In another blog I wrote why you are good on your own Seville and Granada can. But what else do these cities have to do Offer? How can you best spend your days here and enjoy it optimally? It's not hard, because both places are Andalusian gems. In this blog I give you tips for the places to be and best cultural activities in Seville. And, tip one is already: care that you bring a good camera, because this city trip is very insta-worthy!
Seville is a beautiful city with remnants from all kinds of Cultures. Just by walking around the great historic centre bowl you're a lot of beauty, think of buildings in an Arabic style (southern Spain was formerly occupied by the Moors) but also atmospheric tapas bars and many parks from large to small. A structure that stands out for its modernity is Metropol Parasol (also known as 'Las Setas', or The Mushroom) on the Plaza de la Encarnación. This huge wooden construction is the largest in the world and then not to be missed either. The structure is not so much to do on the square itself but the nice thing is that you can also walk on top of it. It is absolutely the worth climbing Las Setas before sunset: you have from here very nice view of Seville during the golden hour!
Do you like history more? Even then you can definitely enjoy yourself in Seville. Visit the impressive Cathedral Maria de la Sede, with the famous associated bell tower La Giralda. This symbol of the city was originally a Moorish minaret, but is now part of the extensive Gothic, Roman Catholic church building. Islamic tracks can also be found inside the cathedral, namely the twelfth-century mosque, which makes it a fascinating cathedral. I have to honestly admit that I have not been to the church (you have to pay access) and have not climbed the tower, but both are also very rewarding to look from the outside!
Although you can't take the above sights miss during a visit to Seville, for me there are two highlights that really outstanding: the Alcázar Real de Sevilla and Plaza de España. As mentioned, there are various cultural remains in Seville from the time when the city Was Islamic, from about the 8th to the 13th century. The Alcázar Real de Sevilla, or the Royal Palace of Seville, is the most impressive legacy and you really shouldn't miss if you're here Are. The palace is one of the best examples of the so-called Mudéjar architecture. Thus, the architectural style used by Christians is mentioned after retaking Spain and which is strongly influenced, Moorish culture. Construction of the present Alcázar began in 1364 by Moorish builders, to which the palace owes the many ornate decorations. Later, the building further expanded with Gothic and Renaissance elements making it, as well as the cathedral, a whole has become of different styles by time Go there. Both buildings are, by the way, unesco World Heritage Site, which is not for Nothing! Not to mention: a palace would not be a palace if there was no brilliant gardens, and they have not been forgotten at the Alcázar Real. If you've admired the complex inside, you can continue to entertain yourself in the palace gardens around it. There you will find characteristic orange trees, lovely pavilions and fountains, a real maze and peacocks walk loose. If Last one more fun fact: did you know that parts of 'Game of Thrones' in and around the Alcázar have been filmed?
Finally, a visit to the famous Plaza de España during Your city trip Sevilla are not missing. This large square is surrounded by buildings built in 1929 as the Spanish pavilion during the Spanish-American exhibition of 1929. The buildings are decorated with colorful tiles depicting the Spanish provinces. Each province is represented and has its own 'seat', which used to be meant to take a seat while you read a book about the respective province. On either side of the benches you can still see the boxes the books were in. In addition to this province effigies is the square richly decorated with many more azulejos, ceramic tiles, which give a cheerfully colourful look.
So the square is a place to stroll around or sit on a bench and look out your eyes. I like the good in addition, unlike most other famous squares in Europe, is not an extremely busy place (it has a large surface area) and you won't be harassed by annoying sellers and stuff at night. It is even wonderfully quiet here, and that while it is so beautifully lit be! And with a bit of luck, you even take a spontaneous flamenco performance. This dance originated in Andalusia and is full of life in Seville. There are of course countless bars you can go to for a show, but such a Outdoor performance at this beautiful location has also something!
Combine your visit to Plaza de España with the Parque de María Luisa, which is right next to it and where you can keep a siesta to recover from all the sightseeing. The park is large and very diverse, with waters, lots of birds, a mini Moors temple, romantic seating areas and flower gardens. Fine are also the many shadow spots that Parque de María Luisa offers, because Sevilla is a dot of the warmest cities in Europe. It is therefore not advisable to be here in the summer to go. Better choose the spring or autumn (June can still be but is already quite puffing). If you are a fast city tripper, you can city, by the way, in 2 to 3 days. Anything can be done on foot. If you prefer quiet takes your time for 4 days and takes the time for you. Book it!