Seville is the capital of Andalusia and one of Spain’s largest cities. Famous for tapas, bullfighting and Flamenco dancing it’s a place worth spending time in. Unfortunately we didn’t have much and we had to choose between Seville and Granada, and because it was new for all of us, Granada won. It doesn’t hurt that its home to a really big castle! Sorry, Seville.
The good news is that we were on a road trip and we made sure that Seville was on the way! Not a bad place for a pitstop!
First Things First! Lunch!
If you’ve ever been then you know the food in Spain is something extra special! The moment we crossed the border from Portugal our mouths started watering in anticipation!
Lucky for us Tim had been to Seville before and he had the name of a favorite tapas place in his contact list! If you’ve been reading my blog you might remember that we often spend long periods of time wandering aimlessly while looking for a place to eat. This time we only had a few hours, so no time to waste!
Finding food the boys will enjoy can at times be a challenge, but thankfuly this isn’t the case in Spain! We ordered all of our favorites: Sangria, Jamón Iberico, chorizo, Manchego cheese, and calamari! It was a feast!
A Bit Of This And That
After lunch we spent a little time wandering around the Santa Cruz neighborhood, once the Jewish quarter of the medieval city its now the main tourist area of Seville.
Santa Cruz is also the location of the Cathedral of Seville, the Giralda Tower and the Real Alcázar.
The Cathedral Of Seville
I was disappointed to find that the Cathedral of Seville and Giralda Tower were closed during our visit, so we were unable to go inside. The Cathedral is so big it’s near impossible to get all of it in one photo. Just walking the perimeter was impressive, so I can only imagine how spectacular the inside must be.
The Real Alcázar
The Real Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace and it is still used by the royal family as their official Seville residence. It is open to visitors and if like me, you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you might be interested to know that the Real Alcázar is where they filmed the Water Garden scenes in season 5.
I wish I could say we had time to see more, but sadly we did not. We walked around the Patio de Banderas which has a great view of the Giralda Tower, but the day was getting late and it was time to hit the road.
While we didn’t have the kind of time needed do a city like Seville justice, we got a feel for it and are definitely looking forward to a return trip.