Flamenco. Bullfighting. The Plaza de Espana & Plaza de Americas. The Mushroom… There is so much to see and do in Seville. You need to set aside a few days to really experience it all.
The Birthplace of Flamenco
I’ve already shared my experience watching flamenco in Seville. It was simply incredible! You’ll see advertisements for many places offering an evening flamenco dinner show. I’m sure you probably can’t go wrong. The dance is beautiful! If you’re thinking of partaking in a flamenco experience, you might start researching here.
Or, you may opt for a bullfight. The bullring in Seville is impressive. I know, because I walked out into the ring during my visit to the museum housed there.
Plaza des Americas & Plaza de Espana
I was amazed by the beauty of the Plaza de Espana. It was built for the 1929 World’s Fair, but then the Stock Market crashed and people weren’t interested in traveling to a World’s Fair. Too bad. This plaza was absolutely stunning.
The Plaza des Americas was nothing to scoff at, either, though it did not compare with the majesty of Plaza de Espana.
The Mushroom (or Metropol Parasol)
This oddly enchanting structure is the largest wooden structure in the world, comprised of six “parasols” in the form of giant mushrooms. Metropol Parasol is organized in four levels: The underground level (Level 0) houses the Antiquarium, where Roman and Moorish remains are displayed in a museum. Street level (Level 1) is the Central Market, where we spent our time. The roof of Level 1 is the surface of the open-air public plaza, shaded by the wooden parasols above and designed for public events. Levels 2 and 3 are house panoramic walking paths, a bar, and a restaurant.
I’m sure there are parts of Seville I missed, and would love to hear about them here, because I hope to go back.
Have you been to Seville? What did I miss?