Seville is a pure delight for one’s eyes. There are so many incredible places, that you will feel like it’s unreal. Seville is a city that combines perfectly the past (all the beautiful buildings) and the future (see Las Setas). Moreover, the fans placed in the showcases, the explosion of red souvenirs with white dots, the red heels give you the impression that the life itself is a flamenco dance on Latin rhythms. It’s wonderful!
Before starting the visiting checklist, see some useful details for your trip:
How to get there from Malaga
You can easily get to Seville by train. If your intent is to get closer to the city center, choose a train that stops in Sevilla San Bernardo (it is a small station near the city center). Once there, you should pick up the metro 2 stations (until Puerta de Jerez).
How to move in Seville
From Puerta de Jerez station, you can walk by foot to all the important visiting points. But the distances are considerable, so be prepared!
What to see in Seville
Tips! You can buy your ticket online and it is highly recommended to do so if you want to skip the queue.
The Cathedral (Santa Maria de la Sede) is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world and it is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Initially, it was a mosque, but it was converted into a Catholic church after Reconquista. Its construction lasted over a century (being finished in 1506). It’s such a precious Cathedral that you will feel you can admire it forever.
Chapter two of our adventure: Finding an entrance to the Spain Square
We tried to get to Spain Square but we finished walking for almost one hour without finding the entrance (don`t get me wrong, we found lots of entrances but all of them were closed!) In the end, we find some workers and a closed gate so I’ve asked why. They told us that the park is all closed. For one moment I thought that Spain Square is also closed.
– Do you mean that I will be unable to see Spain Square??? I was almost crying.
– Ah, no, Spain Square is opened. Just get back and you will find the entrance.
What followed? We walked for another hour until we found the desired hidden entrance.
Spain Square is another magnificent symbol of Seville. It was built in 1928 for a regional exposition that took place in Seville. Its style is a mixture of Renaissance and Moorish Revival.
During our visit, the park was closed so we did not have the chance to enjoy them – just a reason more that we should come back there!
Chapter three: Looking for Spain Square but getting to Las Setas
Trying to get to Spain Square we found…. Las Setas! (damn, the direction was not the right one!) Don`t ask me how many times we surrounded the construction in order to get to the elevators without success!
Las Setas or Metropol Parasol was indeed a surprise for me. In the middle of all that gorgeous historical buildings and architectural styles, to see such a futuristic construction! But it was nice and I really enjoyed it. The construction was finished recently, in 2011 and they claim to be the world’s largest wooden structure (surprising!). The construction is similar to 6 big mushrooms (hence the name Las Setas, eng. mushrooms).