The Tiles of Seville

"colourful tiles of Seville"

Remember when we were smitten by Seville? Alongside the tapas, this is one of the reasons why.

The Tale of the Tiles of Seville

Seville – the city of Carmen (flamenco, bullfights and the original cigar factory), of the baroque splendour from Figaro’s Wedding, but also the city of Don Giovanni (aka Don Juan), once a city irresistible to soldiers of fortune who came to find adventure because Seville had become

The Tiles of Seville

A Different Christmas Market

"mini nativity sets in Feria del Belen in Sevilla"

A Totally Different Christmas Market What would Christmas be without Christmas markets? These fairs with their arts and crafts stalls, handmade candles, sticky candies and mulled wine have become such an integral part of the Western Christmas experience that we tend to forget how pagan they actually are – as pagan as, well, a Christmas tree.

We forget, that is, until we run into something that is different and exotic enough to make

A Different Christmas Market

To Market to Market in Seville

"Whole roasted pig on a spit"

To Market in Seville Tell me how you shop and I tell you who you are. If you come from a country north of the Great Cultural Shopping Divide (i.e. a country where most shopping is done in supermarkets), you have probably felt the urge to experience a “native” street market on a visit to a Latin country.

For some, this can become an obsession. I have met Americans who had come to

To Market to Market in Seville

Walking Seville

"Alamillo Bridge in Seville"

Urban Walking in Seville For walking Seville, we chose a route on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, from the town centre to the iconic Alamillo Bridge and across into neighbouring Alamillo Park.

The walk starts at San Telmo Bridge, near San Telmo Palace in the heart of the Old Town. Walk down to the Guadalquivir and stay on the “town side” of the river throughout.

On

Walking Seville

Smitten by Seville

Plaza Espana Seville

We were Smitten by Seville We were in Seville for the MyVuelingCity Game, where the Barcelona-based budget airline Vueling sends travel bloggers on exchange trips, shipping off Spanish bloggers to enjoy some of the European destinations on its ever growing list of destinations and giving people like us the opportunity to spend a weekend in a Spanish city.

You are probably aware that we are always on the lookout

Smitten by Seville