Travel Blogs from Seville
... Justa Station in Seville just after 1000hrs and despite some poor Spanish on our part we were soon clutching our TGV tickets that would whisk us the 141km in just 40 minutes. At times we hit 250kph! TIME UPDATE: 1015hrs - Train 2102 (AVE Class to Madrid Atocha - 2hrs 30 mines) glides out of the station. No garlic in air as I think back to my parents tales from the 1950's. This is a serious bit of modern kit that even makes Eurostar look a football ...
... the birthplace of sherry) but unfortunately were too late to sample any as all the bodegas were all closed already. Nevermind, I'm not a big sherry fan anyway!
After the flamenco last night at midnight, it was a pretty late one, so we had a much needed sleep in today before visiting the Archives de Indianos where we learnt more about Christopher Columbus and the role of Seville as a main port with the New World (Americas) before it moved to Cadiz. The archives hold over 80 ...
... are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. The high point in its history was following the discovery of America in 1492.Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir and is one of the largest historical centres in Europe, it has the minaret of La Giralda, the cathedral (one of the largest in Christendom), and the Alcázar Palace. Part of its treasure include Casa de Pilatos, Torre del ...
... just know that bullfights and bullfighters are treated like Hollywood spectacles with movie stars. The object is to kill the bull and make money. A toreador can earn up to 300,000E per fight and they can be as young as 16. In the museum we saw heads of bulls who had been especially good in the ring. One cow's head was also there because she was the mother of a bull who killed a very popular toreador and they didn't want ...
... mojitos. Pintinho was a member of the Brazilian team in the 1970s, in the era of Pelé, with Pelé. It was quite exciting being in such elite company. There is something about seeing elite sportsmen in flesh that gives me goose bumps. These people are the best of the best. Imagine this. In a country where everybody knows what to do with the football, at one time, he was one of the best 11 people to play the game. Like little kids in a candy store, we line up to take ...
Other places to stay in Seville
Triana Oeste, Seville | 5 star hotelfrom $89
- Great Hotel, Lovely City
- Exceptional Value. Top notch service at bargain rates !
- Quality hotel, shame about the location.
Huerta de la Salud, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $88
La Buhaira, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $64
León XIII - Los Naranjos, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $59
- Great Value
- Excellent value hotel
- Loved my stay
Heliópolis, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $54
- A mega-hotel in charming Seville
- Beautiful Hotel!
- April Fair in Seville
La Buhaira, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $57
- Not always worth the walk back
- Excellent Sangria
- Spitzen Sangria
Avenida Kansas City s/n, Seville | Hotelfrom $79
- Great Hotel.
- Just Had Five Fantastic Nights
- A very good hotel
Huerta del Pilar, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $56
- Hotel Hesperia - Fabulous Four Star...
- Good hotel at accessible location with great service
- Not Perfect
Museo, Seville | 5 star hotelfrom $172
- Worth every euro!
- Big disappointment
- Good, but not a great 5*
Museo, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $67
Colores - Entreparques, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $331
Avenida Diego Martinez Barrios 6, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $63
Santa Catalina, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Convenient hotel, shame about the food
- Roof pool and terrace
- Good, comfortable and well situated city hotel.
Triana Este, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Nervión, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Quite, Comfortable
- Really good?
- Good hotel for families in Seville
Casco Antiguo, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Palacio de Congresos - Urbadiez - Entrepuentes, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $49
Santa Cruz, Seville | 5 star hotelfrom $239
- It's the Place
- Terrific Splurge
Museo, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Enjoyed Location
- Good location hotel was good
Casco Antiguo, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Not great value
- A unique experience
Triana Casco Antiguo, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $64
Palacio de Congresos - Urbadiez - Entrepuentes, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $53
Arenal, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Vincci La Rabida was fabulous
- Great stay at Vincci La Rabida
San Roque, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Triana Este, Seville | 4 star hotelfrom $58
- A Wonderful find
- The Bargain of Seville
- Couldn't have been more pleased
Triana Casco Antiguo, Seville | 3 star hotelfrom $78