Seville was amazing. I loved getting lost in the tiny streets, eating tapas at outdoor cafes, walking around the beautiful Parque de Maria Luisa, trying to take in the grandness of Plaza de España, the Cathedral, and Alcazar de Sevilla, and sipping cheap wine watching a Flamenco show. There are simply no words to describe how much I enjoyed this city.
We did not go into the Cathedral because the lines were just insane (and the gypsies outside of the Cathedral were just too persistent with giving us their healing herbs), but we found the time to into the Alcazar, and we couldn’t stop being amazed at the grandeur all around us.
We spent two full days there, and it was just enough time to see most of the city and be able to really take in the sights, but I could have spent a whole week there enjoying the cafes, the park, visiting more museums, and wandering the charming streets.
If you like the idea of getting lost in the meandering streets of a beautiful romantic European city, you should go to Seville.
Plaza de España:
The tiny streets:
The Cathedral. It was too large to capture in one picture.
Inside Alcazar. I have dozens of pictures of all the rooms, ceilings, tile patterns inside, but I’ll spare your time.
There was also beautiful architecture all throughout the city.
We toured the bullfighing ring (Plaza del Toros), which was surprisingly interesting. I would never want to watch a fight – the thought of watching someone potentially get maimed by a bull is sickening to me. But the history behind how bullfighting got started is fascinating.
We wandered across the Metropol Parasol at dusk, which was great timing because we got to see the sunset and the city at night from the top.
At night we went over to the Carboneria to watch some free flamenco and drink 2€ wine. This hidden bar was recommended to us by the airbnb folks we were staying with, and we are so glad we knew about this place instead of paying for an overpriced show created just for tourists.
I loved Seville and just couldn’t get enough of the charm and the beauty. From the narrowest streets, to the grand cathedral and Alcazar, to the tapas on the sidewalk cafes, it is just an amazing city all around.
I would definitely go back there. I normally don’t say that about most cities, since there are SO MANY places that I still want to go to, but Seville is a city that I would definitely like to come back to, maybe on a longer trip to Spain and Andalucia.