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Of all the cities I have visited, outside and inside Portugal, none can match the beauty and charm of the Spanish city of Seville.


I have been lucky enough to be able to visit the city, for one day, every year in August. Yes, in the hottest month.

If you have ever heard about the weather in Seville, you know well that this city is extremely hot and impossible to walk around during the day.  Now, having visited Seville years ago I know a few tricks and places you can’t miss if you want to visit this city, just a few hours drive from Portugal.


  1. Visit the Alcázar of Seville


The Alcázar Palace is one of the most visited places and chosen by tourists to see and take pictures. Seville is characteristic for its architectural influence of the Arabs and Moors, so it is a place to go as it represents well the cultural code of the city. The palace has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has lovely gardens that you should take a look at.


  1. Take a walk to the Maria Luísa Park and the Plaza of Spain

This is undoubtedly the most beautiful space you can find in the city. The breathtaking gardens and the lake that surrounds the square are breathtaking. It is a great space to go boating and take a walk on the canal. Once again you can see the characteristic architecture of the Spanish city and you can also visit some museums in the park, including one of archeology.


  1. Taste the famous tapas

Tapas are nothing more, nothing less, than dishes with small portions of food. In Portugal, they would be called petiscos. It is a great way to try several typical dishes at lower prices. You can’t miss the fried calamari, which by the way, are traditional throughout the Andalusian region, or the croquetas (which are actually croquettes) of the most varied flavors, from meat to fish.


  1. Visit the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower

The Seville Cathedral, also called Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, is the largest in Spain and the third largest in the world. You can find several mausoleums in this gothic cathedral, including that of Christopher Columbus. It is also a World Heritage Site and has the Giralda Tower, beautiful to look at inside and out.


  1. Wander the streets

The city has many sights worth seeing, but the greatest charm of Seville is in the city itself, the streets, the buildings, the stores, and the atmosphere, especially at night. The fact that the city is flat makes long walks easy, and you will find gardens on every corner or square. Let yourself get lost in the nooks and crannies of the city.



To avoid the hours of heat, favor the end of the day or evening to eat out or even walk the streets.


If you go in summer, you will not be able to avoid the scorching heat of the city if you make it a point to visit museums and monuments since they close early and the lines are considerable. So I advise you to bring a cap, a bottle of water, a fan, and cool clothes and shoes. Try, above all, to visit the city during milder seasons. Be careful with your bags and wallets as there are many pickpockets.


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