Seville is an amazing place, and I was lucky enough to spend a weekend exploring every corner of it. A picture is worth a thousand words, or so I’m told. So I will keep the writing short and to the point and this post picture-heavy, because there are really that many great things to see in Seville.
- Segway your way across Seville, then take the tram. When we first jumped off the bus from Nerja and train from Malga, we just wanted to take it easy, get our bearings and enjoy the evening. But the moment we walked out into the main square we were offered a segway ride. I am not usually one to fall for a tourist gimmick but this was more than worth the price. We got to see all of the city, map out all the main sites and earmark the bits we wanted to revisit in the days to come. And we got the best advice on where the locals go and eat. Worth every penny and then some. The city is big and covering it in a couple of days is next to impossible, so speed things along down narrow cobble stoned streets on two wheels with these guys. Can’t recommend them enough. And later on rails. The tram system is an iconic part of the urban landscape.
- Seville Cathedral. Better looking on the outside than on the inside. It’s also the only church/cathedral you have to pay for and queue to go into. Give that a miss.
- The Real Alcazar of Seville. For the Game of Thrones fans – Dorne. Every time I asked for directions to Alcazar, the locals insisted on clarifying that I must have meant the Real Alcazar. Is there a fake one? And if so, can someone tell me where it is? Go early to avoid crowds and the scorching heat.
- Plaza de España, for the Star Wars fans – The Naboo. A must visit place, and if like me you are visiting in the dead of summer, go first thing in the morning or bring along a fan to minimise your chance of melting.
- Tapas, all of the tapas. But especially the local delicacy – tomato soup with a sprinkling of local ham. Best thing I’ve ever tasted. My two faves, and much loved by the locals: El Riconcillo and El Rincón Gallego del Pulpo which is phenomenal. It’s loved by the locals, always full, and right next to the Cathedral.
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