Seville is the perfect weekend city getaway. We went for a long weekend in February, from Friday to Sunday, and it was the perfect amount of time to explore this beautiful city, and learn more about its history. In four days we saw all the main sights of the city, amongst which the Real Alcazar, the Cathedral, Plaza de Espana, and the Metropol Parasol. There are also lots of fun activities to do, such as cycling in the parks and boating in Plaza de Espana.
We arrived on Friday during the day, and after an early morning we just spent some time relaxing at our AirBnB. We headed into the city just in time to watch the sunset from the Metropol Parasol; a wooden structure in the shape of giant mushrooms built over a Roman Antiquarium, where historical remains are displayed in a museum. There are beautiful views stretching across the whole city, and it was the perfect spot to grab a drink and watch the sunset. Once the sun went down we headed out into the city, searching for the best tapas and paella we could find.
On the Saturday we had an easy morning, walking around the city, exploring all the main landmarks and enjoying the warm Spanish weather. There are lots of gardens and green areas in Seville, which on sunny days like we had are particularly enjoyable to walk around. The side streets in the city centre, around the Real Alcazar and the Cathedral, fulfil every stereotype that you would expect from an old Spanish town, and are beautiful even just to walk around aimlessly and get lost. We then did a tour of the Real Alcazar, the biggest royal palace still in use. The mixture of Arabic and European architecture make it beautiful, and a really interesting place to visit. We also explored Plaza de Espana (did you know part of Star Wars got filmed here?!) and went cycling in the park around it.
On Sunday we had our flight late in the evening, which still gave us a whole day to explore even more of Seville. We started the day with a guided tour of the Cathedral, which I highly recommend. This because it is only slightly more expensive than just the standard access without guide to the inside of the Cathedral, and it includes also a tour of the rooftops. Considering how much taller it is than everything around it, I knew I wanted to go on the roof and see the view, and as expected it was beautiful. It is also interesting to hear the history of the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world, and how it was built. In the early afternoon we had fun going boating in Plaza de Espana.
I really enjoyed going to Seville for a weekend getaway. It is the perfect destination to take a break and just disconnect for a little bit, the combination of beautiful architecture, interesting history, and tasty food make it the ideal city break. Don’t forget to check out the video for the full footage of this amazing city!
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