DESTINATION: Seville, Spain
From sun drenched plazas, to orange lined streets, to all night fiestas to outbursts of passionate flamenco, Seville is Spain undiluted. For our latest travel guide, let our Roo’s Beach model, Sylvia be your guide to this beautiful Andalusian city. Over to you Sylvia…
I would like to introduce to you the city where I lived half of my life, Seville!
Seville is such a charming city, if you are planning to visit here are some tips!
The first place I would visit is the cathedral ,‘La Giralda’, one of the most emblematic places in this awesome city. From the inside of the cathedral you can access the top of the tower, where ‘El Giraldillo’ stands from. You have to get through 35 ramps to reach the top, but these panoramic views of the city are so worth it! Arround the cathedral there are many places to have tapas, but I recommend to stop first in ‘Alvaro perejil’ (Mateos Gago Street) to get a glass of orange wine, it is incredible tasty! Then head to “Las Columnas” and enjoy a great selection of tapas and cañas!
“El Barrio Santa Cruz” it’s a perfect place to go for a stroll. Here is where you can see the typical Andalusian house, don’t be shy to look through the doors, as here you can see awesome courtyards and gardens that are centrally placed in the buildings. The Gualdaquivir River is another must visit of the city, it stands in the middle of the city center. It’s amazing to go for a walk, run, cycling or even try some kayaking! If you are already tired, it’s also the perfect place to refresh and have a drink. There are many terraces where you can just chill and enjoy the views. My drink choice is G&T, particularly ‘Puerto de Indias’ a local gin and one of my favourites! There are plenty of places around this area to visit and ‘Plaza de España’ is one of them. The architecture of this beautiful place is definitely worth seeing. There is also a little river around it. Here you can hire a boat and paddle around, this is my favourite thing to do every time I visit there. There is also ‘El Parque Maria Luisa’, Seville's biggest park and the perfect place to rest, people watch and enjoy the sunshine.
If you want to go out ‘El Arenal’ is your area. My favorite plan is to go for tapas to “La Bodeguita Antonio Romero” and have a ‘Piripi’ montadito, this like a mini sandwich very typical from Seville. If you are looking to go somewhere a bit fancier, then there are plenty of gastro bars around this area to explore too. “Las Ovejas Negras”, ‘Pettit Comité’, ‘Torres y García’ are all worth a visit. There are also lots of pubs around and bars where you can dance flamenco all night long! ‘La Alameda’ is another popular area to go for dinner and drinks. Here I recommend visiting ‘El Nazca’, ‘Duo Tapas’, or ‘Pati To’. After dinner and drinks, there is a Jazz Club in this area, where I personally love to go, it’s called ‘Jazz Naima’.
Finally, if visiting my beautiful city, please don’t forget to pack sun cream and a hat, as Seville can be really hot in summer. I would say Spring is the best season to go, but it's also probably the busiest!