Arrived in Seville to 35 degrees of pure heat! At first I was a bit skeptical, it looked a bit commercial driving in, a little bit dirty! Got to the b&b, they call them ‘pensions’. It was a lovely building, extremely basic inside though. It was fine for a couple of nights in Seville! The hosts were lovely, Italian speaking there best Spanish and English speaking their best Spanish…. pretty funny 😂🤦🏻♀️
I needed a drink and some food! Walked around the corner of the b&b to bustling streets, beautiful buildings. At the heart of the old town.
The first day was mainly walking around the huge Parque de Maria Luisa, stunning! 100 acres, trees with parrots in and lots of hidden gardens with fountains, after all it was once the gardens to a palace 😍 HUGE trees and drinking fountains. It was so hot, for an almost ginger freckly, hagrid haired girl especially! 😦
The Plaza de España in the Park was incredibly pretty. I love walking around it, making sure to stay in the shadows haha, I’m not a ninja, I just burn when I look at the sun! The buildings are mostly used by the government now but the location has been used for films and music videos, Star Wars and a Simply Red music video (I bet that ginge was wearing his factor 50 like me!).
Acoustics were incredible for this busker on his guitar…
So I stayed in Seville for 3 nights, which is why this is a long blog post… sorry 😐😏
Got a tour bus ticket just to get around really and try and see as much as possible. The cathedral was so pretty, lots of churches obvs and flamenco 💃
Loads of great food. Recommend a restaurant called Baratillo! Amazing food, very busy, very Spanish.
Baratillo was next to the Bull Ring… which leads me to a part I am going to title ‘Stupid Sal’…
I went to a bull fight not knowing they actually killed the bulls. I know, naive! So I went in, lovely building, great atmosphere, had some almonds and a cerveza 🍺! The matadors had their fancy, jazzy, butt hugging outfits on… the bulls came out, chased the matadors for a bit and then…. WTF, the bad stuff started. Not going into it, it’s not good. Don’t go! I know it’s traditional and part of their culture… but yeah, no! I really wanted the matador to get battered a bit!
That evening, after the horrible bull fight, Baratillo cheered me up and then to make it even better. Walking down the river there was a small fiesta called ‘Vela de San Miguel’. Amazing flamenco and people just having fun, eating, drinking and dancing. I love Spain for this, so sociable.
Walking to get a taxi to the strange sports uni hotel I had for the last night just out of town… and there was a fun run going on! At 10:30pm 😂
Gosh, so much going in Seville, definitely needed more than 1 night there!
On top of all this, I bought a really cool Jurassic Park t-shirt (nerd), I went to a couple of museums and whilst eating chilli garlic prawns… almost died from the ridiculously hot bloody chilli they put in it!!!
I loved Seville. So beautiful. On to Jerez!