Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seville Soak up in the Spanish sun


      Blooming bougainvillea sweet scent of tangerines, adorned ornate buildings, closed gates when opens it feels like a home, wide and warm as every square here awaits to tell you the history of the artistic and esthetics of human curation. Seville, as if the leisurely ornate city enchants you with the quintessential splendid  Spanish holiday.  Eclectic, the capital of Andalucia and the 4th largest Spanish city has a Roman and Morish past.

Main attraction







THE PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: If you want to experience something spectacular and get awestruck by mesmerizing beauty and grandeur, the Plaza de Espana with 500,000 square meters of rose gold building beautified with blue tiles, canals, bridges, and fountains, it is nothing short of a beautiful canvas. You might have to remind yourself, this is not a dream but reality. Every tile and railing of the bridges are work of immaculate craftsmanship and seating areas are enclosed with each region's painted map. A picturesque backdrop with horse driven carts and boats rowing in the canals, its a whisper of the presence of the past.





THE REAL ALCÁZAR: If you imagine how beautiful can be the Moorish with a bit of Gothic architecture, then the imagination that takes shape in your mind probably is not too much different if I say it's the Real Alcazar. Corridor to the courtyard garden to the entrance, it is all about royalty and luxury. One of the impressive landmarks synonymous with Seville.




Seville Cathedral: Your Seville trip won't be complete without paying a visit to this Spectacular landmark. World's 3rd largest cathedral with the triumph of Gothic architecture grandeur and here the home of Christopher Columbus.


The Metropol parasol:  If you think Seville is the only gateway to the past than Metropol parasol changes your notion. Recently
finished construction in 2011, this enormous and fluid architecture is modern day prosperity of Seville.  Its architecture is inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville and is created in the form of giant mushrooms. Its terrace is home to a good restaurant with panoramic views of the city center. A museum at the lower level preserves the Roman and Moorish remains discovered during the construction of the site.

 A few facts
1. You need to wait in the queue get into the Real Alcazar and Seville Cathedral. If you book the ticket ahead, you don't need to take the trouble of waiting.
2. No doubt Plaza de Espana is the substance of beauty. But if you want to capture the true essence, early in the day or evening is always better than during the afternoon or late mornings.
3. Whether real alcazar or Plaza de Espana you require walking a lot. Be ready to walk to get the true essence of Seville.

How many days you need
We Started from Toledo  in the afternoon and reached Seville by the evening. We got two nights and a full day. I still feel that we were little constrained for time. I believe three full days would have been perfect.


16 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I've always wanted to visit Spain. I may be working there for a couple weeks next year so I will definitely be sure to explore Seville!

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  2. Seville is definitely on my travel bucket list. I definitely want to go and see the beautiful, historic architecture!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  3. Glad you got some time in there though, even if it wasn't a full 3 days as you might have better liked. I enjoy traveling so much.

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  4. heard a lot of great things about seville.. also saw awesome photos from travel bloggers.. indeed the photos never get old! seville is undoubtedly a gorgeous must-visit place!

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  5. Oh my! what a beautiful place! Spain it's definitely on my bucket list! thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. I've never been to Seville but what I've seen from this post is absolutely amazing. I'm actually going to Madrid for work in December, may be might pop over there for a few days. thx

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  7. Pictures of plaza de espana are so pretty. I loved all teh colors in your pictures

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  8. I have heard so many good things about Seville. The pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Seville and Andalucía is one of my favorite places on Earth. I love the aroma, cheap wine, architecture, dance and way of life-- it all appeals to me.

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  10. Spain stole our hearts a few years ago. We felt in love with Barcelona.

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  11. Spain looks amazing! The architecture is so beautiful and the designs are unique and detailed. I'd love to visit there some day!

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  12. Spain looks so amazing, your pictures capture it well. Seville is definitely on my travel bucket list.

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  13. I visited Seville two years ago, but I wasn't that lucky as you were. I stayed in this city about an hour and a half, so I couldn't see many things around there. And it was extremely hot too.

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  14. These are seriously some of the prettiest pics I have seen. I have never been to Spain, but my goodness do I need to go. Looks like it can give Rome and Florence a run for its money!

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  15. SEville is soooo beautiful. Such a harmonious relationship between the old and the new. I really want to visit Spain someday. My grandfather was a Spaniard so we can trace back our roots to Spain.

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  16. Great post filled with valuable infirmary. Would live to visit it soon. Lovely the colours. Amar singh

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