I travelled to Seville for ‘La Feria‘ and also wanted to see what the city had to offer. I’m not a huge fan of big cities nowadays, so I decided to only stay there for a few days. I was impressed with the city and found it interesting. I definitely think that if someone wants to have a Spanish city experience, then Seville should be considered.
I did notice the language/accent was different compared to say, Granada. I felt like people were speaking really quickly. But it did feel like a nice experience.
You can easily jump onto Airbnb and find accommodation. Just beware that if there are major events like the Feria happening in the city, you will need to book your accommodation in advance so that you can secure the room. I was looking at places for about $40 a night.
I actually ended up staying outside of the city centre in a suburb called Tomares, which was much quieter. There was a bus stop close to my accommodation and it was a 25-minute journey into the city for 1.60 Euro each way. However, it wasn’t close to the shops.
I did a homestay whilst I was there and I felt that I had a much more authentic experience because of it.
If you actually stay within the city centre, it is very easy to get around. I was walking around the city, but you could easily jump on a bus if you wanted to. You can drive, but as with most major cities, finding a car park will be difficult.
It costs more to live in Seville. Eating at home with groceries is your best bet. But you can enjoy the bocadillos (sandwiches) for a fairly inexpensive price whilst you are there.
Tapas costs more there, but it is still affordable. You can also opt for simple meals such as a Spanish omelette.
Things to do.
I mainly enjoyed myself in the city centre, where there are plenty of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and historical buildings. There’s also a strip where all of the nightlife happens as well.
Here is a short Instagram video that shows my experience in Seville.
It’s worth considering Seville as a destination. Have you been there? Let us know.