Seville is a lovely city, filled with life, landmarks and beauty to keep you entertained for several days and nights. Tourists visit the city year round
so you won't run into a ghost city during low seasons, but there's also a lot of calm areas so the possibility of relaxing from the traveler's filled
streets is always there
I arrived at Seville by bus from Madrid, at around 1pm. As soon as I started walking alongside the beautiful river I could make out the Cathedral,
the biggest one in Spain and the main touristic landmark of Seville. Everyday 1000's of people gather to visit it, which is as amazing as it can be
obnoxious. The sheer size of the Cathedral makes and its ornamentations which decorate the more than a 11000m2 it occupies makes it a must see
It also marks the beginning of the old town, which is where my hostel, Hostel One Catedral, was located in. The oldtown has an incredible feel to it,
you can tell that very different cultures occupied the area adding their own bit of flavor to the decorations, buildings and streets, making it a
unique experience. It is also built almost like a maze with multiple streets ending in the same place, and googlemaps doesn't work that well
since the streets are really narrow and it makes the gps go crazy, so if you get lost easily like I do, then get ready to get lost a lot.
But don't worry since getting lost in seville is one of the best things that can happen to you, the front of the buildings and houses are painted in
many different colors, creating a colorful and vibrant experience.
Once you get settled there's a lot of activities you can do. Visit the Alcazar, royal palace of Seville and its beautiful gardens, the torre de Oro,
a defensive Watchtower from where you can see the whole city, the Plaza de España which looks like it almost came from another world (and if you've
seen star wars, it literally did), visit the Metropol Parasol also called the mushroom to get to another high viewpoint of the city, catch a
Flamenco show or visit one of the nice bars and clubs that the night life has to offer. Seville also has a large repertoire of gardens you can visit,
and multiple century old theaters and museums to suit your more cultured needs
As for food, it isn't Spain if you're not having tapas. Papas bravas, grilled seafood, or Jamon iberico, all dishes to be enjoyed while you take
refuge from the sun and drink a large cold beer to freshen up. Don't dare to miss the gazpacho, a cold soup with multiple toppings like boiled eggs
and ham with a side of crispy bread, or the Pescaito frito, small fried fish with lemon, to get a complete glimpse of the spanish lifestlyle. Pretty much every bar or cafe I visited in the oldtown was amazing in regards to quality, so you can't go wrong in that area. Take in consideration that prices will obviously be a bit higher than outside the city centre.