I wish I had the chance to study in Seville, Spain during my college years. I first learned Spanish when I was 12 years old. It was one of my majors as an undergrad in college before becoming a bilingual education teacher. I spent many years studying not only the language but the history and cultures of Spanish speaking countries. While I’ve travelled all over Spain, I’ve never made it to the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Therefore, it has been one of my lifelong bucket list trips to get to Andalusia. Today I’ve asked travel blogger, Teanna Sidles from Sidles Adventures to share with us a few of her favorites in lovely Seville, Spain. An ancient city and capital of Andalusia, Seville is rich in history, architecture and culture. It would be especially exciting to visit during the Feria de Abril, when the city spends a week dancing, dining and drinking Flamenco style.
Ever heard the saying, Seville equals love? Because it does. Southern Spain is a magical place. I absolutely loved Seville and cannot say enough great things about it.
What to do
- Plaza De Espana- Huge half-circle complex with buildings continually running around the edge accessible over the moat by numerous bridges that represent the four ancient kingdoms of Spain.
- Seville Cathedral- Largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
- Torre Del Ore – departure point for Christopher Columbus´s fleet in his first and fourth voyages to discover America
- Plaza de Toros -This bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest and most important in the world.
Where to stay
- Hostel; Pensión San Benito Abad
- Boutique Hotel Casa del Poeta
Where to eat
- La Azotea
Where to shop
- Calle Sierpes – There are many shoe stores, clothing stores, book stores, food stores, and stores selling beautiful Spanish shawls and fans
I can’t believe it’s already been nearly two years since we’ve been to Europe. Learning more about Seville makes me think of blue tiles, warm evenings, and colorful dresses. Our kids would love it. Adventures in Europe have been some of our family’s favorites. Our trips to London and Florence were wonderful cities to explore with kids. While playing in the sand and sun on Mediterranean islands like Sardinia are always a sure way to make for happy travelers, kids and adults alike.
Image 2 credit | Teanna Sidles