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Sevilla, Espana!

A March 2005 trip to Seville by Yasue325

Plaza de España Photo, Seville, Spain More Photos
Quote: I spent two weeks in March and the month of July in the city of Sevilla in southern Spain.

Sevilla, Espana!

Overview

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Climbing the Giralda, visiting the Alcazar and the Barrio de Santa Cruz, shopping in Sevilla, going out for tapas, experiencing the local culture at night, and of course, getting to know some of the people who live in this amazing city were highlights.Quick Tips: Try to pick up a newspaper in the morning to find out what is happening around the city (papers are often handed out for free near bus stops). In terms of money, I found that an ATM card was the most convenient thing to use. If you need change for large bills (most small stores will not take large amounts of money) head to an "American" chain (Starbucks, Burger King, etc.) because they are the most willing to make change for you (you...Read More

Plaza de España

Attraction | "Plaza de Espana"

Plaza de España Photo, Seville, Spain
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The Plaza de Espana is one of the main tourist attractions in Sevilla. With the big fountain in the middle and the beautiful architecture, the plaza is breathtaking. Along the edge of the plaza, there are mosaics representing each of the autonomous regions of Spain, which are incredibly interesting to look at. On a side note, some scenes in the newer Star Wars movies were filmed in the Plaza de Espana. This stop will not take long to see, but it is worth a short visit if you are in the area. Also, the nearby Parque de Maria Louisa is great to walk through, and there are many museums within a short distance. Use caution because pickpockets often hang about the plaza especially when it is crowded.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Plaza de España
Glorieta de Anibal González, s/n
Sevilla, Spain 41013
+34 95 4239909

Giralda

Attraction

Giralda Photo, Seville, Spain
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The tallest building in Sevilla, the Giralda makes for an interesting stop. If you choose to climb to the top (don't worry about stairs - it's all ramps) the views are breathtaking. Also, the cathedral is located in the same place, making it easy to see them both in one trip.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Giralda
Avenida de la Constitucion
Seville, Spain

Alcazar

Attraction

Alcazar Photo, Seville, Spain
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The Alcazar is a beautiful building that mixes different types of architecture to create a masterpiece. It allows the visitor to see how different cultures have mixed in the history of Sevilla and today still serves as a royal residence when the King is visiting Sevilla. The surrounding gardens are also lovely to walk through and if you look hard enough there is an underground chamber housing an incredible reflecting pool. If you have the opportunity to take a tour, do so because the different styles and religious movements seen in the Alcazar's structure are fundamental in truly appreciating it. Avoid the gift shop, it's over priced and most of the same souvenirs can be purchased in smaller shops aro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Alcazar
Plaza del Triunfo 7
Seville, Spain

Fashion Cafe

Attraction

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The Fashion Cafe is a typical Calle Betis bar: American tourists and the Spanish men who want to meet them. They play mostly American music. However, the beer is very cheap and the bartenders are very nice, so the best plan is to head to the Fashion Cafe to buy a drink and practice your Spanish with the bartenders, and then take your drink outside and sit along the river. This would actually be my recommendation for all the bars along Calle Betis (the street runs along the Triana side of the river). Many, however, are overpriced, so take care.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Fashion Cafe
Calle Betis
Seville, Spain

Tunel

Attraction | "El Tunel"

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El Tunel is a heavy-metal bar located in the Triana section of Sevilla. A diverse selection of metal (mostly in English, although some Spanish) is played throughout the night, with videos playing on TVs. The drinks are cheap and there is always someone interesting to strike up a conversation with (if you speak Spanish, as the bar is filled mostly with Sevillanos). Make sure to take the time to talk with the bartenders, and if you go, on certain nights they cook food (one night, for instance, they made burgers for everyone, just for kicks). The bar isn't big, but it's the place to go if you want to enjoy heavy metal with the locals.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 14, 2005

Tunel
Calle Castilla
Seville, Spain