Two days in Seville

Seville is a bijou city that never fails to charm and seduce. Its historic centre, lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. With temperature still nearing the thirties in fall, it is the perfect for a week-end destination to escape the looming cold. to Get lost wandering the tiny streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, dotted with orange-tree-filled plazas, before resting in a quiet, shady corner on a tiled bench, or cross over the Guadalquivir and head to tile-and-gypsy quarter of Triana. Keep on reading to discover our tips and favourite places.

What to see?

The Palace of the Countess of Lebrija
Hidden behind a typical Sevillian facade, it is a majestic construction full of fabulous art work and is one of the city's most striking hidden treasures. The Countess spent her lifetime collecting paintings, furniture, decorative objects and archaeological treasures. The main courtyard is a prime example of this passion for collecting with its Roman mosaics.


Cruising on the Guadalquivir
Follow along the footsteps of Ferdinand Magellan with cruise on the blue ribbon that slices twice through Seville. It offers a refreshing break on a hot day where you can admire the decorative bridges that connect Seville’s two banks and prettily painted apartments that stand proudly at the water’s edge. We recommend booking with Guadaluxe, who offers eco-friendly cruise with electric boats.

Where to eat?

Churros, gazpacho and croquetas
When we arrived in Seville, we went straight into hunt mode for the best croquetas in town and the best churros. While strolling in the city center we found La Bodega de l’Alfafa, a quaint little restaurant bustling with locals, a perfect spot to immerse yourself in the Andalucian spirit! And yes, we found the best croquetas there!

The churros in Seville are crispy and airy. They are served with a hot chocolate, in which you dip them. For the best one, head over to the bar El Commercio, but be aware that it closes on sundays!

For a treat, head over Barra Baja for an innovative take on local cuisine. With fresh produces, impeccable presentation and daring creations, this restaurant well deserves a star. We highly recommend that you try the Carpaccio de Cigalas (Crayfish Carpaccio), the Ajoblanco de pistachio (Pistachio soup) or the Steak Tartar y Tuétano (Steak Tartar and Marrow).

An Intimate Flamenco Show

An authentic Sevillian experience wouldn’t be complete without a Flamenco show. You’ll find them day and nights, in parks, in the streets or in theatres. Stroll along the Calle Betis in the neighbourhood of Triana before an intimate flamenco show at Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia Sevilla. One of the most powerful show in the city. The frenzy of stamping feet and quavering voices will transport you back in time.

Where to stay?

A palace and a flat
We stayed in La Casa del Campanero, a cosy apartment within walking distance of all the main activities. The view from the terrasse is an absolute feast for the eye, especially in the morning light with a hot coffee!

For a more upscale stay, the magnificent Hotel Alfonso XIII, which is framed by palm trees, is a much-loved piece of Seville’s history. With lamps bearing crowns and regal beds, you could say it's fit for a king or queen. Even if you are not staying there, you can still enjoy the incredible architecture while having a drink in the patio.

Ceramics, ceramics and ceramics

Before your night out in Triana, stop to Ceramica Triana to shop local ceramic . With its colourful and magnificient façade, you can’t miss it. More in general, the Triana neighborhood is the home of ceramic workshops.


An Andalusian afternoon