Capital of region of Andalusia
140 square kilometers in region of Andalusia
Flamenco, flamenco, flamenco! Very pleasant city with relaxing atmosphere and joyful people, where it’s nothing strange to see kids playing on their own or a kid waiting parents in front of the supermarket. The biggest gothic cathedral is the one in Seville, and it’s also the third biggest in the world, on the UNESCO list.
WHEN TO GO
In spring or in autumn, with temperatures around 15 ˚C. Summer can be very hot, with temperatures around 36 ˚C. Winter averages are around 15-20 ˚C.
Big Spanish sales “rebajas” start on 7th of January and 1st of July, and last till end of February and August. Last period of sale is called “ultimas rebajas” with prices down to 70% off
Many movies were filmed in Seville, like Lawrence of The Arabia, Star Wars, Kingdom of Heaven, and, of course series Game of Thrones.
Seville had hosted Expo in 1992, and German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann had designed futuristic Metropol Parasolis.
Columbus’ tomb is in Seville
WHAT I LOVE THE MOST
Relaxed parenting, tapas and smell of wild oranges
HOW TO GET TO SEVILLE
The easiest way is from Madrid with a high speed train, journey takes 2,5 hrs.
Taxis operate 24/7. Price is about 25 – 30 euros to get to the city centre from the airport.. Buses operate from 04:30 a.m. do 00:15 a.m.
BEST ATRACTIONS AND PLACES KNOW BY LOCALS
Katedrala, Alcázar of Seville, Giralda, Plaza De España, Maria Luisa park, Matropol Parasol, Torre del Oro, Maestranza, el Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, Palacio San Telmo, Costurero de la Reina, Casa de Pilatos, Maestranza, Puente de Isabel II, Puente del Alamillo, Plaza del Triunfo, La Alameda, Plaza Nueva, Plaza de América, Plaza Patio de Banderas Acuario de Sevilla, Archeological museum, Museum of Flamenco
Stroll down the city and eating tapas in numerous restaurants, Triana neighbourhood, Plaza de España, exploring many, many little squares and churches
One of my favourite restaurants is Bar Ambigu, in Calle Feria 47
My favourite neighbourhoods:
Santa Cruz and Macarena.
Strolling down the Santa Cruz neighbourhood
WHERE DO LOCALS GO
Bar Ambigu, Calle Feria 47, Santa Cruz and Macarena neighbourhood
Hotel in the city centre, but I prefer Airbnb
Bar Ambigu, Calle Feria 47, El Riconcillo, Calle Girona 40, Casa Ricardo, Calle Hernán Cortés 2, Granier Panos Artesanos, Calle Imagen 5
VISAS AND DOCUMENTS
Valid passport or ID card for EU citizens
HEALTH AND SECURITY
No reason to worry
Euro, ATMs all over the city