Two Digital Gypsies Rating – 5 Stars
To see the YouTube video of our visit to Seville Spain, please click here.
A few years ago we were lucky enough to visit Spain when our son was part of a choir tour that did performances in cathedrals throughout the country. We shadowed the choir tour on a bus. It was okay seeing the country like this but hectic. Many of the cities we visited were for only a day and then it was on the bus again and off to another city. Madrid to me was overwhelmingly busy, I liked Segovia but it seemed a little small, Grenada is definitely up there as a city I’d like to visit again, but my absolute favorite city in the tour was Seville.
This year for our wedding anniversary we wanted to take a return visit to Seville and spend a long weekend there so we could spend more time checking out the city. I love the Spanish culture in a city like Seville. The people are friendly, courteous, and polite. During our stay we would see whole families walking together to have dinner at 9 or 10 pm. That’s an appealing cultural phenomenon that you don’t see much in States or cities in Europe anymore.
One of our favorite pastimes during the visit besides shopping and sightseeing was to sit at a table at one of the numerous street side restaurants, order tappas with cafe con leche or wine, and enjoy the atmosphere. Almost every street you go down in Seville has numerous restaurants and street performers so the only hard decision is which street to pick.
We did see the major tourist attractions while in Seville:
- Seville Cathedral
- Real Alcatraz
- Plaza de Espana
If you plan a visit to Seville be sure to take in these sites, and plan on at least 3-4 hours at each, longer if you have the time. We also like Spanish music and flamenco dancing, and were able to see two flamenco performances at the Los Gallos and the Casa de la Guitarra. There is even a flamenco museum in the city that is worth a visit.
Our hotel was the Villapanes Palace Hotel which was formerly a mansion for a marques but now is a 5 star hotel. It was amazing, probably the nicest hotel either of us has ever stayed in. Room prices approach 200 euros per night but are well worth it. The staff at the hotel is excellent, so definitely consider the hotel as a lodging option if you visit Seville.
Prices for meals in Sevilla also seemed to be significantly cheaper than other destinations we have visited in Europe. Not sure why this is the case, but it was a pleasant surprise.
- The One Bull
- The clothes washer/dryer from Hell