Visiting Seville: Alternatives to the Tourist Beat

Spain, Sevilla Guide (B): Visiting Seville: Alternatives to the Tourist Beat

I love showing my adopted city to my family and friends, and even to my readers who come to the city (though they mostly see tapas restaurants and bars!) – it reminds me of how much the city still captivates me when they see the sunset over Triana for the first time or happen upon a hole-in-the-wall bar with phenomenal food.

Because of my busy work life, I often have to set my friends loose with a map and some recommendations. The tourist trail is totally the beaten path, thanks to a UNESCO World Heritage cluster of sites, a penchant for flamenco and more tapas bars than bus stops. But I usually save the good stuff for when I’m available in the mornings and on the weekend.

In getting a gig with Trip Advisor this month, I found myself revisiting places not listed in guidebooks (or at least buried in reviews) and breathing in a different sort of Seville.

As the unofficial city symbol, the Giralda stands high above Seville. History says it was once the minaret for the mosque that stood on the premises, and even when the 1755 Lisbon earthquake’s tremors reached Seville, the tower stayed put – local lore states that Saints Justa and Rufina prevented it from tumbling down. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Seville: Alternatives to the Tourist Beat
Guide Location: Spain » Sevilla
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Metropol Parasol   Plaza de Toros   the Giralda   Nazca   Mercado de Triana   Mercado de la Lonja del Barranco   Santa Cruz   Calle Betis   San Jacinto street   Alameda   Plaza de España   the Alcázar palace   Avenida de la Constitución  
Author: Catherine Gaa
Read it on author's website: http://www.sunshineandsiestas.com/2015/03/18/alternative-places-visit-seville/

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