Must Dos in Seville
1. Get blown away by the cathedral: Built between 1402 and the 16th century, the Catedral de Sevilla, considered the biggest gothic temple in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will leave you awestruck. Make sure you stop by Christopher Columbus’ tomb for a photo.
2. Eat, eat, eat: Don’t think about staying in Seville without making the most of its delicious culinary traditions! In the morning, try some delicious hand carved Jamón Ibérico on a crispy tostada. Later in the day, don’t miss out on the merienda (or “afternoon snack”) and finish your culinary tour with some typical evening tapas, such as salmorejo or croquetas.
3. Visit Mercado de Triana: In the heart of the Triana neighbourhood, you’ll find the Mercado de Triana. Get lost in its numerous alleyways and be sure to try a delicious local orange wine.
4. Relax, take it easy: As soon as you get to Seville, two things will most probably strike you: the heat, and the slow-paced rhythm of life. Shops and cafés open later than you might be used to, so there’s not much choice but to adapt and just go with the flow! As the heat increases in the afternoon, you can even follow the example of most locals and take a little nap before heading out for your evening tapas.
5. Baila, baila: You can’t leave Seville without seeing what it’s most known for: Flamenco. The Andalusian city is the home of this traditional dance, characterised by dynamic percussions of hand and feet. If you’re lucky enough, you might get to see some street dancers perform for you!
6. Museums: Seville offers a wide range of cultural activities and its museums, such as the Museum of Arts and Traditions or the Museum of Fine Arts, are an essential part.
7. El Rinconcillo: In the evening you can make a pit-stop at el Rinconcillo, the oldest bar in Seville dating from 1670. This family-owned venue still includes numerous features of its original building, making it a unique place to grab a drink or food.
8. Réal Alcázar: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must do. With its palace and gardens, you will dive into an astonishing journey through time, from the Arabic period to the Renaissance. Fun fact: the palace is still in use by the Spanish royal family.
9. Most photogenic place: If you’re looking for authenticity, the Plaza de España is your go to. Over there, you’ll find busts of renowned Spanish figures as well as the typical Sevillan azulejos showcasing iconic elements of Spanish culture. But if you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, you should definitely go and check out the mushroom-shaped Metropol Parasol. This 26m-high wooden structure can be climbed, and you’ll get unforgettable pictures from the top.
10. Best place for scenic views: La Giralda will offer you a breathtaking view of Seville’s city centre. You can access it directly from the cathedral, so you might as well make the most of your visit to the city’s historical centre and start climbing to reach the top of this 104m-high tower!
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