I travelled to Sevilla with 2 friends I met in Australia, but are from England, and I met up with another friend living in Spain, who I knew from going to school in San Diego and another friend from Spain that I met in Australia (I know, all crazy) lol. Anyways, this was my first time in Spain and I had been dying to go to for years, and it did not disappoint! We were there for like 6 days and could probably have done with one less day, but that may be a personal preference.
Where to stay:
Like I said, I went to Sevilla with a few friends so we just ended up getting an AirBnb. It was obviously more expensive that a hostel, but we wanted to be a bit bougie and it was fairly reasonable split between us. We got an AirBnb fairly close to the city center so we literally walked everywhere, which was so nice! We also cooked a few meals and pre-gamed there so that was nice!
What to do:
Eat! Omg, tapas, tapas, tapas! and Paella! I ate so much food and I have zero regrets! We also had lots of drinks, including Sangria. I found the food a lot cheaper than I expected, though I was literally expecting prices to be like how they are in San Diego, CA and they absolutely weren’t. So eat your heart out!
The architecture was amazing! The amount of time I spent looking up and taking pictures of just random buildings is a bit ridiculous, but as you can see, it was just absolutely amazing!
Sevilla is full of famous, and old historical buildings. Probably the most famous being Plaza de Espana (idk how to do a tilde on my computer haha). It was absolutely beautiful and while we were there, a woman was flamenco dancing and ugh, it was so cool! We packed a lunch and had a little picnic there and I 100% recommend doing that.
If you like more greenspaces and amazing architecture, check out Parque de Maria Luisa and the Catedral de Sevilla and La Giralda. You can actually hike up all the stairs (and there is A LOT) to get an incredible view of the whole city. There are quite a few other religious buildings you can check out including Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Basilica de la Macarena you can go inside and check out as you come across them.
Also, check out the Real Alcazar, which is where the Spanish Monarchy use to live. The buildings are very cool and historical, but what really got me was the gardens! It was so lush and green and props to the landscapers and gardeners, because that is a lot of garden to care for.
For eating, drinking, nightlife, and everything in between, walk around Barrio Santa Cruz. It’s a nice spot to stop and have a meal or drink, do some shopping, and just people watch. I don’t exactly remember the name, but there was a rooftop bar somewhere near here and the Catedral that had more great views and great drinks, so be on the look out for that.
We walked just about everywhere in Sevilla, so while you are on your adventure, definitely walk down the Guadalquivir River. It’s just a nice scenic walk and just see where the wind takes you and where you stop.
You can check out the Metropol Parasol, which is this giant honeycomb shaped building literally in the middle of a busy area. I am really not sure of the purpose, but you can pay a couple bucks and go inside and to the top. There really wasn’t anything special about it, but it did have some nice views across the city.
Sevilla also has lots of museums in these older buildings. My friends and I were not really art people, so it wasn’t worth it to spend the money to go, but if that’s your thing, I heard it is really cool.
Lastly, and this is so weird, but we had a random day and didn’t really have anything to do, so we went to Ocean Sevilla, a day pool club. Honestly, it was so weird because there was a DJ and only like 2 other groups there. I think if it was packed with people and a true pool party it would have been cool, but it was mostly just weird and not worth the entrance fee lol.
Okay, that’s all for now! Any of you guys ever been to Sevilla? Did you do any of amazing things that I missed stating?