Are you wondering what to wear in Seville? In this month by month guide, we will tell you exactly what to pack for Seville in every season.
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But before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Seville, or Sevilla as it is known in Spanish, along with some outfit inspiration we thought it would be worthwhile to talk about exactly what and where Seville is, and how the seasons will affect your Seville Packing List.
Where is Seville?
Seville is a city located in the southern part of Spain, in the region known as Andalusia. In fact Seville is the capital of Andalusia.
And it is famed for being the home of flamenco dancing and bullfighting, as well as having some amazing tapas. It is definitely worth putting on your Spain itinerary.
So what should you wear in Seville for this amazing array of places?
Seville Dress Code
As with many places in Spain, Seville doesn’t really have a dress code per se.
The only real place in Seville that has a strict code is of course in the churches of Seville. Churches in Spain have a dress code which requires modesty which translates as keeping your shoulder and knees covered.
You may also find that some of Seville’s fine dining establishments have dress codes, usually smart casual ones however if you are going for tapas then you don’t need to worry.
It is also worth noting that Seville is a big tourist destination. As such peak season will run from April to October and if you visit Seville in Winter you will find there to be far fewer tourists. But the weather at this time of year will require you tweaking your packing list.
However we will cover all the seasons in this guide to help you know what to wear no matter what time of year you visit.
What to Wear on the Seville in Summer (June, July and August)
Chances are if you are looking to visit Seville wondering what to wear is that you will be visiting during the Summer Months. This is characterised as June, July and August, although peak tourist season runs longer than this.
During the Summer in Seville you can expect lots of sunny days and very little rain as summers in Seville are long hot and dry. In terms of temperatures, in the summer you can expect to see highs of
36°C / 96.8F and lows of 20°C / 68F
As such we would recommend putting the below on your summer Seville packing list:
Maxi Dresses and Maxi Skirts.
Due to the hot weather you will see a lot of Maxi Dresses and Maxi Skirts in Seville in Summer especially at tourist attractions and on the beach.
Loose and flowing clothes are better for the Seville in Summer as they will keep you cooler. They are also great for wearing down on the beach and out for dinner.
We don’t recommend packing jeans for your Seville Summer packing list as they are just to hot. However linen trousers and cotton trousers are a great pick for Seville in Summer.
If you do decide to pack linen be sure to check out our guide on how to pack linen to prevent wrinkles.
Although we don’t recommend wearing shorts for religious settings, the weather in Seville is hot so they can be comfortable for walking around other places during the day.
Tank Tops and T Shirts
These are perfect for out exploring Seville and can be paired with skirts or shorts. Just don’t wear a tank top into a church, at least not without a cardigan or pashmina to cover your shoulders.
A loose blouse made of natural fabric is another great choice for dealing with the heat in Seville. I like to wear a blouse when eating in dinner in Seville at a more upscale restaurant aka not a tapas bar.
Although Seville is not coastal, you can do an easy day trip to the beach from Seville. If you plan on doing this or you have accommodation with a pool be sure to pack swimwear with you. There is nothing more refreshing than taking a dip during siesta time.
However if neither of these things are on your Seville itinerary then you can leave the swimwear at home.
If you do plan on doing a beach day trip we also advise you bringing a quick dry towel and a beach cover also.
Sun hats are a staple on any Seville packing list for summer.
Be sure to pick a wide brimmed straw hat instead of a baseball cap to fit in more with locals and to add more shade into your outfit.
I never travel anywhere in Spain without a pashmina. It is great in the evenings in case you get chilly dining al fresco and can also be used to make an outfit more modest for visiting churches like the Seville Cathedral.
Although churches won’t be the primary activity you do in Seville, you may want to look inside the spectacular cathedral so it is worth having your pashmina with you to cover your shoulders. Just be sure to also wear an maxi skirt or trousers on your bottom half instead of shorts.
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We recommend wearing sneaker socks when visiting in Seville in Summer when wearing sneakers to help reduce odor and sweat.
We recommend packing lightweight PJs as not everywhere in Seville will have Air conditioning. You may want to check out whether or not your accommodation has air conditioning before booking.
Note: If you want to know what to wear in Seville for men I recommend packing a mixture of chinos and linen trousers and some smarter shorts alongside plain t shirts and polos and short sleeve shirts for summer.
And if you are visiting other areas of Spain in Summer be sure to check out our other SPanish Summer packing Lists:
- What to wear to Spain in June
- What to wear to Spain in July
- What to wear to Spain in August
- What to wear to Barcelona in June
- What to wear to Barcelona in July
- What to wear to Barcelona in August
- What to wear in Madrid
What to Wear to the Seville in Spring (March, April, May)
Depending on what time you are visiting Seville in Spring will depend on how hot the temperatures are.
April really kicks off peak season in Seville and March is definitely cooler. The warmest month in Spring is of course May with highs and lows averaging 27°C / 80.6F and 14C / 57.2F. With March and April having temperatures more like 17°C/62F or 7°C/44F.
Rain is also less common in May with only 3 days across the month whereas April and May have 5 days.
For this reason we recommend packing the same as the summer but with a few extra layers. So on top of the items listed above we recommend bringing:
Spring evenings in Seville can be cold so be sure to add a cardigan or two to pair to your dress and trousers outfits.
This is great for exploring in March and Early April in Seville.
This may be needed if you are visiting the Seville in March. And in April and May a denim jacket can be a great addition.
What to Wear to the Seville in Fall (September, October and November)
What to wear to the Seville in Fall is very similar to what to wear in Seville in Spring and Summer.
If you are visiting Seville in September you can pretty much select the same outfits as you would in August in Seville.
However the later in Fall you visit the cooler it becomes and peak season tends to end in mid–October.
You will want cardigans and sweaters on your packing list, and in November you may even need a jacket.
What to Wear to Seville in Winter (December, January and February)
Seville in Winter is colder than summer, however it isn’t freezing. However the key to your Seville Winter packing list is layers, layers and more layers.
You will definitely want cardigans and sweaters for the day time and for the evenings you will want some additional layers such as jackets and fleeces. As although the temperatures aren’t freezing you will definitely feel it when the temperature drops.
And it is a good idea to have some waterproof wear with you for Winter as there are usually at least 6 rainy days in December.
For this reason we recommend packing:
A warm jacket is a good idea for Winter evenings in Seville. If possible we recommend a waterproof one as you can get rainy.
Cardigans, Sweaters and Top Layers
We recommend packing a few different types of top layers with you for instance a combination of cardigans, sweaters and hoodies of different weights so you have enough variety in case of a very cold snap.
Long Sleeve Tops
It is unlikely you will be wearing short sleeve t shirts in Puglia in Winter so we recommend packing a variety of long sleeve tops and blouses with you including some smarter ones for dinners.
Although linen trousers are perfect for Seville in Summer and the shoulder seasons, they are simply too lightweight in Winter. We recommend going with heavier weight trousers in Winter. We tend to recommend packing jeans for Seville in Winter.
I never go to Spain without one whether I am in Seville, Barcelona or Madrid.
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A slightly heavier weight pair are better in Winter.
Best Shoes for Seville
The best shoes for Seville no matter the season is a sneaker. Sneakers are perfect for Seville no matter the season you visit as they are the best kind of shoes for walking and can cope with the cobbles you find in Seville.
If you can bring ones with some waterproofing for Winter these would be ideal
However in Summer and the shoulder seasons you will want a sandal with you too. Perfect for the beach and dinner in summer and shoulder seasons.
If you are in Seville then ankle boots are more appropriate.
I personally don’t think you will need flip flops for Seville unless you plan to visit the beach on a day trip.
What Else to add to your Seville Packing List
- Aftersun cream / Aloe Vera
- Phone / Camera
- Reusable Water bottle
FAQs About what to Wear in Seville
What not to wear in Seville?
If you want to know what not to wear in Seville the thing top of my list would be flamenco dresses.
Although Seville is home to flamenco, and many of the shops will sell flamenco dresses, nothing will mark you as a tourist quicker than wearing a flamenco dress around the city.
What to wear to dinner in Seville?
Seville is famous for tapas and one of the great things about tapas bars is that there aren’t strict dress codes. So you can turn up as you are.
However if you plan to go to one of the more fine dining establishments then it is a good idea to have a smart casual outfit with you.
Have you been to the Seville? What did you wear? We would love to hear in the comments below!