Sometimes you have to travel completely unprepared. Just book a flight, pack some friends, let planning be planning and enjoy the time. In April, Tata, Nevena, Marcin, Monika, JuanK and me went to see Juanca (the other one), Alvaro and Aida in Seville for a weekend. Unfortunately Aida couldn´t get a visa for the EU… But we hope to see you soon on a new Trip!
Say hello to the guys:
You could say planning a trip in a columbian-chilenian-serbian-german-polnish group guided by some Spanish is anyway impossible. But that´s absolutely not true. The plan was: enjoy nice weather and visit “Feria de abril de Sevilla” or La Feria. That´s why I also decided to keep the writing in this entry rather short and put some more pictures. Also a big thank you for letting me use your photos, guys!
Main entrance to La Feria:
For everyone who is not familiar with La Feria: it´s Andalusias biggest fair. Next to a theme park you find casetas (decorated temporarily built tents) that are usually owned by rich families, clubs, parties, companies or other groups. There´s also some bigger public casetas. Every evening there´s a party in the streets and later in the casetas starting around 9-10 pm and lasting until the next morning. People are dancing sevillana, drinking rebujito and eating tapas (drinking in public places is of course still not allowed and controlled by the police). Rebujito, one of my new favorite summer-drinks, is basically white wine combined with lemonade and ice.
Tapas, tapas, tapas:
Of course there´s tons of photos showing us enjoying the party, but you know the internet never forgets… so I´m showing you some of the sight seeing we did during the day. With the exception of this short clip that was recorded after a dinner:
So here we go with the sightseeing…
Must-see number one: Alcázar of Seville. I could have stayed there forever. Impressive architecture, beautiful gardens! No wonder the Spanish royal family is using parts of the buildings even nowadays. And if it doesn´t look familiar, you definitely didn´t watch Game of Thrones Season 5 yet 😉
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla:
Casa de Contratación:
Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla:
The second thing you need to see when visiting Seville is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See. It is the worlds biggest Gothic church and from the top of the Giralda (an attached tower) you get a good overview of the city.
Catedral de Santa María de la Sede:
View from la Giralda:
Last but not least you should visit the Plaza de España. It is actually not as old as it looks like (built in the 20s) and a mix of lots of architecture styles, but still very impressive.
Plaza de España:
To sum this up. I would definitely visit Seville again. Who is coming with me?
Tata and me:
“If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco…”
Oh, that´s indeed the next journey and post 😉