I have officially been back from my 14 day-trip to Spain for 3 weeks! I cannot believe how quickly time flies. On my 14 day-trip, I had the pleasure of traveling through Barcelona, Sevilla, Cadiz, Madrid, and Munich (Germany).
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Spain was hands down one of the most beautiful countries I have traveled to thus far. Sevilla was breathtaking and widely underestimated by visitors of Spain. From the moment I got off the train, I was overwhelmed with the simplistic beauty of the city. The Airbnb I booked was close to everything including the train station.
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I spent 48 hours in Sevilla which is not nearly enough time to fully explore all the beautiful sites and shows the city has to offer. If you are limited on time, like me, check out Sevilla Free Walking Tour. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything Sevilla.
I created this article to encourage more people to travel to Sevilla through photos.
The Royal Alcazar of Sevilla-Where are all my Game of Thrones fans? You might recognize this Palace from several scenes from season 5 in GoT. I found out that most of that season was filmed throughout Spain. The upper levels of the palace are still use by the royal family. It is the oldest palace still in use in Europe. Sevilla architecture is strongly influence by Arabic mosques. There is evidence of this in the Sevilla Cathedral.
Admission: 9,50 Euro
Sevilla Cathedral-I accidently walked right into the cathedral walking the neighborhood of my Airbnb. I turned the corner and was blown away by how beautiful the tower was. My tour guide referred to this historical building as the Church of Ruins because of the history of the construction. In the 1100s, it was a mosque which explains the Arabic style doors and towers. 1200s the Cathedral was reconstructed into a Christianized mosque where Christians and Muslim could come and worship at different times per day. The 1800s an earthquake hit Sevilla and caused the collapsed most the Cathedral. When it was rebuilt, they tried to maintain its Christian and Arabic architecture. The tower has 24 bells to represent the Christian saints. At the top of the bell tower sits the Greek Goddess Niki. The back-entrance door is bronze with verses of the Quran engraved into the metal. You can easily spend 4 hours in there learning about the history and viewing the amazing structures.
Admission: Regular 9 Euros; Reduced 4 Euro (Students 15-25, over 65)
Plaza de Espana-This magnificent place is in María Luisa Park. It is an open plaza that is surrounded by a beautiful see through blue water. Guest can enjoy going on a scenic boat ride in a semi-circle around the plaza for about 20 Euros. The tiled Alcoves of the Provinces are backdrops for visitors’ photos and films. Each tiled section tells a different story about provinces all around Spain. Today, the buildings surrounding the Plaza are used for different filming locations. Star Wars: Episode II, The Dictator, and Knight and Day are just a few of the movie scenes filmed. Magnificent or overhyped-depending on your point of view- you should at least visit the plaza.
Torre del Torro -The Golden Tower was used as a Military watchtower. It is located near a river bank close to the city of Sevilla’s historic center. From the look tower you can see all of Sevilla.
Admission: 3 Euros
Santa Cruz-The heart of Sevilla lies in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is home to attractions such as Sevilla Cathedral and Real Alcazar. The streets are narrow and form a maze that people can get lost exploring. Discovering the secret alley ways and stumbling across old churches and squares was how I spent my first evening in Sevilla. I had some of the best dishes in Santa Cruz. El Rinnoche of one of the very first restaurants in Sevilla opened its doors in 1670. There were several delicious bakeries located through the Santa Cruz. Galletanas, a small bakery, had the streets smelling of fresh chocolate chip cookies. I ate oranges plucked from trees in the Santa Cruz and walked along the edges the Torres, those experiences will stay with me.
Flamenco Museum-Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music and dance originally from the Andalusian coast. You can find Flamenco everywhere in Sevilla from the Plaza Espana, Santa Cruz, and various show halls, but there is only one Flamenco museum. The Flamenco Museum is dedicated to the art, history, and costume designs of the music and dance. The three-story museum also has a dance studio in the lower level. Anyone can sign up for a class, and you can watch a complimentary show with the purchase of museum admission. They have 4 showings per day: 17:00, 19:00, 20:00, and 22:00. But get there early because they sell out fast.
I Love Sevilla Because
It captured my heart. When I was first told about the small city in the south of Spain I was skeptical about stopping. But now I wish I just stayed therefor my whole trip. The city is beautiful and vibrant spirit wrapped around the city.
Try to do at least one day in Sevilla and trust me ,you will fall in love.
Oh, I got this weird ankle tan that made me laugh so hard when I returned to my Airbnb. The funny stories we get to tell from traveling.
Be honest, have you ever heard of Sevilla?
Tell me in the comments.