Seville, Spain- Marissa
Updated: Jan 4, 2018
I took an overnight bus from Lisbon to Sevilla. The Alsa bus was super clean and comfortable. Plus, I saved on a night of accommodations and maximized my time since it was about a 7-hour ride.
WHERE TO LAY YOUR HEAD ON A PILLOW
I stayed at Hostel One Catedral. Personally, I would not choose to stay here again. Between Ostello Bello Lake Como and We Love F****** Tourists in Lisbon, my standards were pretty high. Unfortunately, Hostel One Catedral did not live up to those standards. The showers were extra small, which for European standards says a lot. I think what really sealed the deal for me was that the staff didn’t seem extremely friendly. Coming from other hostels where the staff went out of their way to make you feel welcomed and learned your name, this particular hostel felt cold. Luckily, I met some cool people at the hostel, which was the saving grace.
GETTING AROUND SEVILLE
Similar to other spots in Europe, Seville is a walkable city. So throw on some comfortable shoes and get to stepping.
WHERE TO EAT
One word — Eslava. Trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed by this award-winning restaurant. I went with someone I met at the hostel and we wanted to try everything on the menu; I think we came pretty close. As I look at the pictures, I want to go back.
THINGS TO DO
By now you know I’m all about a free walking tour. So in Seville, I did just that. The Plaza de España was the highlight of the tour. While in Seville, I also caught a flamenco show at La Carboneria. Unlike most of the other flamenco shows in the area, this one was free. So sit back, sip on some sangria, and prepare to be entertained. Other than that, I spent large chunks of my day on a rooftop with a good book. I’ve been going, going, going for about a month now, so partaking in some downtime provides a nice break from constant exploration.
Here’s a breakdown of my budget for four days in Seville.
Lisbon → Seville: 52 € = 62 USD
Accommodations: 87 € = 104 USD
Getting Around: Walking is Free
Food and Drinks: 98 € = 118 USD
Activities: 5 € = 6 USD
Total 242 € = 290 USD
*I used an exchange rate of 1 € = 1.2 USD
Next stop, Granada. Ciao for now,