Seville is a gem of Andalusia, the southern-most region of Spain. Here you’ll find a thriving culture, friendly people and some of the sunniest weather in Europe. The orange trees blossom for much of the year, so the air is perfumed with the scent of the fresh citrus fruit. There is such an abundance of amazing cultural and historical sites to take in, as well as incredible food and opportunities to get to know locals and other travelers. So read on to learn more about some of the top things to do while you’re visiting Seville:
Go for a photo walk
Seville is one of those cities where you can just stroll and wander through the streets and always come up on something new and beautiful. It’s a great place to wander with your camera and capture your experiences as they come up. Go for a walk through the Santa Cruz neighborhood, an absolutely gorgeous section of town. Here, the winding streets reveal glorious surprises around every bend. You’ll find cute little shops, pretty courtyards, gardens, balconies overhanging with flowers and even some medieval architecture.
Climb La Giralda Tower
You must visit the famous Cathedral while in Seville. It’s built in a gothic style and is actually a World Heritage site, built back in the 15th century. The real draw of this tower is the opportunity to climb all the way to the top of the bell tower, also known as La Giralda. The tower actually topped the list for a while as the biggest bell tower in the world of its time! Do you know how tall the La Giralda tower is? If you’re curious to find out, you can find the answer here at Barcelo Blog, your one-stop resource for many great destinations around the world. I want to give you guys the chance to win 10% off your stay at any of the Barcelo hotels! Leave a comment below telling us where you’d like to stay, and you’ll have a chance to score a great deal!
Visit the Alcazar de Seville
The Alcazar is one of the most famous and popular things to see in Seville, and once you visit you’ll see why. The palace was built back in the Middle Ages and as you wander through, you’ll be blown away by the intricate detail of the architecture and gardens. As you explore the palace, you’ll feel like you’re back in medieval times. And if you’re a student, you can get in at a discounted rate.
Seville has got some of the best food in this region of Spain, so make sure to eat your heart out while you’re here. The eating style here is small plates of tapas, so when you go into a restaurant or cafe you can order lots of small plates to sample a little of everything. Don’t forget a nice glass of red wine to wash it all down.