164 578km // SEVILLE // SPAIN

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164 578km // SEVILLE // SPAIN

Our BD trip* continued, and the next stop on the whirlwind itinerary was Seville in Spain.

 

Beautiful, beautiful Sevilla (as it is known by locals). Ah, what a city! Small but not cramped (I noticed even in Barcelona that the Spaniards design their cities to be quite spacious so yay for Spain), and oh so colourful! The hotels, the common areas, the little dangling bunting running across the bridges – everywhere you look there’s bright colours luring you in, shining bright with a constant sunny disposition, leaving you feeling joyful and de-stressed. Who could ask for more?

 

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

 

We checked in to one of the fanciest and adorned hotels we have ever seen – turns out it was designed for royalty, and for three I-still-cannot-believe-we-were-able-to-stay-there nights, we would be wandering around and sleeping in the rooms that hosted Princess Diana, Grace Kelly, Brad Pitt and President Obama. Guys, I have no words! It’s truly something magical, like out of a fairy tale. Chandeliers made from millions of tiny crystals, ballrooms with pressed ceilings, hand-made mosaic walls, and a courtyard so impressive we had to hustle our way to get security keys so that we could photograph its beauty from above.

 

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

 

Hotel Alfonso XIII we will never forget you, and will always remember your immensely comfortable bed (probably the best bed we’ve slept in in 19 months – and we’ve slept in 87 beds so far, so that’s a big call).

And Seville – your cute cobbled alleys and grand plazas and fountains – it felt like we had left our lives for a little while to walk around a royal dream; as if reality couldn’t dare disturb the dream that is your city. Between unguided tours of the Real Alcázar (where scenes of Game of Thrones have said to be filmed) and Plaza de España (a location chosen for Star Wars Episode II), and quick lunches around the Metropol Parasol, I couldn’t think of one reason why anyone shouldn’t see you for themselves…although be warned – legend has it that if you experience Seville’s charm for long enough (crossing the Triana Bridge, which of course we did) you will completely succumb to the city’s power, forcing you to be in love with it forever.

Well if this is not a love letter to the city of Seville, I don’t know what is.

Thank you to the amazing staff at the Hotel Alfonso XIII and to the city of Sevilla – we hope to see you and your Spanish magic again.

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*Check out our previous blog post about the Algarve in Portugal to find out more about our work with Beautiful Destinations (or you can check out our vlog below).

 

 

 

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

Seville Spain | How Far From Home

 

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6 Comments
  • Karan Sharma
    Posted at 12:22h, 28 September

    Incredible photos guys. Sevilla does seem to be a walking wonderland!

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 15:33h, 28 September

      Absolutely! Such a gorgeous little town. As always, thanks for the support Karan!

  • Andrea San Martin
    Posted at 11:38h, 01 October

    Hi Chanel & Stevo,

    These pictures are breathtaking, even on your Snapchat everything already looked so wonderful! And the hotel, breathtaking, for now, I can only dream of one day staying in there!

    I always heard a song about Sevilla growing up and thought it sounded like a magical place, now I see your pictures and feel the magic just as well. It never occurred to me to travel there, and now that I’m living in Europe (I am from Honduras) it’s a place that I soon HAVE to see. Which local experiences do you recommend?

    Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures. You guys are inspiration!

    Happy travelling!

    Best,
    Andrea

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 20:08h, 01 October

      Thanks so much for the kind words Andrea! We are THRILLED that the magic of the beautiful city came through in the photos – it really should be visited by everyone. Local experiences we’d recommend:

      – a stop at the Metropol Parasol (a beautiful structure to see)
      – cross the Triana bridge (and fall in love with the city forever)
      – visit and get lost at The Real Alcazar
      – enjoy sunset at Plaza de Espana

      I’m sure there are a ton more things to do, but those really stood out for us.

      Happy travelling!

  • Hafid
    Posted at 20:22h, 04 October

    Hey HFFH,

    I’m wondering what’s your photography kits are? Especially your lens. Your wide angle photos are too awesome!

    • howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com
      Posted at 22:18h, 08 October

      Hey Hafid! Thanks so much for the kind words – we’re currently shooting with a Canon 6D and Tamron f2.8 15-30mm and Canon f2.8 40mm, and a Fujifilm XT10 with the 16-55mm kit lens. Hope that helps! We highly recommend both set-ups.

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