Seville is a romantic city in the Andalucían region of Spain where you get a real sense of Spain if you will. The city has an old and historical look with a modern feel. Life here is a bit slower, a bit calmer, in other words, more laid back. The locals are extremely warm and friendly. In terms of weather, Seville can get extremely hot, even in September, where temperatures hit close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people start their day early, go home for a siesta, and then come out later in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. In general, April is the best time to visit Seville due to its mild climate and their famous festival of "Holy Week."
If you are a red meat eater, look no further than Seville. The food choices in Seville are heavily focused on red meat with limited choices in vegetarian/chicken/shrimp dishes. Having said that, when in Seville try some authentic Andalucían cuisine, such as, Jamon (ham), fried fish, and spinach & chickpeas.
Now although Seville is a small city, I strongly recommend spending 2 days (1 or 2 nights) here so you can get a true sense of the culture. From Seville, you can easily take a day trip to Granada and visit the Alhambra, however I do recommend staying additional nights if you consider this option. While in Seville, make sure you watch a Flamenco show which is famous all over the city. And if you are just passing through, then at the very least spend most of your time in the Santa Cruz district where you can stroll through the beautiful cobblestone streets and observe the whitewash homes all around, take a buggy ride, drink Sangria, and enjoy the tapas. Seville is truly one of the most romantic and magical cities I have been to, and it is one NOT to be missed if you are visiting Spain.
at least 1 to 2 nights
consider adding an extra night if you do a day trip to Granada
Also consider Los Gallos Tablao Flamenco which is highly rated.
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I am on a sangria kick these days- can’t get enough it! There’s one place here that really gets it right but it’s a lethal combo: vodka & red wine! I bet it tastes absolutely fab in Spain! I haven’t traveled there in SO long but these photos are making me want to reconsider- Europe really is breathtaking!
Parita @ myinnershakti says
Oh I'm so jealous! Spain is on mine and Vishnu's 'must travel to' destinations. Vishnu went this past summer and fell in love with Barcelona. He keeps saying how much I would love it, and from the looks of this post, I think I would! The only thing that kind of worries me is finding food I can eat since I'm a vegetarian. Did you have trouble everywhere?
Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy says
I would gladly take a glass of sangria and that spinach and chickpea dip right now! Looks delicious! Beautiful pictures, make me want to go to spain! I wish I could just spend all my time traveling the world!
@Khushboo - wow, Sangria with vodka and red wine, there is a combo I've never had. Thanks for the tip girl, I'll be trying that recipe out! Yes, Sangria in Spain is amazing - so much better than here in the states. I love Europe, there is no question. It is the most beautiful continent.
@Parita - You will love Barcelona, but seriously, anyone would love Barcelona. I think it is one of the most beautiful cosmopolitan cities in the world, gorgeous architecture, trees everywhere, perfect weather. In Barca - you won't have any issues finding vegetarian food, I mean most places will have a couple items, not that many, but it won't be an issue. In Madrid, you won't have an issue either finding veg, although you'll see ham hanging out everywhere. Seville will definitely be a little more challenging. I pretty much ate veg and shrimp in Seville, and I was hungry a lot. Hope that helps! I'll be posting Barcelona next in the coming weeks. 🙂
@Hilliary - I hear ya.. me too! I wish I could just travel the world every couple of months - too bad most Americans don't get enough vacation. 🙁
These picture sure do tell me that you had an amazing time and that Spain is well worth visiting. My time will come, hopefully sooner than later! Thanks for sharing a part of your travels-I am now ready for some of that Sangria!
@Tina - Spain is beautiful. I hear ya. When it comes to travel, I try not to think too much, I just manage to take my earned vaca days, fix a budget, and go with it. 🙂
I would love to visit Seville! I've been to a couple of other places in Spain, which were equally lovely. That spinach and chickpea dish looks divine, I might have to try recreating it!
Oh, my gosh, I'm SO jealous. I literally want to go back to Europe with the sole purpose of eating.
Ana Aguilar says
HI! I've just found out your blog and I'm so excited to see this, this is my city. I love you enjoyed it! And I love your blog!
Thanks Ana.. it was a great show. You're so lucky to live in Seville, it is a beautiful city. Thank you for the compliment.
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spain road trip says
Thanks for the great read. I’m getting “Reise Fieber” as they say in German, just watching the gorgeous pictures … such a beautiful world !