As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I went to Seville, Costa Ballena, Rota and Cádiz recently. Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir.
I stayed in Seville for two nights and I loved it. It is a beautiful city with lots of amazing architecture, food and overall a good atmosphere. Our apartment had so many fantastic restaurants right on our doorstop and the rooftop pool made the heat a lot more bearable. There were nice typical Spanish restaurants, burger places and the best pizza and ice cream places ever. The ice cream really was my favourite – it even had melted chocolate inside the cone which meant that even when the ice cream was done there was still chocolate left and it just kept on giving.
On our first day we went to Las Setas De Sevilla, known as the Mushrooms of the Incarnation which is a giant wooden mushroom parasol. Its appearance is very unique and quirky however I wasn’t a huge fan personally but I never went up to the very top as it was not open when I was there so perhaps this was why. However, it is very eye catching and one of a kind so it is worth visiting if you happen to be in Seville but it wouldn’t be on the top of my list.
Next, we took a boat tour down the Guadalquivir river which I really enjoyed. It was a great way to see some of the city without having to walk in the roasting heat and it lasted just under an hour which was enough time to give my feet a rest and learn some more about Seville. The city was exceptionally warm when we went in May and according to the people in Seville, it gets even warmer in the summer so I can only imagine how warm it gets. It did get difficult to keep walking at some points due to the extreme heat although, we did eventually get more used to it but we were still always very hot when walking about.
After this, we had lunch at a great restaurant near the cathedral. I had a mini vegan burger which was really tasty. We then went inside the cathedral for a quick look however we did not stay for long. The cathedral is very nice from the outside however there is not much to see inside but it is worth a quick look however I believe you might have to pay to go fully inside. If you are planning on going into the cathedral then you are supposed to have your shoulders covered which I did not realise. I noticed that there were lots of Segway tours being sold in the centre of Seville which I did not do but it could be a good way to see some of the city if that interests you.
We also did some shopping in Seville and there are lots of great shops all reasonably close together. It was great to get into the shops just to get some air conditioning and I managed to get some new clothes. I found the most amazing feathery dress which had everything I could want – tweed, feathers and pearls but it was a bit out of my budget.
On our final day we went to the Plaza de España. Seville’s famous Plaza de España monument was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, which was held in the Andalusian capital. It aimed to show off Spain’s accomplishments in industry and architecture to the world. If you are a Star Wars fan the you will want to visit the Plaza de España as part of the Attack of the Clones was filmed there. They had a military day on the day we visited which my little brother loved. The square is really beautiful with lots of amazing architecture. We went on a little rowing boat for half an hour down the river which was great fun.
I really did not want to leave sunny Seville behind but after three fantastic days I had my final ice cream of the holiday and headed for the airport. I had a brilliant time in Seville and I would definitely recommend visiting the city.
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