Seville

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we made it to the last major stop on our spain trip: seville.

if i were to rank the cities on our trip, it would be in this order:

  1. granada

  2. seville

  3. barcelona

i think it’s because barcelona felt very similar to new york, and both granada + sevilla both felt like another world. anyways, let’s get to it!

WHERE WE STAYED

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we stayed at this charming little spot in the heart of seville. monica was amazing and not only had great recommendations, but made sure to stay in communication with us the entire time (especially when we couldn’t figure out how to open the actual door to the apartment, ha). the apartment had a courtyard and amazing views from the roof. it was also straight out of an ikea catalog, and i loved it.

THINGS WE SAW

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seville was absolutely beautiful. we visited the plaza de españa twice. the first time, we walked up to the gate and they weren’t letting people in - it had rained the night prior and i guess the plaza was in serious clean-up mode. it was while we were walking to a place to catch and uber that we were literally met with a swarm of flying ants. no joke, that was probably the worst part of seville. they would land on you and stay and they were everywhere. i think it had something to do with the rain, but i feel like i need a shower just thinking about those bugs.

anyways, we went back to the plaza the next day and it was beautiful. they also filmed a scene from stars wars there. we then saw the cathedral where columbus is buried (aka the colonizer). seville is another city that you can get lost just wandering the streets in, and that’s exactly what we did.

we saw a flamenco show in all three cities and although the one in barcelona was my favorite, watching one in seville was also special. why? because it’s the birthplace of flamenco. we saw a show in the guitar museum, which was pretty cool. tom was also totally enamored with the guitar player. he was pretty incredible.

DORNE

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“…and weak men will never rule dorne again.”

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can you tell that enjoyed our visit to the real Alcázar de Sevilla? i never thought i would get to visit a filming location for game of thrones in real life. the water gardens (pictured right above) were the location of the dorne scenes. fun fact: no one else has been able to film in the water gardens except for game of thrones. seriously. everywhere you turned was an opportunity to see stunning architecture and details. our tour guide was also incredible and i give her so much credit because it was only her 5th tour in english. and that quote i included above by ellaria sand? i must have repeated it to tom about 500 times. visiting this place is a must if you’re in seville.

WHAT WE ATE

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so after spending all that time in granada not paying for food, having to pay for tapas in seville made us a little sad, haha. but they were still delicious nonetheless. we couldn’t go to bar eslava (a michelin guide spot) because it was closed on a weird day. bodega santa cruz was hands down our favorite spot. the solomillo pork is incredible, and they calculate your bill the old-fashioned way by writing down your items in chalk on the counter. seriously, this place was so good that we almost went twice. duo tapas is where we had our last meal in seville and it didn’t disappoint. definitely order dessert!

i know, this post was long as fuck. but seville was the last major leg of our trip and we wanted to make sure that we experienced as much as we could before spending our last night in the country in madrid.