This is a list of pro tips and fun facts that will make your trip to Seville even more unique.
We wrote a long post about this amazing city but here there is some extra content we learned from locals.
UNIQUE SEVILLE: PRO TIPS AND FUN FACTS
DON’T ACCEPT CANDIES FROM STRANGERS
All jokes aside better not to accept twigs from lovely gypsy ladies in the street. Usually in Plaza de España or close to the Cathedral, they offer rosemary twigs, wishing you good fortune. Obviously lucky charms are never for free.
A BITTER SURPRISE
Seville has plenty of Moorish heritage signs; one of the most significant but less known is actually a symbol of the city. Coming from China, as living lucky charm, orange trees spread all over the city. You can not find any other city in the world with such an amount of them. Tips: avoid eating them… they are bitter! Yes, there are billions of oranges that cannot be directly eaten. The municipality harvests them for processing and makes delicious jams, liquors, and perfumes.
Thanks to all these tree the spring is the best moment to visit to Seville, the city just blooms.
A SECRET PEARL IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER
The magnificence of the Cathedral and the Alcazar might overshadow the beauty oF a secret corner of Seville, located just a few steps away from them.
Plaza del Cabildo is a charming plaza near the Cathedral of Seville. Unlike the other squares in Spain, this peaceful place can be discovered slowly, in a more romantic way. It is a lovely half-moon shaped square and consists of a series of arches that are decorated with frescoes and supported by marble columns.
From its location in the Barrio del Arenal, it is home to some of the best antique shops in the city. If you need to complete your stamps collection, it hosts a nice collector market, on Sunday morning.
FOR QUEQUE HATERS
As we said regarding the Alcazar, you can book in advance your tickets for most of the important monuments/museums in the city. If you hate waiting and you are traveling on a budget, there is still a chance to visit the Cathedral. You just need to brush up on your faith and get in during a mass. Of course do not walk there as a tourist, nor to take pictures, but you can have a look of the magnificence of its interiors.
Strolling around the city you will walk in front of hundreds of open gates, take always a look inside! You could find a lush garden, an entrance fully tiled in Moorish style, or a scary statue of Jesus Christ. Jokes aside, Seville is full of secret treasures. You won’t be yelled for a quick peek.
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