Colores de Sevilla

The first time  I went to Sevilla, at the height of summer, I didn’t like it. Everything was so dry, so spaced out. The palm trees seemned like their leaves would crumble like cigarette ash and the sand turned my shoes brown. Around the Cathedral I had rosemanry thrust into my hand and if I didn’t pay money I would be cursed. Apparently it wasn’t the curse I should be worried about but the people waiting to get me around the next corner.

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I have returned many times to this city and I have grown to love it. The sunsets over the river, the warm night air. The architecture and colors are so vibrant and so different. Reds, oranges and yellows and of course the dark green of the ornate orange trees which line the grand boulevards and the beautiful squares. Fountains, tapas, laughter and music. The people of Andalusia are warm, charming and beautiful. The best time to visit in undoubtedly April to experience not only Semana Santa and the wonderful devotion of Seville’s people to their faith, but also la Feria de Sevilla to see the beautiful dresses, the horse drawn carriages, women dancing Sevillanas in the street and men serenade their father’s under the moon light on horseback.

This is a deeply traditional place, with all the wonders of Spanish culture and tradition. Here are some of my photos of this colorful city

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12 thoughts on “Colores de Sevilla

    1. No probs 😉 Yes the city is really beautiful and such a great mixture of many different cultures. The architecture is fascinating and the city has so many lovely cultural festivals, performances and originality. Seville is a great place to visit 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it really is lovely. If you go you will have an amazing time! Let me know if you do and if you write about your time there as I’d love to read your post 🙂

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    1. Thank you for saying so 🙂 Yes the architecture of Seville is so special, the mix between Moorish and European, the Jewish quarter, the yellows, reds and orange trees all make it so exotic and unique. Have you been before? If not I highly recommend going, but not in the summer because it gets SO HOT! 😉 All the best, and thanks again xxx

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    1. Oh! That is great I am so glad that you had an amazing time! My parents have a house close to Huelva, so we went to Seville this summer too. The weather down there is always amazing! I just love the red and yellow walls and the orange trees that line the roads. I have never been during Semana Santa but would love to, the processions and the ceremonies they say are so powerful. If you get to go let me know as I would love to know what it is like then 🙂 All the best, Abi xxx

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