Our second stop in Spain took us to Sevilla, the capitol city of Andalusia. We heard so many good things about this place, so we just had to check it out. Stepping off the plane and onto the tarmac in Sevilla was amazing. There was a dry wind and it looked like we were in the middle of the desert. It was a nice change from the gloomy weather in Barcelona.
We stayed in a charming little apartment just a few cobblestone alleyways away from La Giralda Cathedral, which we quickly discovered was one of the only things to really “do” in Sevilla. Haha! Well, four days of strolling, eating and drinking can’t be all that bad, right? We also stayed in a quirky apartment in the Macarena district, which is the birthplace of THAT song.
I thought Sevilla was beautiful, but we definitely could have shaved a few days off our stay here (and added it back to Barcelona)! The intricate Moorish designs and architecture were so different from anything we’ve ever seen. La Giralda was a sight to behold and walking through Barrio Santa Cruz’s “kissing lanes” during sunset was definitely something to write home about!
During a flamenco show at La Carboneria, we met some new Bosnian friends who convinced us to travel to Granada for a day trip to see the stunning Alhambra moorish castle and the final resting place of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. So just a few hours later, we hopped on a train at dawn and headed 3 hours out into the countryside! What a great suggestion. Small but beautiful, Granada offered some of the best sights and eats of the entire trip. See for yourself!