centre, I usually use sevici (city bikes) when I need to go a bit further away from the centre. Weather is always great, city is so beautiful. You can do many activities : las setas, el alcazar, la casa de pilatos, plaza de España, parque Maria Luisa, barrio de Triana, get a drink at Alameda, …

Posted: June 1, 2024
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Katie

Katie (31)

Ireland

Solo travel experience

I spent a week in Seville, October 2022 and i still think about it. I was working remotely but staying in La Banda hostel which was an amazing mix of social but not mad party so i met some great people but no push if you didnt want to go out. I loved the food, the music, the streets and always felt safe. It does get hot mid year but in October it was perfect weather.

Posted: April 28, 2024Experienced: March, 2022
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Solo travel experience

Last autumn, I spent a week in Seville and I fell in love with this place. I walked everywhere, it was very safe and beautiful. The streets are lined with thousands of orange trees. I stayed in an Airbnb just next to the cathedral. From Seville, I took a day trip to Granada (Alhambra is a must-see) and on another day to Tangier in Morocco. It was a long day, but definitely worth crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to wander around the ancient medina.

Posted: March 25, 2023
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Solo travel experience

To Do: - Plaza de Espana - Alcazar in Seville - Cathedral in Seville - Setas de Sevilla Safety: I traveled alone to Seville as a woman and it was absolutely safe. Recommendations: Seville is truly charming. So much history, architecture condensed in an easily walkable city center, not to mention the food!

Posted: September 13, 2022
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Plaza de España - Royal Alcazar of Seville - Plaza del Cabildo - Seville Cathedral - Casa de Pilatos - Plaza de Toros Security: I felt incredibly safe. Recommendations: Seville is really a cool city to visit. I recommend watching a flamenco dance show.

Posted: September 13, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Plaza de España - Plaza de San Lorenzo - Royal Alcazar in Seville - Cathedral in Seville - Setas de Sevilla - Plaza de América Safety: As a solo traveling woman, I felt very safe. Recommendations: Seville is amazing. Lots of things to see and great food. Highly recommended.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Royal Alcazar in Seville - Plaza de España - Cathedral in Seville - La Giralda - Setas de Sevilla - Torre del Oro - Maria Luisa Park - Bullring Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla Safety: The old town in Seville is safe, charming and picturesque. There is no problem if you don't speak Spanish. Recommendations: The historic part of Seville is quite compact, so most of the main attractions can be seen within 2 days.

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Seville safe right now?

Before your visit to Seville, it's essential to check travel advisories for Spain, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Spain due to terrorism and civil unrest. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Spain due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in Spain. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 18, 2024

Is Seville worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 experiences

Alynna

Alynna

Spain

Solo travel experience

Currently living in Seville and I’m in love with it. I honestly didn’t know about this city and ended up here by chance, but I’m glad I did. It gives you the best of both worlds of living in a “big city” but which still has this romantic traditional charm and is not too busy. At this point, I’ve visited most of the famous monuments here such as the Alcázar, Las Setas, La Giralda. If you’re on limited time, I suggest staying in the city center and visiting these 3. After which, you can crawl through the surrounding narrow alleys and be surprised by hidden bars, cafes, and even museums. There’s just so much to see 💖

Posted: May 23, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Júlia

Júlia

Spain

Group travel experience

I would really recomend visiting “Plaza España” as it’s so beautiful and full of the sevillano essence. There you can experience people doing “el tablao” which is dancing the typical dance with the typical music The food is really good and cheap if you eat purely tapas. I liked a lot visiting the cathedral and going to the bridge of Triana. I was there for 3 days and if you walk a lot you can see almost everything important in the city

Posted: March 25, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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