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Scenes from a Stroll Around Sevilla, Spain


Last Updated on March 28, 2018.

Let me tell all you travelers a little something right now. If you are not too pressed for time, think about utilizing semi-nearby airports (those that are within a 2-4 hour radius) to get from Point A to Point B. This can be a great way to not only save money, but also squeeze one more city and/or country into your plans which was the case with me and Seville this past September.

This all came about while I was booking flights for my Blonde Gypsy Portugal trip. I couldn’t find reasonably priced tickets from any of the airports in the Algarve to Barcelona for TBEX so I pulled up a map to see what my other options were. It looked like Seville was fairly close and since it is the fourth largest city in Spain, I figured it probably had a fair amount of flights to the rest of country. Turned out I was right. There were tons of flights and most of them were much cheaper for the date that I needed even when figuring in a bus ticket from Faro (which by the way costs around 16 euros and takes two hours).

And so, just like that, I finally made it to Sevilla. Capital of Andalucia and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

I wish I could give you more advice for visiting this exceptionally beautiful city, but all I did was walk around and take photos of its exterior. Didn’t visit any museums, didn’t go into any churches or the main cathedral, can’t remember the name of any places I ate at except for one – the tapas bar Coloniales at Plaza Cristo de Burgos. Since I only had two nights and one full day, I decided to just look at it/soak it all in – the sounds, the smells, the people – and not worry about hitting all of its main sights. I will be back sometime, I’m sure of it.

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville is where things get real, the Spanish-est of them all. This is definitely the place in Spain one should consider spending an extended period of time if they want to be in a bigger city but still immersed in what some would describe as ‘real’ Spanish culture. After all, this is region is where flamenco and bullfighting originated. Barcelona is sexy, visiting Madrid is fun – but I think this could be my new favorite big city in Spain.

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seviile, Spain

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

36 hours in Seville was definitely not enough time to see everything, but it was perfect for an introduction which was all I was really looking for at that point. Had heard so many good things about it but never envisioned myself going out of the way to see it since I’ve been so hell-bent on conquering the East. Thankfully thinking just a little outside of the box gave me the opportunity – would have been a shame to have missed out on such a pleasant stroll around Sevilla, Spain.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Hayley
    January 5, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Just had to stop by and say absolutely amazing photos! You have put this fabulous city on my must-see list :)

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 5, 2013 at 5:49 am

      Aw, thank you! That’s makes me happy to hear :) Go, definitely!

  • Reply
    Shaun
    January 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Amazing photos! Such a picturesque city and I would have done the exact same thing, being there for that amount of time.

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

      It really is, colors are incredible. Thanks, Shaun!

  • Reply
    Lorin
    January 6, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Spectacular photos!

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Thank you :)

  • Reply
    Stephen S.
    January 7, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Great advice, and great pictures. Thanks for putting Sevilla on my radar Larissa! This is a must see.

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 7, 2013 at 1:20 am

      There are super cheap flights to Seville from Barcelona on Vueling and Ryanair, definitely look into it. If I had more time, like a lot more time, I would have attempted to hit up Granada to see Alhambra and Cordoba while in the vicnity. Will do it next time! And thanks!

  • Reply
    Greg Prohl
    January 13, 2013 at 6:14 am

    As others have noted, great photos and yes, you’ve just made my gotta-see-it list one city longer, thanks! (I think!)

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks and you’re welcome! (I’m positive)

  • Reply
    Christine
    January 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Great photos of one of my favorite cities!

    • Reply
      Larissa
      January 16, 2013 at 2:02 am

      Thanks! Such a cool city – can totally see how it is one of your favorites. Big compliment for Sevilla coming from a regional expert :)

  • Reply
    Kai Qi
    February 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    YES Seville is my favourite city in Spain! I had the luxury of a few days there as recommended by my Spanish friend and I really did not regret a single moment. The Southern part of Spain is really amazing – do make a trip to Granada as well, I think you’ll love it too. Btw I love looking at your travel photos. They make me miss travelling so much! :’) Keep blogging! :)

    • Reply
      Larissa
      February 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks so much! Yes, I HAVE to get back and see Granada and more of Southern Spain. Gorgeous part of the world. Will keep blogging, you keep traveling! :)

  • Reply
    Jesús
    August 29, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Hi! I’m from Sevilla and just found this blog randomly. I just want to say thanks for capturing the sense and esence of my city (we call it “el duende”) with such nice pics.

    I welcome all you guys to come and enjoy living here!!

    • Reply
      Larissa
      August 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

      El duende, I like it! Glad you found me and thank you very much for the compliment :)

  • Reply
    Jamie
    October 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Larissa,
    We’re off to seville later this month and doing the same thing as you – cheaper flights to malaga then take the train through the mountains to seville. More convenient flight times and the added bonus of a scenic train trip…
    Jamie
    ps. Love the photos too – very inspiring!

    • Reply
      Larissa
      October 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Ah, that sounds lovely! Wish you a wonderful trip and thanks for the photo compliment.

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