Seville

And what a beautiful city Seville is! I don’t even know what to start with. The striking, gorgeous flamenco dresses displayed all over Seville’s downtown store windows? The picturesque and charming old town with its narrow and authentic streets? The great tapas and food we shared and enjoyed? Or I should start with the great Guadalquivir river which passes thorough the city? No, I am going to start with the famous Giralda  tower next to the cathedral or maybe with “Plaza de Andalucia”. Hmm, nope, I am definitely going to talk first about the “Metropol parasol” or the gypsy flamenco dancer?….Uffff what a difficult task is talking about Seville  (not to mention writing).

Seville

Seville

Anyway, to make the long story short, I first visited Seville few years back and felt into the tourist rut of taking a red bus tour around the city. I wasn’t impressed whatsoever, mainly because you cannot feel and taste the real Seville sitting on a bus chair, even if you have somebody smoothly talking to you in the headphones.

Seville

Metropol Parasol

This time, with the occasion of an important celebration in our lives, we decided to spend a long and romantic weekend in the capital of our Andalusia province. We booked an affordable hotel room somewhere in the heart of old town and from there, our general headquarter, we explored the impressive Seville. Getting there Friday afternoon was a piece of cake, the only so called “problem” after that, was deciding in which restaurant to sit down and have dinner. Food was excellent, prices popular and the portions very generous. We spent the rest of the night walking the streets of the old town, admiring the beautiful flamenco dresses displayed in store windows and gasping for the perfume of the blooming orange trees, lining the streets.

Seville

Seville

In the following days, we got lost in Seville ‘s old town’s narrow streets, we checked the local produce market,  admired the cathedral and its surroundings,  enjoyed great tapas, strolled along the river and appreciated the animated feeling of the city in general. Personally I never met any other nation who love to be outdoors more than the vociferous Spaniards. Surrounded by families and friends they crowd the restaurants and terraces, share generous portions of food and having good time like nobody else I know. How not to love this country and its people? Anyway, we made a promise to Seville to return one day, earlier than later, because fortunately there are many more things to see and many places to discover in this amazing Spanish city. 

 

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