You know I love a good ol’ castle or palace so it seemed only right to visit the Alcazar of Seville on our recent city break to the city.  The Alcazar is a royal palace and a UNESCO site so if you’re keen to tick off a few of these sites then a visit to Seville is a must as there are three UNESCO sites in the city!

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The Alcazar of Seville is often described as one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain…(note to self to google the other palaces of Spain).

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Very rarely am I organised when I travel these days but I made an exception and booked our tickets a week or so before our trip as I heard the queues could be horrendous…you think going in February would make the queues smaller…nope…there’s nothing better than skipping past a long queue!  Book the tickets online especially during the summer months – this is the website to use.

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If you’re a keen photographer then I suggest you choose your times wisely for your visit as the glare at 3pm was pretty dreadful and I didn’t get the photo that I really wanted…first world problems I know.

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The Alcazar is just one of those wonderful spots where you can wander around at your own pace…there’s no guided forced tour that weaves you in and out quickly so you can pop into hidden little courtyards…

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…admire the big beautiful plants (sometimes big is better!)

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…smells the oranges…

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…check out the most amazing ceilings (just a tad bit better than the polystyrene tiles that we had when we moved into our house in Bedford…just a tad)…

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…and the most impressive artwork that makes you wonder if the frame is more expensive than the artwork??!

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Now let’s talk about tile porn…Seville will tickle your tail feather like you wouldn’t believe especially inside the Alcazar…I wrote a whole shoefie post about it…

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…let’s just say that G was happy to walk around at a normal persons pace while I walked around at the pace of someone having kittens every time I saw more bright and beautiful tiles…

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…and then having to photograph them…

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…it’s amazing that we actually made our flight back to England to be honest!

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^^This is what happens when tile and door porn combine!

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Just look at how exquisite the detailing is…

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…where’s a chisel when you need one!

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Once you’ve soaked in a million and one tiles…it’s time to step outside…

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…into the gardens of the Alcazar; it’s such a gorgeous place to sit and soak in the comings and goings of the royal palace…

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…there’s plenty of little places to hide…

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…or to have a conversation or two with some oranges if you’re feeling a bit lonesome…

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…or you could just sniff the pretty flowers until you realise that they give you hay fever…doh!

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In the main courtyard…there’s a tiled staircase to heaven…

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…which will give you great views over the House of Trade…

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…and a perfect place to take that famous back traveller aka Dame Traveller pose for instagram…I had to wait a few minutes while two ladies tried to perfect this pose…and I’m not the most patient of people…EVER!

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Obviously all maidens should have their photo taken in the Courtyard of the Maidens…this was the photo that I couldn’t get right as the sun was blinding me….grrr!

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But just as we were leaving I got my favourite photo from our whole trip to Seville…for me it sums up everything that I loved about Seville…a bright, colourful and arty city…one that I would happily return to in a heart beat.

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So have you visited the Alcazar of Seville – what did you think?  What other palaces do your recommend in Spain?  You can read more about my trip to Seville here and my Seville gluten free recommendations.

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I’ve said it before, travelling gluten free can be extremely hard…I always find it challenging and I’m thankful for all those 100% gluten free bloggers out there that share their tips.  So without further ado here is my Gluten Free Seville Guide!

Let’s start with what Seville is famous for…Oranges!  I love eating fresh fruit and it’s so easy to find when travelling however the quality I often find is pretty pants especially in Europe…a great place to visit for fresh fruit, vegetables, ham and cheese in Seville is the covered market, Mercado de Triana…the prices are reasonable and the quality of the produce is amazing…I left loaded with strawberries and pineapple.

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So Seville Oranges…for some reason these pesky little things made me extremely sick…to the point that I was crippled over on the side walk and couldn’t stand up straight.  After a game of food elimination, I removed the oranges and all my stomach cramps disappeared…so just a friendly word of warning if you get an upset tummy.

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We had an evening meal at Hotel Alfonso XIII which is one of the hotels we stayed at during our trip to Seville…the meal was okay…I was finally provided with a gluten free roll which was perfectly acceptable…

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…the gluten free choices available only consisted of fish, which I don’t mind however a few other options would be lovely to say the least; I really wanted the beef and asked for it to be served without the sauce, apparently this couldn’t be done.  My main course which obviously consisted of fish was okay, I wouldn’t be rushing back to have dinner at the hotel if I visited Seville again…

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…however the dessert was a gluten free winner and I would highly recommend this if you’re dining at the hotel…this is the extremely yummy Tocino de Cielo, an egg custard pudding with syrup and a beautiful rose cream – absolutely divine!

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For my birthday dinner we visited Fargo which is a unique little establishment and a must visit if you have intolerances as they offer gluten free, dairy free, vegan and organic meals…

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…my black Andalucian pork melted in my mouth and G had food envy.  I picked a thick early grey tea chocolate mousse for dessert which I would highly recommend, G had to finish this off for me as once again he had a serious case of food envy.

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^^Sorry about the bad photo…darn mood lighting!

The gluten free breakfast options were rather simple at Hotel Casa 1800 Seville however I’m pretty happy with fresh fruit, yoghurt and cup of tea for brekkie as this is what I normally have at home.

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The gluten free options at Hotel Alfonso XIII were very good and with plenty of options…they were also serving up omelettes however the queue did put me off…

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…so I pigged out on strawberries…I love strawberries so this wasn’t a hardship at ALL!

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Let’s talk about fries…so as the Seville Oranges killed my gut, the only thing that would stay in my tummy were Burger King fries.  I know people will probably cringe at me mentioning Burger King or McDonalds however these establishments can be gluten free quick fixes when you’re on the move visiting a city!  I don’t judge people visiting the golden arches on holiday…don’t judge a person until you’ve walked in their shoes…especially when looking for gluten free options.  G thinks it’s funny that oily fries settle my tummy but they do…go figure right?!?!?

I really wanted to visit more places around Seville however it wasn’t possible with my severe upset tummy that I now get quite often on holiday these days.

I should point out that I’m not a fan of tapas…why would you want to share plates of food with someone…I seriously want to stab G with my fork when he lunges in to steal a roast potato so tapas would potentially become a bloody murder scene so I avoid at all costs.

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Are there any other recommendations that I need to add to this Gluten Free Seville Guide?

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I have a hotel bucket list longer than my arm these days and it’s growing by the day with so many magical looking hotels almost opening daily around the world.  One hotel that was on my hotel bucket list was the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville.

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My little sister had stayed at this property a few years ago and loved it and I was hoping to fall in love with the property as well.  Hotel Alfonso XIII is part of the Luxury Collection Hotel chain operated by Starwood Hotels so I knew to expect a grand hotel and exceptional service.

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^^one of the lovely ladies that greets you…stained glass perfection!

We left Hotel Casa 1800 in Seville and walked to Hotel Alfonso XIII with our bags…apparently this was the quicker option than jumping in a taxi and it was a rather lovely walk in the sunshine for a few minutes so I wasn’t complaining.  First impressions…no doorman and a number of stairs to drag our bags up…there are doormen but just never there when you need them unfortunately!

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We waited to be checked in as apparently on Valentines Day the hotel is packed (and charging silly money hence the reason why we didn’t stay…if they can get away with it why not says the accountant in me!)...we had to wait over 5 minutes to check in as a number of folks were checking out…I would like to say we were checked in with a smile but we weren’t…I dislike reception staff that look like they’ve sucked lemons all day…and they were like this the whole time during our stay!  Smiles are free people!

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So are you ready for a snoop inside our room…we found our room which was impressive in size BUT…there’s going to be a number of BUT’s in this review…sorry…the room wasn’t sound proof as the windows didn’t close properly (G managed to fix this by shoving a few posh magazines into the window frame to make it sound proof)...

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…and as G pointed out…there was dust all over the glasses in the mini bar (and you thought I was picky!).

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…the room was very spacious…you could probably swing at least 5 cats in here no sweat…the rooms are tastifully decorated…if I was to be honest I thought they were a bit beige in nature (i.e. my polite way of saying boring) compared to the rest of the hotel…

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…but that chair was just perfect for getting cosy with a good book…

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…the bathroom was huge and I mean HUGE…

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…where Elemis toiletries could be found lurking behind every shower curtain.

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We popped into the bar to check out out their drinks menu and maybe consume a beverage or ten…we waited and waited and waited to be served…we actually left as the staff were too busy talking amongst themselves to serve us or even clean the tables around us…we decided to forgo the whole idea of having afternoon tea treats at the hotel as well.

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^^the bar is lovely if you can find someone who is willing to serve you.

G and I also had dinner at the hotel on our first night and we weren’t impressed…once again the service in the restaurant was haphazard and we had numerous people serving us…we had one fabulous waiter who knew what silver service was and understood gluten free requirements…the rest were just appalling…they forgot to charge us for our drinks…seriously if you want free drinks in Seville then head to Hotel Alfonso XIII (I did inform reception on check out to add the drinks onto our bill and her response, oh well they should have charged you at dinner…okay!)  The gluten free options were limited…and I mean limited…to a couple of fish dishes only.

The gluten free breakfast options the following morning were a lot better…a huge variety and a gluten free corner with so many options…nice to see Starwood upping their game when it comes to gluten free breakfast…

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…plus all the fresh fruit you could eat!

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The hotel itself is just breathtaking…the courtyard is truly stunning…

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…the details…

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…another snuggle worthy spot to read a good book…

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…and don’t get me started over the staircase!

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The stairway to heaven!

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Strangely enough…I thought the Hotel Alfonso XIII would be truly amazing however the service was truly abysmal to say the least which just shows you can spend all the money in the world on a 5 star hotel and not receive 5 star service.  What makes a great hotel…for me, it’s service hands down!  The hotel itself is exquisite and I love the history that surrounds the hotel.

I did have a look through the trip advisor reviews over the days we stayed and most people were having similar experiences to ours…as one staff member pointed out to us…the hotel is running at full capacity due to the Valentine’s Day holiday…hmmm she got my are you freaking joking face…that’s not my problem…if you can’t handle the hotel at full capacity and offer your guests 5 star service then don’t book it to full capacity!

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Would I recommend – ummm if you can get a special deal then check it out but in all honesty if we were to go back to Seville we would stay at the Hotel Casa 1800 and pop into Hotel Alfonso XIII for a snoop around…we didn’t think it was worth the money at over 250 euros a night off peak!

We did stay at the Grande Bretagne in Athens which is another Luxury Collection hotel by Starwood and loved it…plus we have booked two Luxury Collection hotels in Peru next month so am hoping this was just a little blimp in the Luxury Collection brand.

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So have you stayed at Hotel Alfonso XIII – did you love or loathe it?  You can read more about my trip to Seville here.

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Our very first night in Seville was spent at a cute 4 star hotel called Hotel Casa 1800…and you might be surprised to learn that if we returned to Seville then this is the hotel we would happily book again…not the 5 star hotel that I’ll write about next.

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Regardless to what most people think, I’m not a snob when it comes to hotels…I often stay at what I deem to be “affordable” luxury hotels where I can earn points which I can use to gain free nights; I like to watch my pennies even when I travel hence we stay at a lot of chain hotels. Chain hotels offer consistency especially around branding so I know what level of service I should be expecting…booking a boutique hotel is something I don’t really feel comfortable doing anymore…especially with so many rouge hotel reviews lurking around every dodgy website / blog corner.

The reason we stayed at two different hotels in Seville came down to one thing…money!  I refused to pay over £500 for a standard room at a 5 star hotel due to Valentines Day especially when we didn’t land to well after 8pm so I looked for a cheaper alternative and found Hotel Casa 1800.

So let’s get ready for a snoop inside –

Check in was a breeze…passports were checked, credit card swiped and we were in our room within minutes of arrival…

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…I had just booked us into a standard room…no point booking anything grander if you’re only going to sleep in it before checking out again…the room was small but well appointed and the bed was comfortable, no springs tried to attack me during the night…

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…we had to share the room with these ladies!

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Most importantly it came with tea making facilities…something the 5 star hotel didn’t…plus there was complimentary water and chocolates on arrival which was a sweet touch.

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Our room looked out over the hotel courtyard which meant we could hear a bit of chatter in the morning but it didn’t really bother us at all.

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The bathroom was super clean and rather large compared to the room…

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…with the hotel branded toiletries…I always take my own so I never really use them unless they’re REN products (I’m a hotel toiletries snob…I’ve called it!).

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The next morning we popped downstairs to have breakfast…

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…which was rather varied from yoghurts, fresh fruit…

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…cheeses…

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…and meats…I didn’t ask for anything gluten free as this was suffice for me…

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…I really love fresh fruit on holiday…I usually over indulge in pineapple as it’s always nice when you don’t have to cut the pineapple yourself.

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The breakfast area was stunning…light and bright; to be honest it felt so relaxed and fuss free that we really enjoyed our morning meal…

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…then we saw a lady through the glass rooftop and decided to go for a little snoop on the rooftop…

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…G forced me up the stairs…there’s a perfectly good lift that will take you up to the top!

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^^^Welcome to your little rooftop paradise!

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Obviously during the warmer months this area would be heavily used by hotel guests.  The pool looked sparkling clean…I dipped a toe in but it was too freezing for a swim in February…

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…but we took in the stunning views of the Seville Cathedral and the Alcazar plus all the other beautiful buildings surrounding the hotel.

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Reasons to book yourself in Hotel Casa 1800 Seville

  • Location – you’re seconds away from the Seville Cathedral and less than a two minute walk to the Alcazar
  • Afternoon Tea – the hotel serves up a free afternoon tea for all guests (I’m not sure if there are any gluten free options sorry!)…the best word here…free!
  • Drinks – the hotel offer free drinks to their guests so we snapped up a few bottles of water for our day out sightseeing…and maybe a couple of cans of coke.
  • Reception – the staff were helpful and when I emailed them about a taxi transfer, the response time was super fast…like minutes!
  • Rooms – while we booked a standard room, if we returned we would book a larger room and there’s even one with a private jacuzzi and terrace.
  • Clean – this hotel was super clean…to the point of spotless…and they were still cleaning!

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You can book this lovely 4 Star hotel in Seville via the Hotel Casa 1800 Sevilla website directly or do what we did and booked through the booking.com website where I found a rather wonderful deal where we got bed and breakfast for less than £80 all up…bargain!  G and I both loved this hotel as it was quiet, unpretentious and super value…just showing that there’s nothing wrong with a 4 star hotel.

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So what do you think of Hotel Casa 1800…yay or nay?  You can read more about my Seville trip here.

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Last year, G and I scored some rather cheap flights with British Airways to Seville for our birthday weekend in February.  Seville was featuring rather highly on my bucket list and I was rather excited about having a little city break to Seville…I wanted to visit before it got super popular as the city is featuring on every European hot destination listing I’ve read lately.

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We arrived quite late in the evening…it was G’s birthday on Valentines Day (he is the most disorganised V Day baby I know…and we celebrated on the plane journey to Seville…hello free bubbles)…we checked into Hotel Casa 1800 Seville for one night.

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^^This is what happens when an Englishman sees sunshine in February…he pulls a weird face!

The following morning we were up early for breakfast…and for a bit of sightseeing…all my pinterest research told me that Seville was going to be awesome for balcony, window, tile and door porn…my kinda city you see!

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It…

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…didn’t….

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…disappoint!

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I may have done a little bit of tile shopping…

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…and fitted in a little tile shoefie!

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I skipped down the little side streets around the Alcazar…

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…the sunshine made me do it…

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…checked out the souvenir shops…I love looking at souvenir tat…I don’t normally buy it but sometimes something cheeky catches your eye!

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Seville is super colourful…

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…boasting a lot of yellow…while red is my favourite colour, I absolutely adore yellow as well…it brightens the world up!

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We popped back to the hotel to check out…and then checked into our second hotel…the Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville which I was finally ticking off from my hotel bucket list (you might be surprised to find out which hotel I would return too!)

G and I wandered down to the Alcazar for a snoop inside the royal palace…it’s the main draw card for Seville and I will do a full post as I may have taken hundreds of photos inside…

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…it is truly beautiful…

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…however you may be surprised to find out this wasn’t my favourite palace.

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Seville Travel Tip: Book your Seville Alcazar tickets online here and print off the ticket…it means you don’t have to queue which can save hours during the summer months!

Seville is a bit weird and wonderful in the way that when you want to go out sightseeing you can’t…places decide to shut at 1pm or 3pm and don’t reopen till the following day or they had different opening hours each day…so our plans were constantly changing due to this!

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Waking up bright and breezy on my birthday…I started the day with a lush breakfast at the hotel and then we wandered down to join our Segway Tour that we booked the day prior (unfortunately we had to delay the tour as I ended up crippled over on the side walk with extreme stomach pain…Seville Oranges were to blame…go figure I would be highly intolerant to the little buggers when they’re so tasty!)…so we headed back to the hotel so I could suffer in privacy and G filled me up with loads of pills…just over an hour later we headed back for our segway tour.

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^^^Queue stunning photo of me…no shame…and at 36 I can now officially balance a bicycle on my head!

The tour was wonderful and we were out and about for 1.5 hours…and learnt the most beautiful story about Seville and it’s oranges…apparently the King’s love wanted to see snow and the only way he could make it possible was by planting orange trees in the city so that when the blossoms fell on the ground it made it look like snow…I pointed out to G that he’d never made it snow for me!

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We also found out that Christopher Columbus is buried in Seville Cathedral…apparently he didn’t want to be buried in Spain so the Spanish found a way around this.

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^ They’re an intelligent bunch…let’s suspend him above the ground so he’s technically not buried in Spain!

Walking to the top of the Giralda was high on my list as rather than horrible stairs (which I’m afraid of).…it’s just a lot of ramps which were rather easy to walk up…even for a unfit fatty like me.  The views from the top over Seville were stunning…

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…totally worth the entrance fee!  We didn’t have a pre-purchased ticket so G queued and I went and bought us ice cream…it was my birthday hence it was allowed!

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Just don’t be up the top of the bell tower on the hour like we did…thankfully it was only 1pm…doh!

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^Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Seville Travel Tip: If the queues are horrendous at the Seville Cathedral then make your way to the Church of El Salvador and buy a joint ticket there and then head back to the Cathedral as you can jump the queue as you have a pre-purchased ticket.

Our last day in Seville was spent running an errand for Lisa…she wanted some material as she’s just taken up sewing and the Seville is material heaven…you can imagine the fun I had taking a million and one photos of material for Lisa in New Zealand and then having to get her to take a decision…

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…once a decision was made, I then had the task of asking for the material in Spanish and how many metres I required…thank god for Ricky Martin singing in Spanish otherwise I would have had no clue how to answer in Spanish…I may need to buy a Ricky Martin cd for my car so I can learn some new words for my Peru trip (just popping over to amazon for a mo…and I’m back…just bought his Greatest Hits…I’m not joking either, I did!)

Kasha had written a great post about a hidden gem in Seville and I decided that I wanted to explore it as well…and I wasn’t disappointed…I actually preferred Lebrija Palace to the Alcazar…

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…it was beautiful, less touristy (I was the only tourist)…

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…and simply breathtaking…well worth the 5 euro entrance fee.

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I made my way across the bridge and over to the area of Seville called the Triana district, where all the tiles were made and some are still are (unfortunately a lot of it is now made in China)

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…I may have picked up a few tiles to take home with me (I’m planning on making an outdoor seat with all the tiles I’ve collected over the years) and a few nibbles from the market…

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…plus it gave me a bit of time to photograph the hell out of this area…

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…as it’s just so darn photogenic.

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A lady came up to me and asked if it was okay if she could photograph the same door as me…I told her that she should ask the door first…I think I confused her!

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^^said door!

Even the locals started to look at me as I photographed the old buildings and pointed out other places to photograph…

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…don’t you just love it when you get a helping hand.

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Making my way back to the hotel…with copious metres of material, tiles and fresh fruit…I wondered why I had a sore shoulder later on…

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…I grabbed G and we made our way to Plaza de Espana…I left the best for last…

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…honestly this place really blew me away and apparently it’s been used in a number of movies over the years including Lawrence of Arabia and Starwars…

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…I had a back poser moment with the added bonus of wearing a hat (it was rather sunny and warm!)

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…and a tiled wall moment (the last time I saw my cape…I left it behind at Seville airport…and I only purchased it a few weeks before…boo!).

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I’m going to Plaza De Espana spam you a bit more…

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…as this place rocks!

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Leaving Plaza De Espana, I saw a young gentleman with all these large cut outs of flamenco dancers and I couldn’t resist for one euro…

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…the best one euro ever spent…

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…especially when he told me to open my hand as he had something to put in it…I couldn’t see what he wanted to put in my hand so there were a number of giggles.  I knew Lisa would be proud of me and there is nothing wrong with doing touristy stuff…that’s why we all travel…I’m a tourist and I’m proud!

Before we knew it…our city break to Seville was finished and we were flying back to Gatwick airport!  I finally managed to fall to fall in love with Spain…on my third attempt…I still don’t see what the fuss is about with Barcelona and Valencia to be honest *yes I know people love those cities…I just don’t get them*

I absolutely adored our time in Seville and if you’ve got the city on your bucket list, get there now before every Tom, Dick and Harry books a ticket to this fabulous city.

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P.S. I am going to upload a whole lot more photos to Pinterest from our Seville trip as there were just too many to put in this round up post…I didn’t want you getting RSI!

So have you visited Seville…did you love it, loathe it or felt indifferent to the city…everybody loves different destinations so would love to hear your thoughts.

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