First things first, 24 hours in Seville is simply not enough. Teeming with charm, history, and personality, there is so much more here to experience in Seville than our highlights pictured below on our whirlwind honeymoon itinerary. Rest assured, our short time here was just enough to whet our appetite to return. 

That said, the summer days seem to last forever in Spain; the sun doesn't set until almost 11pm, giving each day an eerily long feel. With an early start, it's almost like being able to fit in two days of sights into one before diving into the vibrant Spanish nightlife when darkness settles in. Seville is an extremely walkable city; we were able to cover most of it on foot, stopping at Plaza de Espana, the Torre del Oro, and the heart of old town Seville, visiting the Seville Cathedral and ducking in and out of tapas bars to refuel and relax.

Downtown Seville

Downtown Seville

El Rinconcillo, said to be the oldest tapas bar in Seville (from 1670)

El Rinconcillo, said to be the oldest tapas bar in Seville (from 1670)

The espinacas con garbanzos is one of the best tapas on the menu

The espinacas con garbanzos is one of the best tapas on the menu

Each tab is tallied by chalk on the wooden bar surface

Each tab is tallied by chalk on the wooden bar surface

Aged hams hanging from the ceiling at El Rinconcillo

Aged hams hanging from the ceiling at El Rinconcillo

Spotted this gentleman's dapper style near Calle Gerona

Spotted this gentleman's dapper style near Calle Gerona

Classic Seville details

Classic Seville details

The Torre del Oro, a historic military watchtower by the Guadalquivir River

The Torre del Oro, a historic military watchtower by the Guadalquivir River

A public installation of Sebastião Salgado's photographs near the Seville Cathedral

A public installation of Sebastião Salgado's photographs near the Seville Cathedral

Olives are always served when before the tapas arrive

Olives are always served when before the tapas arrive

An old-fashioned carriage ride- one of the ways to take in the sights of historic Seville

An old-fashioned carriage ride- one of the ways to take in the sights of historic Seville

Doorway details at the Seville Cathedral, also known as the burial site of Christopher Columbus

Doorway details at the Seville Cathedral, also known as the burial site of Christopher Columbus

One of many tapas bars in the heart of Seville

One of many tapas bars in the heart of Seville

Views from the Metropol Parasol at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville

Views from the Metropol Parasol at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville

Feast/Sip:

La Moneda Calle Almirantazgo, 4, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

A great sign about low-key La Moneda is the non-English menu. The swordfish with manzanilla didn't last for long on our table. We took our waiter's suggestions for other fresh seafood dishes and ended up with deliciously fresh prawns and a mahi mahi dish, sauteed with their tasty potatoes. Everything was simply prepared and flavored just enough, letting the freshness of the catch shine through. Although our tab ended up being more than expected for lunch, it was one of the most memorable meals we had in Spain.

El Rinconcillo Calle Gerona, 40, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

Said to be the oldest tapas bar in Spain, since 1670, El Rinconcillo is definitely worth a visit. The bar is dripping wth history (sometimes quite literally, from the hams that hang from the ceiling), and the no-nonsense bartenders are quick with the drinks and orders. We couldn't get enough of the flavors in the chickpea and spinach tapas dish, which went quite nicely with our glass of rosé. 

Play:

Metropol Parasol Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

Completed in 2011 by architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, the best time to visit the "Seville mushrooms" is sundown. Wander over, take the elevator up (a few euros) and enjoy the dusk views of this historic city. The summer days are incredibly long in Seville and we were up at the deck around 10pm, marveling at the full day we had and the nightlife that is just starting to come alive in Seville. 

Stay:

Hotel Holos Calle Uruguay, 8, 41012 Sevilla, Spain

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