We left Marrakech and arrived in Seville just after Christmas. Hello Spain, hello Andalucia! The air was crisp, colors were bold, and everything looked beautiful. I immediately fell in love with the city’s architecture and numerous parks.
Abraham had a fantastic idea to take a bike tour around the city with a guide, which I totally loved and recommend since it helped a great deal in getting us oriented. Surprisingly enough, our guide was not Spanish, but an expat from the UK. He was quite knowledgeable and quick to point out historical buildings and shared tips on ways to get around town. It was cloudy and a bit rainy, but I enjoyed the day thoroughly.
Immediately after seeing it during our bike tour, Plaza España became my favorite place. A free, public space with grand gardens, fountains, Moorish style buildings, a moat and several footbridges decorated with handpainted tiles. During our visits, we saw artists playing music, families with young children running around in the wide open spaces, and couples holding hands walking along the promenade. It was picture perfect. What else can one want from a public, social space that is accessible to all? I wish many more towns created spaces such as this for its people!