Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Seville is the capital city of the southernmost region in Spain and it is mostly known for its rich history, flamenco, delectable tapas, orange tree-lined streets, (and bullfighting, if you’re into that). Seville is an ideal long weekend destination, especially in spring, when the air is filled with the sweet scent of orange blossom, and when it’s still possible to wander around the city without having to worry about the oppressive temperatures that hit the Andalusian capital in summer.

We chose to stay in the city’s old town – which meant we could explore the cobbled streets of Barrio Santa Cruz by foot. We stayed at this really charming hotel

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

We spent our afternoons wandering through the narrow alleys winding between the pastel-coloured houses and their flower-filled courtyards.

Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Here, streets are so narrow at times, that lovers could lean across their wrought-iron balconies to kiss each other. No wonder these alleys are called kissing lanes. 

Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziKissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina KaziKissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Don’t worry about getting lost, its part of the fun.

Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

That Spanish light, so bright and soft, makes everything seem extra special.

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Santa Cruz was the main Jewish quarter in Seville under the rule of the Moors, but the many Synagogues were turned into churches after the reconquest.

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziKissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

The more you explore by foot, the more you’ll discover so bring a good pair of sandals with you. And take your time to enjoy it. The perfect day in Seville, no queuing required!

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Kissing Lanes - Seville, heart of Andalusia, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Want to read more from Seville? Check out the beautiful Palacio de las Dueñas, the mini Alcázar Casa de Pilatos, our sunrise walk in Plaza de España, vintage hunting in El Jueves market, the best store for buying ceramics and our restaurant recommendation, El Pintón.


  1. 2nd February 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I love all the colors! You captured the feel of the city so beautifully. I could stare at and scroll through these photos all day. 🙂

    • 2nd February 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Beth – it makes me so happy to hear that. Seville is one of those cities where there are photo opportunities in every corner 🙂

  2. Whitney Roberts-Kutch
    2nd February 2018 / 5:16 pm

    These pictures are beautiful!!! I want to plan a trip there now! Thank you for adding to my bucket list!!

    • 2nd February 2018 / 5:32 pm

      Hi Whitney! Yes, definitely! Semana Santa de Sevilla during Easter is a very special time in Seville and I’m sure it would be a fantastic time to visit and witness all of the processions. We were there during the summer and it was too hot (+40).

  3. helenevlacho
    2nd February 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous, amazing pictures! All of this beautiful city into these photos! I must visit Seville!

    • 3rd February 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thank you Helene, that’s really kind of you to say xx I hope you have a lovely weekend 💗

  4. Jasmin N
    2nd February 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Oh my goodness how much I miss Spain now! We didn’t want to bring the baby in that crazy hot weather last summer (june was the only month we would’ve been able to travel there) so we went to Sweden instead haha. We definitely need to get there next summer😍

    • 3rd February 2018 / 10:24 am

      Last summer the heat was insane so it was wise decision you made, especially since Dino was still so small. Next summer, you’ll get hot running after him 🙂 xx

      • Jasmin N
        12th February 2018 / 9:39 pm

        Hahah that is so true 😀 he’s almost walking so I might get warm during the Winter here in Finland already! 😀

  5. 3rd February 2018 / 9:14 am

    Lovely photos! I love the colors and playing with light in those. 🙂 I’ve been to Spain couple times but I’ve never visited Sevilla. Probably I should go there the next time I’ll go to Spain!

    • 3rd February 2018 / 10:22 am

      Hi Nora! It was our first time and we absolutely loved it, dreaming of going back again! Where in Spain do you usually travel to? xx K

      • 3rd February 2018 / 10:42 am

        I’ve been in Malaga and multiple Canary Islands with my family. Next time I’d like to go with my fiancée and maybe rent a car and go around the country a bit. 🙂

        • 3rd February 2018 / 11:11 am

          We were in Malaga (also very pretty) for Easter one year and we loved all the Semana Santa celebrations – I would love to visit the Canary Islands – which one would you recommend?

          • 3rd February 2018 / 12:21 pm

            Gran Canary is good for shopping and beaches, if you like nature, hiking, etc. Tenerife is better. 🙂

  6. 3rd February 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Oh my word! That’s all so breathtaking! My husband has been wanting to take me to Spain. After seeing this I won’t argue. Lol.

  7. 4th February 2018 / 3:10 pm

    OMG….such an awesome pictures and great place to visit. I never been to Spain, but this place I’ll keep in my wishlist for visit. xo

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:14 am

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like it 💗

  8. 5th February 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I bloody love your photos girl – they make me feel like I was there. Seville has been on my go-to list for a while now so I may just turn these pics to actual memories and get there myself.
    Katja xxx

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:19 am

      Thank you Katja, that means a lot 💗 I know you will absolutely love it and I’m sure you’ll find some local beers to taste!

  9. 10th February 2018 / 9:07 am

    The pictures are so captivating…Looks like a really interesting place

    • 10th February 2018 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you, so glad you liked the pictures 💓

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:20 am

      That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you 💗

  10. Zana
    12th February 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Omg! This place is so beautiful and i want to visit now so badly. I love Spain so much though I have never been in Spain.
    Beautiful photos dear Karo. You took an amazing shots and i could stare at them all night long. 🙂

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:22 am

      I hope you get a chance to visit Spain soon and see it person – thank you Zana xx

  11. 13th February 2018 / 4:19 am

    Amazing article, I love exploring places by foot. The place and pictures are amazing.

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:23 am

      Seville is a walking city, just the right size for it 🙂

  12. 13th February 2018 / 9:13 am

    There’s so many colours it’s so picturesque you could really get lost in it all 🙂

    • 15th February 2018 / 12:27 am

      That’s exactly what we did, got totally lost every afternoon wandering through the mazes of colourful streets.

  13. Elizabeth allcock
    14th February 2018 / 7:39 am

    Wow the architecture looks stunning! I’ve never considered Seville before but will now.

    • 14th February 2018 / 9:21 pm

      So glad to hear that – Seville is a beautiful city. Happy Valentine’s Day Elizabeth 💕

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