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.
We spent our afternoons wandering through the narrow alleys winding between the pastel-coloured houses and their flower-filled courtyards.
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.
Don’t worry about getting lost, its part of the fun.
That Spanish light, so bright and soft, makes everything seem extra special.
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.
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!
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.