Seville, Spain is a six hour train ride South from Barcelona. And it is spectacular and so worth the side trip. So charming, historic, and much sleepier than bustling Barcelona. It is a place to come and relax. I met a professor on sabbatical for a month in Seville who was there to immerse himself in a new culture and try to learn Spanish. Wow! I was impressed…and I could see really falling in love with the lifestyle, the beauty, the flamenco and the Spanish guitar of Seville..especially if you lived here for a month. It is not an expensive place to visit. In fact, hotels and our restaurant bills were very inexpensive compared to Barcelona and the pace was slow and relaxing. Tapas and Sangria were everywhere and the amount of places to eat and drink in a relatively small city was incredible. Clearly, this is what you do here. Lunch is from 2-4. Dinner does not start until 9 usually 10. A little hard with a baby boy….we ended up a couple of nights having a very late lunch. One night we took Jack to see Flamenco dancing and he came alive…..he absolutely loved it waving his hands and swaying to the beat. Two side trips that I would recommend are Cordoba and Grenada. And Madrid is just two hours and 20 minutes away…..easy trip compared to Barcelona.
Kate Sullivan lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons Jack and Harry. This blog is a toast to all the beautiful things in life with emphasis on TRAVEL, FOOD, and CREATIVE INSPIRATION. It is a conscious effort to not miss the moments in life, to savor every day, and always be planning the next great adventure...whether you are traveling in Chicago or anywhere else in the world. Cheers!