5 Days in Sevilla

The ALSA Coach to Seville cost 70 euros return for the two of us which we bought from the Estación de Autobuses de Málaga a few days before.

Driving through the rocky landscape splashed with plantations of olive trees and white-washed towns is a memorable journey.

Walking out of the Coach Station we were greeted with lines of picturesque purple jacaranda trees.

Then after making our way through the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town to our Hostel on Calle Teodosio we unpacked our stuff and headed to the Cathedral and La Giralda in the centre of this cosmopolitan city.

I was genuinely amazed by how overwhelmingly beautiful Plaza de España and the Parque de Maria Luisa are.

In the evening we stumbled across Alameda de Hercules Plaza

A great place to cool down with it’s many bars to sip long drinks and feel the gentle evening breeze. Bar Blossom had the most delicious Sangria.

On Day 2 we walked along Feria and Calle Regina to the Las Setas De Sevilla aka”The Mushroom”. I love this place and all the streets and independent shops around it. Very inspirational!

Seville is so hot in the Summer!

Taking a siesta was the only way to deal with it. Going out in the evening and enjoying the culture and food was awesome.

My brother-in law’s sister Conche told us to go to Triana, so that evening we did!

It was a fantastic walk along the river and over the bridge.

We ended up at La Taberna also called Bar Santa Ana on Calle Durante which had a cracking atmosphere.

Antigua Abacería de San Lorenzo is doors away from the Hostel. It’s a cosy place for a night cap, but they also serve first rate food.

On Day 3 after breakfast we walked to Real Alcazar nice and early before it opened.

Real Alcazar deserves it’s own post which I will write following this one.

We didn’t buy our tickets on-line on the official website, we just patiently waited with lots of other tourists and finally got in. The on-line tickets queue was not much further ahead.

Here’s a taster!

After siesta time we ventured out to Plaza de San Lorenzo, a much smaller open space then Alameda de Hercules Plaza.

Luckily we managed to get a table inside Palo Santo Bodega. I had a Prawn Casserole with Hot Chilli which the bar tender helpfully warned me about and removed before I ate it.

On Day 4 we walked to the hipster, creative Macarena area, and found one-off shops selling vintage clothes and books, and the Mercado de la Feria market hall, and Flea Market.

In the afternoon we went back to “The Mushroom” for a coffee and cake pick- me- up at the famous Confiteria La Campana.

And in the evening went back to Plaza de San Lorenzo to Bar San Lorenzo which specialise in Snails, but we had the most exquisite Tapas, and instead of Sangria had Tinto Verano.

Day 5 was all about art. An early morning walk along the river before it got to hot to take lots of photographs of graffiti.

Then on to the CAAC art gallery across the river which is housed in a historical monastery-turned-ceramics factory-turned museum featuring contemporary art. You need at least 3 hours here and there is a cafe on site. It cost only 1.80 Euros to enter which is fantastic value.

We had our last meal at Bodega Dos Mayo in Plaza de la Gavidia – again wonderful Tapas including the delicious Espinacas con Garbanzos, before leaving to get our coach back to Malaga.

I am definetly going to try and come back to beautiful Seville. We only just scatched the surface and it took me a while to acclimatise to the heat. If only I had a spare month!

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