Chachu201 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 857 posts, RR: 6 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
Shortly I'm planning to fly to Seville, in southern Spain, and from there to Jerez de la Frontera. Does anyone have any experience of the city, and any recommendations as to where to go/eat? Also, anywhere in the region that would be worth a daytrip?
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
I absolutely love Sevilla, Granada, and Cadiz! You cannot go wrong with food in the Barrio Santa Cruz. I forget the names of the streets and restaurants unfortunately, but I just kept walking around finding new, wonderful places to eat. Chocolate y churros are the food of the gods!
Granada and the Alhambra are a must see. Granada is simply one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.
Have fun in Andalucia!
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Chachu201 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 857 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Thanks very much for the info guys! We were planning to go to Granada, but unfortunately it seems like quite a long way from Jerez, where we're staying. Does anyone have any local recommendations for Jerez/Seville?
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 2): Marbella is interesting if you're into the rich-and-famous scene.
You most likely will meet more Russians in Marbella than Andalusians..
Also watch out for high temperatures in southern Andalusia in Summer-heat can rise above 40 ° celsius easily.
Ronda,Grenada and Sevilla are must's ...I would skip Marbella,it's a rich mens tourist trap !!
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
If you're in Seville, spend an hour or two at the site of the World Expo of 92. Huge pavillions now deserted, modern art sculptures, and an Arianne rocket, all abandoned...
Apparently the Placa de Espana was used in the filming of one of the Star Wars new films.
Also, the cathedral and Alacazar (castle / palace) are both worth a visit.
We had lunch at a small tapas bar on a pedestrian street near El Corte Ingles department store - can't remember more than that unfortunately other than it was crowded, and has loads of hams hanging from the ceiling! Very tasty, if not typically Andalucian! Ditto paella...
Rleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 515 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
If you go Seville you can walk around La Maestranza and have fried fish at El Pescaito Frito, which is very popular. Also Plaza de España is impressive. Be aware that Andalucía is very hot during summer, so be prepared for high temperatures.