Seville is absolutely stunning! The architecture mixes Christian, Catholic/Roman and Muslim influences with multiple orange trees lining the city. There is a lot of sightseeing to do and you can eat and drink to your hearts content with its really brilliant tapas places, restaurants and bars in the city.
With cheap flights in January and with 15-20 degree weather, I booked a weekend away to escape London’s winter. Seville is an ideal spot to visit at this time to get some sun!
I had an early Saturday morning flight and arrived into Seville at 11am. There is an EA bus that takes you to the city centre for €4 which is the cheapest option and only takes around 40 minutes.
When I arrived, I headed straight to La Brunilda for lunch. I had the grilled octopus and pork shoulder (both very good) as well as the cod fritters (which were ok) and a nice glass of wine.
Afterwards, I explored the city and went to see the cathedral and La Giralda, Plaza de Espana (one of the most beautiful squares) and Parque Maria Luisa.
In the late afternoon, I headed to Hotel Dona Maria and went up to their roof terrace for some sangria and to enjoy the views of La Giralda.
Next, I headed to the cosy tapas bar, El Rinconcillo, for some jamon, cheese and red wine. It is one of the oldest tapas bar in Seville!
When in Spain, you can’t leave without having churros.
The next morning, I got up early to visit the famous Alcazar. This place is absolutely stunning! Make sure you pre purchase tickets and buy well in advance if you are visiting in high season!
I went to the cathedral (highly recommend to buy tickets beforehand) and went to climb the Giralda bell tower which had amazing views of the city from above.
Seville is stunning so I will definitely be back to explore the south of Spain.