Sevilla, by Kirsty Leggatt

by Susannah Grant posted on 14 April 2015

This week I’ve decided to write a post on Sevilla. We visited there with friends a couple of weeks ago and if you haven’t yet been, I think you need to put it on your bucket list.

It’s a beautiful city full of history and interesting things to do. It boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the Alcázar palace, the Cathedral and the General Archives of the Indies.

The Alcázar palace complex was very impressive, particularly the grounds. My girlfriend and I wandered around here for a couple of hours and enjoyed a lovely lunch in the café overlooking the garden.

The Cathedral is lovely although it was very busy and the line to get in could be quite long. This is also where Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) is interred. It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and has very intriguing architecture.

If you are interested in the history of Sevilla, you must visit the General Archives of the Indies. Here you can find a fascinating collection of historical documents, and also a short movie that provides a good snapshot of Sevilla over the years.

As Andalusia is where Flamenco was born, we just had to see a show while we were there and it didn’t disappoint! We asked the hotel for a recommendation and they booked us in. You can enjoy dinner with the show or just sip a complimentary drink. Definitely a ‘must do’ in Sevilla.

We drove to Sevilla from Madrid. The trip took approximately five hours and as the roads in Spain are fabulous, it was a very easy drive and provided some lovely countryside scenery.

 

Christopher Columbus tomb
Christopher Columbus tomb
The palace baths at Alcázar
The palace baths at Alcázar