October 9, 2014

#TBT | Spain - Seville & Cordoba

This week's #ThrowBackTravel is Seville & Córdoba!! As mentioned in last week's post my family and I took a two week long trip to Spain back in May 2010. This week I'm highlighting out trip to Seville & Córdoba

We flew from Barcelona to Seville and stayed at Hotel Simón (for 3 nights) in the heart of the city. After settling in to the hotel we went out to dinner to a local place recommended by the hotel staff. After dinner we just walked around the city and walked over to Torre del Oro.

Day 1 in Seville consisted of visiting Alcázares Reales de SevillaPlaza de TorosBike ride at Parque Maria LuisaPlaza de America, and Plaza de España. In addition to all these amazing sites we visited the most memorable part of out stay in Seville was that Seville FC won the Copa del Rey the day before and there was a constant parade going on in the city. Everywhere we went we kept running into the soccer team bus which was a riot. It was so much fun being part of the celebrations! In the evening we went to a flamenco show at La Carbonería‎ which was recommended by a friend of mine who was studying abroad in Seville. The show was free and I absolutely loved it because it was authentic Flamenco dancing! It wasn't that tourist trap glitzy flamenco show that everyone goes to. I highly recommend going to La Carbonería‎ for an authentic show.

Day 2 of our stay in Seville we took a train to Córdoba for a day trip. We started the day at the Great Mosque of Córdoba or also known as Mezquita. In addition we went to Puerta del Puente, Roman Bridge, and Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

On our last day in Seville we went to the Cathedral of Seville and made sure to climb the bell tower to get a picturesque view of Seville!

Seville & Córdoba were a great introduction to the South of Spain! I loved everything about Seville - the atmosphere, the food, the sites, the hospitality - it was all perfect!! Check back next week for details on our trip to Granada! Have a lovely day!

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