Guadalquivir River cruises and tours
Discover cruises and other activities on Seville's picturesque Guadalquivir river.In the top 5 attractions for Seville
The inside story
The Guadalquivir River is one of Seville’s major tourist attractions and has played an important part in its history, bringing trade and prosperity to the city. The river is considered the most important river in the Iberian Peninsula and is home to Spain’s only commercial inland port, the Port of Seville.
The name derives from the Arabic word “Al-Wadi Al-Kabir” meaning “the great river”. One of the longest rivers in Spain, it rises in the mountains of Jaén province and flows for around 408 miles through Córdoba and Seville, before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean, just above Cádiz. In Roman times it was possible to sail from Córdoba to the river’s mouth near Cádiz but only the 50 or so miles from the sea to Seville are currently navigable.