Seville, Spain is a complete change-up from the fast-paced major cities of Madrid and Barcelona. It’s a lot like visiting San Diego after leaving New York. It’s gorgeous, there’s a beach if you want to be on the water, and it’s just the cutest hipster town with some of the richest history you’ll ever see! It’s where the stereotypes of Spain originate: flamenco dancing, matadors, and bull-fighting are said to have started here, and it’s a place that keeps those traditions going!
And they keep cute scooters going too. I loved seeing them lined up everywhere.
Fun fact, the U.S. ambassador to Spain is a Hollywood mogul and has worked to get a lot more entertainment filmed in Spain. Game of Thrones utilizes tons of the castles, and Seville and Southern Spain have some major scenes filmed in them! We just love seeing rich history on every corner of Â every city in Spain.
And baby wearing for life! We love our Lillebaby and our seven-month-old loved seeing the country this way too!
If I had to choose a buttress to have a crush on it would definitely be this one.
We walked around the main square people watching, even in the rain, and enjoy the amazing architecture and details of cathedrals, castles, and museums. It’s an incredibly walkable city, and you can get to anywhere in about 20-30 minutes max by foot.
Even though it’s a bit controversial, we decided to embrace the full Spanish culture and go to the Bull Fighting Museum. We didn’t see an actual event, we just learned about the history and country’s obsession with this sport.
This is the oldest stadium that’s still used today.
And this is where the royals or other government officials can stay if they choose to attend.
This is what ancient stadium seating looks like. I couldn’t not snap a picture.
And the roughly two hours spent there during the tour and looking at the museum we agreed were so worth it! It’s such a fascinating piece of a culture unlike ours, and we loved all the learning and history we found in one place. Plus the tour guides were top notch, and if you book a tour in English they are mostly historians who spent time living in London and do an excellent job switching back and forth between English and Spanish. Just something to think about if you’re planning a trip and unsure of your Spanish skills.
We spent our day eating some of the best food we’ve ever had, which deserves its own post, walking around the city in the morning exploring, visiting the Bullfight Museum in the late afternoon, enjoying a late dinner, and heading to bed early for the very early morning we had the next day. I’ll share all the details in my next post, which I promise is already to go and won’t be another six months to complete!