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A Tapestry of Colour & Culture: Seville

The second stop on our Spain adventure was Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia. This southern city was even more beautiful than I imagined. Known for its stunning architecture, Seville is home to iconic Gothic landmarks, beautifully manicured parks and historic streets are lined with orange trees, whose blossoms fill the air with a sweet, intoxicating fragrance in the spring.

Definitely one of the most beautiful cities I have visited, everything is so well maintained and manicured and the city is extremely walkable making it easy to cover the sites while still stumbling upon the smallest of shops and bars.

Located in the southern part of Spain, Seville is best visited in the spring or fall to avoid the sweltering summer heat. These seasons offer pleasant weather, perfect for exploring the city's many attractions and enjoying its vibrant culture.

The city is renowned for its culinary delights, from traditional tapas to modern gastronomic creations.

Savour dishes like gazpacho, jamón ibérico, and churros con chocolate in bustling markets and charming eateries. Seville pulses with the passionate rhythms of flamenco, a traditional Spanish art form that originated in Andalusia.

In the lively neighbourhoods of Triana and Santa Cruz, you can experience authentic flamenco performances in intimate venues, where the soulful music and dance create an unforgettable atmosphere.

Seville seamlessly blends its rich history with a lively contemporary vibe, making it a must-visit destination if you are seeking an authentic Spanish experience.


No doubt I love staying at the fancy hotels that have a beautiful meeting places, bars and restaurants.

However, when I set out to find the best of places to stay in Seville I was instantly charmed by the small boutique bed and breakfast's that felt more authentic to Seville.

Which brings me to Triana House, located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Triana.

The district of Triana is a quaint area near the heart of Seville, with a local charm that’s hard to find in more touristy spots. Connected to the city centre by the renowned Triana Bridge, it’s a lively neighbourhood of artisans, making it the perfect place to catch a traditional flamenco show or admire the historic tile workshops.

Triana House, a cosy boutique hotel and is testament to the authentic, homely feel of the barrio.

In tribute to one of its strongest craft traditions, the property features ceramic tiles made by local artisans.

A small but exquisitely decorated property, Triana House expanded in 2022, opening a new six bedroom b&b just next door.

Our room was quite exquisite in decoration and featured a bathroom almost just as large as the bedroom.

The property reminded me of the quiet riads of Morocco.

They provided daily treats like local cheeses, wine, and chocolates.

The breakfast in bed tray too was beautifully executed.

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For a taste of truly regal extravagance, look no further.

Now having stayed in the city and having had the experience, I will look to book this property next time, roughly located 30 minutes outside the city to instead explore more beautiful Andalusian towns.

I wanted to stay in Seville this time around to really experience the city and make the most of our 3 night stay.

Palacio Villapanés From its restaurant to its orange tree courtyard out back, captivating vistas await you at each step around this splendid Baroque palace named after the marquis of Villapanés, whose descendants lived in it until just 15 years ago.


Seville Cathedral

The largest Gothic cathedral in the world.

A royal palace renowned for its intricate Mudejar architecture and lush expansive gardens.

Block off half a day just to explore this beauty.

The Plaza de España

A magnificent plaza built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, showcases the city's grandeur with its sweeping arches, ornate bridges, and vibrant tile work.

I arrived here at sunrise to ensure I could take some beautiful photos before the tourists swarmed in.

María Luisa Park

A public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River

An Andalusian palace which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli.

Every inch is covered in tiles and the gardens were quaint and colourful.

Las Setas

Initially titled Metropol Parasol, is a large, predominantly wood structure, a striking modern contrast it makes against its otherwise old-world surroundings.

Located at La Encarnación square in the old quarter of Seville which provides views of the city.

Watch a Flamenco Show

Shop for Ceramics and Tiles in Triana

Pop into numerous workshops on and around Calle Antillano Campos to purchase your favourite pieces.

The Centro Cerámica Triana is a museum spread across two floors where you can learn about the production process and see an exhibition showcasing the excellence of the region’s artists.

Nearby towns that can be visited by train or car







Arcos de la Frontera


Oldest tapas bar in Seville. It did not dissapoint.

One of the oldest fish fry shops in town.

Chic destination for small plates and cocktails with outdoor seating.

You come here for the churros con chocolate.

The bar is lined with locals and tourists indulging this local treat.

Delicious gelato in the heart of the city.

Not touristy, the real deal.

Located in Triana

Triana Market

A small and vibrant market filled with all the essentials.

I filled up on jamon bocadillo's, manchego and almonds.

We enjoyed delcious fish plates here along the river.

Sister restaurant to Maria Trifulca with an elevated environment.

Classic tapas in Triana

Great Mediterranean cuisine on the terrace

A locally sourced menu of Andalusian meat & fish dishes

Seville exceeded all my expectations and then some.

This enchanting city is a feast for the senses, from its stunning architecture and historic landmarks

to its vibrant culture and cuisine.

I highly recommend spending 3-4 days here to truly immerse yourself in all it has to offer.

The Andalusia region is filled with rolling hills filled with everything from orange orchards, sprawling olive tree groves and sunflower fields, I cannot wait to return to discover more of this beautiful region.


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