After touring the Sagrada Familia, I hopped on a train to Seville. Seville is still on the south coast of Spain, but on the western border near Portugal. My uncle lives in Portugal, so he met up with me at the Seville train station, then we checked into our hotel then walked around a bit before finding a nice café to have dinner and catch up.
The next day, we toured Plaza de Espana and Alcazar. Plaza de Espana was made in the 1920s for the Iberio-American Worlds Fair and is stunning from every angle. It is definitely a great place to take one momentous group picture to serve as a photo album cover for your trip.
Alcazar is a royal palace of Seville that has stunning gardens to go along with the gorgeous palace. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is located near the Seville Cathedral and Barrio Santa Cruz, which are both in the top 5 “things to do” list on Trip Advisor for Seville, but we didn’t have enough time to see them.
We had tickets to see a traditional Flamenco show, which I had never seen before, so we walked back to the hotel to freshen up after our afternoon at Alcazar. The show was absolutely amazing; being able to see a local tradition was so exciting and it was amazing the skills and multitasking the dancers were capable of. After the show, we walked up some small street near the performance center that was full of people enjoying a nightcap so we thought we’d have one as well.