Sevilla! What an incredible city full of life and color – I could not get enough of everything it had to offer. This trip was particularly special, as not only was it my first time to Spain, but my mom and I went together. We felt spoiled to get so much one-on-one time together – especially since I now live in Europe, we really treasure our time together. With clear blue skies and perfect weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our three days in Seville and would recommend it to anyone in search of a sunny, relaxing getaway.
We rented a room through airbnb and were blessed with wonderful hosts, Alfonso and Victor, and their incredible terrace. I took great pleasure in enjoying my morning coffee out on the terrace as the city slowly came to life. I can't say enough about our stay – we were perfectly located in city center and had the kindest and most knowledgeable hosts. I highly recommend checking out their listing.
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If there is one restaurant you must visit in Sevilla, it is Contenedor, a slow food restaurant that was amazingly enough, located next door to our airbnb. The food, ambiance and staff were so excellent that we came here for dinner twice, something I never do when exploring a new city. I'm sure many of you can relate to the feeling of being rushed when dining out – table turning isn't anything new, and personally, it's a game-breaker for me, no matter how good the food is. Here, with this ‘slow cooked’ manner, we were able to truly enjoy our wine, starter, entrees, of course, dessert. There was no one pressuring us in order to clear our table, or my personal favorite, "Are you still working on that?" – as my mom puts it, "I'm not working on anything." There is something truly unique and to be appreciated of local establishments that just "get it" – the art of preparing fresh & local food in an environment that leaves you satisfied. Being that Contendor adapts their menu to offer fresh, seasonal produce of the region, they serve only fifteen or so dishes at a time.