September to December: a Perfect Time to Visit Seville.
Seville is always a luxury trip, and fall is the perfect season to visit the city. The weather is mild, crowds are minimal, the harvests bountiful. I am delighted to share with you my favourite fall experiences in and around charming Seville.
Blessed for thousands years with a mild-warm climate, Seville is a charming destination in autumn. Mass tourism will have already disappeared from the sites and streets, so locals tend to welcome more selected travelers! I invite you to take part in the same experiences that I enjoy every year.
- Tapas and Flamenco. Do what locals do! Enjoy the atmosphere of the Flamenco Biennial (September 9th through October 2nd) for Seville is where dancers fly on their heels and on the strings of their guitars. Visit Triana neighborhood, the cradle of flamenco, where you will offer your ears, eyes and palate new sensations. Yes, your palate too! Between one tapa and a glass of Manzanilla, please go to the spectacular and authentic shows that this world class festival offers. Seasonal fresh mushrooms and asparagus, savory olives just picked from the trees. Experience our quality dishes, for this is the season of spinach with chickpeas, artichokes, venison and Spain’s best cured ham. Try our winter seafood: cod, red mullet, pink prawns, wild sea bass.
- Admire and understand the architecture of Seville’s huge Gothic cathedral and then our majestic Alcazar royal palace, free from the noise of big groups. It’s time to establish a personal, more intimate relation with some of the masterpieces of Bartolomé Murillo, Francisco Zurbarán, Pedro Millán, Gonzalo Bilbao, Pietro Torrigiano and our many Juan: J.Valdés Leal, J.Martínez Montañés, J.De Mesa. I suggest there’s a better option than trying and check every single painting in just two hours. Better to select only ten (10) masterpieces and take pleasure while establishing a dialogue between you and them. Give art some time, and it will talk to you. Where: Fine Arts Museum (gallery).
- Plan an evening walk at Santa Cruz former Jewish quarter. Here, you will find the narrow and sinuous streets, patios and lovely little squares that inspired some of the greatest Operas ever conceived: Bizet’s Carmen, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Wedding of Figaro.
- Treat yourself to a relaxing walk in the dehesa pasture lands, watch the wild asparagus growing, the iberian pata negra pigs ranging free under the holm oaks in search of every fallen acorn, the deers and cows feeding with fresh grass, while vultures and eagles draw perfect circles on top of the highest rocks
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