There is a famous poet, Antonio Gala, who once said: “The issue is not that Sevillians think they live in the most beautiful place on Earth… even worst it’s the fact that they may be right in thinking so”
Seville is a city that oozes with charm..
Some cities blast you away, others slowly win you over. Seville disarms and seduces you, is just insanely good-looking from every angle. Is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. Flamenco clubs keep the intimacy and intensity of this tradition that is alive from centuries ago and you’ll see this passion in sevillians eye.
This city is famous worldwide for its unique culture, monuments, traditions and artistic heritage. Is the birthplace of Flamenco and the city in the world with the most amazing Easter processions.
Go on sightseeing..
Seville’s rich history has left the city stuffed with innumerable monuments like the awesome cathedral , the third largest in the world, the Giralda tower, the wonderful palace of the Reales Alcázares, the magical Barrio of Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Maestranza bullfighting ring and the passion for Flamenco an the perfume of orange blossoms on every corner.
What I strongly recommend is to take one of the free tour that there are in the city, like this you can enjoy meeting fellow travelers and as the tourist guides are local people, they can give you a bunch of useful tips what to see and try in the city. Sevilla to the surprise of its visitors is actually one of the world’s great cycling cities so I would recommend you to use this way of transport to move around the city as well.
Sevilla is a jumping off point for other fantastic destinations across Andalucía such as Cordoba, Malaga and Cadiz. My absolutely top recommendation is to visit “El Rocio” in Huelva. If you visit Sevilla, this is a must-see as there is nothing in Europe like this town.
Where to eat..
It’s difficult to choose one place to eat in Seville. The city is brimming with bars, cafes, restaurants and markets ranging from centuries-old serving traditional tapas and cooking up innovative contemporary dishes.
Take a map and write my followings recommendations:
“Bar el Rinconcillo” in the calle feria (calle means street). Ask for pavias. Close to this one, go to “Bar el Mudo” and have now un queso y tortilla.
Go for Tapas in calle Golondrinas, Betis 7 y La Primera del Puente (all of them are closed) any of the bars that you’ll find there are absolutely extraordinaries and you can ask whatever enter to your eyes. Try to finish in “bar La Tertulia” for un mojito y caipiriñas.
In the town hall, there is a bar called “Flor del Toranzo” go there to to taste “el paté y un montadito de anchoas con leche condensada”.
Don’t miss out to go to Plaza del Salvador (plaza means square). Enter in any bars and ask un cucurucho de papas and beer.
Where to stay..
I always recommend the Silken, located at the end of the Palm tree, to the bark of the cathedral (Betis stadium).