I couldn’t but write about Sevilla in my first blog.
It’s the city that saw me born and where I have lived until I was 25, when I decided to embark on a new adventure in the UK.
I love every corner of this city and keep falling in love every time I am back.
There are many cities in Spain that everyone hears about all the time (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, etc.), but every time someone asks me where I should go for a weekend…I always say Sevilla. Alright, I am probably being bias but I can reassure you that no one has come back complaining about my advice.
Sevilla holds such beautiful places like the Cathedral, which is the third-largest church in the world as well as the largest Gothic church, la Plaza de España (my favourite spot!)– which you may remember from films like Star Wars: The clone wars and The Dictator— and the Real Alcázar. Located in the heart of Seville, the Real Alcazar is one of the oldest palaces still in use in the world. Note: It may look familiar if you are a Game of Thrones fan (This palace represents Dorne’s palace).
But make sure you don’t leave without having a drink at Hotel EME Catedral; I am not going to lie, the cocktails are a bit expensive but considering the views…it is 100% worth it!
When to visit Seville? Anytime, but it really depends on how used to hot weather (and I mean HOT) you are. My recommendations would be May, June, September and October.
When it comes to food, Sevilla is the perfect place for any foodie with a passion for tapas. My favourite places are Ovejas negras, La Brunilda, Eslava, El Rinconcillo, Bodeguita Antonio Romero, Bodega Santa Cruz and El Gallinero de Sandra.
2018 is a very special year, as Seville as been named Lonely Planet’s best city to visit!
Check writer Cristian Bonetto’s video published at Lonely Planet.
Not yet convinced?
Here are some photographs I took last time I was there, but please keep checking my Instagram account as I post new content every time I go home to visit the family.
Let me know in the comments section if you have visited this city or if you are planning to!