Seville is a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is part of the EU and Schengen communities. The main points of interest for tourists and photographers are;
- Royal Alcázar of Seville
- Plaza de España
- Maria Luisa Park
- Seville Cathedral
- Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla
- Metropol Parasol
- Various museums
In Seville you’ll discover a huge choice of hotels, from very basic cheap ones to expensive luxurious ones! It’s the same deal with the bars and restaurants, hundreds to choose from!
A word of warning, in summer Seville is hot, the temperature gets above 40°C / 100°F. Try to visit Seville and Andalusia in early spring, late fall or even in winter.
The must visit place in Seville is the Royal Alcázar of Seville, or Alcazars Palace, which has a €9,50 general entry fee. It’s well worth the entrance fee as it’s very well kept, both the palace and the gardens are in immaculate condition. If you are into Hollywood movies, the Tom Cruise movie, Knight and Day was filmed in the Palace and in fact, all over Seville.
You’ll see the cathedral whether you want to or not as it’s visible from most points of the city. Santa Maria de la Sede cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. If you wish to go inside, the cost is €9, worth it if you’re into fine architecture. The site is a UNESCO world heritage site which was constructed in the 15th century before opening at the start of the 16th century. You are admiring over 100 years of construction! You will see lots of horses and carriages outside the cathedral, if you are into this, you can hire them for a city tour.
Down by the river you’ll find the Torre de Oro which is great to photograph. The Isabel II bridge is walkable and you can make some brilliant photography from it. Another site around the river is the bullfighting stadium, just in case you wish to see a bullfight.
Bus – Seville to Faro – 2 hours, €19
I took the Alsa bus from Plaza de Armas bus station to Faro airport, where my Dad picked me up and took me to Tavira. The bus was ok, no wifi or phone chargers though. If you wish to hire a car in the Algarve, Portugal, you can find some great deals from Faro Airport.