What to do in Seville?
Seville is an incredible city, with an incomparable heritage, but also hides an infinity of
corners, squares and enclaves that delight travelers: bridges over the Guadalquivir,
squares, viewpoints, palaces, architectural beauties such as Las Setas, towers that rise
imperial, monasteries, ruins, etc.. Its offer is almost unlimited, mixed with its
gastronomic charm, and adding to this equation the religious tourism for the most
devout people. And to savor both during the day and at night because, when there is
no natural light, the artificial light arrives to provoke fascinating spectacles. Seville
does not rest, and the city satisfies all the needs of the traveler.
As for the squares, always points of encounter, beauty and uneasiness, Plaza España stands out, located in the Park of Maria Luisa, the most famous, but we cannot forget Plaza America, Plaza Doña Elvira and Plaza Santa Cruz, Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes and Plaza Triunfo or Plaza del Duque-Campana. Precious places, landscaped, that ooze history and that are an ideal meeting and rest spots to gather forces and to continue tasting Seville.
And then there's the street, the getting lost, going through points of its historic center or its colorful neighborhoods without looking at the map, and without paying attention to coordinates. An experience without doubt pleasant and that oxygenates because, normally, we are pending to cover all the points of our trip as if they were duties and sometimes, we forget to enjoy. Seville, like the main cities of the south, are to be tasted. In the end, you will find the ideal moment both in a great monument and on a terrace that you have discovered after strolling aimlessly.
The city and the sunset from Las Setas
From the viewpoint of this modern and innovative architectural complex you can enjoy the best views of the city. This is the largest wooden structure in the world, located in Plaza de la Encarnación and has the shape of the mushroom that bears his name. 360º panoramic to almost 30 meters high to contemplate the splendor of the city.
The Barranco Market, variety and quality
It has a surprising gastronomic offer of more than 20 stalls and more than 150 culinary proposals to enjoy the entire food cycle: appetizers, tapas and exquisite and varied desserts. In addition, many events are held in this Market at any time of the year, either outdoors or indoors. Take into account that the outdoor space is the Terraza Sojo, which is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. A peaceful place to enjoy drinks and cocktails. The Barranco Market is a historical place designed by Gustave Eiffel which, from 1883 until 1970, was used as a fish market and wholesale fish market. A jewel that still has an incredible use for locals and tourists.
Cycling on the banks of the Guadalquivir
Although we have in mind cities like Amsterdam, which are a reference in terms of sustainable transport and the use of bicycles, Seville also has a considerable supply and demand. In fact, it registers almost 70,000 bicycle journeys per day on average. This shows us that both Sevillians and tourists love this two-wheels transport to connect paths and enjoy the city at the same time. The flat orography, the facilities provided by the City Council (such as a bicycle lane that runs along the entire river basin) and the bicycle rental services have contributed greatly to consolidate Seville as a city suitable for the use of two wheels.
Walking around the Triana neighborhood
Triana is a district with all the charm of Seville, it is the atmosphere that makes it authentic, because it does not have great tourist affluence and it is like a town within the city. It extends from the Cartuja to the Remedios district. One of the best plans when walking around this place is to have tapas in the bars with a view of the river from the Betis Street, where you can also get the perfect angle to photograph the city. Lose yourself in the food market is another must-see, the place is perfect to breathe the atmosphere of the neighborhood, in addition, the stalls are decorated with Sevillian tiles. To visit it means to taste the local culture.
Visit the Itálica archaeological site
It is an ancient Roman city located very close to Seville (7 km). In fact, it is the first city founded in Hispania, and also the first outside Italian territory. Cradle of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian. The main attractions, which give a glimpse of the magnificence of this city, are the theater, amphitheater and luxury mansions. A place where one breathes history and where the imagination transports us to places that at the time were sample of the power of an empire.
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