How Safe Is Seville for Travel?

Seville, Spain
Safety Index:
71

Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain.

The city is perfect for many people: it’s not huge, so you can walk most places to get around, but it’s a city. It’s well connected, easy to travel into and out of.

Life quality here is very satisfactory. The city is colorful, with fragrant streets, beautiful daylight and nice nights, peaceful and cheerful people.

The crime rate (as in all Spain) is very low.

What is especially attractive is the gorgeous smell on the streets: spring is usually glorious, with warm sunny weather and the scent of orange blossom and jasmine in the air.

Warnings & Dangers in Seville

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK : LOW

Seville is very safe, generally. Crime rates are low and the most common form of crime is bicycle theft and break-ins. The biggest threat for tourists lies in the pickpockets roaming the streets and targeting tourists.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Transportation in Seville is very safe and reliable, even though taxi drivers might try to overcharge their services or demand a tip. Also, be careful on public transport, as it's the place where pickpockets operate.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

There is some risk of encountering a pickpocket, especially in more touristy areas. Apply the basic laws of precaution to avoid such a situation, and follow your common sense.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There are no known natural disasters in Seville, and in Spain altogether, so you can relax when it comes to nature while you're here.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK : LOW

Seville is mostly safe when it comes to mugging and kidnapping, but it is recommended that you avoid poorly lit and deserted streets and dangerous areas known for street crime.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK : HIGH

There have been recent terrorist attacks in Spain, on 17/18 August 2017, when during 2 terrorist-related incidents, vehicles were driven directly at pedestrians, resulting in injuries and loss of life. You should remain vigilant and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM

As in any tourist destination, there is a risk of getting scammed. Check your change twice, negotiate everything in advance, never pay upfront, and be wary of people trying to distract your offering you unsolicited help with your luggage or anything else, as it might be a trick to steal from you.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Women traveling alone should have no problems in Seville. You should use your common sense, and be careful at night, avoid desert and poorly lit streets, and finding yourself alone with strange people in abandoned areas. Apart from that, you should have no safety problems in Bilbao.

So... How Safe Is Seville Really?

Seville is one of the safest cities in Spain, no doubt, so there’s no reason to worry.

The streets are well-lit and taxis and public transport are clean and available.

Also, crime rates in Seville are extremely low, and the largest threat you will face is your purse or phone being stolen.

While staying in the historical center and surroundings all you have to fear is pickpockets.

The most deprived, and (because of that) unsafe area would be the Tres Mil Viviendas area.

However, since there is nothing to visit there, no tourists are ever found there.

If you’re staying at a hotel, keep your passport in a safe.

If you’re in an Air BnB, keep it in a hidden place; in that case, if you don’t have important things in your purse, it won’t be the end of the world if it does get stolen.

If your phone is in your hand, it’s harder to steal because a thief can’t run past you and take it from your back pocket or bag.

Avoid putting your phone in your back pocket at all costs.

Due to the warm climate, people love to be outside, and you’ll rarely find yourself alone on the streets.

Even at 1 in the morning, you’ll see parents will strollers on the main avenues.

Useful Information

  • Visas - Most countries do not need a visa to enter Spain for any stays shorter than 90 days. Any longer than that, you will have to obtain a visa. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your planned date of return. However, if you are not sure about your visa status, contact your local Spanish embassy for further details.
  • Currency - Euro is the official currency in Seville. ATMs are widely available throughout the city, and credit cards accepted in most establishments such as hotels and restaurants. Allow yourself a budget of around 150e per day, including accommodation.
  • Weather - The prevailing climate in Seville is known as a local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. Spring and fall are the best time of the year to spend your holidays in Seville.
  • Airports - Seville Airport is the sixth busiest inland airport in Spain. It is the main international airport serving Western Andalusia. It is located 10 kilometers east of downtown Seville.
  • Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Seville, since it covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.
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Seville Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 11° C
Feb 12° C
Mar 14° C
Apr 16° C
May 20° C
Jun 24° C
Jul 27° C
Aug 27° C
Sep 25° C
Oct 20° C
Nov 15° C
Dec 11° C
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Average High/Low Temperature

Temperature / MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High
°C
161720222731353532262016
Low
°C
6781013161819171396
High
°F
616368728188959590796861
Low
°F
434546505561646663554843

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