Weekend in Seville
A fantastic holiday to discover the Ciudad Mas Bonita. Seville is a real pearl in the beautiful region of Andalusia. Only one weekend in Seville is just a starter of all the beauties that this city preserves.
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Our advice is to start from the heart of the city; more precisely, from Royal Alcazar
A place that has seen the passing of many cultures that have modified the city, leaving its own imprint; walk around the garden ofAlcazar it will make you travel in time, and it will seem to live another era. It is about one of the oldest royal palaces in the world, still used today by the King.
If you are in the city you can not miss these beautiful buildings perfectly preserved, in a mix of styles from the Neoclassical to the Islamic, between huge rooms, patios and gardens that combine different colors. More info through our special page, dedicated to this fantastic site.
Near the area, you can have a snack at the famous Taverna Aguilar, just 8 minutes walk from the Royal Alcazar; here, you can enjoy excellent Tapas, accompanied, perhaps, by a good glass of red wine. You will be welcomed in an informal restaurant with cheap prices.
After having put your stomach in safety ... with a short walk you will reach the wonderful Seville Cathedral.
Recently it has been estimated as the largest church in the world, higher even than Saint Peter e St. Paul of London; the closer you get to it, the more you realize its majesty.
The Cathedral was built between the 1402 and the 1506, following the Christian reconquest of the city. Today, together withAlcazar and all 'Archivo de Indias of Seville, forms a remarkable monumental complex, inserted by UNESCO among the sites World Heritage Site.
Famous for storing at, the Puerta de Los Principes, la tomb of Christopher Columbus, the church consists of five internal naves, in Gothic style, and two chapels, the Royal Chapel and the Cappella Maggiore. The first is dominated by a Renaissance dome; the second contains paintings depicting scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin.
With the vehicles, you can access the T1 Tram, getting off at the stop Archivo de Indias, in the Historic Center.
Open Monday, from 11: 00 to 15: 30; from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11: 00 to 17.00; Sunday, from 14: 30 to 18: 00. In the months of July and August, it is open Monday, from 10: 30 to 16: 00; from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10: 30 to 18.00; Sunday, from 14: 00 to 19: 00. The entrance fee, at full rate, costs 9.00 € per person. Mupdate info, available on the official website www.catedraldesevilla.es
La Giralda it is one of the symbols of Seville, first Minaret and, then, from 1402, Bell Tower of the Famous Cathedral. Built between the 1184 and the 1196, it is 96 meters high and owes its name to the Italian bronze sculpture, added to the 1568, which turns on itself depending on the wind.
Decorations and colors make Giralda the best example of Islamic architecture in Spain. Moreover, there is talk of the third Minaret of Almohad construction in the world, together with that of Rabat and Marrakech.
Climb up this tower to enjoy a spectacular view from the top of Seville.
Kanoa now advises you to move to the west bank of the river Guadalquivir to admire and discover the characteristic district of Triana, where the ancient city and the modern city coexist.
Originally, Triana it was a neighborhood of sailors, workers, industrialists and ceramists and, even today, entering the neighborhood, you can buy the hand-made ceramics in the laboratories.
The riverfront, instead, which extends from the puente San Telmo al puente de Isabel II, is a concentration of bars and trendy restaurants that offer, in the evening, a good opportunity for entertainment; we want to advise you, a place for dinner very good and characteristic, Las Golondrinas 2: will delight you with fish and meat dishes. Average prices. Worthy conclusion of the first day of your weekend in Seville.
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After a hearty breakfast, we recommend reaching another place, symbol of Seville, or Spain Square.
An outdoor living room ... this square conveys a sense of beauty, and charm, like few other places in the world. It was built in the 1929 on the occasion of the Ibero-American Exhibition, designed by the Sevillian artist Gonzalez.
Decorated with bricks, ceramics and colored marbles, the symbols of this square represent the glorious Spanish history, whose semicircular shape recalls the embrace of Spain to its new colonies; the 58 benches represent all the Spanish provinces; the Palacio Español inside, imposing and proud, represents the prestige of the Spanish world power.
The square is located inside the beautiful Maria Luisa Park. It is a Open air museum. Worth noting are the roundabouts of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Hermanos Quintero and, finally, that of Princess Maria Luisa herself.
Also not to be missed are the Fountains of the Lions and the Frogs, and the ponds of the Lotus and the Ducks.
The Maria Luisa Park is open from 1 September to 30 June, from 08: 00 to 22: 00. From 1 July to 30 August, from 08: 00 to midnight. FREE ENTRY
The weekend in Seville could continue, relaxing on one of the many boats that sail along the Guadalquivir; you will find numerous shipping companies that will offer you the boat tour; on average the tour costs from 13 to 16 euro, for a duration of about an hour.
For lunch Kanoa takes you to the very famous Mercado De Feria: an incredible experience, inside the true flavors of Seville. Starting from Plaza d'Espana, walk to Menendez Pelayo and take the C3 Bus to Pedro San Sebastian, after about 25 minutes get off at Resolzna Feria, walk for 5 minutes and you will find yourself in front of a huge market where they sell everything. More info from here.
After lunch, reach the Barrio di San Bartolomé.
Here you can see and touch a different Seville ... Authentic! Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance styles are mixed together in the elements that make up the Barrio de San Bartolomé.
From the Church of Santa Maria la Blanca, at the Plaza de San Francisco at the Casa de Pilatos up to the Church of Santa Magdalena. A mix of different styles. San Bartolomé with his labirinto of narrow streets surrounded by old low houses, it is a solitary and silent place, ideal for long and quiet walks on foot.
Il Theater of the Maestranza of Seville, most famous as Plaza de Toros, it is the largest and oldest arena in the whole of Spain.
It is also possible to take part in a guided tour, visiting the stables, the museum with the trophies and the clothes of the most famous bullfighters, ending with a tour of the stands. From here, it is possible to admire the Príncipe stage, reserved for the sovereigns with the Royal coat of arms.
Those who want to experience the arena in its most folkloristic moments, can participate in a bullfight. For some, it could be a terrible sight; in our opinion, it is a way to experience the electrifying atmosphere before the Bullfight.
Plaza de Toros is within walking distance of the Seville Cathedral in just 5 minutes.
For dinner, or simply for a drink, you can drop by Barrio De Santa Cruz, in our opinion, a real candy box; it is about the oldest district of the city: the "Juderia". A maze of narrow streets that winds its way through colorful houses full of flowers and tiles, the typical ones "Azulejos". A place very lively, full of bars, nightclubs, restaurants, with a very wide offer; Kanoa recommends the Bodega de santa cruz, a truly distinctive place.
If you are near the Cathedral, you can get to the Neighborhood on foot, otherwise use the Metro L1 up to Puerta de Jerez, and then a short walk.
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We recommend a rich breakfast from PanyPiu, where you can enjoy delicious cakes and delicious cappuccinos; you find it on the street Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro, in the historical center.
On this last day of the weekend in Seville, hoping that you have the departure in the afternoon, we recommend visiting the Flamenco Dance Museum, a tradition rooted throughout Spain, and renowned throughout the world. During the visit you will be able to admire both the styles and the furnishings dating back to the 700, and every day you can attend performances of Flamenco.
In our opinion, a visit not to be missed during the weekend in Seville. You will be able to appreciate, closely, the most representative dance of all Spain and especially of Seville.
Located in the historic center, the Cathedral of Seville is only 5 minutes away on foot.Open every day of the year, even during the holidays, from 10.00 to 19.00.
Flamenco show, every day at the 17: 00, 19: 00 and 20: 45. Performances, in high season, also at 22: 15. The combined ticket for the museum and the show, costs 26.00 € per adult, and 15.00e, reduced for children up to 12 years. Children under the age of 6 enter free with a paying adult. Official Website: www.museodelbaileflamenco.com.
Depending on the time available, you may find other solutions to cut out for the weekend in Seville. To those who have a little more time available, we recommend one day out in the nearby Ronda and the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. You can admire the famous house of San Juan Bosco, and the white villages.