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.
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Seville is one of my dream destinations! Such a bummer the cathedral was closed when you went! I’ve seen so many similar posts about the delicious food in Seville, I have a feeling that would be one vacation I’d gain weight on! #CityTripping
It was so beautiful! I would regret not being able to stay longer, but then I wouldn’t have seen the Alhambra…
I love Seville. Your photos have made my tummy rumble! I’d love to do a train trip across southern Spain taking in Seville, Córdoba and Granada, such a beautiful part of Spain.
My photos are also making my tummy rumble! I’ve got to get back there! Córdoba, is next on my list!
Ah lovely – our memories are only a few weeks old but very similar. Seville was such a great place to explore and soak up the local culture. I really felt like part of it, not just another tourist #citytripping
I hope to get back there soon! It’s hard to believe two years have gone by…
It’s a shame you didn’t have more time there. But I guess a little time is better than no time, right? Seville sounds like an interesting city. #citytripping
Even though our visit was short It was magical! I hope to get back someday…
Ladies What Travel (@LadiesWTravel)
Aww I loved Seville, this brought back so many great memories! #citytripping
Oh! It is wonderful isn’t it?!
Alex - My Life Long Holiday
We visited Seville a few years ago and I can’t say I’ve been tempted to return. Not that it wasn’t pretty and we certainly enjoyed it but I don’t think it stands out over Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia. One thing we did do when we were there though which I would totally recommend if you do visit again is to see a traditional Flamenco show – now that WAS amazing!
Yes, I LOVE Barcelona, it’s my favorite!
Elizabeth (Wander Mum)
Seville is somewhere I’d love to go and clearly worth visiting even though it was only a pit stop. Great overview of the city…I’m sure you’ll be back. #citytripping
It was definitely worth going, and I’ll definitely be back… I’ve been thinking a lot about the food in Spain lately… maybe 2018 will be the year!
I went to Seville earlier this year and absolutely loved it!! We went for a long weekend which was perfect. These photos take me right back! 🙂 #citytripping
I hope to return in the near future!
Kathleen (Kat) (@katpegimana)
I’m now craving for Spanish food after reading your post! Love your pictures and my favourite is the grapes 🙂 #Citytripping
Thank you! I’m always craving Spanish food!
Baby Loves Travel
Your pictures of food are making me hungry! #citytripping
Ha ha! The food in Spain just can’t be beat!
Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays
Seville is on my list and when I get there I am going to that tapas place! #CulturedKids
I’ve being desperate to get to Seville for such a long time. Just need to actually do it! The food, architecture and general aesthetics look as good as I’d imagined them.
I loved our afternoon in Seville! I hope to get back their sooner than later. The food was amazing!