Thursday 12th of January, we arrived in Seville, a beautiful city down in Southern Spain. The first thing I noticed was the climate. Considering that we are in the middle of winter right now, you would expect it to be pretty cold right? Well as soon as I stepped out of the airplane I felt the heat hit me. This was apparent for the entire 4 days we were there for.
This truly was a very beautiful city. What I loved most about the city were the orange trees, lining the streets. They looked so nice with the Spanish-Moroccan architecture and buildings. It was very rare that I stumbled across a street that didn’t feel lively and warm. There were locals and tourists everywhere, filling up all the restaurants, bars, and cafes. There were horses and carriages everywhere. We took a ride on one from one side of the city to the other. There are backstreets everywhere, some being extremely narrow and tight. Every corner of the city was very photogenic.
What I loved about Spain in particular is the way they eat from restaurant, to restaurant. Eating bite sized plates of food called ‘tapas’. You get to try multiple different restaurants a day. On the first night we went to three different restaurants for tapas, all with extremely tasty dishes. Such as; Spanish meatballs, croquettes, paella, and many other dishes. Churros is a very common breakfast in Spain, which really surprised me as I’m used to it being more of a desert/evening food. There were so many delicious cafes that served churros, in-fact we actually had churros for breakfast every morning. The second night, we went to an amazing rooftop bar, which had front row seats of Catedral de Sevilla.
Seville, also had a multiple beautiful, ancient, historical sights to see. Such as Catedral de Sevilla, which is a large gothic cathedral with a Moorish bell tower which you can see from all over the city. This was also where Christopher Columbus’ tomb is. My favorite sight we saw in Seville was definitely the Royal Alcazar Gardens. Probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. It was home to a Moorish Royal Palace, fountain-filled gardens, and the most stunning Moroccan tiles in every corner of the landmark. Another great place to visit is the Plaza de Espana. Which had the coolest seats made out of painted ceramic tiles, an ornate pavilion, and a giant water fountain. Normally there would be a moat filled with water (that you can boat around) surrounding the palace but while we were there, the moat was drained.
Seville is an extremely stunning, gorgeous, and beautiful city. And I absolutely recommend it to anyone planning to visit Spain any time soon. The weather, the food, the streets, the architecture, and the Spanish flamenco dancers. It was all so nice. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve promised myself that I will visit again before leaving Europe.