Travel Guide: Sevilla, Spain6:52 PM
All About Sevilla:
one of Spain's most picturesque cities
In 2015, I went on an impulsive 6 day trip to Portugal and Spain. In this short trip, I visited 4 cities with Seville being one of my favourites due to the scenery. I wandered around the city and got lost multiple times without a care in the world. I hope you will be able to explore Seville and experience the beauty it has to offer like I did.
PLACES TO VISIT
- Stroll around Plaza de España (pictured above)
- We went during sunset and it was beautiful. It brought out all the colours of the tiles.
- We spent about 2 hours dancing around the area taking pictures at every angle, so I would recommend reserving some time for this plaza.
- Bike through Maria Luisa Park
- Plaza de España is located within this public park.
- It is a massive park with rows and rows of trees - definitely fun to bike or run through
- Look around the Alcázar of Seville
- This royal palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in all of Spain due to it's architecture and design. And I believe it! I even witnessed a couple take their wedding pictures there.
- Believe it or not, but the upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family (no, you're not allowed up there haha).
- Visit the Catedral de Sevilla
- It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world.
- Note that the lines are relatively long so you'll need to reserve some time if you want to go inside.
- Look up at the Giralda, a tall bell tower that sticks out of the city skyline
- Walk up the Espacio Metropol Parasol, aka the honeycomb!
- You'll be able to see a skyline view of Seville from the top.
- Relax at one of the most famous spas in the city, Aire De Sevilla
- Look up inside the Hospital de los Venerables at the beautiful paintings in this building
ALL ABOUT FOOD
- Tapas, tapas, tapas... Seville is known for their tapas & bar scene.
- Lunch is usually around 1 to 4 pm. Dinner is usually from 8pm to 12am.
- It's recommended that if you want something to eat in between that time, you should head to a bakery or grocery store.
- Personally, I went to a random grocery store next to my AirBnB. I got a couple beers (35 cents a can...yeah), a bag of chips, a ready-made salad, and a pack of Spanish jamón LOL it was awesome.
- Note that there are three tapa sizes:
- Tapa (individual order)
- Media raciones (half plates)
- Raciones (full plates)
- If you love gelato and pass by Amorino, I highly recommend getting it as a snack. They present your gelato like a flower - it's almost too pretty to eat (almost... hehe).
THINGS TO NOTE
- Seville is how the city is spelled on our maps, but the city refers to itself as Sevilla.
- Beware of the bike lanes when walking!
- They are right next to the sidewalk, on the same level of ground. It's very easy to accidentally walk over the line.
- Keep in mind that tipping is not expected nor is it required.
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