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  1. Debra Kolkka
    November 18, 2011

    We loved Seville and you trip through the city was a lovely reminder of our time there. At the time I wrote a post called “I want to ilve at the Alcazar in Seville” i wiil definitely go back.

  2. islandmomma Life on a Small Island and Beyond
    November 18, 2011

    Recently returned from my second visit to Sevilla, and still not seen nearly enough. I think it’s the loveliest city I know, and so easy to get around. We took a walking tour, which turned out to be a good move. I’m usually too embarrassed to be seen trailing behind a guide! But it was well worth it because of the short time we had (four days), and we learned things we wouldn’t otherwise have known, so it wasn’t just a case of admiring a nice building, but also understanding its history. Given that history seems to be on every street corner in Sevilla, I think it’s essential to try to understand what it all is. It brought the city alive and gave it more depth, and gave us ideas for how we wanted to spend the rest of our time.

    • Sandra
      November 19, 2011

      Hi Linda,
      After 8 years in Seville, it still surprises me almost every week. Isn’t it amazing? Unfortunately, most visitors don’t get the chance to come twice or they simply assume that after 2 or 3 days here they’ve seen “everything”. Really? What’s everything? :)
      Would you mind telling who was your guide? Would you recommend it? I wonder if my readers would be interested.

      • Sandra
        November 19, 2011

        I forgot to mention that I just read your post about Seville (http://islandmomma.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/if-sevilla-was-a-woman) in which you describe perfectly this city: it’s pretty and elegant (let’s forget about dog doodies…), but it lacks the excitement of Madrid. On the other hand, it’s hard to compete with Madrid -even though that’s a subject for another post ;-).

  3. tita buds
    November 18, 2011

    Wow, I just posted some photos from our vacation in Seville and I’m glad I found this post that’s from the point of view of someone who lives there. :)

    It’s a wonderful place and I really want to go back and explore more of it. These post reminds me of the Dona Maria and other places we went to (love the narrow alleys).

    • Sandra
      November 19, 2011

      The serranito at the Patio de San de Eloy is delicious! How many days did you spend is Seville?

      PS. I’m a fan of Rafa too (and Iker) :-)

  4. Sandra
    November 18, 2011

    Hi Debra,
    I just read your post about the Alcázar and I agree with you, I’d like to live there too :). It’s a very special place that most people love to visit.
    If you ever plan to come again, let me know and I’ll give you some advice!

  5. Kaley [Y Mucho Más]
    November 18, 2011

    I have to get to Sevilla someday!!

    • Sandra
      November 19, 2011

      Only 4,000 miles separate you from Seville!

  6. nancy todd
    November 23, 2011

    Love all the ceramic work in Seville. Walking is the best–so many details.

    • Sandra
      November 25, 2011

      The you must have appreciated the Plaza de España :)

  7. Will – My Spanish Adventure
    November 28, 2011

    Great tips! Maybe worth mentioning that you can nip in the Giralda for free on Sundays and save the entrance fee. Not had the chance to go there myself but wondered around Seville pretty much in love. With the city. Not with the company. They were a bit crap. If I’m being brutally honest.

    • Sandra
      November 29, 2011

      You are right Will, you can enter the Cathedral and the Giralda for free every Sunday until 2.30pm. Thanks for mentionning it!

  8. Terry at Overnight New York
    August 21, 2013

    I love walking cities and places where you need to take your time. Seville sounds — and looks — terrific!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 22, 2013

      Seville is the greatest city for walking – compact and flat!

  9. wanderingeducators
    August 21, 2013

    Lovely – esp those beautifully colored buildings! I want to go!
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  10. Penny Sadler
    August 21, 2013

    Nice walk. Seville looks wondeful!
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  11. Adam
    August 21, 2013

    I’ve only visited Seville once but it’s one of those places I’d like to visit again. It didn’t leave me with the best of impressions the first time around — even if there was nothing to complain about. It does seem a popular destination for many, though.
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 22, 2013

      It’s OK – I know you love London and I’m so iffy about London! You know where to find me if you ever come back.

  12. Micki at The Barefoot Nomad
    August 22, 2013

    Ah, Seville! We loved the city when we visited earlier this year. It’s one of those rare places that really lives up to its (great) reputation.
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 22, 2013

      Too bad I wasn’t able to catch up with you, but I love that Seville lived up to expectations. I get that same reaction from just about everyone who comes to visit me!

  13. Marina K. Villatoro
    August 22, 2013

    This is great, I love to get all the highlights so that if you do have a short period of time you can check them out without overwhelming yourself.

    It sucks sometimes you can only get a short visit, but it’s better than nothing :)
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 22, 2013

      Three days is best for Seville, and two is great, too!

  14. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    August 26, 2013

    Great post filled with insider tips! I loved Seville and would love to go back someday. Definitely bring comfy walking shoes.
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  15. Dale
    August 26, 2013

    Really nice post, I love the idea of walking the same walk as someone I can trust with knowledge that I know I’m going to have a great time.
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 26, 2013

      Sandra is a great tour guide – I’ve learned quite a bit from her!

  16. Melissa
    August 26, 2013

    I had the honor of staying last summer with the architect who renovated the Alcazar (he also happened to live in the castle for many, many years with his family). I love Seville- great post- made me want to return to the city!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      August 26, 2013

      Oooh, how cool! I’m so excited to try Eat With and learn a bit more about my city. And when you come back, you know where to find me!

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