Down in Andalusia, Seville is a super sunny city full of charm. While I only had 1 full day here, I wish I had more! I loved walking around the area, even in the boiling summer sun. Here’s a glimpse of what I got up to during my time in Seville!
24 Hours in Seville
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, or the Seville Cathedral, is a World Heritage listed Roman Catholic cathedral. Built in the Gothic style between 1401 and 1528, it is one of the highlights of Seville. The interior of the Cathedral itself is stunning, and is also home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. I’ve gotta say, though, it’s the bell tower that makes it really worth it! The La Giralda Tower has you walk up almost 100m in altitude to the very top for stunning views over the city.
Alcazar of Seville
My favourite place in Seville was the stunning Alcazar. Originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings, it has been standing in various forms for centuries. Now a World Heritage site, it is a very popular part of the city! The building and the grounds are absolutely beautiful, so make sure you set aside plenty of time to wander around.
Torre del Oro
The Torre del Oro (Gold Tower) is a military watchtower located on the river’s edge. The Tower was constructed in the 13th century, and also served as a prison during the Middle Ages.
Vegetarian & Vegan Food Suggestions
Gaia Bar Ecologico
Calle Luis de Vargas 4, open Mon-Thu 1-4pm & 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 1-11:30pm and Sun 1-4pm.
Gaia Bar has an extensive menu, with all vegan options clearly marked (and there’s a lot of them!). Soy, nut and wheat allergens are also clearly marked, with vegan options available minus each of these allergens. Gaia Bar has a focus on slow food and using local produce.
To start with I grabbed a bowl of olives for 1.75 euros, and they were super tasty. My main was three rices with tofu and nuts, for 12 euros. This was amazing! It was basically a vegan fried rice – lots of rice, lots of veggies and plenty of tofu, nuts and dried fruit for flavour. This was a massive serving for 12 euros, and it’s very filling as well – amazing value for money!
While I only had a short time in Seville, I loved every second of it! Seville has so much culture and history to be discovered, and is an absolutely beautiful part of Spain.