White washed buildings, Moorish Architecture, Sun-Filled days and produce, Flamenco, bulls and horses, tapas and sherry.
Sevilla is a wonderfully charming based to explore Andalusia and its historic neighboring cities of Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Jerez de la Frontera.
It has a character all of its own and can be a great twin with a shorter city visit to Madrid or Barcelona or a wonderful region to sink your teeth into over a couple of weeks.
I have superb apartments and wonderful small hotels to recommend, and of course, there is always the Alfonso XIII – http://www.hotel-alfonsoxiii-sevilla.com
Day trip out to Jerez de La Frontera for the Horse Show at the Royal Equestrian School
Sevillanos love a night out at the Plaza de Toros – we watched with awe this centuries old traditional art which is considered very beautiful by the Spanish.
Finally another evening to see where the bulls are born and bred – a Brave Bull Ranch outside of Sevilla where we learned about centuries of bull-breeding.
It is very, very hot in Summer – 112 degrees some days, so take is slow and easy!
A trip to a Brave Bull Ranch will give you insight into the culture of bull rearing and the art of the bull fight.
If you love sherrys, a trip to Jerez to understand more of the famous wines from Andalucia is a must.
TAPAS TIP – If you want to eat like the locals and dont mind standing up in a tiny, packed bar, I strongly suggest you enjoy TAPAS at La Taberna – Calle Gamazo, 6 – we returned for both lunch and dinner! Delicious and LOCAL! Near Plaza de Toros and a great area to find other restaurants that are well worthwhile.