Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Ultimate Seville Travel Guide


Hola! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I've recently been on holiday with my boyfriend to Seville and Lisbon (if you don't follow me then why not!? Jks). We stayed in Seville for four nights, which was the perfect amount of time to explore the main sights of the city and still gave us some time to relax. For accommodation, we used Airbnb and found a lovely apartment in the heart of the city with a rooftop terrace - this was so much cheaper than the hotels.


Things to see:
Seville isn't as touristy as other cities, which meant that it was a lot quicker to get into the attractions and nothing was too pricey. The Metropol Parasol was one of my favourite attractions - it's a wooden structure located in the old quarter of Seville and it provides incredible views across the city. We witnessed the most beautiful pink sunset when we went up and it only cost €3. Another thing that you must see in Seville is the Real Alcazar. For this it's definitely worth buying a ticket in advance because this was the one attraction which had a massive queue when we went. The Real Alcazar is a UNESCO-listed palace surrounded by beautiful gardens, which you can spend hours walking around. Also, for any Game of Thrones fans out there, the Real Alcazar has been used for filming the series (so maybe you could go there and recreate some of the scenes!). The Plaza de Espana is a square in the Maria Luisa Park. The square has a river around it, where you can hire row boats, and the tiled bridges are a beautiful example of Renaissance and Moorish Spanish architecture styles. Seville Cathedral is another UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and it's the largest cathedral in the world - you can't fully appreciate the size of it until you go inside. We bought tickets for the rooftop guided tour, which allowed us to see parts of the cathedral that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. I would definitely recommend the rooftop guided tour if you are wanting to learn more about the history of the cathedral. The Giralda can be accessed via the cathedral and gives amazing views across the city, however, you have to walk all the way to the top!

One attraction that I wouldn't bother with if you're on a strict time schedule is the Torre del Oro. The tower is located next to the Guadalquivir river so it provides a different view point across Seville, however, it's not as good as the views you get from the Metropol Parasol or the Giralda.


Places to eat:
Seville offers amazing value for money when it comes to food and drink. Everywhere we went the food was so cheap but also so delicious! COCOME offers a selection of healthy breakfasts made with fresh ingredients. We went here a couple of times during our stay and both times I had the yogurt bowl and a fruit smoothie. You need to check this place out if you ever go to Seville! For lunch, Casa Morales is a great tapas place. Each tapas dish is roughly only €3 each so we shared six dishes between us. Their tapas menu varies from day-to-day but there were plenty of options to choose from. Possibly my highlight of our trip was the place we went to dinner for our last two nights in Seville; a tapas bar and restaurant called Eslava. The tapas here is INCREDIBLE - two of their dishes have won awards. Yet the price was no more expensive than the other restaurants we had eaten at. If you're in Seville, you must go to Eslava - but make sure you get there early otherwise you might have to wait a long time for a table (the first night we waited for 40 minutes but it was still worth it!).

And there you have my ultimate guide to Seville. Hopefully you have found this useful and, if you're planning a trip to Seville, then hopefully I've given you some ideas of what to see and do. Seville is the cheapest city I've visited so it's perfect if you're wanting to travel on a budget. Are you going away anywhere over summer?

4 comments:

  1. This place looks absolutely amazing, your photo selection is awesome, it's definitely a place I want to travel to!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah Seville was amazing - would definitely recommend going if you can x

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  2. I always enjoy travel posts and love to see the photos and experiences other people have in their visits.. Your pics look so amazing and obviously I would love to visit that place...Thanks for sharing...❤️

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    1. Thank you - you're welcome! Travel posts are my favourite x

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