Hola from Sevilla! I can’t even explain you guys how beautiful this place is, it has something magic and enchanting. Since my mom and I arrived around 11 pm the streets, the buildings, the lights from bars and restaurants, the people and those narrow alleys like labyrinths where cars barely fit caught my soul. Following below you’ll find tips and ideas of what can be done on a day in this lovely city.
I don’t know you guys but for me the day starts with breakfast always, can’t even imagine how my day will go without it. So my speciality is always to find a good place to start the day and so we did. A must in Sevilla to start the day is with this Galician bread called Tenina, which can be combined with any cut of ham or cheese. Of course it is always accompanied with a cortado ( an espresso coffee with half milk) and an orange juice for the vitamin C.
- Gothic Landmark
When you are ready and with energy then go ahead and explore the city. First thing is the Cathedral, the largest in Spain and largest Gothic Cathedral in the world and probably one of the most beautiful ones ever seen. Don’t you even dare to skip the Giralda tower at the top, based on a Mosque from Morocco that boats some of the best panoramic views of the city, it is just awe-inspiring in its scale and majesty. Check the pictures below and see.
- Best way to discover a city is walking
This city can easily be done walking so we continued our way along and bumped with the University of Sevilla which is ranked among the top 100 best universities in Spain, but most impressing is the architecture and the beautiful building which is also the setting for the renowned opera Carmen by Bizet one of the greatest operas of all time. In parenthesis ( In the city where I live in Germany each summer they bring an Opera to town and guess which one is this year???? Carmen… It’s my destiny.)
- Architecture Paradise
If you want to experience renaissance and moorish style you definitely need to see the Alcazar and the Plaza España. After the Cathedral, Plaza España is the most impressive in Sevilla, the semi-circular brick building in renaissance and neo-moorish style is just a vast and beautiful work of architecture. Its little canals reminded me a bit of Venice and the beautiful painted ceramics all around are just cheerfully showcased. A paradise for the building and architecture lovers.
- Sevillana Spirit
I got into the Sevilla’s spirit especially if you visit the town Triana one cannot help it but to just live it. Triana is a vibrant quartier on the other side of the river Guadalquivir, worth to see is the market which you can experience the very local food and Seville spirit.
- Flamenco, Sevillana or Tablao.
However you want to call it, I only have one word to describe it, OLEÉ!!!! I can’t even stress you guys how everyone in their lives most experience a flamenco show once. And personally this is the greatest highlight of this city. I was lucky to found a true and original tablao show how locals call it in La Casa del Flamenco and you can’t even imagine the feelings and emotions seeing a flamenco show live, one can’t come to Sevilla and not experience one, period. I still get goosebumps just to remember. Unesco has declared Flamenco an intangible heritage, a world heritage treasure including it in the Urgent Safeguarding List. Well deserve!
To finish up the day, we went for dinner at barrio Santa Cruz which I highly recommend for dining or just for a glass of wine. Olé, Olé y Olé.
I wore for the day time a dress from Benetton and snickers from Superga and at night I kept the dress and changed to flat string ballerinas and accessorised it with statement earrings and red lips to give it a more dramatic finish that suited well my flamenco spirit.
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