After having churros and slushies for lunch, it was getting hotter but we wanted to see a bit more of the city before we went for siësta. We decided to go to the city center where we found some lovely stores, the largest gothic cathedral in the world, the Giralda and an awesome pink church.
It was impossible to take one picture of the Seville Cathedral, or Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, since it’s the biggest in the entire world. And really, it is huge and also really crowded. We didn’t go in, since I’m not big on churches and the line was ridiculous. Actually, it was so crowded around here that I panicked a little and needed some space, so I went into an alley directly opposite the church and there I found…
Plaza del Cabildo! A quiet little square with, again, beautiful architecture. It was so crowded around the cathedral, but only a handful of people were on this square. A perfect, quiet place to rest a bit, away from the crowds.
After I calmed down a bit, we walked around the cathedral to get a sense of how big it was. And there we found the Giralda, the clocktower that was built in the 12th century. Again, there were crowds of tourists around us so we didn’t stay too long. It was about half an hour until the siësta began, so we decided to find a grocery store for some pringles and buns, and a Lush store to buy a bath bomb (one of my traditions!), before heading back to our hotel.
We came across some other highlights while looking for said stores, like the Iglesia del Divino Salvador. Which was pink! I’ve never seen pink churches before so this was kinda cool!
When we had found some food and an cutesy little maneki neko bathbomb from Lush, we went back to our hotel. On our way, we came across the statue of Cervantes, author of Don Quichote. I didn’t even know he had lived in Seville, but it was cool meeting him here 🙂
We had walked quite a bit so far so we took our time for the siësta. We slept a bit and relaxed and decided to go into the city again around 7, when we got hungry. On Monday, we didn’t take our time to find a nice restaurant, but today we were looking for a nice place to eat tapas. We ended up at Pelayo Bar.
A lovely bar/restaurant with several bulls’ heads on the walls. The dinner itself was amazing! We decided on a glass of gazpacho each and three plates of tapas to share, namely croquetas jamon, little croquettes with ham which were to die for, flamenquin which was some sort of meat with cheese in it that was also really, really good and lastly presa con crema, which was pork with mushroom sauce. The last one was okay but the other tapas we had were absolutely delicious. I would really recommend this place. There was even a line outside, so I’m guessing it’s a popular place with the locals, which I totally get. Lovely ambience, amazing food and awesome music in the background. What more do you need?
After dinner we decided to walk around the city a bit more, as the sun was setting and the streetlights gave the beautiful buildings of Seville a romantic golden glow.
By daylight, Seville is a beautiful city with amazing, colorful architecture. At night, it all becomes really romantic. Take a stroll along the riverside and see the sun set. An amazing end to an amazing day ♥