Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region and is a lovely city; its old central core is relatively small making it manageable to get around on foot.
The day we visited Seville we caught the bus which was a 10-minute walk away from the camper stop. The bus ran every 20 minutes but just as we were crossing the road it whizzed past so we had a little wait for the next one. It was a hot day so I had to cross the little road and wait on the shady side of the road.
We got off the bus in Seville’s historic centre which has a maze of little streets, pretty squares and alleys The place is full of history, and a wonderful place to get lost in. It was perfect to wander around, eat some tapas and a glass of wine and wander some more.
For lunch, we had a sampler of tapas which turned out to be a great variety (spinach with garbanzos, pork with peas, paella, fried shrimps, cod croquettes, salmorejo – a sort of creamy gazpacho eaten as a soup and used as a sauce). It was all very delicious and washed down with a nice glass of cold white wine.
Once refreshed we carried on waking. We walked and walked and ended up in the bustling former Jewish quarter once popular with 17th-century nobility who added mansions along some of the narrow streets.
There is something around every corner of this amazing city, flowered courtyards and plazas, orange trees, fountains, a maze of alleyways and quaint shops, beautiful historic buildings, tapas bars, rooftop bars and so much more.
We wandered around the old quarters, along the river, in the parks, through the winding Arab quarter streets, stopping every now and then to rest our feet (my knee in particular) and eat an ice cream drink a coffee or a beer
The city oozes character with some amazing historic attractions to wander around – the ‘Real Alcazar’ which features delicate stucco and tile rooms, fountains and arched courtyards, terraces and vaulted ceilings.
Cathedral de Sevilla which is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world and the third largest Christian Cathedral in Europe.
The oval-shaped bullring Plaza de Toros is the one of the oldest and most prestigious in Spain.
It really is a stunning city with plenty to see and experience. Impossible to visit all the attractions in a couple of days. It is definitely a place we will come back to because we missed so much unfortunately due to my knee.
Some of the quaint shops in Seville.
Parking de Santa Justa, Sevilla
The nearest camper-stop we could find to Seville city centre was located right by the river port of Seville. It was basically a huge car park in quite an industrial area, but it had a separate section for motorhomes, along with toilets, showers and free wifi. It had a bit of a depressing appearance. That said it is secure parking. The area is well lit. Just a lot of money for what it is though.
Not exactly the sort of camper stop we like but chose it because of its proximity to the city and as we were going to be out all day probably, not coming back until dark we didn’t see it being a problem.
Will try the Puerto Gelves site next time which we have heard is a pretty site on the Marina N37°20’21” W6°1’26”