In this little travel guide, I will give you some local tips and experiences to make your stay in Seville more than amazing. I only spent 48 hours in this beautiful city but it was more than worth it to get a good glimpse of it!
My October trip to Sevilla came exactly at the right time, when the temperatures started to drop here in Amsterdam. I went with my bestie Nanoi and although we were only there for the weekend, we had a great time! Big thanks to Backstay Hostel for this wonderful weekend, I was very impressed with this magical city.
I wouldn’t recommend visiting Seville during Summer since the city will be almost empty, because the locals flea to the coastline (Cadiz or Huelva) because of the hot temperatures. October was a perfect time to go, it was a pleasant 20 degrees.
The Nomad Hostel for its amazing rooftop, the kind people working there, Pinterest-perfect interior design and central location. Oh, and the BEST orange marmelade in the world – which you can try during breakfast and take with you as a souvenir.
– Number one must-visit: the Alcazar Royal palace for its magnificent gardens full of palmtrees and tropical flowers, terracotta coloured walls, deep blue tiles, fountains, mermaid fresco’s, … Basically you feel you’re in paradise. A tip: go early. We went around 16h and got kicked out at 18h and we hadn’t seen a big part of the garden yet, so we were a bit grumpy. You can easily walk around for hours here!
– The beautiful gothic cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede. Climb the stairs of the Giralda, the highest minaret built at the time.
– Eat lots of tapas. You can go to Duo Tapas (Alameda de Hercules) or Los Coloniales, and order Salmorejo (cold tomato soup with garlic and olive oil), Berenjenas fritado (fried zucchini), tortilla de patatas and chocos (a kind of calamares).
– Shopping at Calle Regina and Calle Tetuan.
– Along the river there are lots of nice café’s to chill at night or in the sunny daytime.
– Walk around in the city centre, get lost in its cozy, small streets full of orange trees,… We didn’t come super prepared because sometimes it’s nice to be surprised.