Following my previous post Reaching Morocco (Bergamo)
this is the second stop to Seville, before reaching to Morocco, where we stayed for 2 nights.
After 2,5 hours flight we arrived at Seville at 8 o’clock at night. The weather was warm and there was humidity. We booked an apartment for two nights so we were headed to it. The apartment was very near to the Alhambra Palace that is a must see sightseeing in Seville. You will see more about it below. The apartment was small but nice and comfortable, there was a small problem with the wifi but in the end it was fixed. (apartment
We had a shower and we went out for dinner. A friend that lives in Spain, Constantina, suggested to go to the Taberna Coloniales restaurant which has very nice tapas. The idea of having variety of food in small portions, excites me. On our way there the cathedral was so astonishing at night. The food at the restaurant was delicious. Unfortunately, I did not keep the names of the plates but you must try fries brava for sure or show them the photo below :P. Of course sangria was accompanying the meal. The sangria was amazing there. After the dinner we headed back to the apartment to get rest and tomorrow we were going to discover Seville.
We woke up and hit the road. We were going to discover the third biggest cathedral in the world, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, which comes after the St. Peter Basilica, in Vatican city, which is the first and then follows the The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, in Brazil. We had a quick breakfast at the Panaderia cafe opposite the cathedral. Constantina, the friend I mentioned above, she came to find us at the cathedral and she gave us all the details she knew about the cathedral.
One thing she told us is that, the Door of Assumption, a big gate decorated with carved statues, you will not miss it, opens only once a year during the Holy week, and they do an epitaph ceremony. The cathedral was huge. It had many rooms with different artifacts, portraits etc. I do not need to mentioned that ceilings were art pieces. There is also the grave of Christopher Colombo (last photo of the first gallery). It is worth visiting!!! The only thing that you could not visit is the Bell tower. It’s not worth “climbing” 35 “floors” to get to the top, because there is nothing and the view is nothing special.
After the cathedral we needed a break because it was too hot, and also to get rest because the Alhambra castle was following. We made a quick stop for coffee and beer at the Bar El Baratillo, which is decorated with bull heads. Over their heads there were different symbols where bulls were marked with, just to show who their owner was, as the friendly waiter informed us.
After that, we headed to the castle. The queue was short so we entered very quick. The castle was impressive!! Patterned colorful walls, amazing gardens and Moroccan architectural details makes this attraction so interesting. Also, it is a good place to take very nice photos. The moment we were there, there was a movie shooting so some parts of the garden were closed. Peacocks were adding the beauty touch to the gardens. An hour average is needed to see the whole castle.
But the most popular and most important attraction is the picturesque Plaza de Espana. The landmark of Seville that combines a variety of Spain architecture styles. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, a large international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations. If you are an architecture lover you will love it. You will love it even more because there is live flamengo there. One of the most elegant and sexy dance/music. The group we saw it was amazing the singer had an amazing voice and the dancer was so expressive I could not take my eyes of her. You can see her on my Instagram highlights.
Preparing for flamengo
We needed something refreshing, the Premier Garden Cocktail bar was our next stop for some aperols. Here I need to mention that they were not as tasteful as the Bergamo ones but they were good to cool us off. It is a very beautiful bar inside a park. I am recommending it for a stop after a long day.
Then we headed home for a shower and then dinner. We did not yet had paella, so we went to Qaqo Seis b, a restaurant. We had paella, tapas and sangria. The paella was tasty but the quantity not satisfying for all of us. Also it was a bit expensive. However, we had the best service from a smiley waiter there so we left happy. We then went for a pub crawl. Seville has a lot of bars but have not seen anything special worth mentioning. I would only suggest the Hercules one which was nice and chill.
Next day we found a great coffee specialty place, the Torch. Nice minimal interior, great coffee and delicious sandwiches. You must try the one with the avocado. We visited the place twice for this sandwich. After a great breakfast we went for a walk around the town.
We then had lunch at the La Gorda De Las Setas, I think it was. A nice gourmet (not so big portions and a bit expensive) restaurant with interesting plates. Later we headed home and packed because we were travelling to Morocco.
Shopping wise Seville has the popular fashion brands and also a lot of souvenir shops. The disappointing part is that I have not seen any local designer shop. If you know any please hit me!!!
Stay tuned for the next post when we arrive to Morocco. Follow me on my socials for more fashion and design inspiration!!!
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